A re-examination of George Kennan's 1957 Reith Lectures, 'Russia, the Atom and the West'.
A classic experiment in operant conditioning conducted by the famous behaviourist.
How blood donation became segregated and associated with racial identity.
Sarah Montague and Brian Cox reconsider Robert Oppenheimer's 1953 Reith lectures.
The paramount leader who enabled China's economic miracle.
Rana Mitter on the life of one of China's most important feminist authors.
James Naughtie on the novelist who was a master of moral guilt and cold war intrigue.
War reporter Tim Butcher chooses an exploration into the strange world of Graham Greene.
Athlete Duncan Goodhew nominates the athlete-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller.
Duncan Goodhew nominates athlete-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller.
From Ken Clarke’s Jazz Greats, 17 Mar 2009 on Radio 4
Anne McElvoy explores the documents telling the story of the emigre agent Jurgen Kuczynski
Comedian and writer Lucy Porter champions Cary Grant as her Great Life.
Max Factor Jr, make-up artist and American businessman, remembered.
Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford, author of Love in a Cold Climate. From 2013.
Nigel Kennedy's Cultural Exchange is presented by John Wilson.
Theo Dorgan finds out why Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh, who died in 1968, is so loved now.
John Cooper Clarke nominates Salvador Dali for great life status, melting clocks and all.
Politician scientist George F. Kennan's opinion on US foreign policy in 1993.
Why British writer Cedric Belfrage avoided prosecution after passing top secrets to Russia