Greg Proops looks back at the life of Bob Hope, whose career spanned the 20th century.
Sarah Montague and Anand Menon revisit Robert Birley's Reith lectures Britain in Europe.
Juliet Gardiner profiles Barbara Hepworth, Britain's most successful female sculptor.
Interview with Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis.
George Orwell has been dead for 70 years. What can his ideas tell us about life in 2020?
Ken Barnes explores how a beloved singer became king of radio.
A small boy's phobia of horses seemed unlikely evidence for the Oedipus complex.
Statistician David Spiegelhalter champions the short, brilliant life of Frank Ramsey.
Irene Nemirovsky's story of a mother and daughter confronting the vagaries of love.
Poet and composer Edouard Mesens discusses his friendships with Man Ray.
Alexandra Harris explores the life and work of the elusive artist Eric Ravilious.
How, in 1976, Bing Crosby chose to celebrate 50 years in showbiz with a special concert.
Patrick Wright examines the long history of anxiety over threats to English identity.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
In 1932, George Orwell taught in a public school. Geoffrey Stevens recalls being his pupil
Felicity Evans follows the Pembrokeshire footsteps of abstract artist Graham Sutherland.
Profiles of entertainers Groucho Marx (1898-1977) and Bing Crosby (1903-1977).
John Simpson sees the seeds of Orwell's later work in 'Homage to Catalonia'.
Russian-American pianist Vladimir Horowitz emerged from retirement at Carnegie Hall.
News and archive footage shows how how relevant Orwell¹s writing is to us today.
Jon Gower uncovers the work of pioneering naturalist RM Lockley.
An exploration of the life and work of the remarkable American Gaelic folk song collector.
Comedian Russell Kane nominates novelist Evelyn Waugh, with Ann Pasternak Slater helping.
David Cannadine explores Sir Alec Douglas-Home's matchbox economics.
Alistair Cooke pays tribute to Bob Hope and Lord Shawcross.