Peter Hennessy invites Chris Patten to reflect on his life and times.
Alex Jennings on playing Benjamin Britten and reading his biography for BBC Radio 4.
Amanda Levete nominates Richard Rogers for the New Elizabethans
Antonia Fraser chooses J.M.W Turner's The Fighting Temeraire
Architects Richard Rogers and Norman Foster discuss their 50-year friendship
Radio 4 documentary.
John Major's comments on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal.
The philosopher heads back to her Winchester birthplace, home to her single mother of five
Baroness Mary Warnock curates the festival of her wildest dreams.
Peter Hennessy asks a senior politician to reflect on their life and times.
James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
An exploration of how the sea and Suffolk coast inspired Benjamin Britten's music
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
interview by Mark Lawson
John Tusa interviews the British Abstract painter Bridget Riley.
We explore the life and career of British artist Bridget Riley.
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Stephen Johnson joins the BBC SSO to explore the intricacies in Britten's Cello Symphony.
Ian Bostridge, Jonathan Reekie and writer Martin Kettle reflect on Britten's reputation
Charles Hazlewood looks at Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Helen Mark explores Sir Winston Churchill's family home of Chartwell in Kent.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style
Margaret MacMillan examines the role of civilians as supporters and victims of conflict.
Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.
Clement Attlee's lack of charisma did not prevent him transforming post war Britain.
presented by Mark Lawson
Kirsty Lang talks to the curator of her estate, Annette Ratuszniak, & her son, Lin Jammet
Dame Judi Dench interviewed by Simon Mayo.
Mark Coles looks at the life of Dame Vera Lynn.