Peter Hennessy invites Peter Hain to reflect on his life and times
Lindsay Johns argues that novelist Alex La Guma is an overlooked literary colossus.
Grammy Award-winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah explores the life of reggae legend Bob Marley.
This 1975 concert marked the ‘crossover’ of reggae into popular music.
An eye-witness remembers the night gunmen tried to kill the global reggae star.
Martin Plaut profiles Nelson Mandela’s former number two, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Becky Milligan looks at the life of South Africa's new president.
Michael Berkeley's guest is South African trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela.
Chris Bowlby profiles ANC leader Jacob Zuma.
John Wilson talks to photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker and David Rodigan about Bob Marley
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
Poet Lemn Sissay explains why Bob Marley is his artistic, personal and political muse.
Fergal Keane takes a journey through the private notebooks and letters of Nelson Mandela.
Kate Humble discusses the South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, Miriam Makeba.
The impact of Nelson Mandela's 1990 diplomatic visit to the United States.
Sue MacGregor reunites key players involved in the secret talks to free Nelson Mandela.
Harvey Weinstein on meeting Nelson Mandela at a meal with people from the film industry.
The Pope visits a nation where one in four is a Catholic - America.
Conservative MP Ann Widdicombe nominates the last Pope, John Paul II.
Ann Widdicombe MP nominates the late pontiff, who agreed with her on women priests.
How Pope John Paul II's instillation caused excitement in America.
Pope John Paul II's joyous visit to the US, and Catholicism in America.
Pope John Paul II visits Poland.
Arguments over whether to pull out US companies from South Africa.
Steve Biko led South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement before he was killed in 1977.
Grant Ferrett looks at the life of South African President Thabo Mbeki.
How close were Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan at the end of the Cold War?
The charisma of humility and service in Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.
Extracts from letters charting a friendship between Pope John Paul II and a married woman.