Mark Coles profiles Aidan Turner, the Irish actor playing Poldark.
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s literary career through rare recordings.
Colin Farrell interviewed by Edith Bowman.
Exploring the Victorian borderland between Platonic friendship and homosexual love.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the first Duke of Wellington.
Best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth nominates the Duke of Wellington.
Mark Lawson talks to Emma Donoghue.
Sir Michael Gambon says he "isn't looking forward to" the new series of Top Gear.
Screenwriter Hossein Amini meets playwright and director Conor McPherson.
Lisa Dwan, renowned performer of works by Samuel Beckett, on Beckett, Dante and exile.
The comparative histories of two titans of 19th century history.
Jonathan Freedland compares past and present military campaigns.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson chooses playwright Samuel Beckett.
Lenny Abrahamson speaks to Simon Mayo about his new film, Room.
David Cannadine explores how the Duke of Wellington's boots came to define his leadership.
Toby Jones and Sir Michael Gambon speak to Simon Mayo about their new film, Dad’s Army.
Theo Dorgan explores the continuing importance of WB Yeats, 150 years after he was born.
Fintan O'Toole looks back at the reputations of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Melvyn Bragg examines the effect of Irish politics on the work of the poet W.B. Yeats.
Melvyn Bragg explores the strange and mystical world of the Irish poet W B Yeats.