Mike Thomson asks if Britain's part in Zimbabwean peace meant protecting terrorists.
Colm Toibin profiles the brilliance and the madness of American poet Robert Lowell.
Paul Morley on the unknown Anthony Burgess - his northern roots and his work as a composer
Arthur C Clarke talks to Nigel Acheson at his home in Sri Lanka, in his seventieth year.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
Michael Grade and William G Stewart champion the life of theatrical agent Billy Marsh.
Head of government information agency secretly recorded conversations.
The entrepreneur Ivan Massow nominates 'the first lady of song', Ella Fitzgerald.
Ivan Massow nominates the great jazz singer, with expert advice from Cleo Laine.
Mara Carlyle on Ella Fitzgerald's vocal magnificence, marking 100 years since her birth.
Hannah Rothschild looks back at the life of jazz musician Thelonious Monk.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
John Tusa meets Chinese-American architect, I. M. Pei.
A profile of Indira Gandhi, India's first woman prime minister.
Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things that Matter, Episode 3
Jarvis Cocker celebrates the life and work of literary wunderkind Carson McCullers.
Michael Berkeley's guest is theatre critic John Lahr.
John Lahr on the music which conjures up the wonderful life he’s had with Connie Booth.
Theatre designer John Napier discusses his influences and his approach to design.
Broadcaster Kirsty Young chooses newspaper publisher Katherine Graham.
The secret ailments of President John F Kennedy.
Philippines president ousted from office after election scandal.
Chef and food writer Orlando Murrin discusses the life of the celebrated Romanian pianist.
Upon the death of a dear friend, Alistair Cooke reveals a secret about President Kennedy.
Global communication using the new satellite technology.
Diana Athill explains how she relinquished her independence and moved into a care home.
Documentary, featuring Angelina Jolie, exploring an extraordinary life of a US war hero.
John Waite investigates the Marcos mystery.
Two witnesses give their account of the shooting of the archbishop of El Salvador.
The resignation of Bernard Kalb, a man of principle.