Alistair Cook reviews how the United Nations reacted to a scolding from Senator J Helms.
Bob Harris nominates Alan Freed, the first ever rock 'n' roll DJ.
Matthew Sweet meets film production designer Ken Adam, famous for Bond and Dr Strangelove.
Charles Hazlewood delves into the world of Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony.
Tristram Hunt tracks the life's work of the historian and university founder Asa Briggs.
A profile of astronaut John Glenn upon his retirement.
Ben Enwonwu at work in a sculpture studio
What will the return of Donald Campbell's boat Bluebird mean to the people of Coniston?
Three friends remember the night in 1973 when George Brassens performed in Cardiff.
The case that for years apparently proved that nurture not nature dictates gender identity
Quentin Blake talks to Posy Simmonds about discovering Brassens as a student in Paris
Exploring why Antony Hopkins's radio series Talking About Music was so fondly remembered.
How Antony Hopkins's radio show Talking About Music encouraged appreciation of Mozart.
Stephen Johnson on Antony Hopkins's broadcasts about Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tippett.
Stephen Johnson explores how Antony Hopkins's broadcasts about music influenced him.
Gitta chose controversial figures for biographies and believed we are all born 'good'.
The story of Herschel Grynszpan, whose actions provided the pretext for Kristallnacht.
The adopted son of Hollywood bombshell Jane Russell explores his roots in Northern Ireland
Senator John Glenn tries for the Democrat nomination in the presidential race.
Alistair Cooke reflects on astronaut John Glenn's eventful earth landing.
Remembering the televised spectacle of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth.
Julian Barnes's essay on one if his favourite singers.
Read by Samuel West.
New book exposes First Lady's use of astrologer to dictate the president's diary.
Is an unauthorised biography of ex-president's wife, Mrs Reagan, just salacious gossip?
Scientist and tango dancer Nicky Clayton on Astor Piazzolla
The author on the song Supplique pour être enterré à la plage de Sète by George Brassens
Sunil Khilnani explores the life and work of film-maker Satyajit Ray.
The anti-abortion, pro-smoking Senator who may be the man who shapes foreign policies.
Nancy Reagan is copied - and cartooned.
Laura Barton pieces together the true story of Abner Jay, a most unusual musical talent.