Alexander McCall Smith talks about why Precious Ramotswe is his favourite character.
Alistair Cooke reflects on why Americans seem to trust Tony Blair.
Rory Bremner in conversation with his friend and collaborator the late John Fortune.
Bridget Kendall talks to author Alexander McCall Smith about his work as an academic.
Jonathan Maitland profiles Danny Alexander, Lib Dem MP and Treasury Chief Secretary.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the Scottish philosopher David Hume.
Allan Little profiles the philosopher David Hume, born in 1711.
Lucy Worsley concludes her exploration of Victoria's reign via significant encounters.
Andrew Brown explores philosopher David Hume's witty, provocative career as a historian.
Peter Hennessy invites Iain Duncan Smith to reflect on his political life and times.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith
The work and legacy of the often overlooked 19th century scientist James Clerk Maxwell.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Will Self is at Glenlair, James Clerk Maxwell's country estate.
Will Self visits Jodrell Bank in a bid to understand the application of Maxwell's work.
Will Self's trip starts promisingly with a chance encounter with physicist Sir Peter Higgs
Will Self concludes his 600-mile road trip on the trail of physicist James Clerk Maxwell.
Mark Coles profiles the chair of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
Ian Blatchford on James Nasmyth’s compelling images of the lunar surface
Peter Hennessy asks former prime minister Tony Blair to reflect on his life and times.
James Naughtie profiles Tony Blair, the Labour Prime Minister who swept to power in 1997.
As Tony Blair prepares to quit his diplomatic role in the Middle East, Simon Cox asks why.