A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
Critic Charlotte Mullins reviews.
Nick Clarke joins Alistair Cooke to listen to some broadcasting gems from his career.
How abstract votes will affect the nomination of Democratic presidential candidate.
Marlon Brando - greatest actor of the twentieth century?
Autumn 1974. Young Palestinian Nabil Sha'ath was sent to New York ahead of Yasser Arafat.
Details of Yasser Arafat's speech at the 1995 meeting of the UN in New York City.
John Motson nominates former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.
The case that for years apparently proved that nurture not nature dictates gender identity
Can character education really improve someone's chances in life?
Fiona Sampson considers the work of the Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz.
The third man behind the unravelling of DNA's double helix, Maurice Wilkins.
Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London.
James Naughtie profiles the molecular biologist who helped discover the structure of DNA.
Actor and comedian Jack Whitehall in conversation with his heroes – brought back to life.
Michael Berkeley revisits John Peel's 1996 appearance on Private Passions.
Jeremy Bowen looks back over the life of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
James Naughtie considers the significance of campaigning journalist Paul Foot.
Broadcaster, John Peel discusses his personal music choices with Michael Berkeley.
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan for great life status.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan, with assistance from Edmund Morris.
What has been the aftermath of the Harold Shipman murders? Alan Dein investigates.
Is there any such thing as 'today's news'?
Novelist Deborah Levy assesses the life and work of American writer Susan Sontag.
Sunil Khilnani explores the life of south Indian singer MS Subbulakshmi.
Comedian Susan Calman nominates Scottish actress Molly Weir.
As Britain faces a General Election, questions over possible Reagan second term.
The 1996 New Hampshire primary election.
The story of one of the most controversial documents in US diplomatic history.