Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
Writer and comedy star Rhona Cameron champions Charles Bukowski.
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks on the annotated poems of T. S. Eliot.
Writer and comedian David Baddiel explores the life of novelist John Updike.
Lenny Henry stars in a musical fantasy about TS Eliot's 1964 dinner with Groucho Marx.
US writer Garth Greenwell on his debut novel What Belongs to You
Writer Jeet Thayil retraces beat poet Allen Ginsberg's travels round India in the 1960s.
Moby-Dick was made in England. Paul Farley tells a story of fast fish and loose fish.
Memories of actor James Stewart (1908-1997).
Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, chooses the life of Don van Vliet - Captain Beefheart.
Colm Toibin presents an intimate portrait of American poet John Ashbery, who died in 2017.
How an unlikely friendship led to Harlem poet Langston Hughes' epic 1964 BBC radio series.
Businessman Mark Constantine champions the life of poet Kahlil Gibran with Matthew Parris.
Michael Horovitz nominates fellow poet and founder of the Beat generation Allen Ginsberg.
Ella McSweeney meets Wendell Berry - the farmer, author and campaigner who inspired her.
A conversation between contemporary figures and archive recordings of James Baldwin.
Susan Marling travels to Massachusetts to assess the legacy of Henry David Thoreau.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau.
Tim Burton interviewed by Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the enduring appeal of TS Eliot's religious poetry.
Poet and playwright Al Letson recalls the life of Tupac Shakur.
Presenter Matthew Parris and journalist Jeremy Vine discuss W H Auden's poetry.
Jeremy Vine is joined by Richard Davenport-Hines to explore the life and work of WH Auden.
Laurie Anderson profiles one of the most original writers and thinkers of the 20th century