Anne McElvoy traces how the threat of Free Trade stung a placid aristocrat into action.
Are personalities eclipsing politics? Andrew Rawnsley investigates.
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters. 1: 1837
A special edition of the programme to mark the bicentenary of Gladstone's birth.
Anne McElvoy tells the story of Boris Johnson's premiership until 31 October
Alistair Cooke reflects on why Americans seem to trust Tony Blair.
Benjamin Disraeli, who turned his skills as a novelist to politics.
Kenneth Clarke chooses the Victorian politician, Benjamin Disraeli.
David Cannadine explores how Disraeli merged fact and fiction in his life and work.
As the Olympics come to London, Mayor Boris Johnson finds himself on the global stage.
Best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth nominates the Duke of Wellington.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the first Duke of Wellington.
Nick Robinson looks at how Earl Grey handled the top job in British politics.
Steve Richards looks back on Theresa May's Brexit journey through interviews with insiders
Steve Richards looks back on David Cameron's years in power and explores his legacy.
Nick Robinson looks at how Asquith handled the top job in politics.
Lord Palmerston, whose colourful private life masked his skill at manipulating the press.
The comparative histories of two titans of 19th century history.
Jonathan Freedland compares past and present military campaigns.
Jonathan Freedland compares Theresa May's woes now with those of Arthur Balfour in 1903-06
Douglas Hurd uses the BBC Archives to explore the life of his predecessor Anthony Eden.
Sir Robert Peel, who put the national interest before party interest.
David Cannadine explores how the Duke of Wellington's boots came to define his leadership.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, dealing with the aftermath of riots across England.
Mark Coles profiles the new prime minister, Theresa May.
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.