Francine Stock examines the cultural life of Vienna in 1918.
Professor Alexander Goehr explores how avant-garde music lost its edge.
Author William Boyd champions playwright Anton Chekhov's claim to greatness.
Theatre director Sir Richard Eyre nominates Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
Francine Stock on popular culture in Britain, France, Germany and Russia as war begins.
Lesley Chamberlain on the 'aesthetic Bolsheviks', a 1920s Russian artistic community.
1916. The year of Verdun and the Somme. Could artists and writers convey this new hell?
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of the Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
Kate Kennedy explores the Somme through the lives of musicians who took part in the battle
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the 20th century philosophy of existentialism
Grayson Perry goes in search of the moment the avant-garde died.
Francine Stock explores how artists and the publishing world responded to the war.
Have we reached peak Scandi furniture? Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen thinks so.
Will Self rebroadcasts an imaginary archive of modernist radio.
Why does opera turn off so many music lovers?
Francine Stock explores how the First World War transformed the arts across Europe.
DJ Taylor tells the story of an influential group of experimental 1960s British writers.
Melvyn Bragg examines the history and legacy of 20th Century Avant Garde painting.
Kwame Kwei-Armah explores how Black Mountain College launched many American artists.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss TS Eliot's seminal poem The Waste Land.
Tim Key gives his surreal and startling take on the Soviet absurdist writer Daniil Kharms.
Is the avant-garde dead? Paul Morley conducts an autopsy, but detects signs of life...
In 1914, intellectuals and authors were soon seen as crucial to the war effort.
Writer AL Kennedy explores existentialist ideas about the individual.