Creativity, performance, debate
Matthew Sweet & guests look at films making waves as the Academy announces its shortlists.
Andrew Martin's five essays muse on the county of his birth and upbringing.
True crime in Tudor England as Alice and her lover Mosby plot to murder her husband Arden
A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
The Verb visits Cornwall to celebrate the centenary of the poet W.S. Graham.
Novelist John Lanchester, historians David Frye, Kylie Murray and journalist Tim Marshall
Michael Goldfarb returns to his cab driving and acting days in 1970s New York
Must-see sights for post-Napoleonic War tourists, Cold War travellers and hot spots now.
Hearing colours and tasting words with Hannah Silva, LJ Rich, Rob Drummond and Ruth Padel
Shahidha Bari, Josh Cohen and Sam Goodman explore the value of doing nothing.
Ruskin, Bazalgette and Clough: Laurence Scott examines three of Victoria's class of 1819.
Matthew Sweet pays tribute to Hollywood's most famous comedy duo, Stan and Ollie.
John Keats' stunningly fertile year - 1819 - celebrated by five leading contemporary poets
Fiona Stafford follows poet John Keats’ epic 1818 walk, which inspired his greatest works.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is actor Clarke Peters.
Tara Fitzgerald and Giles Terera read poems about violins, including Yeats and Whitman.
From holidays to prison breaks, sleep and death, with Adrian Dunbar and Jade Anouka.
Texts and music on the theme of list-making, with readers Jon Strickland and Emma Powell.
A reflection on upheaval inspired by Schiller, Schubert and the Liverpool Biennial.
The story behind the writing of Victor Hugo's book is one of adultery, intrigue and exile.
Cerys Matthews explores the influence of the 150 Psalms on musicians and composers.
Horatio Clare takes a sound walk through a German forest in the tradition of the Wanderer.
The magical story of the tree that sits at the heart of Christmas day.
On a journey to the moon, astronauts reflect on creation, God and our place in the cosmos
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