Mark Lawson examines why the works of Shakespeare continue to inspire so many books.
Professor Judith Buchanan shares her love of silent Shakespeare on early film.
Who owns Shakespeare? Graphic designer Teresa Monachino goes in search of Brand Bard.
Helen Castor on why the action in Shakespeare's history plays takes place in the Midlands.
The bells of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright discover how Shakespeare spoke.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the impact of Shakespeare's approach to history (programme 1 of 2)
Melvyn Bragg discusses the impact of Shakespeare's approach to history (programme 2 of 2).
Two NGAs ask: is it wrong to have children? Do terrorists have a problem with Shakespeare?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the enduring popular and academic appeal of Shakespeare.
Was Shakespeare a closet Catholic? Ernie Rea and guests discuss Shakespeare's religion.
Melvyn Bragg and guests consider the enigma of the life of William Shakespeare
Poetry curator Daisy Goodwin nominates the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.
Piers Plowright revisits Stowe School, where he fell in love with Shakespeare's language.