A look back at radio comedy in the late 1970s, with John Lloyd and Graeme Garden.
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters. 1: 1837
Sir Gregory Winter, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Andrew Motion champions the life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate for over 40 years
James Naughtie profiles the Nobel prize-winning economist.
David Cannadine on the controversy caused by the unmasking of Anthony Blunt as a spy.
John Tusa talks to sculptor Anthony Gormley.
The artist assesses how the sculptures have fared after a decade of exposure to the tides
The row that exploded between Eddington and Chandrasekhar over the death of stars.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Jacobean thinker Francis Bacon and Baconian Science.
Laurence robes up like Lord Byron, in the costume of an Albanian nobleman.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Melvyn Bragg tells the story of the Nobel-winning physicists William and Lawrence Bragg.
The most recent knowledge of what the land around Britain was like before the Ice Age.
Byron writing to his friend Thomas Moore describing is love life and life in Venice
Byron's troubled relationship with his mother
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen explores Byron's love of costume
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
The comedian and the presenter get chatting in the tag talk show.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Diana Athill talks to John Wilson about the letters of Lord Byron
Nick Robinson looks at how Earl Grey handled the top job in British politics.
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
James Naughtie considers the controversial parliamentarian Enoch Powell.
James Naughtie profiles the haunting artist of suffering, pain and death.
Theologian Giles Fraser on Wittgenstein and Blade Runner
Giles Swayne introduces Dona nobis pacem
Michael Berkeley’s guest is the poet Hannah Sullivan, winner of the TS Eliot prize.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.