A would-be comedian has a strange encounter on the train from London to Edinburgh.
The Dead Dad Show
A young girl with a disability describes her relationship with her mother.
A man with compulsive cravings finds unexpected solace when he meets a young woman.
Le Festival de Men
A young woman looks for love at the first-ever Festival de Men.
The well-groomed Georgian
Alun Withey on what made 18th-century men shave off centuries of manly growth.
Sword to Pen: Redcoat and the rise of the military memoir
Emma Butcher on the publishing phenomenon that was the traumatised Napoleonic Redcoat.
Comrades in Arms
Tom Smith on the East German Military's fascination with its soldiers' sexuality
'Bedford, do you call this thing a coat?' The history of the three-piece suit
Sarah Goldsmith on an immortal trio jacket, waistcoat and trousers.
The Hard Man in the Call Centre
Alistair Fraser on the fates and fortunes of Glaswegian tough guys.
Brick, Stone, Steel, Glass
Pianist Stephen Hough on Wigmore Hall and how its 'shoebox' design catches the ear.
Novelist Melissa Harrison on the joy of 'sleeping with books' at Gladstone's Library.
Andrew Hurley on the haunting qualities of a 17th-century manor house near Preston.
Travel writer Phoebe Smith on Hafod Eryri and the chutzpah of building on mountains.
Nikesh Shukla on Watershed in Bristol and how it helped him fall in love with the city.
Glasgow School of Art
Author Louise Welsh reflects on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art.
Rochdale Town Hall
Novelist Beth Underdown on Rochdale Town Hall.
Malcolm's Place, Uig, Isle of Lewis
Author James Rebanks, the Lake District shepherd, talks about Malcolm's place in Uig.
The writer Bridget Collins takes us backstage to Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.
Rame Head Chapel
The author Natasha Carthew on Rame Head Chapel, near Whitsand Bay, Cornwall.
Sidney Lumet and the Crisis of Liberalism
Michael Goldfarb remembers the mise-en-scène films from the 1960s and 1970s.
Under the Influence
Jon Boden on the influence of apocalyptic science-fiction on him as a folk singer.
New Generation Thinkers
Philip Roscoe asks whether our expectations of the lone entrepreneur are unrealistic.
Emma Rice reveals the influences that stamp her work as a theatre director.
Parallels and Paradoxes
Shahidha Bari examines the ideas behind the founding of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Shobana Jeyasingh on how different dance traditions inform her choreography.
Light in the Dark
Alexandra Harris explores the history of artificial light through literary sources.
Photographer and artist Tom Hunter on the impact that Vermeer has had on his work.
Looking beyond the Dead
Zoe Norridge ask why photos of Africa fix perceptions of the continent at its worst times.
Indian-born choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh reflects on the influences shaping her dances.
The Canon of Comics
Jon Adams compares the work of modern comic book enthusiasts to ancient biblical scholars.
A down-to-earth look at all that's arty in Cumbria.
Desi, Disabled and Dating
Mobeen Azhar explores a guide to desi disabled dating.
Imran Qureshi: Beauty and Carnage
The Pakistani artist meets his friend, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, in Paris
Sarah Brett with late night discussion on the issues and stories that matter to you.
Imran Qureshi: Beauty and carnage