The exile of English Catholics 450 years ago, plus suffragette Punch and Judy.
Religious divisions, puppet shows and politics.
Rethinking the Human Condition
A look at free-thinker Thomas Woolston, philosopher Isaiah Berlin, memory and neuroscience
Wilfred Owen: Poetry and Peace
Gillian Clarke, Sabrina Mahfouz and Michael Symmons Roberts respond to the war poet.
Landmark: Journey to the End of the Night
Marie Darrieussecq, Andrew Hussey, Tibor Fischer & Damian Catani on Céline's masterpiece.
Why are we silent when conflict is loud?
Peter Hitchens; Rev Lucy Winkett; Neil Bartlett: Prof Steve Brown @ Imperial War Museum.
Lost Words and Language
Shahidha Bari looks at research showcased in the Being Human Festival at UK universities.
From death cafes to bronze age burials, from C19 mourning rings to the way doctors cope.
Buses, beer and VR - a taste of university research
From ancient religion to London's Greek Cypriot community and the 29 bus route.
What kind of history should we write?
Peter Frankopan, and Maya Jasanoff, winner of the world's richest prize for history.
The Left Behind
Eric Kaufmann talks to Philip Dodd about white identity, populism and immigration
Leadership: lessons from US presidents and campaigners
Doris Kearns Goodwin on what makes a good president. Plus Georgina Harding on war.
Plagues, Urban Inequality and Restricted Books
Artist Penny Woolcock, global health researcher Thomas Bollyky and Jane Stevens Crawshaw
A long-lost classic now published and Esi Edugyan's Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel.
Mike Hodges; Dark Sweden.
The director of Get Carter talks to Matthew Sweet about writing his own crime stories.
Bessie Head. Rwanda Representation and Reality
Anne McElvoy looks at the career of Botswana's most influential writer.
Is there a great divide between the arts and science?
Sir Paul Nurse and Tristram Hunt debate with an audience at Queen Mary University London.
Are we being manipulated?
Who's pulling your strings? Matthew Sweet and guests track down today's hidden persuaders.
Writing and Frankness
Deborah Levy, Adam Phillips and Amia Srinivasan join Matthew Sweet at the British Library.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
The reggae poet and recording artist talks politics, religion and writing with Philip Dodd
A journey to the frozen ends of the Earth, plus theatrical magic from the 17th century.
Trees of Knowledge
Peter Wohlleben Emanuele Coccia Marion Sidebottom Luke Turner
What does game playing teach us?
Bobby Seagull and Irving Finkel join Shahidha Bari to look at competitiveness and games.
Landmark: Watership Down
An ecological fable about a perfect society? Matthew Sweet reads Richard Adams' classic.
Landmark: Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box
Matthew Sweet pays tribute to Hollywood's most famous comedy duo, Stan and Ollie.
Born in 1819: Ruskin, Clough and Bazalgette.
Ruskin, Bazalgette and Clough: Laurence Scott examines three of Victoria's class of 1819.
Shahidha Bari, Josh Cohen and Sam Goodman explore the value of doing nothing.
Novelist John Lanchester, historians David Frye, Kylie Murray and journalist Tim Marshall
Tourism past and present
Must-see sights for post-Napoleonic War tourists, Cold War travellers and hot spots now.
Do our heroes and heroines have to be perfect? We look at ikons, film idols & politicians.
Hitch and Herrmann
Matthew Sweet on the collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann.
Sheila Ravenscroft, Dave Gorman, Angela Barnes, Anna Jordan, Fatima, Lisa O' Neill, Emma Freud, Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
Nicole Kidman in Destroyer
Nicole Kidman in Destroyer; John C Reilly on Oliver Hardy
Wayne Hemmingway chats to Cerys, and Matt Everitt welcomes Ronnie Wood for The First Time.
Jo Durrant’s Beautiful Universe 20/01/2019
Jo looks ahead to the lunar eclipse on Monday with the Cam and Dursley Astronomy Club.