Melvyn Bragg examines what it is about Shakespeare’s work that makes it universal.
Melvyn Bragg examines the development of Western rituals and attitudes to death.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the evolution of the human species.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the characteristics of the English identity.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether we are in a new era in the history of modern warfare.
Melvyn Bragg examines the science of taxonomy; the classification of the natural world.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether we can ever predict the future by understanding the past.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the development and future of material culture.
Melvyn Bragg investigates what drove the Soviet leader Lenin, and enabled his successes.
Melvyn Bragg examines the spread of religious doubt over the last three centuries.