Writer Adam Nicolson talks to Michael Berkeley about his life and his favourite music.
Andrew Motion champions the life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate for over 40 years
Emily Buchanan profiles the archbishop of Canterbury, poet and scholar Rowan Williams.
Anne McElvoy traces the influence of Beatrice and Sidney Webb on British socialism.
Bridget Kendall talks to Archbishop Rowan Williams about his fascination with Dostoyevsky.
Lucy Worsley concludes her exploration of Victoria's reign via significant encounters.
Chris Bowlby profiles Jeremy Heywood who is to become the new Cabinet Secretary.
Can John Maynard Keynes' economic strategy help Congress divide their 1992 budget?
Anne McElvoy explores rival liberal solutions to the 1930s Depression.
"Knowing what it would mean... I did not want this patent to become public."
Rob Bonnet profiles Lord Colin Moynihan, Chair of the British Olympic Association.
Lord West looks at how a revolution in naval technology transformed ideas of warfare.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear science.
Sir Lionel Sackville-West, the man whose fatuity lost the Democrats the 1888 presidency.
History series exploring over 2,000 years of western medicine. 20: Stopping the Rot:.
The last stand of General E Lee in North Virginia on 9th July 1865.
Nick Rankin explores the literary legacy of the writer John Buchan.
Roger Bolton explores the genesis of 'Reithian' values at the BBC.
Anne Fine nominates William Beveridge, who sparked the creation of the welfare state.
Anne Fine nominates the author of the report that became the basis for the Welfare State.