Anne McElvoy explores how Thomas Carlyle reacted against the Industrial Revolution.
Anne McElvoy explores how mass democracy split conservatism into moderates and militants.
Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
The story behind the fateful meeting between PM Gordon Brown and Gillian Duffy in 2010.
Evan Davis and guests take the temperature of the Green movement.
Alexander McCall Smith talks about why Precious Ramotswe is his favourite character.
Alex Salmond chooses Thomas Muir, whom he describes as the father of Scottish democracy.
Becky Milligan profiles the new home secretary, Amber Rudd.
Farrah Jarral examines how the end of empire brought a dramatic change of mindset.
Matthew Sweet is invited to consider the music and method of composer Max Richter.
Bridget Kendall talks to author Alexander McCall Smith about his work as an academic.
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Thom Tuck investigates 'Wifi Wars', a comedy show where mobile phones are encouraged.
Richter discusses his new eight-hour piece.
Melvyn visits Darwin's home at Down House in Kent.
Darwin's early life in Shropshire and his three years at Cambridge.
How Charles Darwin used the plants in his garden to develop his theory of evolution.
Playwright David Greig finds out what it takes to be an extreme runner.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the Scottish philosopher David Hume.
Allan Little profiles the philosopher David Hume, born in 1711.
David Steel reflects on his role in shifting Britain away from two-party politics.
Steve Richards reveals the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister.
Steve Richards tells the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister.
Thom Tuck 'savours' a gig in a static home at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
Paul Nurse discusses scientist, inventor and poet Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles.
On the edge of JM Barrie's Kirriemuir, Helen Mark discovers the real Never Never Land.
Peter White talks to deaf actress Genevieve Barr about her lead acting role in a BBC drama
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George and Robert Stephenson and the birth of railways.