Matthew Syed examines the work of the controversial anthropologist Colin Turnbull.
Greg Proops looks back at the life of Bob Hope, whose career spanned the 20th century.
Master of obsession, suspense and terror, Alfred Hitchcock.
Actor Alison Steadman in conversation with her heroes – brought back to life.
interview by Mark Lawson
Michael Berkeley's guest is sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar.
Anthony Horowitz champions the life of Alfred Hitchcock.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss WH Auden's life and his poetry from the 1930s.
Michael Berkeley talks to the popular historical fiction writer Bernard Cornwell.
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo focus on the films of Alfred Hitchcock
Emily Blunt talks to Sanjeev Bhaskar about her new film, The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
Harold Evans in pursuit of the truth
Mark Lawson focuses on Alfred Hitchcock's complex working relationship with women.
Cultural commentator John Harris discusses the life of John Lennon.
Jim Naughtie assesses the pair at the creative heart of the Beatles, Lennon and McCartney.
John Lennon's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.
Philosopher Appiah reminds us that collective action is the sum of individual actions.
Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with John Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.
Star of the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lily Collins talks to Simon about the film.
Comedian and writer Lucy Porter champions Cary Grant as her Great Life.
The colourful career of British composer and transgender pioneer Angela Morley.
Horatio Clare tells the story of the unconventional anthropologist Colin Turnbull.
Fern Riddell discusses suffragette Kitty Marion. Plus Gregory Tate on science and poetry.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest theoretical physicists who ever lived.
The life and times of Christopher Hitchens told through archive and interview.
Jessica Mitford is championed by Robert Rinder.
The creation and unexpected afterlife of WH Auden's poem September 1, 1939.
Historian and writer Sir Simon Schama converses with his heroes brought back to life.
Comedian and performer Ken Dodd explains how Stan Laurel inspired him to go into comedy.