A story of remarkable bravery from the Rwandan genocide of twenty years ago.
"Harry Nilsson was one of the very few pop musicians of the 60s and 70s with no biography"
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann's satirical revue closed on 2 May 1959.
Ben Enwonwu at work in a sculpture studio
Biographer Kate Buford explains Burt Lancaster's unconventional and successful career
Writer and comedy star Rhona Cameron champions Charles Bukowski.
On music hall, Dennis Potter, and playing a Panto Dame for the first time.
David Temple has an imagined conversation with his late brother-in-law Derek Jarman.
Felicity Evans visits the Forest of Dean, the landscape that author Dennis Potter loved.
Dennis Potter's discusses his early ambitions and how he came to write for television.
Matthew Sweet reassseses the life, work and legacy of playwright Dennis Potter.
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
Poet Lemn Sissay tells the story of Cab Calloway and his Hepster's Dictionary of jive talk
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Dorothy Hodgkin and her lover wrestle with the internal structure of complex molecules.
In the 1940s, Dorothy made more scientific strides even with a baby.
Dorothy's reputation grew post-war, conquering the structure of penicillin.
Dorothy becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
David Frost turns to the archives to get beneath the skin of Richard Nixon.
The former US First Lady's romance with the world's richest man in the 1960s.
Stephen Johnson explores Lutoslawski's Symphonic Variations and Concerto for Orchestra.
Cartoonist, writer and gallery owner Mel Calman talks about the influences on his life.
Poet Kate Tempest with a portrait of the Kent beach where film-maker Derek Jarman lived.
Horatio Clare tells the story of the unconventional anthropologist Colin Turnbull.
Looking back to the Letter from America written after President Nixon's resignation.
Nixon's resignation speech. No apology from Nixon in resignation speech.
Mark Gatiss champions Peter Cushing, a quintessentially English star of stage and screen.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Anglo-Austrian philosopher Karl Popper.
Historian Dominic Sandbrook discusses the life of Richard Nixon.
A profile of Richard Nixon, the only president in US history to resign from office.