James Fox explores how mass communication and new technology helped 20th-century image-makers transform society, from Leni Riefenstahl’s propaganda films to the moon landings. Show more
Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba introduce Kenneth MacMillan’s dark and intense ballet, Mayerling. Show more
Waldemar Januszczak studies Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and discovers within the painting a startling secret. Show more
Documentary that showcases Britain’s iconic 1960s music show, Ready Steady Go!, which revolutionised television 'for the kids' and introduced emerging talent from the era. Show more
The best of the week’s entertainment news with Amy Irons.
Mark Gatiss explores the brief life of Victorian artist Aubrey Beardsley, who wielded outrage as adroitly as his pen, and whose uncompromising attitude feels utterly modern. Show more
Waldemar Januszczak uncovers the symbols and mystery within Gauguin’s epic religious painting about good and evil, temptation and desire. Show more
Jacques Peretti goes back to Jackson’s beginnings, charting his rise and fall and seeking a fuller picture of this complex, contradictory character by exploring the clues that were missed. Show more
The gulf between young and old has never seemed wider. But have we seen this before? Historian Rhys Jones explores how generational conflict has unfolded through the ages. Show more
Kerry Hudson, author of Lowborn, has learned to code switch with the literary elite, but how can people stuck in poverty or middle class bubbles make meaningful connections? Show more
Writer and critic AN Wilson revisits the life and work of poet Philip Larkin. Featuring readings by Larkin himself, including The Whitsun Weddings, Arundel Tomb and Aubade. Show more
Beth bynnag y tywydd, mae John Hardy yn addo awr ddifyr yng nghrombil archif Radio Cymru. The weather is John Hardy's theme on this visit to the Radio Cymru archive. Show more
Timau Beirdd Myrddin a'r Ffoaduriaid yn cystadlu yn nhrydedd ornest rownd wyth olaf 2017. Two teams compete in the quarter-finals of Radio Cymru's annual poetry competition.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Women Beware Women at The Globe Theatre, Christos Tsiolkas - Damascus, Leon Spilliaert at Royal Academy, Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses on TV Show more
News, views, issues and culture from across the north west of Northern Ireland.
Alec Baldwin explores the lives of the young TV writer and star, Lena Dunham and star of stage and screen, Elaine Stritch. Show more
Marc Wringe agus aoighean a' beachdachadh air leabhar na mìos, Motherwell le Deborah Orr. BBC Radio nan Gàidheal's monthly book programme looks at Motherwell by Deborah Orr. Show more
Tunes for "Femsesh" from Reevah, Paddy Cullivan and his Secrets of 1798, and the School that's banning Plastic Bottles. Show more
Delving into the Orkney Arts scene.