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Al-Andalus: the Legacy
Andrew Hussey journeys through Spain in search of the legacy of Al-Andalus.
Moral Machinery: The Invention of Mental Healthcare
How one individual led a revolution in care for the mentally ill.
Plot 5779: Unearthing Elizabeth Siddall
Actor Lily Cole plays Elizabeth Siddall who climbs out of her grave to tell her own story.
The Hidden Reservoir
Carlo Gebler on the role of the arts in healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
How theatre challenged the East German government - but was swept aside as communism fell.
The unknown tale of cold war communist Poland's unlikely love affair with electronic music
A Racist Music
Challenging the legacy of composer and racist ideologue John Powell (1882-1963).
Rewiring Raymond Scott
Ken Hollings assesses the legacy of the American electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott.
New Generation Thinkers: Glitter and Villainy
Glitter and Villainy: Camp performance and dressing to kill.
Painter Caroline Walker explores the life of Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi.
The Emergency - Creative freedom in wartime Dublin
Regan Hutchins tells the story of bohemian Dublin in World War II.
The Lonely Death of Stanley Bate
Simon Heffer explores the tragic life of Stanley Bate, enigma of English music.
Shades of Black: The Art and Genius of Archibald Motley Jr
How the artist Archibald Motley Jr captured the politics of skin tone in Jazz Age Chicago.
In search of Arabic classical music
Kate Molleson travels to Cairo to discover a lost aural music tradition.
The East Speaks Back
Jerry Brotton celebrates the world of Ottoman traveller Evliya Celebi.
Queen of Technicolor
Maureen O'Hara's journey from the Dublin suburbs to star of Hollywood's golden age.
New Generation Thinkers: The Air that I Breathe
New Generation Thinker Alun Withey reflects on our desire for clean air.
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
Sarah Dillon reveals a tale of money and passion behind Dickens's Great Expectations.
Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea
Sarah Dillon explores the arduous composition of Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea.
Jane Austen's Persuasion
Sarah Dillon discovers how Jane Austen's last completed novel, Persuasion, was written.
James Joyce's Dubliners
Sarah Dillon recounts James Joyce's epic struggle to publish his first book, Dubliners.
Literary Pursuits: EM Forster's Maurice
Exploring the long journey to publication of EM Forster's gay love story, Maurice.
Literary Pursuits - RL Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde
Sarah Dillon finds out the story behind the writing of RL Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde.
The story behind the writing of Victor Hugo's book is one of adultery, intrigue and exile.
Truman Capote: In Cold Blood
How a murder in Kansas prompted Truman Capote to write In Cold Blood.
New Generation Thinkers: The Endless Demise of the High Street
Dr Jade Halbert ponders the veracity of the long-running warnings of high street demise.
Wordsworth - Poet of the People
On Wordsworth's 250th, Jenny Uglow sets the poet in contrast to the economist Adam Smith.
New Generation Thinkers: Short Feature
New Generation Thinkers test their theories in the real world.
New Generation Thinkers: The Crankiness of CW Daniel
Dr Elsa Richardson explores the impact and legacy of radical publisher CW Daniel.
Musician Paul Purgas investigates the lost history of India’s electronic avant-garde.
Writing Across Distance
Writing Across Distance. New Sunday Feature from BBC Radio 3.