How the French Revolution shocked Edmund Burke into defending British traditions.
Mark Lawson talks to Dominic West.
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s literary career through rare recordings.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the 18th-century philosopher George Berkeley.
Simon Parkes profiles Chris Haskins, farmer, former executive and government adviser.
Kirsty Lang talks to Dominic West and Clarke Peters about performing Othello in Sheffield.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher, politician and writer Edmund Burke.
Amanda Foreman examines how the elite transformed politics in the shadow of revolution.
Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland on gender and poetry.
Writer Iain Sinclair meets artist Keggie Carew to talk about her book Dadland.
On his debut novel, The Speaker's Wife.
Mark Coles looks at the life of Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland.
Lisa Dwan, renowned performer of works by Samuel Beckett, on Beckett, Dante and exile.
Ed Stourton profiles the leader of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald.
Simon Calder looks at the Chief Executive of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary.
Will Self nominates Oscar Wilde.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Oscar Wilde, his literary legacy and the Aesthetes.
The Mark and The Void is a timely satire about the European financial crisis.
John Wilson talks to poet Jo Shapcott.
Mark Lawson talks to poet Michael Longley.
Michael Berkeley's guest is historian Roy Foster.
Film director and screenwriter Sally El Hosaini meets the writer Iain Sinclair.
Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson chooses playwright Samuel Beckett.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
Michael Berkeley's guest is prize-winning Irish writer Sebastian Barry.
Lenny Abrahamson speaks to Simon Mayo about his new film, Room.
Cellist Steven Isserlis meets novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea that believers will vanish from the world.