From deadly chaos a mysterious figure emerges.
Jonathan Freedland compares Nigel Farage with the 18th-century politician John Wilkes.
The man from nowhere slides up the greasy pole.
All the world – or at least all of Russia – is a stage.
Loyalties are tested as street power grows.
A fight for survival and a message for the West.
Anne McElvoy tells the story of Boris Johnson's premiership until 31 October
Series of profiles of people who are currently making headlines. A profile of Adam Crozier
The impressionist and the spin doctor in the tag-team talk show.
Impressionist Alistair McGowan interviews actor Simon Callow in the tag-team talk show.
Aminatta Forna and readers discuss her novel The Memory of Love with James Naughtie
On his new exhibition at the White Cube gallery.
Matthew Sweet is invited to consider the music and method of composer Max Richter.
As the Olympics come to London, Mayor Boris Johnson finds himself on the global stage.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Charles Spencer, the ninth Earl Spencer.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
The world-famous shoe designer with the Oscar-nominated actress Dame Kristin Scott Thomas
Clive Oppenheimer on volcanoes that shake the world.
The writer and critic DJ Taylor profiles Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Michael Berkeley's guest is landscape designer Dan Pearson.
Ruth Alexander profiles Dave Brailsford, the mastermind behind the British cycling team.
David Morrissey joins Simon and Mark live in the studio to talk about his new film Welcome to the Punch.
John Tusa meets British potter Edmund De Waal.
Writer Mark Gevisser's letter from South Africa broadcast in the week of the ANC elections
Jane Garvey returns to Liverpool, 25 years on.
On his 2015 Chelsea Gold Medal winning garden & his designs for the Thames Garden Bridge.
Gerald Scarfe meets photographer Paul Conroy
Mark Coles profiles the prospective new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles provocative US talk show host, Glenn Beck.
Simon Mayo speaks to Guillermo del Toro about his latest film Pacific Rim