Sir Gregory Winter, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Helen Grady profiles the prize-winning scientist Professor Sir Andre Geim.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks on the annotated poems of T. S. Eliot.
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Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Lenny Henry stars in a musical fantasy about TS Eliot's 1964 dinner with Groucho Marx.
Doris Lessing. Spirited, straight-talking Nobel Laureate.
Biographer Patrick French has an imagined conversation with the late writer Doris Lessing.
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Dorothy Hodgkin and her lover wrestle with the internal structure of complex molecules.
In the 1940s, Dorothy made more scientific strides even with a baby.
Dorothy's reputation grew post-war, conquering the structure of penicillin.
Dorothy becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
Dr Phil Hammond chooses the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
James considers one of modern Britain's most influential dramatists, Harold Pinter.
Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Joan Bakewell talks to Kirsty Young about her affair and long friendship with Pinter
Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees champions the life of his hero, physicist Joseph Rotblat.
Anne McElvoy explores rival liberal solutions to the 1930s Depression.
"Knowing what it would mean... I did not want this patent to become public."
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest theoretical physicists who ever lived.