A profile of Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain's most successful living painters.
How the 17th century's writing revolution helped rewrite our vision of the world.
Journalist Lynn Barber meets sculpture artist Phyllida Barlow.
Sam Willis looks at urban crime, fraud and corruption in the 18th century.
In mid-1950s America, out of the Deep South came a new rhythm-driven fusion music.
Documentary about New York band Blondie, with performance footage and interviews.
Five hopefuls compete for the street dance category title at The Lowry in Salford.
Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.
Charting the devastating impact pirates had during an era of colonial expansion.
How the colour boom and digital revolution have shaped modern British photography.
Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles host the final of the competition.
Celebrity advocates explore ten key objects from the Imperial War Museums's collection.
Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to give his take on the week's cinema releases.
A look at the rise of The Shires as they launch their second album and head to Nashville.
A revealing insight into several great modern photographers, drawn from the BBC's archive.
A portrait how of we have documented our changing lives via the family photograph.
Following photographer Dougie Wallace as he documents the super-rich in Knightsbridge.
Though romanticised in literature, the highwayman became a social menace on the roads.
Eamonn traces the emergence of photojournalism in the early 20th century.
A portrait of the real Andy Warhol, the man behind the enigmatic pop art superstar.
Al Murray is joined by three guests for a fresh look at the great British spy movie.
Alan Yentob talks to all-round entertainer Bette Midler.
Author Jeanette Winterson returns with Alan Yentob to the scenes of her childhood.
For the semi-final, the artists are tasked with capturing the human body in movement.
Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to talk through the latest cinema releases.
The story of photographer Harry Burton, who documented the Tutankhamun excavation.
Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison talks to Alan Yentob about her life and work.
A portrait of American painter Alice Neel, a prolific figurative painter.
Exploring how the new art of photography developed in 19th-century Britain.
A look at the period from the 10th to the 15th century - the golden age of art in China.
The seven artists face two portraiture challenges as they fight for a semi-final place.
The New Zealand soprano looks back at her life in song through 40 years of performances.
In the modern era, song creation was transformed by digital technology and the computer.
Film bringing to life the paradox of the insecure yet brazen rock star Janis Joplin.
Mark Kermode gives his take on films including Logan, Viceroy's House and Certain Women.
Celebrating the role of the cover in pop music, and how to reinvent someone else's song.