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Five writers reflect on the recent momentous events in the Middle East and North Africa.
Jeanette Winterson presents a personal exploration of Manchester.
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
Marie-Louise Muir revisits youth orchestras set up during the Troubles in Northern Ireland
Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates president-elect Obama's academic career.
Matthew Parris marks the passing of the valedictory despatch from British ambassadors
Is now the point when the structure of British party politics will fundamentally change?
Robert Peston talks to four key individuals about the global financial meltdown
David Cannadine explores how an object or prop can come to define a political leader.
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.
Series examining the role of state secrecy in Britain
Will Self goes on the trail of Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell
Will Self embarks on a 50-kilometre walking tour of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
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
Steve Richards examines the dramatic story of Jeremy Corbyn.
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
Peter Hennessy asks public figures how further devolution might change the UK constitution
Chris Mason brings together listeners' contributions on election issues that concern them.
John Tams looks back at the machine breakers of the 19th century, the Luddites.
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.
James Landale examines how Euroscepticism has become increasingly powerful in UK politics.
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
How evolutionary biology shapes policy on welfare reform, immigration and bankers' pay.