Andrew Hussey celebrates the life and work of French writer and philosopher Albert Camus.
Alex Jennings on playing Benjamin Britten and reading his biography for BBC Radio 4.
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the painter Amrita Sher-Gil.
James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
An exploration of how the sea and Suffolk coast inspired Benjamin Britten's music
Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts champions the life of Liverpool manager Bill Shankly.
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Stephen Johnson joins the BBC SSO to explore the intricacies in Britten's Cello Symphony.
Ian Bostridge, Jonathan Reekie and writer Martin Kettle reflect on Britten's reputation
Charles Hazlewood looks at Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Biographer Kate Buford explains Burt Lancaster's unconventional and successful career
The life ad work of the Algerian-French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus.
Can character education really improve someone's chances in life?
Jonathan Dimbleby tells the story of his legendary broadcaster father, Richard Dimbleby.
James Naughtie on the food writer who brought European cuisine to British tables.
Chef and novelist Prue Leith chooses cookery writer Elizabeth David.
David Frost turns to the archives to get beneath the skin of Richard Nixon.
New revelations about President Gerald Ford's past, are discussed by the press.
Gladys Parr recalls working with Benjamin Britten.
The frauds of Phineas T Barnum, Hershel Geguzin and Ruldolph Walter Wanderone.
Ian Hargreaves explores the fading visions of legendary Fleet Street editor Hugh Cudlipp.
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson retraces Benjamin Britten's composing walks.
Melanie Chisholm celebrates the lasting musical legacy of British band leader Ivy Benson.
James considers the lasting impact of the trade union leader.
Stephen Johnson explores Lutoslawski's Symphonic Variations and Concerto for Orchestra.
Tim Harford is joined by Malcolm Gladwell for the first in this new series of talks.
Claudia Hammond looks at Mary Ainsowrth's research on the parent-child relationship.
Looking back to the Letter from America written after President Nixon's resignation.
Nixon's resignation speech. No apology from Nixon in resignation speech.