The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.
The light bulb and the first moving pictures appeared.
Amanda Foreman talks about her biography of Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire.
Paul Morley on the unknown Anthony Burgess - his northern roots and his work as a composer
Edward Stourton profiles Baroness Trumpington, famous for flicking a V sign in the Lords.
When a David Bowie tribute act hears his idol has died, a strange week unfolds.
Simon talks to Carey about her role as Bathsheba Everdene in Far From the Madding Crowd.
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t funny but a political rebel. Mark Steel nominates him as his hero.
Chiwetel Ejiofor talks to David Morrissey about his new film, Triple 9.
Jonathan Maitland profiles the star of The King's Speech, actor & campaigner, Colin Firth.
Early in his career, he saw himself playing brutal roles in films like Scum.
Poet John Hegley chooses the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawrence.
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.
James Naughtie considers the influence of the musical innovator and trendsetter.
John Wilson talks to David Bowie in New York. This is an uncut version of the interview.
David Bowie's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.
Derren Brown gets inside the mind of musical wizard and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin.
Martin Broughton nominates Dick Francis, champion jockey and champion author.
presented by Kirsty Lang with Joanna Pitman
For National Album Day Elvis Costello talks to John Wilson about his career
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