Gordon Farquhar assesses the form of Comte Jacques Rogge.
Historian Peter Hennessy invites Norman Lamont to reflect on his life and times.
Did April Glaspie's conversations with Saddam Hussein aid the 1991 Persian Gulf War?
Businesswoman and campaigner Anita Roddick tells Dr Anthony Clare about her early life.
James Naughtie considers the influence of one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.
Samantha Roddick has an imagined chat with her late mother, businesswoman Anita Roddick.
Mark Coles profiles the Queen of Soul.
A look at the remarkable life and music of Aretha Franklin who has died aged 76.
John Major's comments on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal.
Benji Kirkpatrick is performing Jimi Hendrix songs with no electric guitar in sight.
James Naughtie and readers meet Northern Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty.
Anand Menon chooses Leeds United captain, Billy Bremner.
The former shipyard worker who became one of the UK's most popular stand-up comedians.
Mark Coles explores how comedian Billy Connolly has tackled adversity with humour.
The parallels between the leadership of President Clinton and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim points a way forward for everyone through music.
Daniel Dennett talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the evolution of the human brain.
David Temple has an imagined conversation with his late brother-in-law Derek Jarman.
A Profile of former nuclear weapons inspector Dr Muhammad ElBaradei.
Eddie Redmayne interviewed by Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Edward Stourton profiles the man hotly tipped to become the next president of Zimbabwe.
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking.
Chris Bowlby profiles the anti-poverty campaigner and veteran Labour MP Frank Field.
Marc Riley delves into the BBC archive to unearth interviews with Frank Zappa and Lou Reed
John Tusa talks to artists Gilbert and George about their work.
The great Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil in concert at the Barbican in London.
Booker prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson in conversation with his heroes.
Interviewed by Mark Lawson
Comedian Linda Smith nominates musician, actor and artist Ian Dury.