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.
Comedian Russell Kane asks psychotherapist Mark Vernon: what are introverts & extroverts?
Philip Ball examines the occult influences on Isaac Newton's work on invisible forces.
Did Newton's theory of gravity really come to him after seeing an apple fall?
Michael Berkeley's guest is author Jane Hawking.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is eminent Byzantine historian Judith Herrin.
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.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
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.
Joan Bakewell is in conversation with comic actress and writer Sally Phillips.