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.
Historian Peter Hennessy invites Norman Lamont to reflect on his life and times.
Peter Hennessy invites Chris Patten to reflect on his life and times.
A special extended interview with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as he turns 70.
Michael Goldfarb profiles composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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.
Conrad Black is back. Michael Cockerell asks: will the fallen press baron slay his foes?
The BBC’s Michael Cockerell examines the turbulent life of the press baron Conrad Black.
The UK's chief Brexit negotiator
Former Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble meets his younger self in the archives.
Who is the horse-loving peer now in charge of our public health? With Mark Coles
Peter Hennessy invites Michael Heseltine to reflect on his life and times.
What makes Tory political heavyweight Eric Pickles tick? Gerry Northam reports.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
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.