Alex Salmond chooses Thomas Muir, whom he describes as the father of Scottish democracy.
The 1960s saw anti-psychiatrists including RD Laing question the notion of insanity.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles comedian and writer Armando Iannucci.
Al Murray and James King sit in for Simon and Mark with guest Armando Iannucci.
Alvin Hall explores the controversial decision allowing the Burrell Collection to tour.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Bishop Richard Holloway reveals why the picture of a skeleton can stun him to tears.
Mark Kermode discusses the work of British director, Lynne Ramsay.
Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland on gender and poetry.
Felicity Evans visits 'Herriot Country' in Yorkshire, made famous by vet James 'Alf' Wight
Following artist Fiona Graham-Mackay as she paints a portrait of poet Imtiaz Dharker.
Hear poetry being crafted by the award-winning Imtiaz Dharker. A poem is “like love”.
Billy Bragg tells the story of Jock Purdon and the history of songwriting about mining.
Author Johann Hari offers a personal & surprisingly uplifting perspective on depression.
Chris Anderson talks to author Johann Hari on understanding depression.
Jude Law and Kevin Macdonald interviewed by Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode.
Bishop Richard Holloway asks if life's best lesson is when to let others take over.
Bishop Richard Holloway on learning how to forgive ourselves as well as others.
Lynne Ramsay on directing We Need To Talk About Kevin; Sir Cameron Mackintosh at 65.
Historian Ferguson asks how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged progress
Richard Holloway says that we should live in such a way that death will be an unjust fate.
The poet takes us on one of the early morning city walks she goes on to find inspiration.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy reads a selection of her poems.
Exploring our right to freedom of thought in the digital age and the age of neuroscience.
Professor Norman Stone on loathing Oxford University and admiration of Thatcher.
Rankin talks to John Wilson about a poem by Thomas Hardy.
Photographer Rankin talks to John Wilson about his latest exhibition
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the Glaswegian psychiatrist R D Laing.
Carole Stone discusses the charismatic guru hailed during the 60s as a great philosopher.
A key figure in the 60s, influential psychiatrist RD Laing talks to Dr Anthony Clare.