Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.
Alistair Cook reviews how the United Nations reacted to a scolding from Senator J Helms.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss BR Ambedkar's role in forming modern India.
Remembering Barry Goldwater, the most influential presidential runner-up in US history.
Bette Davis speaking to Jenni Murray in 1987.
Tracy-Ann Oberman champions the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring icons.
Bhimrao Ambedkar, fighter of caste discrimination and the author of India's constitution.
Profiles of politicians Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989)
The possible entrance of Colin Powell and Ross Perot in to the race for the presidency.
Should Americans celebrate, or be embarrased by, Columbus Day?
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
The crime novelist tells Anthony Clare about his childhood and commitment to writing.
James Naughtie assesses the mountaineer who conquered Mount Everest.
Civil liberties lawyer Helena Kennedy nominates Eleanor Roosevelt.
Helena Kennedy champions Eleanor Roosevelt, who become a formidable campaigner.
Michael Palin nominates Ernest Hemingway as his Great Life.
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
David Frost turns to the archives to get beneath the skin of Richard Nixon.
How broad is the public appeal of Colin Powell, and could he be a presidential candidate?
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
In 1944, Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer fled into the forbidden land of Tibet.
A comparison of prominent first ladies.
Sir Ian McKellen chooses Edmund Hillary for Great Lives.
Alexandra Harris and Chris Stewart scramble past lemon trees in Virginia Woolf's footsteps
Do the personal problems of John Tower mean he is unable to advise President Bush?
The writer Julie Burchill talks to Matthew Parris about the Hollywood star Ava Gardner.
Virginia Woolf and a balloon of airballs! Kensington Gardens as a magical playground.
Fifty years since Lenny Bruce died, Mark Steel explores his legacy in the 21st century.
Alistair Cooke pays tribute to Ernest Hemingway with a parody of his writing style.
Four voices consider the legacy of Malcolm X in post-Ferguson America.