Joe Moshenska explores the travels of astrologer, diplomat and gourmet Sir Kenelm Digby.
New Generation Thinkers: Inside a Pirate's Cookbook - A Culinary Journey through the 17th Century
New Generation Thinkers: Beer and the British Empire
Sam Goodman explores the way beer was used as both beverage and medicine in colonial India
New Generation Thinkers: Jews in Occupied France - Co-existence with the Enemy?
Daniel Lee revisits Vichy France to uncover a different history of Jewish life there.
New Generation Thinkers: Sculpture and Seduction in the 18th Century
Danielle Thom explores the links between bawdy prints and classical sculpture.
Landmark: Angela Carter
Philip Dodd explores the writing and legacy of Angela Carter.
The Family Is Dead! Long Live The Family!
Writers Anne Fine and Tobias Jones and Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley discuss family life.
Breathalysing Britain: Free Spirits Or a Drain on Society?
David Yelland, Shelina Zahra Janmohamed, Sally Marlow and Barry Smith discuss alcohol.
Rule-Making and Rule-Breaking for Women and Men
Sheila Hancock, Neil Bartlett, Bim Adewunmi and headteacher Jonny Mitchell debate rules.
Northern Lights: Joanne Harris on the Norse God Loki
Joanne Harris and Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough discuss the god Loki and Norse beliefs.
The Doolittle Factor
Can animals use language? Stephen Fry weighs up the evidence.
Irish Times, Dublin Daily Express, The Freeman's Journal, April 1886
James Naughtie explores history through front page small ads.
Tin Roof Symphony
Take shelter from the storm, as rain comes down on the humble tin roof.
Discussion and debate on the big issues affecting British Asians.
Wynne chats to Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.