Anne McElvoy explores how Thomas Carlyle reacted against the Industrial Revolution.
Anne McElvoy traces how the threat of Free Trade stung a placid aristocrat into action.
Anne McElvoy on Victorian critic John Ruskin's showdown with the merchants of Bradford.
Has Jimmy Savile's charity work been morally contaminated by revelations of child abuse?
Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters. 1: 1837
Open Country explores the importance of the Kent landscape to Charles Dickens.
Andrew Motion champions the life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate for over 40 years
An Audience with Jimmy Savile is at the Park Theatre in London until 11 July 2015.
Antonia Fraser chooses J.M.W Turner's The Fighting Temeraire
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.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Satirist and writer Armando Iannucci chooses novelist Charles Dickens.
Claire Tomalin talks about the poetry of Thomas Hardy
Alistair McGowan investigates the enigma of a private man who became a global star.
Melvyn visits Darwin's home at Down House in Kent.
Darwin's early life in Shropshire and his three years at Cambridge.
Thomas Dixon explores the origins of the idea of friendships between humans and animals.
The achievements and legacy of the 19th century literary giant Charles Dickens.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the first Duke of Wellington.
Best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth nominates the Duke of Wellington.
Dr Craig Venter on his own experiences as a collector, medic and geneticist.
The early successes of Charles Dickens. Claire Tomalin's book about the great novelist.
Charles Dickens is well-received in America. Claire Tomalin's acclaimed biography.
A theatrical performance changes the course of Dickens's life.
Adulation and farewells for Britain's great novelist. Claire Tomalin's acclaimed biography
The life and work of one of the most influential figures of the Victorian era.