Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific study of life, originated by Aristotle.
Adrian Moore discovers how Aristotle tried to make infinity acceptable to the Greeks.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Alan Dein explores Karl Marx's journey from corpse to bronze monolith.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of a Chinese bronze bell from the age of Confucius.
Spence reflects on China's most enduring thinker, Confucius.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the chinese philosophy of Confucianism.
The smiling philosopher who is perhaps the most famous Chinese person in history.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.
James Naughtie considers the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist.
An exclusive Radio 4 interview with David Attenborough about his life in wildlife sound.
David Attenborough recalls collecting music from around the world, and listens once again.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the Scottish philosopher David Hume.
Allan Little profiles the philosopher David Hume, born in 1711.
Susan Marling celebrates Richard Attenborough’s legacy a year on from his death.
Mark Kermode reviews Fahrenheit 11/9.
Nigel Warburton explores the life and work of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Cartoonist Ralph Steadman and translator Adam Czerniawski discuss the philosopher's life.
Tom Service finds out about the music composed by philosopher Friedrich Nietszche.
Michael Goldfarb tells the story of Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Munira Mirza discusses the life of the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and life of Hannah Arendt, political philosopher
Writer Fay Weldon and biographer Vincent Brome discuss the life of the visionary novelist.
Andrew Brown explores philosopher David Hume's witty, provocative career as a historian.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Matthew Parris and Max Mosley celebrate the life of John Stuart Mill.
A Jamaican rebellion rouses Victorian liberals against state violence. With Anne McElvoy.