2/5 A prolife of Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled, wisecracking American detective.
Tarik O'Regan offers a portrait of New York, siren city for composers from the Old World.
5/5 How was Macbeth’s story distorted by politics?
Errol Flynn's final year, which he spent in Cuba around the time of the revolution.
8/8 Crime writer Val McDermid tells Stuart Cosgrove about five of her favourite books.
The story of the Hull Truck Theatre company and its move to new premises.
4/4 The behind-the-scenes arguments, dubbings and overruns of the film that won ten Oscars.
James Naughtie explores how social change impacted on the building of the National Theatre
An investigation into the life and legacy of French painter Paul Gauguin.
1/5 Angelica Garnett returns to Charleston, the Bloomsbury Set's rural HQ.