2/3 The story of shipwrecks moves into the Georgian age, when Britain ruled the waves. (R)
How polio and other preventable diseases are threatening the lives of Syria's children
BBC World Service Online
8/25 Michael Portillo learns how volunteer Victorian fire fighters liked a tipple. (R)
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
BBC Radio 4
New 18th-century ideas about 'what friends are for'.
64/120 The country's rich story continues. With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
3/4 Cormac Ó hÁdhmaill explores the history of Ulster.
BBC Two Northern Ireland
5/6 Danny Baker strolls into the world of bollards, benches, bins and lavatories.
3/3 Stephen Smith explores the flamboyant Baroque court of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. (R)
The fascinating story of knighthood, told through the life of Sir William Marshal. (R)
BBC Two except Scotland
1/12 Stonehenge, far from being a place of burial, may in fact have been a place of healing. (R)
BBC Two Scotland
Documentary uncovering the hidden secrets of the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum. (R)
3/3 Stephen Smith explores the flamboyant Baroque court of the Sun King, Louis XIV. (R)
Friday 28 March 2014