A look back at radio comedy in the early 1980s, with Angus Deayton and Michael Knowles.
Cambodian dictator Pol Pot is compared to Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro.
Arts news and reviews with John Wilson, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.
Kevin LeGendre presents a portrait of musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane.
Did April Glaspie's conversations with Saddam Hussein aid the 1991 Persian Gulf War?
Saxophonist Archie Shepp on life as a black American in Paris.
Radio 4 documentary.
Mark Lawson interviews actor Barbara Windsor.
James Naughtie on Barbara Windsor's very British combination of grit and naughtiness.
Profiles of politicians Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989)
The possible entrance of Colin Powell and Ross Perot in to the race for the presidency.
James Naughtie profiles the artist who has long been at the forefront of British art.
John Tusa talks to artist David Hockney about his work.
David Hockney embarks on an ambitious new portrait series from his Californian studio.
Dustin Hoffman talks to Simon about his directorial debut Quartet.
Poets Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland update a 1992 debate.
How broad is the public appeal of Colin Powell, and could he be a presidential candidate?
Poet Gillian Clarke creates and curates the festival of her dreams.
Alistair Cooke remembers Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the second Gulf War.
On Regent Street, Tim Harford looks at heated pants and the business of innovation.
Alistair Cooke considers the effectiveness of the UN resolutions on Saddam Hussein.
Harry Wu was a young student jailed for nearly 20 years in Communist China.
Michael Berkeley's guest is author Jill Paton Walsh.
Ken Clarke MP examines the life and music of the saxophonist Joe Henderson.
The comedian and obsessive sports fan meets the commentator in the tag-team talk show.
Olivia O'Leary speaks to piano virtuoso and conductor, Vladimir Ashkenazy.
James Naughtie considers the significance of campaigning journalist Paul Foot.
Does the power to take America to war belong to President Bush or the US Congress?
Philip Glass's parallel lives of driving a taxi and composing music in 1970s New York.
President Clinton's ground breaking meeting with President Jiang of China.