A peer with a passion for pedigree pigs - Sarah Swadling meets the Marquess of Salisbury.
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
Anne McElvoy goes to Tyneside to rediscover the 'conserving crowds' of the Edwardian era.
James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
George Parker explores Labour's new policies and how far-reaching they will be.
How Ellen Wilkinson went from Communism to the Jarrow March to a seat in the cabinet.
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters. 1: 1837
The story behind the fateful meeting between PM Gordon Brown and Gillian Duffy in 2010.
A special edition of the programme to mark the bicentenary of Gladstone's birth.
Series using documentary evidence to throw new light on past events.
AA Gill nominates Arthur Neville Chamberlain as his great life.
Comedian Al Murray champions the life of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
Peter Snow takes Alan Johnson MP on a journey back to a Victorian mill.
Chris Bowlby looks at Alan Milburn, who has returned to the political front line.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Independent Press Standards Organisation chairman Alan Moses.
Jonathan Maitland profiles Alex Salmond, SNP leader and Scotland's First Minister.
Jim Naughtie considers the Scottish politician with a passion for an independent Scotland.
James Naughtie profiles one of the most influential judges of the 20th century.
An insight into the Chancellor, Alistair Darling.
Becky Milligan profiles the new home secretary, Amber Rudd.
Alistair Cooke reflects on why Americans seem to trust Tony Blair.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
Mark Coles profiles Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom.
Becky Milligan profiles the man at the centre of the so-called 'Plebgate' scandal.
Lord Kinnock chooses the life of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS.
The former MP opens up about religion, being single and her clash with Michael Howard.
For Christmas Day, Michael Berkeley's guest is Archbishop John Sentamu.
Emily Buchanan profiles the archbishop of Canterbury, poet and scholar Rowan Williams.
Mark Coles takes an updated look at leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster.
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