A peer with a passion for pedigree pigs - Sarah Swadling meets the Marquess of Salisbury.
Anne McElvoy traces how the threat of Free Trade stung a placid aristocrat into action.
In a Sheffield pub, Anne McElvoy learns how conservatism responded to urban mass democracy
James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
Historian Peter Hennessy invites Norman Lamont to reflect on his life and times.
A special edition of the programme to mark the bicentenary of Gladstone's birth.
Peter Hennessy invites Chris Patten to reflect on his life and times.
Anne McElvoy tells the story of Boris Johnson's premiership until 31 October
AA Gill nominates Arthur Neville Chamberlain as his great life.
Becky Milligan profiles the new home secretary, Amber Rudd.
Mark Coles profiles Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom.
Becky Milligan profiles the man at the centre of the so-called 'Plebgate' scandal.
The former MP opens up about religion, being single and her clash with Michael Howard.
Ann Widdecombe analyses Nadine Dorries’ foray into the world of reality TV.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
John Major's comments on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal.
Kenneth Clarke chooses the Victorian politician, Benjamin Disraeli.
Benjamin Disraeli, who turned his skills as a novelist to politics.
David Cannadine explores how Disraeli merged fact and fiction in his life and work.
As the Olympics come to London, Mayor Boris Johnson finds himself on the global stage.
Mark Coles profiles transport secretary Chris Grayling.
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
Chris Bowlby profiles David Davis - the man in charge of Brexit.
Edward Stourton looks at the life of an unlikely rebel.
Labelled 'the rebel who forgot to rebel', who is Dominic Grieve? Mark Coles finds out.
Mark Coles looks at the life and career of Dominic Raab.
Mark Coles profiles the new Brexit secretary, boxer and karate black belt Dominic Raab.
Ed Stourton profiles Douglas Carswell, the first elected UKIP MP.