A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s literary career through rare recordings.
Cornelia Parker talks to Kirsty Lang about Man Ray's 1920 photograph Dust Breeding.
Poet and composer Edouard Mesens discusses his friendships with Man Ray.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
How actress Jean Seberg (1938-79) was tormented by the FBI.
Lisa Dwan, renowned performer of works by Samuel Beckett, on Beckett, Dante and exile.
Man Ray talks about his fascination with inanimate objects.
Stephen Johnson and the Ulster Orchestra explore Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No 2.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson chooses playwright Samuel Beckett.
The life and work of French novelist, playwright and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
The love affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lasted for 50 years.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, work and life of Simone de Beauvoir.
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
A disastrous first dance, the nightclub Rasputin and a Parisian hotel.
Writer AL Kennedy explores existentialist ideas about the individual.