How two great thinkers, Wordsworth and Adam Smith, responded to the Industrial Revolution
Philip Ball asks scientists and musicians why music is such a universal human trait.
Ken Hollings reassesses the life and work of intellectual and media guru Marshall McLuhan
Sunday Feature: As Arnold Wesker celebrates his 80th birthday Matthew Sweet looks back...
Wild swimming enthusiast Alice Roberts examines the legacy of Waterlog by Roger Deakin.
Vladimir Ashkenazy reveals how music inspired the art of the
photographer Ansel Adams.
To mark Tony Harrison's 80th birthday, Paul Farley profiles the unique poet. (R)
To mark Tony Harrison's 80th birthday, Paul Farley presents a profile.
Great British Ideas: Robert Malthus. Historian Tristram Hunt traces how the ideas of...
Paul Morley asks "Can there be too many artists in the world?"
How one of Britain's best known poets experienced the drama of the 1960s Prague Spring.
In 1812 Napoleon led his army to Moscow. In War and Peace Tolstoy gave his account of...
Adam Thorpe visits Azincourt to find out what really happened at the battle.
Marie-Louise Muir explores the impact Woman and theatre had on the 1916 Easter Rising.
American film director John Waters makes his selection from the MoMA collection.
Jerry Brotton travels to Venice to tell the story of the first ghetto founded in 1516.
Once upon a time, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough woke up in the summer forest.
What was the BBC's panel for new scores for broadcast?Charlotte Higgins finds out.
Robert Worby on how post-war German radio was conscripted to fight the cultural cold war.
Soweto Kinch uncovers the extraordinary story of King Kong, the township jazz musical.
Why did hundreds of jazz musicians turn to heroin in the post-war period?
Maureen O’Hara’s journey from Dublin's suburbs to star of the Golden Age.
Alan Dein explores the 'other voice' of the Third
Alan Dein explores the 'other voice' of the Third.
Mahan Esfahani visits Azerbaijan to explore the effect of a border on musical cultures.
Amazing travels of the first Englishman in India & a hunt for a lost poetic masterpiece.
Adam Smith traces the birth and afterlife of Hemingway's explosive short story.
Tom Service and others explore the history of the festival theatre in Bayreuth that of...
Carlo Gebler on the role of art in remembrance and reconciliation in Northern Ireland
Barry Cunliffe on the king whom history has often held responsible for inviting in the...