An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
The life story of the most controversial Commons speaker of modern times.
Sat 7 Sep 2019
Edward Stourton looks at the life of an unlikely rebel.
Sat 31 Aug 2019
Peter Navarro is the economist who’s egged President Trump on in his trade war with China.
Sat 27 Jul 2019
Becky Milligan takes a look at the life of Dominic Cummings.
Sat 20 Jul 2019
The Somali-born US congresswoman who's become a thorn in President Trump’s side.
Sat 13 Jul 2019
Ursula von der Leyen is likely to be the next president of the European Commission.
Sat 6 Jul 2019
Megan Rapinoe's US national team has made it to the Women's World Cup final.
Sat 29 Jun 2019
Sir Mark Sedwill is Cabinet secretary and the UK’s national security adviser.
Sat 22 Jun 2019
Joshua Wong has gone from schoolboy protester to Hong Kong's leading activist.
Sat 15 Jun 2019
Jo Swinson, the favourite to be the next Liberal Democrat leader.
Sat 8 Jun 2019
The man Donald Trump described this week as a 'stone cold loser'.
Sat 1 Jun 2019
Sonita Alleyne is the first black woman to lead an Oxbridge college.
Sat 25 May 2019
John Bolton is the moustachioed US national security adviser pushing a hard line on Iran.
Sat 18 May 2019
Becky Milligan profiles the new poet laureate, Simon Armitage.
Sat 11 May 2019
Penny Mordaunt is the UK's first female defence secretary.
Sat 4 May 2019
Andy Evans will soon give evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry. He's waited a long time.
Sat 27 Apr 2019
Mark Coles profiles the British hip hop artist Loyle Carner.
Sat 20 Apr 2019
Becky Milligan looks at the life of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
Sat 13 Apr 2019
Marks Coles looks at the life of Tottenham Hotspur footballer, Danny Rose
Sat 6 Apr 2019
The primary school teacher at the centre of a row over LGBT rights.
Sat 30 Mar 2019
This week Oliver Letwin persuaded the Commons to try to agree its own Brexit plan.
Sat 23 Mar 2019
The New Zealand PM was widely praised for her response to the Christchurch attacks.
Sat 16 Mar 2019
We profile Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.
Sat 9 Mar 2019
Photographer Nan Goldin has been grabbing headlines not for her art but for her activism.
Sat 2 Mar 2019
Jennifer Doudna co-created the revolutionary gene editing technology CRISPR.
Sat 23 Feb 2019
Becky Milligan profiles MP Luciana Berger of the newly formed Independent Group.
Sat 16 Feb 2019
Mark Coles profiles transport secretary Chris Grayling.
Sat 9 Feb 2019
Mark Coles profiles the British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye.
Sat 2 Feb 2019
Edward Stourton profiles Venezuela’s self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido.
Sat 26 Jan 2019
Becky Milligan profiles Conservative MP Nick Boles.
Find out more about the people making the news headlines
Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.
See all podcasts