Alex Jennings on playing Benjamin Britten and reading his biography for BBC Radio 4.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
An exploration of how the sea and Suffolk coast inspired Benjamin Britten's music
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Stephen Johnson joins the BBC SSO to explore the intricacies in Britten's Cello Symphony.
Ian Bostridge, Jonathan Reekie and writer Martin Kettle reflect on Britten's reputation
Charles Hazlewood looks at Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Gladys Parr recalls working with Benjamin Britten.
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson retraces Benjamin Britten's composing walks.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
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.
The story of John Lennon's extraordinary life and career is told in his own words.
Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with John Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.
John Bridcut explores Britten's creative relationship with amateur singers.
Bertrand Russell examines the effects of increasing state control.
In the inaugural Reith lecture, Bertrand Russell examines the impulses in human nature.
Barbara Castle and biographer Mary Davis discuss the life of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst.
Helen Pankhurst tells the incredible story of her grandmother's Ethiopian legacy.
An audio portrait exploring the lives and ideas of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley.
Bertrand Russell considers the role of human nature in the development of society.
Bertrand Russell argues for the importance of individual initiative in a community.
Charles Hazlewood unravels Tippett's Songs for Dov.