With John Wilson. Singer-songwriter Morrissey discusses his new album, Years of Refusal
Michael Berkeley's guests is writer on families Andrew Solomon.
Helen Mark explores Sir Winston Churchill's family home of Chartwell in Kent.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
Poet Kit Wright chooses author and creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.
Eliza Manningham-Buller on why she regards Abraham Lincoln as a great life.
Kate Kennedy reviews four female string players who were pioneering in their own lifetimes
Gary Oldman on his career and award winning performance as Churchill
The Oscar-tipped actor on how he captured the war-time PM's distinctive delivery
Dr Susan Doran and Lucy Wooding, Henry's most recent biographer, examine Henry as a father
Dr Steven Gunn and Dr Andre Clarke pore over Henry's books, maps and letters.
How clothes symbolised power, philosophy, taste, sexuality and personal expression.
Clare Balding is back with a new series of walks with a literary theme.
Lawyers argue over use of insanity defence in Hinckley case.
Would-be assassin of President Reagan finally comes to trial.
Poet Simon Armitage nominates Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss John Clare, poet and farm labourer.
The life and work of Samuel Johnson, a giant of 18th century literature.
Singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams describes how Sylvia Plath inspired an entire album.
Photo: Nick in France playing the Swedish-built Levin Guitar. ©2014 Bryter Music
John Wilson explores the life, death and music of English singer songwriter Nick Drake.
John Wilson explores the life of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.
President George H W Bush's handling of foreign affairs helps his re-election.
Alistair Cooke recalls some intriguing myths about Winston Churchill.
The history and traditions of Thanksgiving and the opposition to the celebration in 1998.
Politician Boris Johnson chooses the creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.
Alistair Cooke considers how people become desensitised to the horrifying images of war.