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.
Creachadh Ghriais is Chuil Uaraich
Mar a bhris na fir a thill às a’ Chiad Chogadh tacan Ghriais is Chuil Uaraich a Leòdhas.
The Soviet Union
War and the Soviet economy from 1920 – 1940
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
The death of Brazil's Getulio Vargas
How the influential Brazilian leader took his own life rather than submit to the military
War and the French Economy from 1920 – 1940.