A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
James Naughtie profiles one of the most influential judges of the 20th century.
Master of obsession, suspense and terror, Alfred Hitchcock.
Anthony Horowitz champions the life of Alfred Hitchcock.
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo focus on the films of Alfred Hitchcock
A profile of jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974).
In September 1963, the jazz legend gave a concert in the Afghan capital.
Iwona Blazwick on the visionary overlooked British surrealist Eileen Agar.
Michael Palin nominates Ernest Hemingway as his Great Life.
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Dr Michael O'Donnell discusses celebrated singer, actor and choreographer Fred Astaire.
Remembering the man who 'could dance a little'.
Hollywood producer Hal B. Wallis on James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy
Mark Lawson focuses on Alfred Hitchcock's complex working relationship with women.
James Cagney reveals how the characters of his youth influenced his acting
James Cagney refuses to accept his status as a screen idol.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Jorge Luis Borges.
Anne McElvoy explores rival liberal solutions to the 1930s Depression.
Peter White visits Argentina to hear about the work of blind fabulist Jorge Luis Borges.
Alistair Cooke pays tribute to Ernest Hemingway with a parody of his writing style.
Blur drummer David Rowntree discusses the life of Lord Denning.
Blind Argentinian writer Borges is championed by Marcus de Sautoy.
Adam Hart-Davis selects 'On the Beach' and 'A Town Like Alice' novelist Nevil Shute.
Historian and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis nominates the author Nevil Shute.
TV producer Peter Bazalgette chooses the actor, lyricist and playwright, Noel Coward.
Matthew Parris presents Julian Clary's nomination of Noel Coward.
Neil MacGregor focuses on how the Nazis attacked art they viewed as degenerate.
Why free market Austrian economics have inspired a rap video and attracted new fans.
Historian and writer Sir Simon Schama converses with his heroes brought back to life.
The BBC Singers are joined by the Mullov-Abbado trio in a performance of Figure Humaine.