Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
Matthew Sweet meets film production designer Ken Adam, famous for Bond and Dr Strangelove.
In defence of Kingsley Amis, whose new novel has caused a storm among feminists.
Dickie Bird champions his hero Sir Leonard Hutton.
Peter White discusses the controversial England cricket captain Douglas Jardine.
Nick Robinson looks at how Edward Heath handled the top job in politics.
James Naughtie considers the controversial parliamentarian Enoch Powell.
How St Ives abstract artists Terry Frost and Patrick Heron formed an unlikely friendship.
Ian Hargreaves explores the fading visions of legendary Fleet Street editor Hugh Cudlipp.
Jan Morris, who first reported the conquest of Everest, looks back on her adventures.
Jessica Carney talks about the career of her grandfather William Hartnell.
Sukhdev Sandhu introduces a radio-minded feature by critic and novelist John Berger.
Sir Kingsley Amis talks to Nigel Forde about his 40 years as a writer.
The former army chief speaks on now-dismissed allegations of child abuse made against him
Sir Neville Marriner talks to Kirsty Lang about his long and varied career
From The Faces of Maugham 25 Jan 1974
Profiles of Robert Maxwell and Fred MacMurray, who both passed away in 1991.
Robert Maxwell, obscuring controversy and comparing libel law in England and the US.
News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy nominates his illustrious predecessor Robin Day.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy nominates the broadcaster and political interviewer Robin Day.
James Naughtie profiles the politician who left the Labour Party to set up the SDP.
Journalist Polly Toynbee chooses one of the most noted of post-war politicians Roy Jenkins
Richard Weight explores the key role of Roy Jenkins in the liberal reforms of the 1960s.
Anne McElvoy explores the rise and fall of the 1960s liberals, like Roy Jenkins.
The writer and comedian talks about the impact of shell shock on his mental health.
Keith Joseph's impact as the trailblazer for Thatcherism is assessed by James Landale.
Author Patrick Leigh Fermor on walking through Europe in the 1930s.
On Edward Heath's centenary, Shaun Ley reassesses the enigmatic former prime minister.
John Humphrys visits the Greek home of travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Philosopher AC Grayling explores what his former tutor had to say on life's big question.
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