James Naughtie profiles the Nobel prize-winning economist.
Emily Buchanan profiles the archbishop of Canterbury, poet and scholar Rowan Williams.
Tristram Hunt tracks the life's work of the historian and university founder Asa Briggs.
Baroness Mary Warnock curates the festival of her wildest dreams.
The philosopher heads back to her Winchester birthplace, home to her single mother of five
Anne McElvoy traces the influence of Beatrice and Sidney Webb on British socialism.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Eamon Duffy, professor of the history of Christianity.
Bridget Kendall talks to Archbishop Rowan Williams about his fascination with Dostoyevsky.
Michael Berkeley's guest is critic and scholar Sir Christopher Ricks.
Helen Mark discovers the Oxfordshire woodland that once belonged to author CS Lewis.
Joan Bakewell is in conversation with theologian and historian Diarmaid MacCulloch.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events.
Ed Stourton profiles the billionaire philanthropist and investor George Soros.
Allan Little examines George Soros's global mission and why some people react against it.
Sarah Montague and Grayson Perry discuss Nikolaus Pevsner's lectures on 'English Art'.
Conductor John Butt has reconstructed JS Bach's 1723 Christmas service
John Harris of the Guardian talks to autism specialist Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.
Can John Maynard Keynes' economic strategy help Congress divide their 1992 budget?
Scholar Jonathan Bate discusses his passion for music inspired by Shakespeare.
The Unauthorised Life has attracted attention due to revelations about Hughes' adultery.
Anne McElvoy explores rival liberal solutions to the 1930s Depression.
Michael Berkeley's guest is deputy president of the UK Supreme Court Lady Brenda Hale.
Mark Coles profiles Lady Brenda Hale, the new President of the UK Supreme Court.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.
Clive Anderson's guests pay tribute to the late Lord Bingham.
Former Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf talks to Joan Bakewell about his life and work.
Prof Manuel Castells on the rise of new economic cultures since the financial crisis.
Melvyn Bragg talks to Joan Bakewell about his life and beliefs.