Nostalgic song from Portugal, a small country with a big heart
Fado: Portuguese soul music
Thoreau: the writer who went to the woods
The author of the American classic ‘Walden’
Pearls: Treasures of the sea
The social history of pearls as a fashion and status symbol over the centuries
The Moon from Earth
The science, culture and mythology of the Moon
Rasputin: The Siberian mystic who charmed the Tsar
Untangling the web of contradictions of the spiritual guide to the Romanov dynasty
How Afghanistan won its freedom from Britain
1919 and the creation of independent Afghanistan
Cnut: England's Viking king
King Cnut the Great ruled much of northern Europe a millennium ago
The Bhagavad Gita: A guide to spiritual wisdom
The metaphysical and philosophical manual for Hindus and non-Hindus alike
Comrades in Arms
Tom Smith on the East German Military's fascination with its soldiers' sexuality
Amrit Matharu sits in for Mobeen
Breast is best: how do boobs affect your confidence?
Sarah Brett with late night discussion on the issues and stories that matter to you.
The Art of the Loop
Composer Matthew Herbert takes a critical look at looping and sampling in modern music.
Music and conversation with legendary Music Producer, TREVOR HORN