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In this special edition, singer-songwriter and composer Randy Newman talks to John Wilson about Sail Away, the 45-year-old album described by Rolling Stone as 'a work of genius'. Show more
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In the wake of the fire at Grenfell Tower, Lynsey Hanley tells the story of social housing in Britain. How did the dreams of early housing pioneers turn to dust? Show more
Contemporary drama in a rural setting. Ian doesn't like what he hears, and Roy's confidence takes a knock. Show more
A man travels back in time to give his younger self some advice that could change everything. He is sure he should have kissed Sarah - his first love - when he had the opportunity. Show more
The 2017 season of the music quiz reaches the last of the heats, with Paul Gambaccini asking the questions. Show more
Once a cheap dish to feed workers, salted cod has been preserved by cooks around the world who serve it to celebrate: On Sundays. At Carnival, at Christmas. Sheila Dillon asks why. Show more
50 years on from the first Leeds West Indian Carnival, Colin Grant goes behind the scenes to explore its roots, and its aim to wash away the anti-immigrant sentiment of the 1960s. Show more
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US officials have warned that more than 30 thousand people in Texas are likely to need emergency shelter because of the catastrophic flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.
Nicholas Parsons challenges Paul Merton, Paul Sinha, Janey Godley and Mark Watson in a special edition of the popular panel show - recorded at the Edinburgh Festival. Show more
Contemporary drama in a rural setting. Oliver is unable to say no, and Peggy is working hard in the garden. Show more
Bill Nighy on his acting style, Janet Suzman discusses Hamlet, and photographer Steve McCurry on his collection of images from Afghanistan. Show more
Gordon Brown shares the story of the three bridges over the Forth in whose shadow he lives as the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world opens in Scotland. Show more
A glimpse into the lives of the sailors of Sevastopol after Russia seized the Black Sea port from Ukraine in 2014. Show more
Brett Westwood uncovers our long and fascinating relationship with eels via a festival in the Isle of Eels, a river bank in Dorset and a pie and mash shop in London. Show more
John Wilson talks to the legendary Randy Newman about Sail Away, described by Rolling Stone as 'a work of genius'. Now it's the turn of the audience to ask some of the questions. Show more
Authorities have intentionally released more water into the flooded city of Houston, Texas, to prevent reservoirs bursting with an uncontrollable surge. Show more
A woman who escaped the Holocaust is haunted by visions of her lost childhood friends. Esther's seizures open up a new world where old friends await. Show more
Documentary. Lucie Skeaping tells the story of post-diary Samuel Pepys through the music he commissioned, some of it played for the first time in 300 years. Show more
Allan Little talks to Dutch thinker Rutger Bregman and Professor Mona Siddiqui about utopianism, in the first of a series of discussions in the spirit of the Enlightenment. Show more
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