James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
Cambodian dictator Pol Pot is compared to Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro.
A profile of Admiral William J. Crowe, the American ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Lindsay Johns argues that novelist Alex La Guma is an overlooked literary colossus.
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch talks about playing cello in the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
The wit of Art Buchwald, a political satirist for the Washington Post.
Three summer specials starting 24th Aug 2014 revisiting Derek Cooper's landmark TV series
A special tribute to the late Derek Cooper who started the food programme back in 1979.
Stephen Johnson explores three of Luciano Berio's virtuosic and experimental Sequenzas.
The story of how three trips to South America in the 1950s changed Pierre Boulez's life.
The legendary baritone talking to Mark Lawson on Front Row in 2000
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
The veteran British film editor Anne V Coates on her 50-year career
Former England player Graeme le Saux champions the life of conservationist Gerald Durrell.
Antonia Quirke uses Richard Burton's voice to illustrate how cinematic voices have changed
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson
Melvyn Bragg reassesses the life of Richard Burton through his private diaries.
Andrew McGibbon talks to Edwin Dawes, biochemist and beloved magician to Philip Larkin.
The acclaimed American author recalls his time as a US fighter pilot during the Korean War
Billy Bragg tells the story of Jock Purdon and the history of songwriting about mining.
Do the personal problems of John Tower mean he is unable to advise President Bush?
Fifty years since Lenny Bruce died, Mark Steel explores his legacy in the 21st century.
Charles Moore reflects on the process of writing Lady Thatcher's authorised biography.
Caz Graham meets Baron Plumb of Coleshill, one of the elder statesmen of British farming.
Four voices consider the legacy of Malcolm X in post-Ferguson America.
Stephen Tuck asks why Malcolm X was so passionate about speaking at an Oxford Union debate
James Naughtie considers the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.
Reflections on modern pioneers of the environmental movement. Today - Margaret Thatcher.
Unique access results in a special photo of Margaret Thatcher on election night in 1983.