Ernie Rea and guests discuss the theological roots of the Orange Order.
Marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
The writer and critic DJ Taylor profiles Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Irish comic Dave Allen is chosen by actor and comedian Adil Ray. Matthew Parris presents.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the Scottish philosopher David Hume.
Allan Little profiles the philosopher David Hume, born in 1711.
Derren Brown gets inside the mind of musical wizard and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin.
The Strictly star and former MP in conversation with his heroes - brought back to life.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Garibaldi and the Risorgimento, for our Listener Week.
Michael Goldfarb tells the story of Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Writer Fay Weldon and biographer Vincent Brome discuss the life of the visionary novelist.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
Andrew Brown explores philosopher David Hume's witty, provocative career as a historian.
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson
Fifty years since Lenny Bruce died, Mark Steel explores his legacy in the 21st century.
The story behind the writing of Victor Hugo's book is one of adultery, intrigue and exile.
Neil MacGregor examines how Luther created the modern German language.
Malmesbury in Wiltshire aims to establish itself as the country's 'Philosophy Town'.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss how Martin Luther affected the course of the Reformation.
Misha Glenny explores the impact of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
Journalist Chris Page travels to Africa and meets members of the Ghanaian Orange Order.
Jonathan Freedland focuses on Hillary Clinton and pioneering political women from history.
William Crawley looks at the life of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.
Comedian Ray Peacock nominates the controversial life of Lenny Bruce.
Francine Stock explores charismatic leadership, from Giuseppe Garibaldi to Osama Bin Laden
Chris Bowlby explores how the Reformation shaped German culture and what it means today.
Edward Stourton profiles the controversial new leader of the Philippines.