A peer with a passion for pedigree pigs - Sarah Swadling meets the Marquess of Salisbury.
James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
Michael Goldfarb profiles composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
A special extended interview with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as he turns 70.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
Mark Coles profiles the refugee from Bosnia as she takes her seat in the House of Lords.
Gerry Northam profiles Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the first Muslim cabinet minister.
Edward Stourton profiles the leader of the House of Lords Baroness Tina Stowell.
Edward Stourton profiles Baroness Trumpington, famous for flicking a V sign in the Lords.
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?
Former Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble meets his younger self in the archives.
Peter Hennessy invites Michael Heseltine to reflect on his life and times.
What makes Tory political heavyweight Eric Pickles tick? Gerry Northam reports.
Investigating Foreign Secretary William Hague's vision for the Arab world.
City boss Helena Morrissey champions the life of Rachael Heyhoe Flint as her great life.
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson
Jim Naughtie profiles the Irish politicians who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.
Joan Bakewell is joined by writer, actor and director Julian Fellowes.
The life and times of Karren Brady, successful in business and now rising political star.
Former cabinet minister Kenneth Baker discusses his background and career.
Charles Moore reflects on the process of writing Lady Thatcher's authorised biography.
Series of profiles of people who are currently making headlines.
Mark Coles profiles the former HSBC boss and trade minister Lord Green.
Caz Graham meets Baron Plumb of Coleshill, one of the elder statesmen of British farming.
Nigel Lawson reflects on a high profile political life and keeping feelings private.
Lord Patten talks to Joan Bakewell about his Catholic faith.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Lord Patten.
Peter Hennessy talks to former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit (Norman Tebbit).
The former 'Big Society tsar' Nat Wei on his Milton Keynes childhood and Chinese heritage.