A look back at radio comedy in the early 1980s, with Angus Deayton and Michael Knowles.
Claire Bolderson profiles the young Indian-American governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal.
The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks reveals the pivotal role of music in his life.
Oscar-winning writer Christopher Hampton reflects on his very first play, When Did You Last See My Mother?
On music hall, Dennis Potter, and playing a Panto Dame for the first time.
Debbie Wiseman tells the fascinating story of the composer of Captain Noah and Rumpole.
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.
Peter White discusses the controversial England cricket captain Douglas Jardine.
Hugh Grant stops by the studio to talk to Simon and Mark about his new film The Rewrite.
John Harris of the Guardian talks to autism specialist Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.
Jon Snow champions jails reform campaigner and politician, Lord Longford.
Nick Stadlen and Joel Joffe champion the life of Afrikaner revolutionary Bram Fischer.
Owen Sheers talks to Michael Berkeley about poetry, music and rugby.
Owen Sheers talks about his novel I Saw A Man. Presented by James Naughtie.
Patrick Gale talks about his novel A Place Called Winter with James Naughtie and readers.
Michael Berkeley's guest is classicist Paul Cartledge.
Dominic interviews shadow cabinet minister and former junior chess champion Rachel Reeves.
Politician Tam Dalyell chooses cabinet minister and political diarist Richard Crossman.
Rick Stein talks to Sheila Dillon about starting out and his 'accidental' path into food.
Sheila Dillon continues to talk to chef Rick Stein about his TV career and travels.
Joan Bakewell is in conversation with comic actress and writer Sally Phillips.
Actor and comedian Sally Phillips in conversation with her heroes - brought back to life.
Did EF Schumacher's landmark book Small is Beautiful inspire David Cameron's big idea?
Profile looks at Steve Hilton, David Cameron's director of strategy.
Mishal Husain looks at Susan Rice, a rising star in Barack Obama's inner circle.
Anne explores how Tony Benn turned from planning to populism amid the crises of the 1970s.
David Davis MP gives a personal exploration of Tony Benn's life and ideas.
The BBC Singers and John Wilson perform Horovitz's Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo.