Darcus Howe discusses his uncle, the sportsman, writer and revolutionary CLR James.
Farrah Jarral looks at the anthropological legacy of Margaret Mead.
The romantic fiction writer talks about her career and strongly held beliefs.
A profile of George Gallup, the inventor of the Gallup poll.
Stephen Johnson explores in detail Gerald Finzi's In Terra Pax.
The achievements of George Gallup, inventor of the Gallup poll of public opinion.
The life and career of the labour leader and activist Harry Bridges (1901-1990).
Itzhak Perlman claims Heifetz expanded violin technique to new heights, not equalled since
How an unlikely friendship led to Harlem poet Langston Hughes' epic 1964 BBC radio series.
Band leader Chris Barber chooses the legendary jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong.
A profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong (1901-1971).
Clare Balding joins walkers and members of the Malcolm Saville society in Shropshire.
From Radio 2's Louis Armstrong Behind the Music, 3 Aug 2011
Vanora Bennett profiles Stalin's wife, born in 1901 in the Tsarist Russian south.
Lady Pamela Hicks talks about her mother's love for India's first post-independence leader
Alistair Cooke remembers George Gallup, the creator of the scientific polling method.
Charles Hazlewood on Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un Gentilhombre.
The story of how historical obsession killed a Polish writer, told by Hilary Mantel.
Veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald chooses fellow Trinidadian Learie Constantine.
The life of Louis Armstrong as told through his archive of tape recordings.
Quentin Cooper tells the story of a British scientist hailed as a god in Japan.
Security arrangements surrounding visit of Emperor of Japan.
Gerald Scarfe, merciless political cartoon satirist, chooses an icon who created icons.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the opinion poll discoveries of George H Gallup.