Anne McElvoy on Victorian critic John Ruskin's showdown with the merchants of Bradford.
A look back at radio comedy in the late 1970s, with John Lloyd and Graeme Garden.
Alain de Botton discusses his first novel in twenty years - The Course of Love.
Alexander Masters on his book A Life Discarded
Actor Alison Steadman in conversation with her heroes – brought back to life.
Professor Andy Fabian on supermassive black holes and their dramatic hold over galaxies.
Michael Berkeley's guest is biographer Anne Sebba.
Arthur C Clarke talks to Nigel Acheson at his home in Sri Lanka, in his seventieth year.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
Anne McElvoy traces the influence of Beatrice and Sidney Webb on British socialism.
interview by Mark Lawson
Rory Bremner in conversation with his friend and collaborator the late John Fortune.
Novelist and publisher Tariq Goddard meets singer and songwriter Brett Anderson of Suede.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is author Chibundu Onuzo.
The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks reveals the pivotal role of music in his life.
James Naughtie profiles the founder of the modern hospice movement.
Claire Tomalin talks about the poetry of Thomas Hardy
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
Dannie Abse reads his poem Case History for Front Row
Dannie Abse reads Dafydd and the Brecon Deacon's Wife (Storm) for Front Row
Interview originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, 3 July 2007.
Peter Hennessy invites David Owen to reflect on his life and times.
Michael Berkeley talks to entrepreneur David Tang about his musical passions.
David Temple has an imagined conversation with his late brother-in-law Derek Jarman.
Biochemist Denis Alexander talks to Joan Bakewell about his Christian faith and science.
Ed Stourton profiles Douglas Carswell, the first elected UKIP MP.
Richard Coles returns to Finedon 25 years on.
The novelist tells Anthony Clare about trying to make sense of his real self.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.