Poet Craig Raine discusses ways in which writers adopt a 'magpie' approach to language. Read more
Poet Craig Raine discusses ways in which writers adopt a 'magpie' approach to language.
Poet and playwright Tony Harrison discusses his work over the last 50 years.
Dylan Thomas Centenary
Poet Gillian Clarke and artist Peter Blake celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth
Nature writers Miriam Darlington and Horatio Clare discuss Scottish author Gavin Maxwell.
WWI's 'Lost Generation'
Writers Helen Dunmore and Simon Heffer discuss the idea of WWI's 'Lost Generation'.
Melbourne's Cultural Heritage
Carmen Callil and Helen Fitzgerald discuss Melbourne's cultural heritage.
Poets Fred d'Aguiar and Michael Longley discuss the work of WWI writer Wilfred Owen.
Eleanor Rosamond Barraclough joins novelist Joanna Kavenna to discuss Icelandic culture.
Author Martin Amis discusses his novel The Zone of Interest.
Philip Larkin and The Whitsun Weddings
Andrew Motion and Kate Clanchy discuss Philip Larkin and his work The Whitsun Weddings.
Writer Matthew Hollis and biographer Jay Parini discuss the American poet Robert Frost.
Proms Poetry Competition
Daljit Nagra and Ian McMillan with the winning entries in 2014's Proms Poetry Competition.
BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers at the Barbican
Betsy Jolas, classical symphonies and Arthur Bliss writing for Kathleen Ferrier.
Christopher Maltman and Joseph Middleton, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Ben Goldscheider
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
Romance and Tangos
In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
In awe of nature
The BBC Singers perform a new work by their composer in association, Judith Weir.
Dissolve into sound
An adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.