Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain.
The row that exploded between Eddington and Chandrasekhar over the death of stars.
An appraisal of Barbara Castle in the centenary of her birth
Patrick Wright focuses on Barbara Castle, the Red Queen.
Stephen Johnson explores the nuances in Barber's Violin Concerto and First Essay.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
Edward Goater listens to Peter Pears
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Dorothy Hodgkin and her lover wrestle with the internal structure of complex molecules.
In the 1940s, Dorothy made more scientific strides even with a baby.
Dorothy's reputation grew post-war, conquering the structure of penicillin.
Dorothy becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
The Albanian opera singer Ermonela Jaho chooses the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Frances Crook proposes Labour politician Barbara Castle. Roy Hattersley is witness.
Christine Finn examines the life and work of fellow archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes.
Joe Boyd discusses the career of record producer John H Hammond with Matthew Parris.
Arabella Weir nominates Joyce Grenfell. Biographer Janie Hampton assists.
A profile of politician Millicent Fenwick (1910-1992).
Comedian Bernard Manning assesses the achievements of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Matthew Parris is joined by Peter Bowles to discuss the life of director George Devine.
Comedian Susan Calman nominates Scottish actress Molly Weir.
Philosopher AC Grayling explores what his former tutor had to say on life's big question.
Film-maker Tony Garnett has an imagined conversation with the late Mary Whitehouse.
Scientist, William Grey Walter, suffers a brain injury
Grey Walter - one of 15% of population without an alpha wave