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Matthew Parris marks the passing of the valedictory despatch from British ambassadors
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Historian Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to reflect on their lives and times.
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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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Newspaper columnist Steve Richards goes on stage with 'pro-politics comedy'.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Matthew Parris presents memorable despatches sent home by British diplomats down the ages
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James Naughtie hosts discussion about Scotland's future, from the Edinburgh Festival.
How evolutionary biology shapes policy on welfare reform, immigration and bankers' pay.
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Martha Kearney and guests reveal the truth behind previously secret government files
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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster
Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme
Mark Easton asks what the UK public wants from its police force
Steve Richards talks to Ed Miliband, his friends and critics about his political ideas.
Elinor Goodman explores Margaret Thatcher's life after she ceased to be prime minister.
The country's leading political journalists analyse the newspapers
Andrew Rawnsley chairs a studio debate on the future of the Labour Party.
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