Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Melvyn Bragg tells the story of the Nobel-winning physicists William and Lawrence Bragg.
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Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Comments made by the Nobel scientist Sir Tim Hunt started a worldwide debate on sexism.
The third man behind the unravelling of DNA's double helix Maurice Wilkins.
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Dorothy Hodgkin and her lover wrestle with the internal structure of complex molecules.
In the 1940s, Dorothy made more scientific strides even with a baby.
Dorothy's reputation grew post-war, conquering the structure of penicillin.
Dorothy becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
James Naughtie profiles the molecular biologist who helped discover the structure of DNA.
Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
James considers one of modern Britain's most influential dramatists, Harold Pinter.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Joan Bakewell talks to Kirsty Young about her affair and long friendship with Pinter
"Knowing what it would mean... I did not want this patent to become public."
Samira Ahmed profiles the physicist Peter Higgs, the man behind the "God Particle".
James Naughtie profiles the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who pioneered IVF.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Rudyard Kipling.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear science.
Bertrand Russell examines the effects of increasing state control.
In the inaugural Reith lecture, Bertrand Russell examines the impulses in human nature.
Dr Geoff Bunn on how chemical transmission became a fundamental concept in neuroscience.