When is it morally justifiable for an elected government to be thrown out in a coup?
Boris Yeltsin wins the 1996 Russian presidential election.
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.
Professor Giddens examines one of the most powerful ideas of the 20th century.
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.
Moshe Morad visits Athens, presenting music from Manolis Karantinis and Glykeria.
Michael Portillo examines the past and future of democracy over 2,500 years.
Nick Robinson asks if vested interests dominate our democracy.
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
Our infatuation with lighthouses and the need to preserve these iconic landmarks.
Sir David Cannadine explores the changing image of Neville Chamberlain's umbrella.
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of politics on psychoanalysis.
Clare Balding hears some unlikely stories about lighthouses on a walk around Plymouth.
Combative debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
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.
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