Looking back at the life and career of the South African musician and activist
Hugh Masekela: The iconic South African musician
Kafka's The Metamorphosis: A man turns into a monstrous bug
A man transforms into a kind of huge vermin overnight – Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
Leeuwenhoek: The fabric seller who discovered bacteria
The life and work of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch pioneer of microscopy
The Spartans: Ancient Greece’s fighting machine
The warriors famed for their discipline, fearless self-sacrifice and brutality
Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell's dystopian classic
Why George Orwell's novel remains topical 70 years after publication
Coco Chanel: French style icon
Exploring the rags to riches life story of the French fashion designer
Andy Warhol: The prince of Pop Art
Exploring the life and work of artist Andy Warhol
A series of small poems by Holly Pester, set in the brief pauses of work-breaks.
John Dryden, Jean Binta Breeze and Spike Milligan
Daljit Nagra selects John Dryden, Jean Binta Breeze and Spike Milligan.
Revisit Slavery Stories, William Melvyn Kelley & Esi Edugyan
Laurence Scott meets the family of a rediscovered African American writer & 3 historians
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
The best of BBC Radio this week with broadcaster Adrian Goldberg.