How Ellen Wilkinson went from Communism to the Jarrow March to a seat in the cabinet.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Billy Bragg talks about songwriting and poetry
Billy Bragg shares his approach to writing songs.
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
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
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
Patrick Wright examines the long history of anxiety over threats to English identity.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
In 1932, George Orwell taught in a public school. Geoffrey Stevens recalls being his pupil
John Simpson sees the seeds of Orwell's later work in 'Homage to Catalonia'.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
George Galloway chooses British poet and political activist John Cornford.
Maxine Peake nominates her working class hero the MP Ellen Wilkinson as her great life.
President George H W Bush's handling of foreign affairs helps his re-election.
The life and times of Christopher Hitchens told through archive and interview.
Bertrand Russell examines the effects of increasing state control.
In the inaugural Reith lecture, Bertrand Russell examines the impulses in human nature.
Alistair Cooke recalls some intriguing myths about Winston Churchill.
Barbara Castle and biographer Mary Davis discuss the life of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst.
Helen Pankhurst tells the incredible story of her grandmother's Ethiopian legacy.
The history and traditions of Thanksgiving and the opposition to the celebration in 1998.
Members of The Clash talk about their personal styles and their early breakthrough.
Bertrand Russell considers the role of human nature in the development of society.