Robert Hart: a Victorian diplomat who helped transform China into a modern trading nation.
Simon Heffer argues for a new understanding of Sir Hubert Parry
Writer, broadcaster and charity founder Marjorie Wallace chooses composer Edward Elgar.
Fiona Clampin tells the story of two Birmingham professors of music: Elgar and Bantock.
Robert Walker and David Owen Norris on composing a Piano Concerto from sketches by Elgar.
On the edge of JM Barrie's Kirriemuir, Helen Mark discovers the real Never Never Land.
A reflection in sound on the life of Virginia Fiennes, first wife of explorer Sir Ranulph.
Geologists Roderick Murchison and Henry de la Beche clashed over the age of Devon's rocks.
Rob Bonnet profiles Lord Colin Moynihan, Chair of the British Olympic Association.
The influential Ulsterman who became a servant of the Chinese emperors.
David Mellor promotes the life of conductor Sir Thomas Beecham.
History series exploring over 2,000 years of western medicine. 20: Stopping the Rot:.
Keith Joseph's impact as the trailblazer for Thatcherism is assessed by James Landale.
Sir Robert organises the defence of Peking against the Boxer rebels.
Sir Robert is called in to help with the fight against the Taiping rebels.
Sir Robert is appointed head of the Imperial Chinese Maritime Customs Service.
James Naughtie thinks now is a timely moment for a reappraisal of Sir Walter Scott.
Conservative politician, author and adventurer Rory Stewart chooses Sir Walter Scott.
Nick Robinson looks at how William Gladstone handled the top job in politics.
David Cannadine explores how William Gladstone's axe became a powerful political metaphor.