The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.
Ida B. Wells the African American civil rights activist is chosen by Baroness Oona King
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Benjamin Franklin.
Elif Shafak talks to Joan Bakewell about the influence of Sufism on her writing.
Elif Shafak visits an Istanbul bookshop to see if modern Turkey is present on its shelves.
Elif Shafak discusses her novel 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in this Strange World.
The author describes how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected her creative process
Comedian Frankie Boyle talks to comic book writer Grant Morrison.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
British General Sir Michael Rose selects 'Father of the American Nation' George Washington
Salman Rushdie speaks to Front Row about the publication of his memoirs.
Matthew Parris and Max Mosley celebrate the life of John Stuart Mill.
A Jamaican rebellion rouses Victorian liberals against state violence. With Anne McElvoy.
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges talks to his comedy mentor Frankie Boyle.
Mark Coles looks at the life of American rapper and activist Killer Mike.
Fifty years since Lenny Bruce died, Mark Steel explores his legacy in the 21st century.
Lenny Henry explores a transformative moment in the career of late comedian Richard Pryor.
The life and ideas of the 19th century political philosopher John Stuart Mill.
Melvyn Bragg examines both the literary and political careers of the poet John Milton.
Fern Riddell discusses suffragette Kitty Marion. Plus Gregory Tate on science and poetry.