A peer with a passion for pedigree pigs - Sarah Swadling meets the Marquess of Salisbury.
In a Sheffield pub, Anne McElvoy learns how conservatism responded to urban mass democracy
Jonathan Sumption argues that the law is taking over the space once occupied by politics
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters. 1: 1837
Jonathan Sumption explains how democracy can accommodate opposing opinions and interests
A special edition of the programme to mark the bicentenary of Gladstone's birth.
Jonathan Sumption argues that courts have usurped power via human rights law
Jonathan Sumption assess the pros and cons of written and unwritten constitutions
Mark Lawson talks to Dominic West.
Writer Adam Nicolson talks to Michael Berkeley about his life and his favourite music.
Simon Heffer argues for a new understanding of Sir Hubert Parry
Frances studies Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad song settings and orchestral rhapsody.
As the Olympics come to London, Mayor Boris Johnson finds himself on the global stage.
The most recent knowledge of what the land around Britain was like before the Ice Age.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Charles Spencer, the ninth Earl Spencer.
Satirist Craig Brown joins Michael Berkeley to introduce his favourite pieces of music.
Matthew Parris talks to Dame Helen Ghosh about James Lees-Milne.
Kirsty Lang talks to Dominic West and Clarke Peters about performing Othello in Sheffield.
Joan Bakewell is in conversation with journalist and commentator Douglas Murray.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the first Duke of Wellington.
Best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth nominates the Duke of Wellington.
Nick Robinson looks at how Earl Grey handled the top job in British politics.
Norman Lebrecht talks to music director of English National Opera Edward Gardner.
Steve Richards looks back on David Cameron's years in power and explores his legacy.
Felicity Evans visits Fenland Cambridgeshire in search of a Victorian vicar and naturalist
The story of Frederick 'Clegg' Kelly, Olympic rowing champion and First World War hero.
Patrick Wright examines the long history of anxiety over threats to English identity.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
In 1932, George Orwell taught in a public school. Geoffrey Stevens recalls being his pupil
A reflection in sound on the life of Virginia Fiennes, first wife of explorer Sir Ranulph.