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Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 6

David Blunkett

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week, his guest is David Blunkett, the former Labour MP and cabinet minister. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 5

Harriet Harman

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week, his guest is Harriet Harman, former deputy Labour leader and senior cabinet minister. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 5

William Hague

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. In this edition, his guest is William Hague, former Conservative leader and foreign secretary. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 3

Episode 1: David Owen

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Historian Peter Hennessy talks to David Owen, the former foreign secretary and SDP leader, exploring the influences, events and people that have shaped his views. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week, his guest is Tony Blair, the former prime minister. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 4

Episode 2: Vince Cable

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy talks to Vince Cable, former Liberal Democrat treasury spokesman and former business secretary in the coalition government. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 4

Episode 3: Margaret Hodge

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy's guest is Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking since 1994 and former chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee. Show more

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites a senior politician to reflect on his or her life and times. This week, his guest is Michael Heseltine, the former deputy prime minister. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 5

Michael Howard

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week, his guest is Michael Howard, former Conservative leader and home secretary. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 6

Paddy Ashdown

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week, his guest is Paddy Ashdown, the former Liberal Democrat leader. Show more

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times - this week, Alan Johnson, former postman, union boss, Home Secretary and author of acclaimed memoirs Show more

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week his guest is Norman Lamont, former Chancellor of the Exchequer. Show more

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week, his guest is Peter Hain, the anti-apartheid campaigner and former Cabinet Minister. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 3

Episode 2: Nigel Lawson

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy talks to Nigel Lawson, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, about his transition from an enjoyable existence at Oxford, via journalism, to front-line politics. Show more

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to reflect on their life and times - today, Chris Patten, former Cabinet Minister, Hong Kong Governor, EU Commissioner and BBC Trust Chairman Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 1

Episode 1: Baroness Williams of Crosby (Shirley Williams)

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Peter Hennessy invites Baroness Williams of Crosby (Shirley Williams) to reflect on her life and times. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 4

Episode 4: Kenneth Baker

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Former cabinet minister Kenneth Baker, now Lord Baker of Dorking, discusses his background and career. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 3

Episode 3: Clare Short

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Clare Short, the former international development secretary, discusses her Catholic upbringing in Birmingham and her father's sense of injustice at Britain's treatment of Ireland. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 2

Episode 3: David Steel

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

David Steel (now Lord Steel of Aikwood), the former Liberal Party leader, reflects on his role in shifting Britain away from two-party politics towards multi-party politics. Show more