Anne McElvoy traces the influence of Beatrice and Sidney Webb on British socialism.
In the first of a new series, Clare walks along the Octavia Hill Centenary Trail in Kent.
Camila Batmanghelidjh discusses the life of her Victorian equivalent, Mary Carpenter.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Victorian social reformer Octavia Hill.
Trade unionist and politician Brenda Dean chooses National Trust founder Octavia Hill.
Anne McElvoy visits the Scottish mill village run by socialist visionary Robert Owen.
Anne Fine nominates the author of the report that became the basis for the Welfare State.
Anne Fine nominates William Beveridge, who sparked the creation of the welfare state.