James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
James Naughtie profiles one of the most influential judges of the 20th century.
Actor Alison Steadman in conversation with her heroes – brought back to life.
Comedian Al Murray champions the life of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
Amanda Foreman talks about her biography of Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
Stephen Fry on the mysterious life of the much-loved comedy great Margaret Rutherford.
As a new exhibition of syd barrett's artwork opens, John Wilson talks to Blur guitarist Graham Coxon about the former Pink Floyd frontman.
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks on the annotated poems of T. S. Eliot.
Helen Mark discovers the Oxfordshire woodland that once belonged to author CS Lewis.
Lenny Henry stars in a musical fantasy about TS Eliot's 1964 dinner with Groucho Marx.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
Eddie Redmayne interviewed by Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Discussing her life and work, the author explains why her novels are hard to write.
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking.
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Dorothy Hodgkin and her lover wrestle with the internal structure of complex molecules.
In the 1940s, Dorothy made more scientific strides even with a baby.
Dorothy's reputation grew post-war, conquering the structure of penicillin.
Dorothy becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
John Tusa talks to photographer Eve Arnold about her work.
The English Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre is championed by solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
Sarah Montague and Grayson Perry discuss Nikolaus Pevsner's lectures on 'English Art'.
British spacewoman Helen Sharman chooses scientist Elsie Widdowson as her great life.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson