Actor Alison Steadman in conversation with her heroes – brought back to life.
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.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has a checklist of priorities for the post-pandemic world.
Dalai Lama makes low-key visit to US.
David Sneath reports on the institution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian nationalist movement.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
A tribute to Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972) the first black Major League baseball player.
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.
John Lennon's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.
Dramatic weather and unfeasibly long routes.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement. Today - Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Kurt Vonnegut on Kurt Vonnegut, with a little help from Josie Long
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.