Melvyn Bragg examines the 19th century Parisian philosophy of life lived for art.
The Long View marks a year to go with a Brexit special edition.
Why would anyone collect cuckoo clocks or violins? Mike Williams investigates.
Timandra Harkness tries to test her views by steelplating the arguments of her opponents.
Michael Blastland asks if desk-bound work is making us obese.
Scientist Jim Al-Khalili gets a new pen-pal, living off-grid on a remote Canadian island.
Josie Long explores the way our collections and accidental archives define us.
Guest presenter Ian Marchant meets people who live 'off-grid' in mid-Wales.
Does a reliance on computers mean the return of the Luddites?
Winifred Robinson examines provision for home schooling and if it lets children down.
Bricklayer's son, ragtime pianist, major philanthropist: the lost story of Walter Harding.
Gerald Scarfe goes looking for bohemia, with a small "b".
The designer Steven Thomas meets the modern day surrealist Nancy Fouts.
Gamekeeper Mike Holliday stalks an elusive deer on the Glenample Estate in Scotland.
Ernie Rea explores the place and nature of faith in today's world.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
What would Britain look like if we all adopted a vegan diet? Tom Heap investigates.