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
James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
Anne McElvoy tells the story of Boris Johnson's premiership until 31 October
AA Gill nominates Arthur Neville Chamberlain as his great life.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
John Major's comments on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal.
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.
As the Olympics come to London, Mayor Boris Johnson finds himself on the global stage.
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.
Best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth nominates the Duke of Wellington.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the first Duke of Wellington.
Nick Robinson looks at how Edward Heath handled the top job in politics.
Steve Richards looks back on Theresa May's Brexit journey through interviews with insiders
Steve Richards looks back on David Cameron's years in power and explores his legacy.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
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
Investigating Foreign Secretary William Hague's vision for the Arab world.
Nick Robinson looks at how Harold Macmillan handled the top job in British politics.
Peter Hennessy invites Iain Duncan Smith to reflect on his political life and times.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson