Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Persian epic poem, the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi.
BBC Radio 4
5/5 Mark Adkin discusses being a military historian in the footsteps of Napoleon.
BBC Radio 3
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and achievements of crystallography.
Helen Castor and guests explore listener's links with the past.
Jonathan Freedland explores tree disease by charting Dutch Elm Disease from the 1920s.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Borgias, the most infamous family in Renaissance Italy
History magazine programme.
Jonathan Freedland explores the politics of appointing the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The weird world of the colour blue.
BBC World Service