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
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
Juliet Stevenson narrates the history of the growth of Elizabethan trade.
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
Jerry Brotton looks at Sir Walter Raleigh's quest for gold
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?
Watch Mark Lawson get to grips with the classical instrument which accompanied Francis Drake's 16th century voyage.
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.
Cycling hero Bradley Wiggins, who MPs have accused of 'crossing an ethical line'.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the physician with a curious mind in dangerous times
Raleigh tries to persuade Elizabeth I that the North American settlements were a success.
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.
How Newton tested the lines between government-funded research and public access.
What made Newton tick?
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.
A photo reveals Churchill's struggle to translate wartime heroism into election victory.
David Cannadine explores how Churchill's cigar became synonymous with his image.