Ben Brantley of the New York Times describes how the city informed Arthur Miller's work.
Christopher Bigsby traces the life and work of Arthur Miller, mostly in Miller's own words
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events.
War reporter Tim Butcher chooses an exploration into the strange world of Graham Greene.
James Naughtie on the novelist who was a master of moral guilt and cold war intrigue.
Joan Bakewell explores areas of belief with writer Ian McEwan.
John Mullan of UCL looks at the life and work of Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Jorge Luis Borges.
Peter White visits Argentina to hear about the work of blind fabulist Jorge Luis Borges.
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy chooses the blind Argentinian writer Borges.
Philosopher, Isaiah Berlin discusses his personal music choices with Michael Berkeley.
The love affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lasted for 50 years.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, work and life of Simone de Beauvoir.
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
A profile of British political theorist and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997).
Bertrand Russell examines the effects of increasing state control.
In the inaugural Reith lecture, Bertrand Russell examines the impulses in human nature.
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.
Author VS Naipaul looks back on his career. He talks about how he first started writing.
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