Mike Thomson reveals the truth behind an alleged British plot to kill Lenin.
Alistair Cook looks at the rise and fall of Senator John McCain.
Alistair Cooke considers Senator John McCain's campaign funding reform bill.
Autumn 1974. Young Palestinian Nabil Sha'ath was sent to New York ahead of Yasser Arafat.
Details of Yasser Arafat's speech at the 1995 meeting of the UN in New York City.
Alfred Brendel recalls hearing the voice of Hitler and Goebbels as a small boy
Soviets choose 72-year-old Chernenko as their new leader.
The power couple who reunited China and nearly lost it to Japan.
Democrat Harold Washington is elected Chicago's first black mayor.
The life of politician Claude Pepper (1900-1989)
Profiles of politicians Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989)
Lesley Riddoch nominates former Loyalist paramilitary turned politician David Ervine.
For Stalin, privacy was key. So how would he feel about his secrets being revealed?
Alistair Cooke criticises Bill Clinton’s appearance at Yitzhak Rabin’s memorial service.
Misha Glenny explores the life of Getulio Vargas, the man who changed Brazil.
Melvyn Bragg examines Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany though historiographical theories.
Obituary for former vice president Hubert Humphrey.
A profile of Indira Gandhi, India's first woman prime minister.
Sunil Khilnani explores the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.
Senator Kennedy bows out of next presidential election.
Bridget Kendall hears from witnesses to Khrushchev's thaw following the death of Stalin.
Melvyn Bragg investigates what drove the Soviet leader Lenin, and enabled his successes.
Why did the steely Russian revolutionary reputedly visit the first English garden city?
Benjamin Ramm explores one of the strangest chapters in China's history - mango mania.
The Communist leader who changed his country forever.
Muhammad Ali on Dick Cavett show September 1978. Rising popularity of Edward Kennedy.
Lady Pamela Hicks talks about her mother's love for India's first post-independence leader
Jeremy Bowen looks back over the life of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, remembered by Jeremy Bowen.
Chinese leader Mao Zedong died on 9 September 1976. Sidney Rittenberg knew him well.