How does modern-day America compare with the fall of Rome as described by Gibbon?
Chris Patten on the pope who rocked the Roman Catholic church by pushing it towards change
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Paul Daniels explores the life of Harry Houdini, with help from biographer William Kalush.
The life of Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926).