Becky Milligan on Richard Flanagan, the fourth Australian to win the Man Booker Prize.
Ed Stourton profiles Douglas Carswell, the first elected UKIP MP.
Mark Coles profiles White Dee, the controversial star of Channel 4's Benefits Street.
The story of Ricky Tomlinson, top TV actor with a controversial trade union past.
Mark Coles profiles Shane Smith, Ottawa punk rocker-turned-media mogul.
How did Jack Ma become one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs?
Edward Stourton profiles Rona Fairhead, the woman nominated to chair the BBC Trust.
Edward Stourton profiles the Ukrainian president.
Sir Nicholas Macpherson, treasury supremo and key figure in the Scots independence debate.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister-designate.