Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad
Listeners respond to the issues raised in the preceding edition of Any Questions?
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities
Nick Robinson presents a series on the relationship between broadcasters and politicians
Series looking at politics beyond and outside the Westminster parliament
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Can Tony Blair's Faith Foundation succeed in promoting religion as a force for progress?
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Michael Dobbs explores the political legacy of the Brighton hotel bombing.
Vincent Duggleby answers listeners' calls on how the Budget will affect them.
Money Box and You and Yours join forces to analyse the Budget.
The Money Box team answer your personal finance questions arising from the Budget.
Giles Edwards follows the work of people implementing the government's flagship policy
Is Britain wasting billions through bad defence procurement? Francis Tusa investigates.
Michael Portillo weighs up the costs and benefits of global capitalism
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead
Steve Richards explores David Cameron's vision for the state and society
A look at how controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Shaimaa Khalil travels across Egypt, hearing the voices of her fellow countrymen.
Allan Little looks at key moments and issues that brought the EU to the current crisis
Lucy Ash profiles five controversial characters from different corners of the continent
Chris Bowlby looks at how the far right is influencing mainstream European politics
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
David Goldblatt tells the turbulent story of FIFA, international football's governing body
Carolyn Quinn looks at the psychology of leadership
Julian Jackson on the issue at the heart of the forthcoming French presidential election.
Lucy Ash sees how young Europeans are facing up to a time of economic and political crisis
Eddie Mair chairs a debate on the progress of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events and conflicts
Stephen Sackur uncovers the history behind the upheavals in Egypt.
Professor Matthew Flinders challenges political cynicism
John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran
Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live discussion about the top stories of the moment
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
Five writers consider the momentous events that are reshaping the Arab world
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
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.
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