Five writers reflect on the recent momentous events in the Middle East and North Africa.
Fergal Keane takes a journey through the private notebooks and letters of Nelson Mandela.
Peter Riddell explores the background to the many extraordinary moments of her premiership
Nick Robinson reflects on the reporting of the MPs' expenses scandal and its repercussions
Steve Richards looks back on Nick Clegg's rollercoaster ride in power
Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates president-elect Obama's academic career.
Matthew Parris marks the passing of the valedictory despatch from British ambassadors
Robert Peston talks to four key individuals about the global financial meltdown
John Pienaar with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster.
An appeal from the Better Together campaign as the Scottish Independence referendum nears.
Broadcasts on behalf of referendum campaign organisations.
A round-up and analysis of the day's events from across the campaign.
Historian Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to reflect on their lives and times.
What does the Ukrainian revolution mean for Britain, Russia and the world?
Dr Mukulika Banerjee learns about the processes involved in an Indian general election.
Ehsan Masood explores whether science is becoming politicised on controversial issues.
Former government chief scientist, Lord May, looks at the role of politics in science.
Live debate, coverage and reaction to the Scottish referendum on independence
Series examining the role of state secrecy in Britain
Reem Kelani explores the role of music in the Egyptian revolution of early 2011.
Newspaper columnist Steve Richards goes on stage with 'pro-politics comedy'.
What really happens in intergovernmental summits? Jonathan Powell investigates.
Penny Marshall asks if new super-sized polyclinics will mean the end of the family GP.
Jeremy Bowen hears first-hand accounts of the revolution which started in Tunisia
Zaiba Malik on the Asian youth movements in the 1970s who fought for justice and equality.
Steve Richards tells the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister
Stephen Evans tells the story of daring East German defector Ernst Degner.
Should Britain stay in the European Union? Former diplomat Sir Stephen Wall puts the case.
Amanda Foreman examines the formative years of British politics.
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football
Danny Shaw tells the story of Sir Ian Blair's tenure as Metropolitan Police Commissioner
The songs inspired by the Luddites and their uprisings - which began 200 years ago.
Navdip Dhariwal investigates the rise of Hindu fundamentalism in Britain.
Andrew Neil offers a portrait of Margaret Thatcher via the voices of those she governed.
As the world watches the pandas in Edinburgh zoo, Philip Dodd investigates their allure.
Jonathan Freedland addresses the knotty problem of MPs' pay and conditions.
Nick Robinson explores the history of Britain's prime ministers
Political philosopher Michael Sandel examines the thinking behind a current controversy
Prof Murray Pittock explores the origins of Scottish nationalism
Matthew Parris presents memorable despatches sent home by British diplomats down the ages
Do assumptions about teenage pregnancy stand up to scrutiny? Miranda Sawyer investigates.
James Naughtie hosts discussion about Scotland's future, from the Edinburgh Festival.
The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight
Review of the day's political events at Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
How evolutionary biology shapes policy on welfare reform, immigration and bankers' pay.
Martha Kearney and guests reveal the truth behind previously secret government files
As Scotland awaits a referendum on Independence, what has Quebec's experience been?
Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster
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