A look back at the career of the German Chancellor before she became a politician.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Chris Bowlby profiles German chancellor Angela Merkel, as she campaigns for a third term.
Is Aung San Suu Kyi on the brink of power in Myanmar?
Aung San Suu Kyi examines what drives people to dissent in the second Reith Lecture 2011.
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
A profile of Pakistan’s former leader Benazir Bhutto.
Christina Lamb, author and journalist, nominates Benazir Bhutto as her great life.
'I laugh at it.' The accused speaks in the series finale.
Series of profiles of people who are currently making headlines.
Lyse Doucet meets Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female head of state.
An execution, a wedding and exile.
Edwina Currie discusses the life of former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.
Edward Stourton profiles Michelle Bachelet, former and perhaps future president of Chile.
'Suicide bombers got through the security check. What should we do?'.
David Dabydeen profiles Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica.
An investigation into the death of Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan.
The Assassin's Journey. The nasty, brutish and short life of Benazir's killer.
'He warned me not to come back.'.
Benazir speaks from the grave to lay blame for her murder.
Secret reports, an arrest and 'hidden hands'.
A final warning and the final day.
A trail of bodies leads deeper into the conspiracy.