The story of how historical obsession killed a Polish writer, told by Hilary Mantel. Read more
Silence Grips the Town
The story of how historical obsession killed a Polish writer, told by Hilary Mantel.
Can These Bones Live?
Hilary Mantel on how historical fiction can make the past come to life.
Hilary Mantel on how fiction changes when adapted for stage or screen.
Michael Sandel on Bertrand Russell
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Anand Menon on Robert Birley
Brian Cox on Robert Oppenheimer
Grayson Perry on Nikolaus Pevsner
Angela Stent on George Kennan
War and Humanity
Margaret MacMillan asks if war is an essential part of being human.
Fearing and Loving: Making Sense of the Warrior
Margaret MacMillan explores our complex relationship with the people who go to war.
Civilians and War
Margaret MacMillan examines the role of civilians as supporters and victims of conflict.
Managing the Unmanageable
Margaret MacMillan assesses attempts to constrain and justify conflict.
War's Fatal Attraction
Margaret MacMillan examines how we remember and represent war in art.
2019: Jonathan Sumption
1/5. Law's Expanding Empire
Jonathan Sumption argues that the law is taking over the space once occupied by politics
2/5. In Praise of Politics
Jonathan Sumption explains how democracy can accommodate opposing opinions and interests
3/5. Human Rights and Wrongs
Jonathan Sumption argues that courts have usurped power via human rights law
4/5. Rights and the Ideal Constitution
Jonathan Sumption assess the pros and cons of written and unwritten constitutions
5/5. Shifting the Foundations
Jonathan Sumption argues against Britain adopting a written constitution
Cò a ghleidheas Buinn Oir an t-Seann Nòis a-nochd?
Cathy NicDhòmhnaill le farpais a' Bhuinn Òir airson seinn san t-Seann Nòs.
Matthew Sweet and guests on Chaplin's 1941 film, The Great Dictator, and rising populism.
Neri Oxman and the Endless House
30 of the world's sharpest minds choose a work from MoMA's collection; how do they see it?
Views on the News
Our panel of guests and Mobeen discuss the most surprising news stories from the week.
Dungeons and Dragoncasts? More audio fiction with Ella Watts
Why are four-hour-long Dungeons and Dragons podcasts so popular?