Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
The writer Alan Bennett talks about his life and his new book Untold Stories.
Michael Berkeley's guest is playwright, screenwriter and author Alan Bennett.
"Even if I stabbed Judi Dench with a pitchfork, I'd still be a teddy bear," says Bennett
The acclaimed writer and the influential musician in the tag talk show.
Michael Goldfarb profiles composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
A special extended interview with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as he turns 70.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
A.S. Byatt talks to Mark Lawson about her own novels.
From Front Row on 7 May 2002
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
interview by Mark Lawson
Alan Bennett and musicians young and old consider the orchestral heritage of Yorkshire.
The composer and 'non-musician' Brian Eno is interviewed about his music and video work.
Musician Eno investigates the kinds of leadership available to us.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Helen Mark explores Sir Winston Churchill's family home of Chartwell in Kent.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style
Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.
Clement Attlee's lack of charisma did not prevent him transforming post war Britain.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Profile of one of Britain's leading actors, Daniel Day-Lewis.
Daniel Radcliffe interviewed by Edith Bowman.
Mark Lawson interviews Daniel Radcliffe, who now stars in the film The Woman in Black.
Melvyn visits Darwin's home at Down House in Kent.
Darwin's early life in Shropshire and his three years at Cambridge.
How Charles Darwin used the plants in his garden to develop his theory of evolution.
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.