Is Aung San Suu Kyi on the brink of power in Myanmar?
Aung San Suu Kyi examines what drives people to dissent in the second Reith Lecture 2011.
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Christina Lamb talks to Ziauddin Yousafzai, whose daughter Malala was shot by the Taliban.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Dalai Lama makes low-key visit to US.
David Sneath reports on the institution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian nationalist movement.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Cultural commentator John Harris discusses the life of John Lennon.
Jim Naughtie assesses the pair at the creative heart of the Beatles, Lennon and McCartney.
The story of John Lennon's extraordinary life and career is told in his own words.
Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with John Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of Mahavira Jain, the inspiration behind the Jain faith.
The blog of the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai voiced by British girls her age.
Ernie Rea discusses the faith and philosophy of Martin Luther King.
Nazir Afzal chooses Mahatma Gandhi as his great life.
Satish Kumar walked 8,000 miles for world peace. Join him as he relives this journey.
The Pope visits a nation where one in four is a Catholic - America.
Green MP Caroline Lucas nominates Petra Kelly, the German Green superstar politician.
Conservative MP Ann Widdicombe nominates the last Pope, John Paul II.
Ann Widdicombe MP nominates the late pontiff, who agreed with her on women priests.
How Pope John Paul II's instillation caused excitement in America.
Pope John Paul II's joyous visit to the US, and Catholicism in America.
Pope John Paul II visits Poland.
Richard Gere talks to Simon about his new film Arbitrage.