James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
Patricia Cornwell discusses her life and her career as a crime writer.
Greg Proops looks back at the life of Bob Hope, whose career spanned the 20th century.
A profile of Admiral William J. Crowe, the American ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Reflections on American writer Toni Morrison in her own words and those of her peers.
A profile of Alan Greenspan, economist and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
The next chairman of the Federal Reserve - Alan Greenspan.
Actor Alison Steadman in conversation with her heroes – brought back to life.
Alistair Cooke reflects on why Americans seem to trust Tony Blair.
Concern over the state of the American education system and President Bush's reforms.
Recession in America, more modest foreign policy aims and nuclear fears in ex-USSR states.
How abstract votes will affect the nomination of Democratic presidential candidate.
Alistair Cooke pays tribute to the placid, talented, baseball player Joe DiMaggio.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Chris Bowlby profiles German chancellor Angela Merkel, as she campaigns for a third term.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
A look back at the career of the German Chancellor before she became a politician.
A re-examination of George Kennan's 1957 Reith Lectures, 'Russia, the Atom and the West'.
Republican Anne Armstrong named as US ambassador to London.
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
Miles Warde explores the life of American photographer Ansel Adams
Biographical series presented by Matthew Parris.
Mark Coles profiles the Queen of Soul.
A look at the remarkable life and music of Aretha Franklin who has died aged 76.
A profile of astronaut John Glenn upon his retirement.
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.