Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Library of Alexandria.
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3/8 Sir Robert Peel, who put the national interest before party interest.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the measurement problem in physics.
2/8 Nick asks if history has been fair to Lord North, the prime minister who lost America.
Jonathan is joined by Billy Bragg to consider House of Lords reform now and in the 1600s.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss TS Eliot's seminal poem The Waste Land.
1/8 Sir Robert Walpole, the first and longest-serving prime minister.
The parallels between the murder of Rhys Jones in 2007 and another Liverpool child in 1883
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the observatory at Jaipur.
Jonathan Freedland tells the story of the short-lived Victorian club New Brighton Tower.
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