Patricia Cornwell discusses her life and her career as a crime writer.
Greg Proops looks back at the life of Bob Hope, whose career spanned the 20th century.
Alistair Cooke reflects on why Americans seem to trust Tony Blair.
How abstract votes will affect the nomination of Democratic presidential candidate.
Biographical series presented by Matthew Parris.
A profile of astronaut John Glenn upon his retirement.
Is Aung San Suu Kyi on the brink of power in Myanmar?
Aung San Suu Kyi examines what drives people to dissent in the second Reith Lecture 2011.
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
How does modern-day America compare with the fall of Rome as described by Gibbon?
Bob Dole resigns from the Senate to run for president.
Times journalist Valerie Grove nominates the 'Peanuts' cartoonist Charles M Schulz.
Journalist Valerie Grove chooses Charles M Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip.
Alistair Cooke commemorates the life of Charles Schultz, the creator of Charlie Brown.
Helen Mark explores Sir Winston Churchill's family home of Chartwell in Kent.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style
Profiles of politicians Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989)
The possible entrance of Colin Powell and Ross Perot in to the race for the presidency.
Adam Smith tells the story of the titanic battles of shipping tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has a checklist of priorities for the post-pandemic world.
Dalai Lama makes low-key visit to US.
David Sneath reports on the institution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
Matthew Parris on Roald Amundsen, first man to the South Pole.
The Albanian opera singer Ermonela Jaho chooses the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Broadcaster and DJ Colin Murray chooses Frank Sinatra.
Gary Oldman on his career and award winning performance as Churchill
The Oscar-tipped actor on how he captured the war-time PM's distinctive delivery