Rana Mitter talks to the playwright Peter Nichols about his Passion Play. Read more
Peter Nichols, Darian Leader, Politics in Architecture
Rana Mitter talks to the playwright Peter Nichols about his Passion Play.
Rothko Returns to Latvia, John Beddington
Rothko returns to Latvia; and former Government Chief Scientific Adviser John Beddington.
Melnikov House, Anat Admati, The Hothouse, The Rest is Noise
Anne McElvoy talks to Simon Russell Beale and John Simm about Pinter's The Hothouse.
Public Enemy, FR Leavis, Tate Britain, Death
Matthew Sweet visits Tate Britain to examine a complete re-hang of the collection.
The Great Gatsby, Charles Correa, Political Movements
With architect Charles Correa, the film The Great Gatsby and political movements.
Matthew Sweet in an edition devoted to a conversation with theatre director Peter Brook.
Acting Styles, Propaganda and Power, Jesse Norman
Anne McElvoy discusses the political legacy of Edmund Burke.
Lee Smolin, Mafia, Not I, Inconceivable
Lee Smolin talks to Samira Ahmed about the way that the laws of physics change over time.
Matthew Sweet talks to American novelist and short story writer James Salter.
Khaled Hosseini, Man Booker International Prize, Disgraced, the Future of Psychiatry
Khaled Hosseini, Man Booker International Prize, Disgraced and the future of psychiatry.
Wagner 200, Michael Landy, Prague
With Anne McElvoy. Including a discussion about Wagner and antisemitism.
Matthew Sweet and guests examine our current and past attitudes to childhood.
Philip Hoare, Morality and the Law, Andrew Upton
Including tax, law and morality, plus writers Philip Hoare and Andrew Upton.
Race, Nate Silver, RB Kitaj, Philanthropy
With Philip Dodd. Including a review of the UK premiere of David Mamet's play Race.
The Rite of Spring, George Monbiot, Mary Rose, Suffrage Plays
Anne McElvoy discusses In the Mind of Igor, 'rewilding' Britain and the Mary Rose museum.
Behind the Candelabra, TJ Clark, Fern Riddell
Includes the film Behind the Candelabra, art historian TJ Clark and historian Fern Riddell
China Growth, Free Speech in India, Disability and the Arts
With Rana Mitter. Including discussions about China and India.
Bill Viola, The Iraq War, A Satire of the Three Estates, Jules Evans
Presented by Philip Dodd. With Bill Viola, A Satire of the Three Estatess and Norma Percy.
Chagall Reviewed, The End of Affluence, Cornelia Parker, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Presented by Anne McElvoy. Including a review of an exhibition devoted to Marc Chagall.
Slade School artists, Turkey, Kierkegaard, Sarah Dillon
Philip Dodd and guests on the Slade School artists. Plus Turkey and Kierkergaard.
The Amen Corner, Conspiracies and Democracy, John Gallagher, Rachel Kushner
With Matthew Sweet. Including a review of James's Baldwin's drama The Amen Corner.
Much Ado About Nothing, Sweet Bird of Youth, Education
Samira Ahmed talks to Joss Whedon about his film version of Much Ado About Nothing.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Check Your Privilege, Visions of the Universe
Anne McElvoy talks to Neil Gaiman. Plus Visions of the Universe and debating 'privilege'.
Conor McPherson, 700th anniversary of Boccaccio, David Kynaston, Chris Harding
Matthew Sweet and David Kynaston discuss Britain in the late 1950s.
Memory, The Wasp Factory, New Generation Thinker Rebecca Steinfeld
Presented by Philip Dodd. Memory Palace at the V&A, and Iain Banks's The Wasp Factory.
David Edgar, Foghorn Requiem, Population, Adam Broomberg
Anne McElvoy presents arts and cultural debate.
Gloriana, Porn, Lowry, New Generation Thinker Sarah Peverley
Philip Dodd reviews Britten's Gloriana, talks to TJ Clark about Lowry and discusses porn.
Melanie Phillips, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Jonathan Dee
With Matthew Sweet. Including Melanie Phillips on her autobiography Guardian Angel.
Claire Messud, Progress, Phil Spector, Joshua Oppenheimer
Anne McElvoy interviews Claire Messud and reviews a biopic with Al Pacino as Phil Spector.
Vali Nasr, Alfred Russel Wallace, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Mount Fuji
Rana Mitter debates a book on US foreign policy; Alfred Russel Wallace; the Art of Sudan.
Mexico Art Revolution, Ben Wheatley, Dystopia
Ben Wheatley talks to Matthew Sweet about his new film A Field in England.
Jane Campion, Clive James
Arts and cultural debate with Matthew Sweet.
Egypt's democracy, Diana Quick, Laura Knight, Technology & Cities
Tom Holland on Egypt, Diana Quick on her career, Laura Knight, Richard Sennett on cities.
Boris Johnson, The Masque of Anarchy, John Gallagher, Happy Holidays?
Anne McElvoy talks to Boris Johnson at the Chalke Valley History festival.
Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, women on stage, Wilkie Collins, Artificial Intelligence
Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, women on stage, Wilkie Collins, Artificial Intelligence.
