How the French Revolution shocked Edmund Burke into defending British traditions.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific study of life, originated by Aristotle.
Adrian Moore explores the idea of infinity through history
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Persian Islamic philosopher Avicenna.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Alan Dein explores Karl Marx's journey from corpse to bronze monolith.
Mark Coles explores how comedian Billy Connolly has tackled adversity with humour.
The former shipyard worker who became one of the UK's most popular stand-up comedians.
Physicist Brian Cox tells Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV show changed his life.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of a Chinese bronze bell from the age of Confucius.
Spence reflects on China's most enduring thinker, Confucius.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the chinese philosophy of Confucianism.
The smiling philosopher who is perhaps the most famous Chinese person in history.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
Daniel Dennett talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the evolution of the human brain.
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.
James Naughtie considers the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist.
An exclusive Radio 4 interview with David Attenborough about his life in wildlife sound.
David Attenborough recalls collecting music from around the world, and listens once again.
Susan Marling celebrates Richard Attenborough’s legacy a year on from his death.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher, politician and writer Edmund Burke.
Amanda Foreman examines how the elite transformed politics in the shadow of revolution.
Mark Kermode reviews Fahrenheit 11/9.
Nigel Warburton explores the life and work of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Comedian Frankie Boyle talks to comic book writer Grant Morrison.
Cartoonist Ralph Steadman and translator Adam Czerniawski discuss the philosopher's life.