Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the short, brilliant life of computer science's founder.
A re-examination of George Kennan's 1957 Reith Lectures, 'Russia, the Atom and the West'.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is American war correspondent and writer David Rieff.
Alexei Sayle nominates Edward Said, author of Orientalism.
Alexei Sayle explains why scholar and literary critic Edward Said inspired him.
A look at Peter Maxwell Davies's iconic music theatre work Eight Songs for a Mad King.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
Jonathan Harvey and Stephen Johnson look at two of Harvey's compositions.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch on depicting Alan Turing in The Imitation Game
Secretary James Baker before the Senate, and Russian advisors to Saddam Hussein.
James Naughtie and an audience talk to Jodi Picoult about her novel My Sister's Keeper.
Is the 'face-centred cubic lattice' the most efficient way of stacking spheres?
Lyse Doucet talks to the renowned Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa.
Colleagues and friends discuss Michelle Obama's influence on her husband's campaign.
The BBC Singers and the Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields.
Nico Muhly discusses his new song cycle Sentences.
The second most important man in America - Paul Volcker.
James MacMillan pays tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss their BBC late-night Prom
Mark Coles profiles Robert Mueller, special counsel leading the Trump-Russia investigation
Mark Coles profiles Robert Mueller, the long-serving and influential director of the FBI.
Roy Baumeister on why we must beat the tyranny of our negativity bias. With Helen Lewis.
Mark Ravenhill on scientist Alan Turing
Stephen Johnson explores Peter Maxwell Davies', A Reel of Seven Fishermen.
Stephen Johnson and the BBC SSO explore Peter Maxwell Davies's A Reel of Seven Fishermen.
Claire Bolderson profiles Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court
Self-confessed introvert Susan Cain delves deep into this complex personality trait.
Chris Anderson talks to the writer Susan Cain about the power of the introvert
Tej Lalvani nominates the physicist and bongo playing Richard Feynman as his great life.
Politician scientist George F. Kennan's opinion on US foreign policy in 1993.