James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Chris Bowlby profiles German chancellor Angela Merkel, as she campaigns for a third term.
A look back at the career of the German Chancellor before she became a politician.
Anthony Howard looks at the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
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.
A profile of Pakistan’s former leader Benazir Bhutto.
Christina Lamb, author and journalist, nominates Benazir Bhutto as her great life.
'I laugh at it.' The accused speaks in the series finale.
An execution, a wedding and exile.
Peter Hennessy asks Harriet Harman to reflect on her life and times.
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson
Charles Moore reflects on the process of writing Lady Thatcher's authorised biography.
Peter Hennessy asks Dame Margaret Beckett MP to reflect on her life and times.
James Naughtie considers the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.
Unique access results in a special photo of Margaret Thatcher on election night in 1983.
Peter Riddell explores the background to the many extraordinary moments of her premiership
Sue Lawley recalls Margaret Thatcher being asked why she gave orders to sink the Belgrano.
David Cannadine explores how Mrs Thatcher's handbag became a visual symbol of her power.
Meryl Streep on playing Margaret Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher's influence on fiction - three Booker Prize winners give their view.
A profile of Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mark Coles looks at the most powerful woman in American politics.
'Suicide bombers got through the security check. What should we do?'.
David Dabydeen profiles Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica.
Ernie Rea and guests debate the role of religion within politics.
An investigation into the death of Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan.
Anne McElvoy explores the rise and fall of the 1960s liberals, like Roy Jenkins.