Jim Naughtie profiles the Irish politicians who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.
John Hume/David Trimble
Jim Naughtie profiles the campaigner and mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
The inventor of the World Wide Web and unlikely hero of the Olympic opening ceremony.
Diana, Princess of Wales
James Naughtie reflects on the glamorous life and untimely death of the Princess of Wales.
Jim Naughtie considers the Scottish politician with a passion for an independent Scotland.
James Naughtie profiles Tony Blair, the Labour Prime Minister who swept to power in 1997.
Jim Naughtie considers Fred Goodwin, the banker now bereft of his knighthood.
James Naughtie profiles Rupert Murdoch, the global media magnate.
James Naughtie profiles Simon Cowell, who made his name and fortune on talent shows.
Queen Elizabeth II
James Naughtie profiles Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her diamond jubilee in 2012.
How recording technology made it possible to catch the fugitive moment.
Tom Robinson examines the legacy of the Stonewall protests for the gay community.
Training to save the treasures of Iraq
Eight female archaeologists from Mosul travel to London to train with the British Museum
Pete Wilson explores the characters and communities that make Gloucestershire great.
The fat acceptance movement
The National Association to Aid Fat Americans, NAAFA, held its first meeting in June 1969