Anne McElvoy on Victorian critic John Ruskin's showdown with the merchants of Bradford.
Open Country explores the importance of the Kent landscape to Charles Dickens.
Adrian Chiles talks to Kerstin Rodgers, aka Ms Marmite Lover, food writer and cook.
Robert Peston surprises Eddie Mair with his third and final guest - Alan Rusbridger.
Al Murray, the Pub Landlord creator, passes the baton to comedian and satirist Ian Hislop.
Three summer specials starting 24th Aug 2014 revisiting Derek Cooper's landmark TV series
4 Extra Debut. Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's journey to Berlin aboard an RAF Lancaster Bomber.
Why was the late Charles Campion so driven to tell food stories? Dan Saladino finds out.
Satirist and writer Armando Iannucci chooses novelist Charles Dickens.
Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Charles Dickens.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Damian Barr reads an extract from Maggie and Me.
The achievements and legacy of the 19th century literary giant Charles Dickens.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is journalist and war correspondent Ed Vulliamy.
Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann, meet Ben Hammersley, who coined the term 'podcast' in 2004.
Kenneth Cranham reads an extract from Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra.
Frank talks to Deborah Impiazzi, who lost her sight and with it, her job and her husband.
Frank Gardner talks to Dr Stuart Butchart about coping with a life-changing injury.
Frank Gardner talks to Tim Rushby-Smith about facing up to a life-changing accident.
Michael Berkeley talks former MP Chris Mullin at the 2013 Free Thinking Festival.
Clare Balding walks in search of the wild with environmentalist George Monbiot.
Gerald Scarfe meets photographer Paul Conroy
John McCarthy retraces one of the journeys of the mercurial travel writer HV Morton.
Private Eye editor and satirist Ian Hislop meets his younger self in the BBC archives.
Comedian and satirist Ian Hislop talks to writer and presenter Victoria Coren-Mitchell.
Comedian Russell Kane asks psychotherapist Mark Vernon: what are introverts & extroverts?
James Meek on his novel The People's Act of Love. James Naughtie presents.
Author Johann Hari offers a personal & surprisingly uplifting perspective on depression.
Chris Anderson talks to author Johann Hari on understanding depression.