Paul Gambaccini relives Christmas Eve 1955 and the Weavers sell-out reunion concert, 3 years after Pete Seeger's blacklisting for communist sympathies had forced them to break up. Show more
Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the film Ruby Sparks, the drama Enquirer, a new Thomas Kenneally novel, another television Sherlock and Richard Hamilton at the National Gallery. Show more
Michael Chabon on his latest novel Telegraph Avenue; writing biographies of the living and the dead; and how Dickens' faults can reveal his genius. Presented by Mariella Frostrup. Show more
Andrew Marr discusses the state of the US with American authors Richard Ford and Lionel Shriver, journalist Edward Luce and chair of Republicans Abroad UK Thomas Grant. Show more
Kate Silverton talks to businesswoman Kate Hardcastle on how her experience of bullying at school impacted on her life choices and made her initially afraid to take a risk. Show more
Miranda Sawyer explores how one of music’s most distinct artists emerged from the 'year zero' of punk. From 2012.
Tom Service talks to conductor Kent Nagano, newly appointed music director at Hamburg State Opera, and explores Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with soprano Jane Manning.
Matthew Sweet examines a new biography of John Keats that offers a reassessment of the celebrated romantic poet as a tragic figure. Show more
Professor Barry Cunliffe discusses Vortigern, the king whom history has often held responsible for inviting to the British Isles the first Anglo-Saxon invaders. Show more
Philip Dodd discusses The End of Men and the Rise of Women with author Hanna Rosin, 1922 with Kevin Jackson, psychoanalysis and climate change, and the V and A's Hollywood Costume. Show more