Melvyn Bragg says the driving force behind "In Our Time" is that he wants an education. Photograph: Abigail Zoe Martin/BBC
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The nation's schoolmaster.
A Margaret Thatcher Spitting Image puppet. Photo: Getty
By Caroline Crampton - 27 February
The man behind Spitting Image's Maggie.
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By Megan Walsh - 20 February
Every Chinese New Year, a huge migration takes place. Families reunite, they eat dumplings, they
By Sophie McBain - 19 February
Is there a thread that links the Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie to the pop impresario Simon
By New Statesman - 19 February
What is the most important invention of the past hundred years? The contraceptive pill. It