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  1. Lear

    Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.

    First broadcast: 28 Feb 2008

  2. The Multiverse

    Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the Multiverse.

    First broadcast: 21 Feb 2008

  3. The Statue of Liberty

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Statue of Liberty. .

    First broadcast: 14 Feb 2008

  4. The Social Contract

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Social Contract; a key idea in political philosophy.

    First broadcast: 07 Feb 2008

  5. Rudolph II

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Rudolph II and his Renaissance Court in Prague.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2008

  6. Plate Tectonics

    Melvyn Bragg examines plate tectonics, a theory that transformed our idea of the earth.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2008

  7. The Fisher King

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the enigmatic myth of the Fisher King.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2008

  8. The Charge of the Light Brigade

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Charge of the Light Brigade.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2008

  9. Camus

    The life ad work of the Algerian-French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus.

    First broadcast: 03 Jan 2008

  10. The Nicene Creed

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Nicene Creed which established the Divinity of Christ.

    First broadcast: 27 Dec 2007

  11. The Four Humours

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the four humours in medical history.

    First broadcast: 20 Dec 2007

  12. The Sassanid Empire

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Sassanian Empire in Persia from the 3rd to the 7th century AD.

    First broadcast: 13 Dec 2007

  13. Genetic Mutation

    Melvyn Bragg discusses mutation in genetics and evolution.

    First broadcast: 06 Dec 2007

  14. The Fibonacci Sequence

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the mathematical and cultural mysteries of the Fibonacci Sequence.

    First broadcast: 29 Nov 2007

  15. The Prelude

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss William Wordsworth’s poem The Predule.

    First broadcast: 22 Nov 2007

  16. Oxygen

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the discovery of Oxygen by Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2007

  17. Avicenna

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Persian Islamic philosopher Avicenna.

    First broadcast: 08 Nov 2007

  18. Guilt

    Melvyn Bragg and guests take a long hard look at the idea of guilt.

    First broadcast: 01 Nov 2007

  19. Taste

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 18th century obsession with taste.

    First broadcast: 25 Oct 2007

  20. The Arabian Nights

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the myths, tales and legends of the Arabian Nights.

    First broadcast: 18 Oct 2007

  21. The Divine Right of Kings

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the idea that kingly authority derives from God.

    First broadcast: 11 Oct 2007

  22. Antimatter

    Melvyn Bragg discusses Antimatter in particle physics and cosmology.

    First broadcast: 04 Oct 2007

  23. Socrates

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the iconic Greek philosopher, Socrates.

    First broadcast: 27 Sep 2007

  24. Madame Bovary

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the 1857 trial of Gustave Flaubert's novel, Madame Bovary

    First broadcast: 12 Jul 2007

  25. The Pilgrim Fathers

    Melvyn Bragg discusses what the Pilgrim Fathers and the Mayflower mean to Americans.

    First broadcast: 05 Jul 2007

  26. The Permian-Triassic Boundary

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Permian-Triassic boundary in evolutionary history.

    First broadcast: 28 Jun 2007

  27. Common Sense Philosophy

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss common sense philosophy.

    First broadcast: 21 Jun 2007

  28. Renaissance Astrology

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Renaissance Astrology.

    First broadcast: 14 Jun 2007

  29. Siegfried Sassoon

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the war poet Siegfried Sassoon.

    First broadcast: 07 Jun 2007

  30. Ockham's Razor

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the ideas of William Ockham including Ockham's Razor.

    First broadcast: 31 May 2007

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