Dr Thomas Dixon explores the impact of World War One on male friendship.
Alex Jennings on playing Benjamin Britten and reading his biography for BBC Radio 4.
Charles Hazlewood delves into the world of Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
The row that exploded between Eddington and Chandrasekhar over the death of stars.
Radio 4 documentary.
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann's satirical revue closed on 2 May 1959.
James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
An exploration of how the sea and Suffolk coast inspired Benjamin Britten's music
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Stephen Johnson joins the BBC SSO to explore the intricacies in Britten's Cello Symphony.
Ian Bostridge, Jonathan Reekie and writer Martin Kettle reflect on Britten's reputation
Charles Hazlewood looks at Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
John Tusa talks to artist David Hockney about his work.
James Naughtie profiles the artist who has long been at the forefront of British art.
David Hockney embarks on an ambitious new portrait series from his Californian studio.
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
Edward Goater listens to Peter Pears
The story and legacy of the maverick, self taught, legendary chef George Perry-Smith.
How St Ives abstract artists Terry Frost and Patrick Heron formed an unlikely friendship.
Gladys Parr recalls working with Benjamin Britten.
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson retraces Benjamin Britten's composing walks.
Can John Maynard Keynes' economic strategy help Congress divide their 1992 budget?
Anne McElvoy explores rival liberal solutions to the 1930s Depression.
Artist Patrick Heron talking to the BBC in 1971 about Matisse’s use of colour
John Bridcut explores Britten's creative relationship with amateur singers.
Matthew Sweet uncovers the extraordinary career of Alex Comfort, author of The Joy of Sex.
Alan Dein tells the story of pioneering oral historian Tony Parker.
Charles Hazlewood unravels Tippett's Songs for Dov.