Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
The 1960s saw anti-psychiatrists including RD Laing question the notion of insanity.
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s literary career through rare recordings.
Bette Davis speaking to Jenni Murray in 1987.
Tracy-Ann Oberman champions the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring icons.
NY Yankees manager Billy Martin quits.
The life of politician Claude Pepper (1900-1989)
Darcus Howe discusses his uncle, the sportsman, writer and revolutionary CLR James.
Profiles of politicians Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989)
Clare Balding explores the Cornish countryside which inspired Daphne Du Maurier's novels.
Russian-American pianist Vladimir Horowitz emerged from retirement at Carnegie Hall.
A look at the life and career of songwriter Irving Berlin at the age of 100.
Olivier's theatre and stage career spanned more than 60 years with 12 Oscar nominations.
Lisa Dwan, renowned performer of works by Samuel Beckett, on Beckett, Dante and exile.
Philippines president ousted from office after election scandal.
The 1991 May Day parade in Moscow is discussed with UN Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko.
The colourful career of British composer and transgender pioneer Angela Morley.
Matthew Parris talks to Prof Edith Hall about the life and work of Lucille Ball.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the Glaswegian psychiatrist R D Laing.
Carole Stone discusses the charismatic guru hailed during the 60s as a great philosopher.
A key figure in the 60s, influential psychiatrist RD Laing talks to Dr Anthony Clare.
Adrian Laing has an imagined chat with his late father, pioneering psychiatrist RD Laing.
First face-to-face meeting between President Reagan and top Soviet leader Gromyko.
Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial photography exhibition arrives in Cincinnati.
Iwona Blazwick examines the legacy of photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode.
John Cooper Clarke nominates Salvador Dali for great life status, melting clocks and all.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson chooses playwright Samuel Beckett.
Chris Ledgard examines the work of iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.