Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss 1848, the year that saw Europe engulfed in revolution.
The story of the struggle for 'habeas corpus' in an England on the verge of Civil War.
Margery Perham explores how anti-colonialism led to emancipation in Africa.
Should a woman with severe disabilities be helped to get pregnant?
Lenny Henry on how to get more young working-class and BAME actors into the industry.
Whose idea was more powerful - Darwin's good one or his cousin Francis Galton's awful one?
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events.
Historian Alice Taylor on the slippery justice of extrajudicial detention.
What is Liberalism? And did it die in 2016 as both left and right wing media claim?
Michael Buerk asks if the monarchy is compatible with a truly meritocratic society.
Engaging debate on the morality of meritocracy and privilege, chaired by Michael Buerk.
David Walker examines the prime minister's proposals for 'muscular liberalism'.
How social trends and technology may radically alter the future landscape of opportunity
Philosopher, Isaiah Berlin discusses his personal music choices with Michael Berkeley.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Gavin Haynes explores the rebirth of classical liberalism online.
At what point is a woman's disability an obstacle to her having fertility treatment?
A profile of British political theorist and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997).
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Social Darwinism.
Toby Young asks if his father's dark prophesy about meritocracy is becoming a reality.
Nick Cohen argues the liberal left is failing Muslims fighting inequality in the community
Maria Margaronis explores what lies behind the trans revolution.
How do we use the law when there's a conflict between individual liberty and social norms?
The political theorist who argues that liberal democracy is in grave danger.