Anne McElvoy explores how Thomas Carlyle reacted against the Industrial Revolution.
A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
Critic Charlotte Mullins reviews.
James Naughtie profiles the Nobel prize-winning economist.
By insisting on observation in nurseries, Anna Freud promoted understanding of children.
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Miles Warde explores the life of American photographer Ansel Adams
Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
Talking to Mark Lawson on Front Row on 19 February 2007
Barbara McClintock's research into genes, and her acknowledgement as a great scientist.
Stephen Johnson explores the nuances in Barber's Violin Concerto and First Essay.
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s literary career through rare recordings.
Stephanie Flanders profiles Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Benjamin Franklin.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
Stephen Johnson explores three of Luciano Berio's virtuosic and experimental Sequenzas.
Journalist Jonathan Coffey re-opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein
On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
Why do journalists flock to Washington for the presidential election?
As part of U2's new album 'Innocence & Experience', Bono wrote 'Iris' about his mother.
TV producer John Lloyd discusses the life of American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller
Jeffrey Sachs delivers the first of five lectures, recorded at The Royal Society in London
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Gauss, one of the great mathematicians.
While Freud relied on expert and patient, Rogers pioneered a therapeutic model of equals.
Mark Lawson talks to Chinua Achebe for Radio 4’s Front Row. First broadcast in June 2007.
The parallels between the leadership of President Clinton and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain.