The Russian-born writer whose influence is most evident in her adopted home of the USA.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks looks at the idea of leading a good life by being selfish.
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Lenny Henry focuses on how Caribbean migration has been reflected on stage and screen.
Matthew Parris on the life and death of Dag Hammarskjold
Matthew Parris presents a dramatic account of the life and death of Dag Hammarskjold.
The lives and careers of Greta Garbo (1905-1990) and Jim Henson (1936-1990)
Revisiting Harry Harlow's surrogate mothers experiment, which revolutionised parenting.
Writer Jonathan Meades nominates the English artist Edward Burra.
Charles Hazlewood looks at Lambert's Elegiac Blues and Piano Concerto.
Jon Snow champions jails reform campaigner and politician, Lord Longford.
Filmmaking duo Powell and Pressburger discuss their approach to special effects.
Sally Phillips nominates her comedy star, Myrna Loy.
The life and work of French novelist, playwright and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
The love affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lasted for 50 years.
Maria Margaronis explores the life and legacy of right-wing thinker Savitri Devi.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger are commemorated on an English Heritage blue plaque
Sunil Khilnani explores the life of Sheikh Abdullah, the Lion of Kashmir.
Cinema's great love story - UK director Michael Powell and US editor Thelma Schoonmaker.
Tim Key gives his surreal and startling take on the Soviet absurdist writer Daniil Kharms.
Charles Hazlewood, Nigel Robson and the BBC Philharmonic unravel Tippett's Songs for Dov.
Charles Hazlewood unravels Tippett's Songs for Dov.
Antony Beevor and Gillian Slovo talk about the novelist and war reporter Vasily Grossman.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the Soviet writer Vasily Grossman.
Former Arkansas Senator William Fulbright remembered.
Writer AL Kennedy explores existentialist ideas about the individual.