Alan profiles the life of the popular American guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, who enjoyed just four years of exposure in the late 1960s but who lives on thanks to his massive influential music.
Ceramicist Edmund de Waal is best known as the author of The Hare with Amber Eyes. Alan Yentob follows him for a year as he gets ready to exhibit in New York for the first time and also researches his next book.
The show takes a look at the unique role Jews have played in creating the modern American musical, from Porgy and Bess to West Side Story and Cabaret.
After the massive success of recent outsider art shows in Venice, London and Paris, Alan attempts to find out what this alternative art universe is and how it is defined.
The show takes a look at the life of of Judith Kerr, creator of well-loved children's books include Mog and The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
The show marks the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's notorious book The Prince and features performances from Peter Capaldi.