John le Carre talks to Anne McElvoy to mark 50 years of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Read more
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.