Hear the world's cities through the ears of blind BBC presenter and traveller, Peter White
Open Country explores the importance of the Kent landscape to Charles Dickens.
Jonathan Freedland compares Nigel Farage with the 18th-century politician John Wilkes.
Hear the world's cities through the ears of BBC Presenter and blind traveller, Peter White
"I'm not totally comfortable being gay, whereas he absolutely loves it"
James Silver examines the life of Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World.
James Silver profiles Andy Coulson, who's resigned as David Cameron's communications chief
Nick Higham profiles the News of the World editor, Andy Coulson.
Singer Neil Tennant, who grew up in North Shields, talks to Philip Dodd about his career.
Paul Morley on the unknown Anthony Burgess - his northern roots and his work as a composer
Laurie Taylor takes a look at the life and work of one of Britain's broadcasting legends.
Sir Terry Pratchett on his 50th book.
The veteran comic and sharp comedian meet in the tag talk show.
George Orwell has been dead for 70 years. What can his ideas tell us about life in 2020?
Brian Sewell reflects on his achievements
Satirist and writer Armando Iannucci chooses novelist Charles Dickens.
Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Charles Dickens.
Mishal Husain looks at the personality and career of News of the World editor Colin Myler.
Philip Palmer's mostly true story of Daniel Defoe, the great 18th-century writer.
Mark Lawson presents a documentary exploring the far-reaching influence of Daniel Defoe.
Christopher Frayling explores the creation and legacy of Defoe's controversial novel.
The achievements and legacy of the 19th century literary giant Charles Dickens.
Jonathan Dimbleby tells the story of his legendary broadcaster father, Richard Dimbleby.
Don McCullin chooses his old travel companion Norman Lewis for Great Lives.
Mark Lawson returns to Leeds, 25 years on.
Richard Coles returns to Finedon 25 years on.
Mark Kermode's five greatest movies you won't have seen.
Patrick Wright examines the long history of anxiety over threats to English identity.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
In 1932, George Orwell taught in a public school. Geoffrey Stevens recalls being his pupil