Anne McElvoy explores how Thomas Carlyle reacted against the Industrial Revolution.
Jonathan Sumption argues that the law is taking over the space once occupied by politics
James Burke joins the dots on his 'Knowledge Web'
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
Tristram Hunt tracks the life's work of the historian and university founder Asa Briggs.
Professor David Cannadine argues historians and politicians have overplayed the class card
Michael Berkeley's guest is Charles Spencer, the ninth Earl Spencer.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
The BBC’s Michael Cockerell examines the turbulent life of the press baron Conrad Black.
Conrad Black is back. Michael Cockerell asks: will the fallen press baron slay his foes?
Michael Berkeley’s guest is historian Sir David Cannadine.
Professor Griffin highlights the unpaid and emotional work that often goes unrecognised.
From Mozart to the helicopter: James Burke makes the link
James Burke joins the dots on his 'Web of Knowledge'.
James Burke joins the dots on his 'Web of Knowledge'
Writer Fay Weldon and biographer Vincent Brome discuss the life of the visionary novelist.
Michael Berkeley's guest is science writer and broadcaster James Burke.
Author Sumption questions the freedoms we have given up during the pandemic.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is eminent Byzantine historian Judith Herrin.
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer Jung Chang.
Rana Mitter explores how China is making the case for its model of government.
Olivia O'Leary follows historian Theodore Zeldin in the quest to reform conversation.
Historian Ferguson asks how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged progress
Michael Berkeley's guest is the writer Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Orson Welles and H.G. Wells discuss the famous 1938 War of Worlds hoax broadcast.