Glenda Jackson presents a documentary in Paris about influential French writer Emile Zola.
Matthew Parris hears from David Blunkett about the life of Louis Braille.
The story behind the writing of Victor Hugo's book is one of adultery, intrigue and exile.
Pallab Ghosh explains how Marie Curie achieved fame through her work on radioactivity.
The extraordinary life of the Polish scientist who changed the course of physics.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas on the education of children
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the scientific achievements of the Curie family.
Steve Punt travels to Paris to investigate the death of celebrated writer Emile Zola.
V.S. Prichett on French Novelist Zola, who was an an inspiration for Marie Bashkirtseff
Michael Rosen traces novelist Emile Zola's exile in Britain as he fled a prison sentence.