Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon champions the life of naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
George Beccaloni on why naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace is his Natural History Hero.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Alfred Russel Wallace.
Travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon proposes the pioneering naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
The life, beliefs and legacy of Cardinal Newman, being beatified during the Papal visit.
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.
Eliza Carthy chooses Caroline Norton, who campaigned for women in the 19th century.
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
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.
Alistair Cooke considers how people become desensitised to the horrifying images of war.
Theo Dorgan explores the continuing importance of WB Yeats, 150 years after he was born.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.
A photo reveals Churchill's struggle to translate wartime heroism into election victory.
David Cannadine explores how Churchill's cigar became synonymous with his image.
Fintan O'Toole looks back at the reputations of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Melvyn Bragg examines the effect of Irish politics on the work of the poet W.B. Yeats.
Melvyn Bragg explores the strange and mystical world of the Irish poet W B Yeats.