Alexander McCall Smith talks about why Precious Ramotswe is his favourite character.
When an artist met a shepherdess - a story of friendship, farming and art.
Bridget Kendall talks to author Alexander McCall Smith about his work as an academic.
Bishop Richard Holloway reveals why the picture of a skeleton can stun him to tears.
Datshiane Navanayagam talks to Val McDermid about her unexpected educational journey.
Poet Don Paterson meets composer Thomas Adès.
Claudia Hammond with more experiments that changed our understanding of the human mind.
Jim Naughtie considers Fred Goodwin, the banker now bereft of his knighthood.
Geologists Roderick Murchison and Henry de la Beche clashed over the age of Devon's rocks.
Jim Al-Khalili talks cloning with the creator of Dolly the sheep, Ian Wilmut.
Crime writer Val McDermid on the importance of the sea in her life and in music
In a wide-ranging conversation, Mark Lawson talks to writer JK Rowling.
JK Rowling talks to Mark Lawson about her new novel. Hear the full interview at 7.15pm.
Conductor John Butt has reconstructed JS Bach's 1723 Christmas service
Bishop Richard Holloway asks if life's best lesson is when to let others take over.
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
Bishop Richard Holloway on learning how to forgive ourselves as well as others.
The work and legacy of the often overlooked 19th century scientist James Clerk Maxwell.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Will Self is at Glenlair, James Clerk Maxwell's country estate.
Will Self visits Jodrell Bank in a bid to understand the application of Maxwell's work.
Will Self's trip starts promisingly with a chance encounter with physicist Sir Peter Higgs
Will Self concludes his 600-mile road trip on the trail of physicist James Clerk Maxwell.
Prof Mona Siddiqui considers the importance of friendship in a divided world.
Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies at Glasgow University, returns to Huddersfield
Michael Berkeley's guest is Muslim theologian Mona Siddiqui.
Richard Holloway says that we should live in such a way that death will be an unjust fate.
Samira Ahmed profiles the physicist Peter Higgs, the man behind the "God Particle".
Sir Hans Sloane founder of the British Museum is championed by Sir Mark Walport.
Wendy Robbins takes the Kwik Fit car repair firm founder back to his Leith childhood home.