Adrian Lester chooses Othello, consumed by jealousy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aldous Huxley's dystopian 1932 novel Brave New World.
Anne Enright talks about her Man Booker prize-winning novel The Gathering.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown focuses on the relationship between Antony and Cleopatra.
Japanese poets create new work in a location marred by a tragic history.
Kirsty Lang talks to Dominic West and Clarke Peters about performing Othello in Sheffield.
A fresh look at Shakespeare's Othello through the prism of the rehearsal room.
Glenda Jackson's returns to the stage for the first time in 23 years playing King Lear.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Shakespeare's best known, longest and most quoted play.
A look behind the scenes at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre's Hamlet with Maxine Peake.
Scottish poet Jackie Kay reads a poem called Would Jane Eyre Come to the Information Desk?
James chooses one of Shakespeare's smallest roles.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, first published in 1847.
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the religion in Jane Eyre.
Jane Rogers reviews The Go Between.
In a wide-ranging conversation, Mark Lawson talks to writer JK Rowling.
James Naughtie is joined by the author of Catch 22, Joseph Heller.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.
Hugh Quarshie seeks resolution to the dilemmas of a black actor playing Othello.
Tutus, tanks and Tchaikovsky. Swan Lake's strange pas de deux with the fate of Russia.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the 1857 trial of Gustave Flaubert's novel, Madame Bovary
David Nixon and BBC NOW join Charles Hazlewood to explore Russian Ballet.
The powerful drama of a marriage between the Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona.
Lenny Henry on the complex stage history of the role of Othello, Shakespeare's 'Moor'.
Philosopher Angie Hobbs on the value of conscience and moral intuition.
The tenor, baritone & conductor Plácido Domingo on his return to the Royal Opera House
A celebration of the autographed manuscript of Puccini's masterpiece, Madame Butterfly.
'Frailty, thy name is woman!' What can Hamlet tell us about attitudes to women today?
The story behind Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the impact it has had on audiences.