The life story of the most controversial Commons speaker of modern times. Read more
The life story of the most controversial Commons speaker of modern times.
Mark Coles looks at the life of former rugby player Gareth Thomas.
Baroness Hale, president of the Supreme Court, delivered a bombshell ruling this week.
Rudy Giuliani is both a divisive figure and a man who once united his nation.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The president of Turkey who has sent troops into northern Syria.
Bernardine Evaristo is the first black British woman to win the Booker Prize.
We explore the life and career of British artist Bridget Riley.
Becky Milligan explores how a Sydney teacher came to lead the England rugby team.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle
Mark Coles profiles the new speaker of the House of Commons.
A look at the life of Adam Schiff, chair of the US House Intelligence Committeee.
The American rapper and singer nominated for eight Grammy Awards.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
What does Ephraim Mirvis' entry into the political fray this week tell us about the man?
Mark Coles profiles the head of the RMT union, Mick Cash.
Mark Coles profiles Finland's new Prime Minister, Sanna Marin.
How Peckham schoolboy, John Boyega, became a Hollywood Stormtrooper.
Mark Coles looks at one of Britain’s most celebrated storytellers, Michael Morpurgo
Becky Milligan looks at the life of Dina Asher-Smith, the fastest woman in British history
The Australian prime minister criticised over his response to the bushfire crisis.
The judge taking up the Supreme Court presidency as tensions with the government simmer.
The young, black cellist from Nottingham making chart history.
The US Secretary of State caught up in the Ukraine impeachment scandal.
The Syrian filmmaker exposing the horrors of life and death in war-torn Aleppo.
Appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer within just five years of becoming an MP.
The manager who's put Liverpool Football Club on the path to winning the treble.
The UK's chief Brexit negotiator
The home secretary facing allegations of bullying.
Professor Chris Whitty
The coronavirus epidemic is a crisis for England's chief medical officer. How will he do?
The Bank of England's new governor starts his job amid economic chaos. How will he do?
Marks Coles looks at the life and music of the Polish pianist.
Dr Anthony Fauci
Mark Coles profiles America’s top immunologist.
Mark Coles looks at the life and career of Dominic Raab.
Dame Vera Lynn
Mark Coles looks at the life of Dame Vera Lynn.
Mark Coles profiles Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care for England
Becky Milligan looks at the life of North Korean politician Kim Yo-jong.
Mark Coles profiles Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York.
Mark Coles profiles Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour MP.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Mark Coles profiles Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organisation.
Edward Stourton profiles the attorney general for England and Wales, Suella Braverman.
Mark Coles looks at the life of American rapper and activist Killer Mike.
Mark Coles profiles former NASA astronaut and oceanographer, Dr Kathy Sullivan
The Manchester United forward who is credited with forcing a government U-turn this week.
The No 10 adviser's appointment on a race inequality commission has caused controversy.
Sir Ian McKellen
Becky Milligan looks at the life of actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen.
Mark Coles hears about the life of the man behind the Magnitsky Act, Bill Browder.
Mark Coles profiles President Trump’s political strategist and confidante Roger Stone.
Professor Sarah Gilbert
Mark Coles profiles the scientist leading the Oxford University vaccine team.
Who is the horse-loving peer now in charge of our public health? With Mark Coles
Who is the man newly promoted to head up the Civil Service?
Why is Tony Abbott, former Australian PM, such a controversial choice for trade adviser?
The woman who, come November, could be "just a heartbeat away" from the US presidency.
The first and only black Formula 1 driver stands on the brink of a world record.
The billionaire who has given away his fortune. With Mark Coles.
The man from Indiana who's 'a heartbeat away' from the US presidency.
The former bricklayer steering Liverpool through the latest coronavirus lockdown.
Sir Edward Lister
The chief strategic advisor to PM Boris Johnson who thrives on solving political problems.
The business woman and Bake Off judge now working to improve NHS hospital food.
Mark Coles explores the life and career of the First Minister of Wales.
Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci
Mark Coles explores the lives and careers of the two doctors behind the Covid-19 vaccine.
The former journalist, now Number 10’s new White House-style spokesperson.
The scientist leading the team behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
The chess prodigy and video game designer behind a breakthrough that could change medicine
Dr June Raine
Dr June Raine, the UK's top medical regulator, makes the call on approving Covid vaccines.
Becky Milligan profiles the first black actor to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award.
Becky Milligan charts the bumpy ride to stardom for the creator of Mrs Brown's Boys.
The activist tennis star set to light up the Tokyo Olympics - featuring Billie Jean King.
The famed make-up artist and entrepreneur is the first in her industry to be made a dame.
The fascinating life of Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi, with Mark Coles.
Russell T Davies
Mark Coles on the life of the screenwriter behind some of the most popular TV series.
Anders Holch Povlsen
Danish billionaire, ASOS shareholder and Scotland’s biggest private landowner.
The first female british chef to win 3 Michelin stars at her own restaurant.
How the football manager with a criminal past has turned his life around. With Mark Coles.
The first African and first woman elected head of the World Trade Organisation.
A think tank says she is playing a 'central role' in running the country, but who is she?
The former dentist who’s just been elected the new leader of the Scottish Labour party.
The lead prosecutor in the trial for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Journalist, controversialist, celebrity - what's next for the man who craves headlines?
AstraZeneca's CEO faces scrutiny as his company's vaccine comes under fire.
Who is Emerald Fennell - the first UK woman to be nominated for an Oscar as Best Director?
The billionaire banker, whose financial firm has gone bust, threatening thousands of jobs
Chief Constable at the Police Service of Northern Ireland, who's facing calls to resign.
Mohsin and Zuber Issa
The billionaire brothers who bought Asda after making a fortune from petrol stations.
Ursula von der Leyen
The European Commission President who says she was left standing because she is a woman.
Can Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi survive his country's current coronavirus wave?
We profile the life and career of Angela Rayner MP, deputy leader of the Labour Party.
A profile of the newly elected leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.
The life and career of Kate Bingham, former head of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce
The new Mayor of Liverpool and the first black woman to lead a major UK city.
The multi-talented performer making BAFTA history with awards for 'I May Destroy You'.
The military commando turned tech entrepreneur who is now prime minister of Israel.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The award-winning author who has found herself at the heart of a social media firestorm
British wheelchair tennis champion, who's aiming for Wimbledon victory and Tokyo gold.
From Wembley schoolboy to playing for England in a final at Wembley.
The British sprint cyclist making history, against the odds, in the Tour de France.
George the Poet
The innovative spoken word artist George the Poet.
Abdul Ghani Baradar
Mark Coles profiles Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, political leader of the Taliban.
New, private, socialist, back-to-the-workplace leader of the Unite union, Sharon Graham.
What drives the influential rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West, asks Mark Coles.
Sir Ed Davey
The Leader of the Liberal Democrats. On the weekend of their 'virtual' party conference.