In a Sheffield pub, Anne McElvoy learns how conservatism responded to urban mass democracy
Anne McElvoy goes to Tyneside to rediscover the 'conserving crowds' of the Edwardian era.
James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
AA Gill nominates Arthur Neville Chamberlain as his great life.
Alistair Cooke reflects on why Americans seem to trust Tony Blair.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
John Major's comments on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal.
Helen Mark explores Sir Winston Churchill's family home of Chartwell in Kent.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style
Clement Attlee's lack of charisma did not prevent him transforming post war Britain.
Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.
David Lloyd George, who led Britain in the First World War with a presidential approach.
Athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson chooses her Welsh compatriot, politician David Lloyd George.
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
Nick Robinson looks at how Edward Heath handled the top job in politics.
Ramsay Macdonald, Labour's first prime minister, chosen by Shaun Ley.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
Gary Oldman on his career and award winning performance as Churchill
The Oscar-tipped actor on how he captured the war-time PM's distinctive delivery
Nick Robinson looks at how Harold Macmillan handled the top job in British politics.
Nick Robinson looks at how Harold Wilson handled the top job in politics.
Nick Robinson looks at how Asquith handled the top job in politics.
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson
How an ex-Liberal trade unionist became leader of Britain's socialist Parliamentary party.
Charles Moore reflects on the process of writing Lady Thatcher's authorised biography.
Peter Hennessy tells how Lloyd George galvanized Britain as war leader a century ago.
Reflections on modern pioneers of the environmental movement. Today - Margaret Thatcher.
James Naughtie considers the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.
Unique access results in a special photo of Margaret Thatcher on election night in 1983.