Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Great Reform Act of 1832.
BBC Radio 4
1/4 Jolyon Jenkins investigates how Dutch Elm Disease swept through England in the mid-1960s.
5/5 Laura Piacentini on how Russia's prisons provide insights into our growing jail population
BBC Radio 3
4/5 Rebecca Cassidy looks at the social life of betting shops and doing anthropology 'at home'
3/5 Adam Kuper asks to what extent are we still influenced by our own culture.
1/5 Prof Maurice Bloch reflects on his work in Madagascar with Malagasy villagers.
1/5 Amira Bennison of Cambridge University discusses Islamic history and globalisation.
5/5 Simon Sebag Montefiore reflects on Catherine the Great and Prince Potemkin's romance.
4/5 Lesley Chamberlain reflects on the Cold War and finding solace at Moscow's Hippodrome.
3/5 Journalist Vanora Bennett explores the idiosyncrasies of travelling by train in Russia.
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