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.
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.
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.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
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."
Samira Ahmed profiles the physicist Peter Higgs, the man behind the "God Particle".
Becky Milligan profiles the 2016 Nobel prize winner for Physics.
Why free market Austrian economics have inspired a rap video and attracted new fans.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Rudyard Kipling.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear science.
Bertrand Russell examines the effects of increasing state control.
In the inaugural Reith lecture, Bertrand Russell examines the impulses in human nature.