Anne McElvoy goes to Tyneside to rediscover the 'conserving crowds' of the Edwardian era.
Alfred Brendel recalls hearing the voice of Hitler and Goebbels as a small boy
The story of Dora, Freud's first case history, which he used to explain infant sexuality.
Athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson chooses her Welsh compatriot, politician David Lloyd George.
David Lloyd George, who led Britain in the First World War with a presidential approach.
Actor David Soul champions the life of German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the German theologian, killed for plotting against Hitler
Republicans have a majority in both houses of the Senate for the first time in 40 years.
Melvyn Bragg examines Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany though historiographical theories.
Neil MacGregor focuses on the art of Kathe Kollwitz, witness to the suffering of war.
Stephen Johnson takes a close look at the music of Anton Webern.
Peter Hennessy tells how Lloyd George galvanized Britain as war leader a century ago.
Steve Punt PI investigates the gruesome death, in 1945, of farm labourer Charles Walton.
The 50th anniversary of the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
White House marks Roosevelt's centenary.
Michael Maloney reads an extract from Florian Illies's 1913.
Sunil Khilnani explores the life of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose.
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
Alistair Cooke examines tyrants who commit mass murder and compares Stalin with Hitler.
In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt swept to power promising action amid crisis.