Norman Lebrecht explores the life and work of French icon, chanteuse and composer Barbara.
Peter Hennessy asks a senior politician to reflect on their life and times.
Cancer pioneer Gordon Hamilton-Fairley, killed by an IRA bomb when he was just 45.
Mark Lawson talks to Chinua Achebe for Radio 4’s Front Row. First broadcast in June 2007.
Ken Clarke and guest Abram Wilson discuss the music of the 1950s trumpeter Clifford Brown.
The possible entrance of Colin Powell and Ross Perot in to the race for the presidency.
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Kirsty Lang talks to the curator of her estate, Annette Ratuszniak, & her son, Lin Jammet
Bishop Richard Holloway reveals why the picture of a skeleton can stun him to tears.
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first woman Supreme Court judge.
Ed Stourton profiles the billionaire philanthropist and investor George Soros.
Allan Little examines George Soros's global mission and why some people react against it.
Germaine Greer makes the case for sculptor Dame Elizabeth Frink.
Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
James considers one of modern Britain's most influential dramatists, Harold Pinter.
Clare Balding is back with a new series of walks with a literary theme.
A woman must decide if she can or should testify against the entertainer Rolf Harris.
Hans Ulrich Obrist on the overlooked Sudanese modernist painter Ibrahim El-Salahi.
Secretary James Baker before the Senate, and Russian advisors to Saddam Hussein.
Joan Bakewell talks to Kirsty Young about her affair and long friendship with Pinter
The Unauthorised Life has attracted attention due to revelations about Hughes' adultery.
Andrew Dickson explores a provocative attempt to commemorate the signing of Magna Carta.
Len Goodman champions Lionel Bart, the man who created the musical Oliver, as his hero.
Bishop Richard Holloway asks if life's best lesson is when to let others take over.
The memories of Janina Dawidowicz who as a child lived in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.
In a typically playful turn, Lionel Blue presents his own obituary.
Bishop Richard Holloway on learning how to forgive ourselves as well as others.
Rory Bremner celebrates the life of cricketer and commentator Richie Benaud.