Has our relationship with the night sky changed forever? Dr Stuart Clark thinks so. Read more
Beneath the Night
Above the Night
Has our relationship with the night sky changed forever? Dr Stuart Clark thinks so.
My Life in Music
The Lamb by John Tavener
Visits to a bird hide are accompanied by this song for singer-songwriter Kitty Macfarlane.
Rockin' in Rhythm by Duke Ellington sung by Ella Fitzgerald
In an airhead moment Soweto Kinch needs Ellington’s sonic reminder that joy is essential.
Disko Partizani by Shantel
Composer Roxanna Panufnik discovers an earworm in duty free at Tel Aviv airport.
The Protecting Veil by John Tavener
Steven Isserlis recalls the impact of a commission and his friendship with its composer.
Now, oh now I needs must part by John Dowland arranged by Percy Grainger
Kenneth Hamilton's mind is filled with Dowland's song of parting at his mother's death.
The Escape Artist
1: The Poet
The extraordinary life of Arthur Cravan and his influence on modern art.
2: The Boxer
3: The Most Hated Art Critic in France
4: The Living Artwork
5: The Deserter
6: The Persona
7: The Love Story
8: The Echo
9: The Missing
10: The Resurrection
Between the Essays
Hope is the thing with feathers
Radio producers from around the world present miniature Between the Ears features.
How to Get Stuck in Traffic
Baked Beans and Pigeon Feed
Jenn Ashworth - The Abiding Mental Riches of Preston
Lancastrian writer Jenn Ashworth ponders the promises of Preston's Harris Library.
Michael Donkor - On Wandsworth Bridge
Writer Michael Donkor crosses Wandsworth Bridge, from childhood memory to adulthood
Stephanie Victoire - Dark Hollow Falls
Writer Stephanie Victoire has a haunting hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia.
Nat Segnit - The Other Ibiza
Writer and walker Nat Segnit seeks recovery and retreat in the unseen mountains of Ibiza.
Sophie Coulombeau - Walking Matilda
In York, author and academic Sophie Coulombeau finds a city and self changed by motherhood
Top of the Bill
Adrian Edmondson on the pursuit of laughter
Adrian Edmondson remembers a riotous act from the early days of alternative comedy.
Susan Calman on Victoria Wood
Susan Calman recalls how first seeing Victoria Wood helped shape her own career.
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.