Mark Lawson interviews writer Alan Bennett.
Random Edition Special to mark the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's first manned spaceflight.
Mark Lawson in conversation with Alan Bennett in a special edition of Front Row.
The writer Alan Bennett talks about his life and his new book Untold Stories.
Michael Berkeley's guest is playwright, screenwriter and author Alan Bennett.
"Even if I stabbed Judi Dench with a pitchfork, I'd still be a teddy bear," says Bennett
Clare Balding explores the countryside of Alderley Edge with author Alan Garner.
Wole Soyinka explores the notion of dignity within a climate of fear.
Patrick Wright investigates why German writer Uwe Johnson chose to live in Sheerness.
Curator Naomi Beckwith profiles overlooked artist and Fluxus founder-member Ben Patterson.
Alan Bennett and musicians young and old consider the orchestral heritage of Yorkshire.
Physicist Brian Cox tells Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV show changed his life.
Dame Judi Dench interviewed by Simon Mayo.
Chris Anderson talks to some of the most interesting TED stage speakers.
John Tusa talks to playwright Edward Bond about his work.
A look at Peter Maxwell Davies's iconic music theatre work Eight Songs for a Mad King.
An early loss for the passionate poet-turned-musician.
Novelist Bernardine Evaristo looks at how Baraka began establishing the movement.
Despite success as a poet, Cohen feels the need to escape to the Greek island of Hydra.
Bernardine talks to the poets Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni, luminaries of the movement
In the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Cohen turns his talents to songwriting.
Disaster threatens Cohen's first European tour, but in Buddhism he finds spiritual solace.
Now hugely successful, Cohen retreats to Mount Baldy to spend time with his guru.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
John Tusa talks to composer Harrison Birtwistle about his work.
Stephen Johnson explores Harrison Birtwistle's Cortege and Secret Theatre.
Harrison Birtwistle introduces The Moth Requiem (extract)
Des Lynam chooses Henry Cooper for Great Lives.