Rana Mitter - Jhumpa Lahiri
Rana Mitter is joined by novelist Jhumpa Lahiri.
Richard Dawkins, Tacita Dean, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
Philip Dodd talks to biologist Richard Dawkins and artist Tacita Dean. Plus theatre review
John le Carré
John le Carre talks to Anne McElvoy to mark 50 years of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
Simon Schama, Beeban Kidron, End of Human Rights
Philip Dodd talks to Simon Schama about his History of the Jews. Plus Beeban Kidron.
Anne McElvoy is joined by celebrated Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood.
Australian Art at the RA, Rory Kinnear
Samira Ahmed on a new exhibition of Australian art at the Royal Academy in London.
Sound of Cinema: Landmarks - The Innocents
Matthew Sweet and guests discuss the celebrated horror film The Innocents.
Loyalty, Herodotus, Shunga, Martin Parr
Philip Dodd discusses loyalty in public life and talks to Tom Holland about Herodotus.
Zaha Hadid, French Cinema Music, Cynicism
Including architect Zaha Hadid, French cinema music and a debate on cynicism.
The Ugly Renaissance, Cate Blanchett, Mira Schendel, Maxim Leo
With Cate Blanchett, the art of Mira Schendel, Maxim Leo and debating the Renaissance.
Clash of Civilizations, Simon Heffer, George Grosz
Philip Dodd discusses the Clash of Civilizations, George Grosz and talks to Simon Heffer.
Jung Chang, Sarah Lucas, Allende, Everest Music
Presented by Rana Mitter. With Jung Chang on her book about Empress Dowager Cixi of China.
Ghosts, Slavoj Žižek, Miliband, Melissa Benn
Richard Eyre and Stephen Unwin discuss Ibsen's Ghosts with Anne McElvoy.
Hans Kung, Masters of Sex, Roots, Wendy Lower
Anne McElvoy discusses the Donmar Warehouse's new production of Roots.
Dayanita Singh, Social Media, Verdi and Shakespeare. Cultural debate with Philip Dodd.
Night Waves at ZSL London Zoo
Matthew Sweet examines the zoo as a cultural institution
Landmark: The Old Men at the Zoo
Matthew Sweet and guests discuss Angus Wilson's 1961 novel The Old Men at the Zoo.
Matthew Sweet discusses the ways we can think about our close association with primates
Captain Phillips, David Thomson, David Greig's The Events
Matthew Sweet on the new Paul Greengrass film, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks.
Paul Klee, US Shutdown, Catherine Merridale, Man Booker Prize, National Theatre
Philip Dodd's guests historian include Catherine Merridale.
Landmarks: Oh What a Lovely War
Samira Ahmed and guests discuss Joan Littlewood's musical Oh What a Lovely War.
Eric Schlosser, Richard II, Basil Bunting, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
David Tennant in Richard II, Eric Schlosser, Basil Bunting reevaluated. With Anne McElvoy.
Artist William Tillyer, Doctor Who, The Gettysburg Address
Doctor Who with Dominic Sandbrook and Ray Monk. The Gettysburg Address. William Tillyer.
Britten 100: Britten Libretti, Young Vic Theatre Uncut
Frances Spalding and Alexandra Harris discuss Myfanwy Piper's libretti for Britten.
Tony Benn, Political Traditions, PL Travers, Guy Debord
Including Tony Benn's diaries, political traditions, PL Travers and the work of Guy Debord
Orwell, Stoicism Week, Sue Webster and Gavin Turk on Glass Art
Philip Dodd discusses Orwell, artists working in glass, and Stoicism Week.
Amy Tan, Strange Blooms, Francois Mitterrand
Novelist Amy Tan talks to Anne McElvoy about her new book The Valley of Amazement.
2013 Turner Prize Announcement, Candide Review, the Value of Letters, Can
Including the 2013 Turner Prize winner, Bernstein's Candide and a discussion about letters
Henry V, The Sea, Black Nativity
Matthew Sweet presents a review of Henry V in the West End, plus the film Black Nativity.
Big Business, Art and the Middle East, Nebraska
Samira Ahmed discusses big business. Plus art and the Middle East and the film Nebraska.
Athol Fugard and Dame Janet Suzman talk to Philip Dodd about Nelson Mandela and his legacy
The Early 1960s
Matthew Sweet discusses 1963 and Profumo as Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward opens.
Mind Maps, Freud, Psychotherapy, Partition
Philip Dodd with Howard Brenton, Giles Fraser and Lisa Appignanesi, Moniza Alvi.
American Pyscho, Roosevelt, Medieval Christmas, British Architects
Anne McElvoy presents a first-night review of a new musical adaptation of American Psycho.
Peter O'Toole Appreciation, Genetics and Education, Japan at Christmas, Dragons
Including the life of Peter O'Toole, genes in education, Christmas in Japan and dragons.
Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant
Singer Neil Tennant, who grew up in North Shields, talks to Philip Dodd about his career.
Landmarks: Tokyo Story
Rana Mitter presents a Landmark edition celebrating Yasujiro Ozu's film Tokyo Story.
Feminism in 2013
Anne McElvoy discusses feminism in 2013, from Twitter trolls to identity politics.