Melvyn Bragg examines King Alfred and the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Edington.
Michael Portillo investigates Alfred the Great - English hero or Saxon spin-doctor?
Mark Coles profiles Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom.
Michael Caine discusses the prospect of starring in potential Hatton Garden heist film.
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
Simon Mayo talks David Oyelowo about Selma.
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
In the 17th Century, fevers were the main concern of physicians.
Gary Oldman on his career and award winning performance as Churchill
The Oscar-tipped actor on how he captured the war-time PM's distinctive delivery
Harry Hill puts Tim Vine in the hot seat.
Michael Berkeley's guest is author Jane Hawking.
A room devoid of light and sound where a guest is left alone to reveal their thoughts.
Robert McCrum talks to Malcolm Gladwell about President Trump and writing the new America.
Clare Balding joins walkers and members of the Malcolm Saville society in Shropshire.
The legendary actor admits he believed he would be killed fighting in the Korean War.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientist Michael Faraday.
President George H W Bush's handling of foreign affairs helps his re-election.
Mark Kermode talks to Rebecca Ferguson about her new film, Doctor Sleep.
Rick Wakeman is interviewed on Front Row.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 17th-century scientist Robert Hooke.
David Attenborough nominates the largely forgotten 17th-century inventor and illustrator.
Sir Michael Caine reflects on his Hollywood career, in the light of a new memoir.
Sir Michael Caine talks to Simon Mayo about his new film, Youth.
Alistair Cooke recalls some intriguing myths about Winston Churchill.
The history and traditions of Thanksgiving and the opposition to the celebration in 1998.
Alistair Cooke considers how people become desensitised to the horrifying images of war.
Melvyn Bragg travels to Oxford, where the young Christopher Wren and friends experimented.