A look back at radio comedy in the late 1970s, with John Lloyd and Graeme Garden.
Michael Goldfarb looks at the history of rude, violent debate that has marked US politics.
Fan mail by the sack for Colonel Oliver North.
presented by Mark Lawson, from Front Row 2 Jan 2008
Strictly’s Arlene Phillips shares “the most extraordinary piece of dance history”.
John Major's comments on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal.
Ben Kingsley talks to Joan Bakewell about the beliefs that underpin his life and work.
Joan meets influential folk guitarist Bert Jansch.
From the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Simon and Mark speak to Billie Jean King.
Grace Dent examines the work and life of writer, scholar and critic Lorna Sage.
Boris Yeltsin's visit to the White House in June 1991 contrasts with his one in 1989,
James Naughtie reflects on the high-flying advertising executive and art collector.
Margaret MacMillan examines the role of civilians as supporters and victims of conflict.
Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
The trial of former Marine Colonel Oliver North over the 1986 Iran-Contra scandal.
Comments made by the Nobel scientist Sir Tim Hunt started a worldwide debate on sexism.
Edward Cowie introduces Bell Bird Motet
The judge talks about her seven-year-long investigation into a multi-billion euro fraud.
Margaret MacMillan explores our complex relationship with the people who go to war.
John Tusa talks to artists Gilbert and George about their work.
Republicans have a majority in both houses of the Senate for the first time in 40 years.
Political satirist Harry Shearer interviews The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant.
Writer Iain Sinclair meets artist Keggie Carew to talk about her book Dadland.
Michael Berkeley's guest is astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
James Naughtie profiles Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astrophysicist who discovered pulsars.
Dominic Lawson talks to writer and former alcoholic John Healy.
Mark Coles explores the life and motivations of the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Ann Powers explores Joni Mitchell’s impact on her fans and on songwriting.
Mark Coles tells the story of one of the world's most enigmatic business leaders.