Jonathan Sumption argues that the law is taking over the space once occupied by politics
BBC Sounds only - Louis Theroux answers questions posed by some of his previous guests.
Jonathan Sumption explains how democracy can accommodate opposing opinions and interests
Jonathan Sumption argues that courts have usurped power via human rights law
Jonathan Sumption assess the pros and cons of written and unwritten constitutions
Jonathan Sumption argues against Britain adopting a written constitution
Matthew Syed examines the work of the controversial anthropologist Colin Turnbull.
Clare Balding explores the countryside of Alderley Edge with author Alan Garner.
James Naughtie profiles one of the most influential judges of the 20th century.
Al Murray, the Pub Landlord creator, passes the baton to comedian and satirist Ian Hislop.
Michael Goldfarb profiles composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
A special extended interview with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as he turns 70.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
John Betjeman's skill at performing his own work
How does modern-day America compare with the fall of Rome as described by Gibbon?
Michael Berkeley’s guest is physicist Brian Greene.
Cancer pioneer Gordon Hamilton-Fairley, killed by an IRA bomb when he was just 45.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Charles Spencer, the ninth Earl Spencer.
Interview programme. Robert Peston and Eddie Mair spring surprise guests on each other.
Matthew Parris talks to the National Trust's Dame Helen Ghosh about James Lees-Milne.
Who is the horse-loving peer now in charge of our public health? With Mark Coles
Labelled 'the rebel who forgot to rebel', who is Dominic Grieve? Mark Coles finds out.
Joan Bakewell is in conversation with journalist and commentator Douglas Murray.
In the 17th Century, fevers were the main concern of physicians.
Jim Al-Khalili discusses quarks and popularising particle physics with Frank Close.
Dennis Sewell takes at look at the shadow Chancellor George Osborne.
George Osborne gets a grilling whilst posing for a portrait by cartoonist Martin Rowson.
Investigating Foreign Secretary William Hague's vision for the Arab world.
What went on behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War?
Richard Sykes champions Sir Howard Florey, a forgotten man in the discovery of penicillin.