Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the impact of World War One on male friendship.
The acclaimed writer and the influential musician in the tag talk show.
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
The composer and 'non-musician' Brian Eno is interviewed about his music and video work.
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at 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
Clement Attlee's lack of charisma did not prevent him transforming post war Britain.
Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Profile of one of Britain's leading actors, Daniel Day-Lewis.
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.
Thomas Dixon explores the origins of the idea of friendships between humans and animals.
How Charles Darwin used the plants in his garden to develop his theory of evolution.
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.
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
Dr Craig Venter on his own experiences as a collector, medic and geneticist.