Profile: Sir Andrew Green10/26/14
Migration Watch UK founder Sir Andrew Green's elevation to the House of Lords.
Profile: Sir Andrew Green 25 Oct 14
Sir Andrew Green is to become a member of the House of Lords. As the founder of Migration Watch UK why did this former ambassador become a campaigner for tighter controls on immigration? Jo Fidgen talks to Sir Andrew's old friends and colleagues in an...
Profile: Richard Flanagan 17 Oct 14
Man Booker prize winner, Richard Flanagan, became the fourth Australian to win the coveted award. Becky Milligan looks into Flanagan's life in his native Tasmania where he is a prominent environmental campaigner and a regular at the local pub.
Profile: Douglas Carswell 11 Oct 14
Douglas Carswell has been elected as UKIP's first elected MP in Westminster. His surprise defection in the summer from the Conservatives shocked his friends and supporters so Ed Stourton asks what made him leave and is there more to Douglas Carswell...
Profile: White Dee: 04 Oct 14
How did a single mother from Birmingham, who has spent the last several years on benefits, become famous across the country? Mark Coles profiles Deirdre Kelly, aka White Dee.
Profile: Ricky Tomlinson: 27 Sept 14
Ricky Tomlinson is a top TV actor with a controversial trade union past. Mary Ann Sieghart discovers a powerful mix of politics and personal drama in his life and career. Producer: Ben Crighton Editor: Richard Knight
Profile: Shane Smith 20 Sept 14
How did Shane Smith, a hard-partying, tattooed former Canadian punk rocker turn a community magazine into an international multi-media empire? Mark Coles finds out.
Profile: Jack Ma: 13 Sept 14
How did Jack Ma, a teacher with no business training, become one of China's - indeed, the world's - most successful entrepreneurs? Kamal Ahmed finds out.
Profile: Rona Fairhead: 06 Sept 14
Edward Stourton profiles Rona Fairhead, the woman nominated to replace Lord Patten as chair of the BBC Trust. Who is she, and how will she fare in one of the BBC’s toughest jobs?
Profile: Petro Poroshenko: 30 Aug 14
There is every sign this weekend that Russia's proxy war with Ukraine could become a full-blown conflict between states. The crisis now coming to a head has been in the making ever since Ukraine declared its independence from Moscow in the summer of...
Profile: Nicholas MacPherson 23 Aug 14
Sir Nicholas Macpherson is largely unknown outside Whitehall but as head of the Treasury since 2005 he has become a key figure in the Scottish independence debate. Chris Bowlby explains why he's so influential, and how his involvement in the Scottish...
Profile: Haider al-Abadi 16 Aug 14
Haider al-Abadi's company serviced the BBC lifts in London but he is now about to become the next prime minister of Iraq. Who is he and can he fix his country's daunting problems?
Profile: Karren Brady 09 Aug 14
Karren Brady is a successful businesswoman, mentor of the TV show The Apprentice and now rising political star, after her appointment as a Conservative peer to the House of Lords. Jo Fidgen explores the life and times of a lady who has already made it...
Profile: Radoslaw Sikorski 02 Aug 14
Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski - teenage rebel, Oxford networker, daring reporter, pungent speaker - is now a key voice in the Ukraine crisis. Becky Milligan discovers what drives one of the most colourful European politicians
Profile: Mazher Mahmood 26 July 14
The so-called "fake sheikh" – journalist Mazher Mahmood – hit the headlines this week after the drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostlavos collapsed. Mahmood has long been a controversial figure and his investigations have exposed serious wrongdoing....
Profile: Nicky Morgan 19 July 14
Following the cabinet reshuffle, Mark Coles profiles Nicky Morgan and asks who exactly is the new Education Secretary?
Profile: Elizabeth Butler-Sloss 12 July 14
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has been chosen to lead a major enquiry into abuse allegations. But claims that she is too close to the establishment have proved the choice controversial. Mary-Ann Sieghart looks at the life and career of this specialist in...
Profile: Elizabeth Warren 10 May 14
Could Elizabeth Warren be the next President of the United States of America?
Profile: Amal Alamuddin 03 May 14
Amal Alamuddin is the fiancée of George Clooney, the worlds most eligible bachelor, but who is this London human rights barrister who has defended the likes of Julian Assange of Wikileaks and the former head of Libyan intelligence Abdallah Al Senussi?...
Profile: The Glazer Family 26 Apr 14
The owners of Manchester United are under the spotlight once again following the sacking of manager David Moyes. American billionaire Malcolm Glazer and his family faced a hostile reaction from many fans when they took over the club in 2005. They have...
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