Tom talks to Sir Kenneth Grange about his ideas on designing furniture for older people.
A fun exploration of lateral thinking, fifty years after Edward de Bono coined the term.
Camilla Cavendish asks why our cultural industries are now so attractive to the government
Novelist Andrea Levy goes back to her adult education writing class with John Wilson.
Antonia Fraser and fellow historian Margaret MacMillan discuss writing history
A feature in which artists give insight into their creative process.
Chris Toumazou talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the science of invention.
Ellen Mara De Wachter explores the insights offered by collaborative art or "co-art".
How has technology changed the way we come up with ideas?
Mariella Frostrup asks if we are bringing up children creative enough for the future.
The NSSA-winning author reacts to his recent success.
Steph McGovern explores the design on display at the Great Exhibition of the North.
How important is beauty in design? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
When our cities, our homes or our bodies suffer damage, how can design help?
Shumi Bose examines the qualities we consider to be most desirable in design.
Shumi Bose explores how design can help us explore and express our sense of identity.
Architectural writer Shumi Bose explores whether we can trust what we see.
Tom Dyckhoff explores the history and the practice of design in protest.
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
from the BBC archive 1948
John Wilson talks to crime-novelist Elmore Leonard.
Mark Lawson talks to best-selling American novelist Elmore Leonard.
AL Kennedy goes in search of epiphanies - a revelation, the 'aha' instant, a eureka moment
Beryl Bainbridge, Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury on inspiration.
Roger Law meets two men with one thing in common - creating objects in perfect detail.
Maya Angelou faces dragons, Ted Hughes wrestles goblins, and Charles Bukowski interrupts.
Short lessons in creative writing from great novelists, poets and playwrights.
Roger Law meets two creators - one making real objects, the other computer-generated ones.
Mini lectures on character, plot and style, featuring Graham Greene and Baroness Orczy.
Roger Law looks at some of the Britain's best designs and inventions.