When is it morally justifiable for an elected government to be thrown out in a coup?
Boris Yeltsin wins the 1996 Russian presidential election.
Jonathan Sumption explains how democracy can accommodate opposing opinions and interests
Zareer Masani considers the relationship between voting and other democratic rights.
Does America need to compare itself to other democratic countries?
Playwright David Greig finds out what it takes to be an extreme runner.
Melvyn Bragg examines the origins of the most cherished form of government in the world.
Michael Blastland looks at current events through the lens of psychology.
David Runciman explores democracy: is it still fit for purpose in today's UK?
Professor Giddens examines one of the most powerful ideas of the 20th century.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Nick Robinson examines if we actually want as much democracy as we have.
Michael Portillo investigates the past and future of the fragile ideal that is democracy.
Nick Robinson asks if vested interests dominate our democracy.
Michael Portillo examines the past and future of democracy over 2,500 years.
Nick Robinson asks if Parliament itself might be the obstacle to improving our democracy.
Neil MacGregor examines an extraordinary astronomical instrument.
How many democracies around the world are gradually being dismantled
American geographer Diamond asks if democracies are agile enough to do what's needed.
Our infatuation with lighthouses and the need to preserve these iconic landmarks.
Historian Peter Hennessy explores how history can help us navigate life after Covid-19.
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world.
Peter Macfadyen tells Helen Lewis his method for rebuilding democracy from the ground up.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of politics on psychoanalysis.
Greg Jenner and his guests limber up for a trip to The Ancient Olympics.
Combative debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Clare Balding hears some unlikely stories about lighthouses on a walk around Plymouth.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether the ancient genre of tragedy has a place in our own time.
Professor Michael Sandel explores democracy with a group of MPs, peers and the public.