For Stalin, privacy was key. So how would he feel about his secrets being revealed?
Palaeontologist Tori Herridge explains why Dorothea Bate is her Natural History Hero.
Natalia Murray selects The Year 1918 in Petrograd, also called Petrograd Madonna (1920)
Fiona Shaw explores the life and work of Irish-born designer and architect Eileen Gray.
Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas.
Matthew Oates follows in the literary cycle tracks of writer Edward Thomas.
Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of writer Edward Thomas.
Matthew Hollis follows Edward Thomas's 1913 journey into the south west and towards poetry
Matthew Syed chooses the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion.
Claudia Hammond profiles JB Watson, the psychologist considered the father of behaviourism
Bridget Kendall hears from witnesses to Khrushchev's thaw following the death of Stalin.
Jenny Agutter champions the life and work of pioneering Austrian physicist Lise Meitner.
Lise Meitner, the humanitarian physicist who unlocked the science of the atom bomb.
The Great Gama, the strongest man in the world, championed by author Nikesh Shukla.
Michael Maloney reads an extract from Florian Illies's 1913.
Alistair Cooke examines tyrants who commit mass murder and compares Stalin with Hitler.