A profile of Admiral William J. Crowe, the American ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Kevin LeGendre presents a portrait of musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane.
James Naughtie considers the influence of one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.
Businesswoman and campaigner Anita Roddick tells Dr Anthony Clare about her early life.
Samantha Roddick has an imagined chat with her late mother, businesswoman Anita Roddick.
The wit of Art Buchwald, a political satirist for the Washington Post.
A profile of Pakistan’s former leader Benazir Bhutto.
A history of governance of by gravely ill leaders.
Boris Yeltsin's visit to the White House in June 1991 contrasts with his one in 1989,
Christina Lamb, author and journalist, nominates Benazir Bhutto as her great life.
Lesley Riddoch nominates former Loyalist paramilitary turned politician David Ervine.
'I laugh at it.' The accused speaks in the series finale.
President Clinton's trip to dissuade Boris Yeltsin from sending nuclear aid to Iran.
An execution, a wedding and exile.
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
Charles explores how a Turkish-Armenian journalist's assassination is changing Istanbul.
Luciano Pavarotti is nominated by the music promoter Harvey Goldsmith.
Tim Harford is joined by Malcolm Gladwell for the first in this new series of talks.
Allegations that former top Reagan aide Michael Deaver used 'insider' lobbying.
How a bitter dispute over Israel's future in 1967 split a country and divided a family.
'Suicide bombers got through the security check. What should we do?'.
Norman Mailer speaking in the last major broadcast interview of his life.
Peter France explores a nature reserve founded by a homeowner in the 1960s.
An investigation into the death of Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan.
Ruth Rendell talks about the psychology of the disturbed characters in her crime fiction
American millionaire Smiley Ratliff tries to buy Pacific island to get away from it all.
Josie Long presents radio adventures inspired by Kurt Vonnegut.
The case of Leona Helmsley (1920-2007), the New York hotelier accused of tax fraud.
The Assassin's Journey. The nasty, brutish and short life of Benazir's killer.
'He warned me not to come back.'.