The former MP opens up about religion, being single and her clash with Michael Howard.
An appraisal of Barbara Castle in the centenary of her birth
Patrick Wright focuses on Barbara Castle, the Red Queen.
Peter Hennessy asks a senior politician to reflect on their life and times.
The empress dowager who tried - and failed - to reform.
Peter Hennessy invites Clare Short to reflect on her life and times.
Steve Richards looks back on Theresa May's Brexit journey through interviews with insiders
Jung Chang's biography of the woman who single-handedly dragged China into modernity.
Cixi forms an important political alliance and launches a palace coup.
Frances Crook proposes Labour politician Barbara Castle. Roy Hattersley is witness.
Michael Berkeley's guest is actress and former MP Glenda Jackson.
Mark Coles profiles actor and former politician Glenda Jackson.
Glenda Jackson's returns to the stage for the first time in 23 years playing King Lear.
Peter Hennessy asks Harriet Harman to reflect on her life and times.
Peter Hennessy asks Dame Margaret Beckett MP to reflect on her life and times.
Edward Stourton on Margaret Hodge, who is enjoying an Indian summer in her political life.
Peter Hennessy talks to Margaret Hodge, ex-chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee.
Oona King discovers her family's role in the fight for equality for African Americans.
Lesley Curwen profiles Nicola Sturgeon, a key figure in Scotland's push for independence.
The Guardian's Michael White shines a spotlight on the health secretary Patricia Hewitt.
David Dabydeen profiles Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica.
Shirley Williams talks to Joan Bakewell about her moral and religious beliefs.
Baroness Shirley Williams returns to her childhood homes.
Mark Coles profile the new shadow cabinet's twin sisters, Maria and Angela Eagle.
Mark Coles profiles the new prime minister, Theresa May.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, dealing with the aftermath of riots across England.
Robin Aitken explores why the Tories have struggled with the label of 'the nasty party'.
Lucy Ash looks at the career of Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.