The latest news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
20/25 Michael Portillo takes to sea with the RNLI and visits a stormy coastal railway. (R)
3/4 How Britain became self-sufficient in producing bread-making wheat after WW2. (R)
Drama inspired by a portrait by Vermeer. A peasant girl charms the artist with her beauty.
2/3 Andrew Graham-Dixon visits Delft to find out about the turbulent life of Vermeer. (R)
3/6 Leslie decides that she and her committee need to gain support for the park project. (R)
4/6 Leslie tries to break into the political old boys' club, resulting in an ethical dilemma. (R)
A look back at the 1950s, a decade often seen as having the wildest pop music of all time. (R)
3/3 Revealing the breakthroughs which harnessed the elements' might to release vast power. (R)
1/10 Performances from The Kinks, Roxy Music, Elton John, New York Dolls and David Bowie. (R)