The farmers donating tonnes of food to help feed thousands in need on Christmas Day.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the impact of World War One on male friendship.
The truth is like a vegetable your mother makes you eat, nourishing but it tastes terrible
Louisa Foxe reveals the changing British attitude towards the expression of emotion.
Aleks Krotoski asks if the digital world is allowing us to be more altruistic than ever.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical and evolutionary arguments over altruism.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the history of friendship over the centuries.
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.
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
Magnanimity, the gift which makes a good politician.
Keir Starmer explores relationships between justice, retribution and the passage of time.
Michael Blastland explores human foibles. Can we really control our own behaviour?
Must nurses show compassion? What is it anyway? Ernie Rea and guests discuss.
The best way to cope with a life-changing illness? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
Michael Rosen asks George Lakoff about the new political words coming out of the US now.
Architectural writer Shumi Bose explores whether we can trust what we see.
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Melvyn Bragg examines duty, a concept that has excited philosophers through history.
The dangers of friendship as conveyed to children in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A profoundly deaf woman reveals how there is more to listening than hearing.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores friendship and self-help among the 19th-century poor.
What are the moral limits of forgiveness? Engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg considers what it is to be free and how freedom became such a powerful value.
The moral boundaries of friendship. Chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of friendship; ‘a single soul dwelling in two bodies’.
Ivo Gormley tells the story of his bright idea to combine getting fit with doing good.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
The story of an octogenarian dancer teaching a 28-year-old how to waltz.
Nikolaus Pevsner considers the 'Englishness' of the artist William Hogarth.