5/5 Diarmaid MacCulloch on how 16th-century Protestants dealt with the Virgin Mary's role.
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4/5 Professor Miri Rubin explores how the Virgin Mary was used against medieval Jews.
3/5 Dr Mona Siddiqui of Glasgow University explains the important role of Mary in Islam.
2/5 Dr Helen Bond explores the life and times of Nazareth's most famous peasant girl, Mary.
1/5 John Haldane on the origins and meaning of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
4/5 Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov explores the murderous history of chess in Russia.
4/5 Marilyn Yalom on the rise to power of the chess queen which was once as feeble as a pawn.
3/5 David Hendy discusses how chess was played and lost on the Third Programme.
2/5 Author Anuradha Roy on the power and poignancy of chess as a metaphor in Indian culture.
1/5 Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum on why chess is the ultimate game.
5/5 Kamila Shamsie and friends go to eat on the Bunns Road in Karachi. (R)
4/5 Novelist Kamila Shamsie explores Karachi and heads for the beach. (R)
3/5 Writer Kamila Shamsie explores the paradoxical lives that women lead in modern Karachi. (R)
2/5 London-based novelist Kamila Shamsie learns about 'street cricket' in Karachi. (R)
1/5 Novelist Kamila Shamsie describes arriving at Karachi airport. (R)
5/5 James Campbell discusses Robert Hooke's activities after the Great Fire of London. (R)
4/5 Lisa Jardine discusses how Robert Hooke's inventions were received in the 17th century. (R)
3/5 Allan Chapman explores Robert Hooke's revolutionary ideas and methods. (R)