The Gatsby Factor
In anticipation of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation, Sarah Churchwell asks why Fit...
Jemima Khan and the Part-Time Wife
Jemima Khan introduces us to the Muslim marriage scene in the UK and the gr...
Collar the Lot
On location on the Isle of Man and across the UK, Tom Conti tells the story...
BBC Radio 3
Tenor Ian Bostridge talks about a composer who has defined his singing career.
Five perspectives on the piano for Radio 3?s piano season.
Five essays on being the subject of a portrait
AL Kennedy questions the cliched link between madness and creativity
What do you think happens when you die? Composer Jocelyn Pook asks a handful of people to reflect on the great mystery we all struggle to come to terms with throughout our lives. This might seem like an incredibly obvious and well trodden path, but wit
David Hockney on his current fascination with new technology and on the Yorkshire landscapes of his childhood
Jenny Uglow challenges the orthodox story of a British obsession
Charles Nicholl reveals a lesser known, but astonishing aspect of the great "Renaissance Man's" work
Through the music of Catherine the Great's court, biographer Virginia Rounding explores the transformation that the Empress led of a backward Slavic state into a cultural hub, the envy of 18th century Europe.
In this series of essays, celebrated poet, essayist and funeral director, Thomas Lynch, looks at five of his most beloved poets and examines how their poems have nourished and sustained him throughout his life
We follow the world's most famous female architect in her busiest year yet.
Martin Kettle examines the surprisingly high death rate among female characters in opera...
Author and poet Deborah Levy conjures the magical world of a Bavarian princess.
Scottish writer and comedian A L Kennedy offers a profile of a group of daring young artists who rose to international fame by rebelling against the establishment.
Billy Bragg explores the hidden history of music hall
The Rite of Spring
Timed to commemorate the centenary of the riotous debut of The Rite of Spri...
FOOD: A Scandalous History
Following the recent horse meat scare, Giles Coren finds out that the scand...
Natalie Haynes' Brave New Algo-World
Can comic and critic Natalie Haynes get her head around the mathematics of ...