Black History Month
Heritage consultant Cliff Prereira wonders whether Black History Month has had its day?
Helen talks to Linda Bellos, a former leader of Lambest Council in London who helped set up the first Black History Month in 1987, and Barbara Campbell the publisher of Black Heritage Today
Making HistoriansLeading writers and researchers explain what prompted them to become historians. This week Norman Samuda Smith the Birmingham community historian and writer who some people see as the first British-born black writer.
In the week that Salisbury Playhouse stages the world premiere of William Golding's The Spire, Making History listener John Cromie asks how the medieval stonemasons managed to place the 4 ton 'cap stone' on top of the cathedral in the 14th century.
St Wilfrid of Ripon
Is the crypt at Ripon Cathedral the oldest in Britain? To find out Tom Holland travelled north with Professor Nick Higham who told him more about the man who built it - St Wilfrid.