Alison Goldfrapp on the chaos and order of Ligeti's Atmosphères
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann's satirical revue closed on 2 May 1959.
How does modern-day America compare with the fall of Rome as described by Gibbon?
Bob Dole resigns from the Senate to run for president.
A portrait of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.
Dannie Abse reads his poem Case History for Front Row
Dannie Abse reads Dafydd and the Brecon Deacon's Wife (Storm) for Front Row
Interview originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, 3 July 2007.
Should we remember Henry Kissinger as America's wise strategist or its ruthless operator?
Discussing her life and work, the author explains why her novels are hard to write.
Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London.
John Tusa talks to composer Gyorgy Ligeti about his work.
A celebration of the 90th anniversary of poet, humourist and absurdist Ivor Cutler.
Tayo Popoola explores Nigeria's enduring love of Jim Reeves and country and western music.
The award-winning American author Joseph Heller discusses his work.
Michael Berkeley's guest is bestselling children's author Judith Kerr.
Legendary New Orleans cook Leah Chase tells her story of seven decades in the kitchen.
Tom Service explores the musical workings and ideas behind Ligeti's Piano Concerto.
The former army chief speaks on now-dismissed allegations of child abuse made against him
Crime writer Mark Billingham chooses country singer Hank Williams as his muse.
Norman Lebrecht meets the pianist Menahem Pressler, founder of The Beaux Arts Trio.
Dan Saladino meets a world authority on the food of Mexico, British-born Diana Kennedy.
Norman Mailer speaking in the last major broadcast interview of his life.
A profile of the beloved children's author Judith Kerr as she works on her latest book.
Reading between the lines of news from Poland.
Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue champions songwriter Hank Williams. Matthew Parris presents.
Profiles of Robert Maxwell and Fred MacMurray, who both passed away in 1991.
Robert Maxwell, obscuring controversy and comparing libel law in England and the US.
News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy nominates his illustrious predecessor Robin Day.