Anne McElvoy traces how the threat of Free Trade stung a placid aristocrat into action.
In a Sheffield pub, Anne McElvoy learns how conservatism responded to urban mass democracy
Anne McElvoy goes to Tyneside to rediscover the 'conserving crowds' of the Edwardian era.
James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
The next chairman of the Federal Reserve - Alan Greenspan.
A profile of Alan Greenspan, economist and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Mark Coles profiles the England cricket captain Alastair Cook.
Recession in America, more modest foreign policy aims and nuclear fears in ex-USSR states.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
Kenneth Clarke chooses the Victorian politician, Benjamin Disraeli.
Benjamin Disraeli, who turned his skills as a novelist to politics.
David Cannadine explores how Disraeli merged fact and fiction in his life and work.
Chris Anderson talks to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is looking to the future.
Bill Gates appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a monopoly investigation.
From Boomtown Rat to famine relief ambassador, Bob Geldof explores his life in sound.
For the Front Row podcast, the singer songwriter shares the film, book and TV he loves.
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
Allegations that Clinton persuaded Monica Lewinsky to give false testimony examined.
Dame Judi Dench interviewed by Simon Mayo.
Mark Coles looks at the life of Dame Vera Lynn.
Athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson chooses her Welsh compatriot, politician David Lloyd George.
David Lloyd George, who led Britain in the First World War with a presidential approach.
The life of Diana, Princess of Wales - movingly portrayed in reverse chronology.
James Naughtie reflects on the glamorous life and untimely death of the Princess of Wales.
President Theodore Roosevelt's attempt to unite America under the English language.
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.