Creativity, performance, debate
Peter Brathwaite takes us into the world of his Rediscovering Black Portraiture project.
Andy Kershaw introduces rare recordings from his personal archive.
The Essay – A fully-accessible animation of Sophie Stone's talk: Five Kinds of Beethoven.
David Baddiel is on a quest to like classical music.
Going in search of the music at the centre of our cosmos: the Harmony of the Spheres.
Samira Ahmed on the women who brought ancient Egypt to Britain’s industrial north.
Journalist Jonathan Coffey opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein.
Contemporary writers reflect on modern reporting through the work of Martha Gellhorn,
Geoff Sample takes us through the seasons, rediscovering how nature can enrich our lives.
Redstarts and warblers are the stars in the dawn chorus of May.
Fiona Stafford follows John Keats’s epic 1818 walk, which inspired his greatest poetry.
A radiophonic poem following the flow of milk east out of Wales while the land flows west.
Sarah Churchwell celebrates various stars of the silver screen from the 1930s and 1940s.
A five-part series exploring the impact of the global crisis on musicians.
A Japanese true love detective story from film-maker Anastasia Kirillova.
Unfamiliar and often bizarre folk tales from innovative theatre company 1927.
Ian McMillan talks to Salman Rushdie about his writing process and 'cancel culture'.
Afua Hirsch goes in search of a long-lost masterpiece from the Harlem Renaissance.
Pat Barker and Giles Fraser talk to Ian McMillan about books by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.
Edith Hall and Sir Barry Cunliffe consider the role of the sea in Greek myth and legend.
Ben Okri, Louisa Egbunike and Oladipo Agboluaje discuss Wole Soyinka's life and work.
How philosophy helps us understand the world reshaped by Covid-19. Shahidha Bari presents.
Chris Harding dips into some of the darker sides of Japan's epic 20th century.