A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
"I'm not totally comfortable being gay, whereas he absolutely loves it"
How this hugely enjoyable writer "homosexualised" the English novel
Andrew Motion talks to James Naughtie about his 10 years as Poet Laureate.
Crafting the world of a teenage secret agent
Matthew Sweet looks back at the life and career of playwright Arnold Wesker.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
Laurie Taylor takes a look at the life and work of one of Britain's broadcasting legends.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss WH Auden's life and his poetry from the 1930s.
Andrew and Fiona share their thoughts on making the programme
Benjamin Zephaniah in conversation with Samira Ahmed.
Male infertility - the male experience. Benjamin Zephaniah talks to Richard Clothier
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
John Betjeman's skill at performing his own work
George Orwell has been dead for 70 years. What can his ideas tell us about life in 2020?
Blake Morrison reading The Ballad of Shingle Street
Christine Finn visits the house that was the poet Wilfred Owen's final refuge in France.
James Naughtie talks to China Mieville about The City and the City
The actor shares his passion for the Cassini mission which studied Saturn and its moons.
The actor recalls reciting Lollingdon Downs for Patrick Moore shortly before his death.
On music hall, Dennis Potter, and playing a Panto Dame for the first time.
Matthew Parris talks to the National Trust's Dame Helen Ghosh about James Lees-Milne.
Front Row’s 2009 interview with David Storey
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.
Don McCullin chooses his old travel companion Norman Lewis for Great Lives.
The Strictly star and former MP in conversation with his heroes - brought back to life.
John Tusa talks to playwright Edward Bond about his work.