Cambodian dictator Pol Pot is compared to Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro.
Edith Bowman and James King interview Alan Rickman about his new film, A Little Chaos
Biographical series presented by Matthew Parris.
Matthew Sweet meets film production designer Ken Adam, famous for Bond and Dr Strangelove.
Matthew Sweet looks back at the life and career of playwright Arnold Wesker.
Tristram Hunt tracks the life's work of the historian and university founder Asa Briggs.
A profile of astronaut John Glenn upon his retirement.
When a David Bowie tribute act hears his idol has died, a strange week unfolds.
Curator Naomi Beckwith profiles overlooked artist and Fluxus founder-member Ben Patterson.
Director Birger Larsen speaks about working on the first episode of BBC series Murder
The story of how three trips to South America in the 1950s changed Pierre Boulez's life.
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Bruce Lacey, legendary artist, performer and mischief-maker, reflects on his life.
James Naughtie considers the influence of the musical innovator and trendsetter.
John Wilson talks to David Bowie in New York. This is an uncut version of the interview.
Colleagues and fellow artists reflect on the life of David Bowie.
David Bowie's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.
David Schneider talks to journalist and writer Jenny Diski about how to face up to death.
A look at Peter Maxwell Davies's iconic music theatre work Eight Songs for a Mad King.
An early loss for the passionate poet-turned-musician.
Two female composers reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing.
Despite success as a poet, Cohen feels the need to escape to the Greek island of Hydra.
In the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Cohen turns his talents to songwriting.
Disaster threatens Cohen's first European tour, but in Buddhism he finds spiritual solace.
Now hugely successful, Cohen retreats to Mount Baldy to spend time with his guru.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Samira Ahmed meets British Asian women who, like her, were inspired by David Bowie.
Harry Wu was a young student jailed for nearly 20 years in Communist China.
Senator John Glenn tries for the Democrat nomination in the presidential race.