Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Chinese book Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
BBC Radio 4
The second of two programmes looking at why we bathe: the rituals and practices.
BBC World Service
Michael Portillo talks to a number of historians about the turmoil of the pre-war years.
In the town of Amiens tyre manufacturers Goodyear and Dunlop face very different fates
Michael explores the tensions that existed before 1914 between the Empire and its colonies
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Physiocrats, important French economic thinkers.
Michael examines the Tories of the day, who appeared to be dicing with political death.
Michael Portillo explores the pre-war attitudes to poverty, both in town and country.
Michael challenges the notion that industrial unrest began with the General Strike of 1926
Author David Almond explores what the Lindisfarne Gospels mean to people in the North East
BBC Radio 3