Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
John Betjeman's skill at performing his own work
A profile of presidential advisor Clark Clifford (1906-1998).
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the German theologian, killed for plotting against Hitler
Actor David Soul champions the life of German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
In 1960, the leading Nazi Adolf Eichmann was abducted in Argentina and smuggled to Israel.
Munira Mirza discusses the life of the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and life of Hannah Arendt, political philosopher
The former US First Lady's romance with the world's richest man in the 1960s.
Patrick Wright explores John Betjeman's battle with the planners of post-war England.
recording Banana Blush with composer Jim Parker
John Betjeman looks back on his life
Lisa Dwan, renowned performer of works by Samuel Beckett, on Beckett, Dante and exile.
Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
David Nixon and BBC NOW join Charles Hazlewood to explore Russian Ballet.
Mark Lawson explores how the story of Rudolf Kastner has been retold within Israel.
Mark Lawson on how the story of Rudolf Kastner has been retold outside Israel.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson chooses playwright Samuel Beckett.
Stephen Johnson and the Royal String Quartet explore Shostakovich's 8th String Quartet.
Stephen Johnson on how the music of Shostakovich helped him survive clinical depression.
Stephen Johnson joins Christian Poltera to explore Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto.
Stephen Johnson on the intricacies of Shostakovich's two trios for piano and strings.
Stephen Johnson explores the music and ideas behind Shostakovich's 9th Symphony.
Engineer Alex Moulton and the Earl of Snowdon talk about the life of Alec Issigonis.
Brezhnev requests peace talks with China.
Suggs talks to Mark Lawson about John Betjeman
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, on the poetry of Vernon Watkins.
Clive Anderson explores the 1945 trial of Lord Haw-Haw.