Andrew Bird offers a personal view on Chicago, the city where he grew up.
Ken Barnes explores how a beloved singer became king of radio.
Soweto Kinch offers a different vision of a city he's loved all his life - Birmingham.
Ken Clarke and Soweto Kinch discuss the relationship between two jazz pioneers.
Jim Coleman managed Chet Baker's touring schedules for the last four years of his life.
Ken Clarke and guest Abram Wilson discuss the music of the 1950s trumpeter Clifford Brown.
Datshiane Navanayagam talks to Soweto Kinch about his unexpected educational journey.
How, in 1976, Bing Crosby chose to celebrate 50 years in showbiz with a special concert.
Broadcaster and DJ Colin Murray chooses Frank Sinatra.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Profiles of entertainers Groucho Marx (1898-1977) and Bing Crosby (1903-1977).
Andrew McGibbon talks to saxophonist Duncan Lamont about Sinatra - and writing Mr Benn.
Michael Berkeley's guest is the jazz musician John Surman.
Ken Clarke and Ian Smith examine the life and music of hard-bop trumpeter Lee Morgan.
From Radio 4's Great Lives, 12 Jul 2002
The story of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin, using BBC archive material.
Dancer and actor Lionel Blair chooses his friend, Sammy Davis Jr.
Seth MacFarlane interviewed by Edith Bowman and James King
In this centenary celebration, Kurt Elling reflects on the life and work of Frank Sinatra.
How Charlie Parker defined and revolutionised the sound of the saxophone.
The story of Jimmy Scott, one of the 20th century's most overlooked vocalists.
Guitarists including Jimmy Page and Mark Knopfler discuss the influence of Hank Marvin.
Robert Sandall talks to the Rolling Stones drummer about his passion for jazz.
Piers examines James Booker's interpretation of True at the 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival.
Neil Innes discusses the life of his colleague and friend Vivian Stanshall.
Courtney Pine talks to jazz trombonist Chris Barber about his life's work.
A disastrous first dance, the nightclub Rasputin and a Parisian hotel.
Woody Allen tells Mark Lawson why he has 'never gone to see' his own movies.