Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
George Orwell has been dead for 70 years. What can his ideas tell us about life in 2020?
How blood donation became segregated and associated with racial identity.
Dr Phil Hammond chooses the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
Patrick Wright examines the long history of anxiety over threats to English identity.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
In 1932, George Orwell taught in a public school. Geoffrey Stevens recalls being his pupil
John Simpson sees the seeds of Orwell's later work in 'Homage to Catalonia'.
News and archive footage shows how how relevant Orwell¹s writing is to us today.
Charles Hazlewood and Clio Gould explore Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto.
The story of how a sideshow doctor changed medical history and saved premature babies.
Conductor Martin Yates joins Stephen Johnson to discuss EJ Moeran's Second Symphony.
Chef and food writer Orlando Murrin discusses the life of the celebrated Romanian pianist.
Ute Lemper explores the political and musical legacy of Mack the Knife composer Kurt Weill
Tim Smit of the Eden Project talks about the life of the artistHumphrey Jennings.