Why do we get bored and what does it say about how we engage with the world around us?
BBC World Service
13/20 Michael learns how the railways fuelled the development of the modern printing press. (R)
Dr Thomas Dixon explores how the international friendship movement flourished after WWI.
BBC Radio 4
71/120 The country's rich and turbulent story continues. With Richard Dormer and Frances Tomelty.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
3/4 Virgil gives tips on bee-keeping and creates Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
13/25 Michael Portillo learns how Victorian whisky trains were raided by robbers. (R)
2/2 Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the killers that lurked in every room of the Edwardian home. (R)
1/3 Suzy Klein studies music as a weapon in the fight for British identity in the 18th century
British POWs and their Japanese captors tell the story of one of WWII's worst atrocities. (R)
1/3 Drama-documentary recreating the life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. (R)
1/3 How the arrival of foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution. (R)
BBC Two except Scotland
6/6 Danny Baker dons the mortar board in an archival romp through our education system. (R)
BBC Two Scotland
1/3 Suzy Klein studies music as a weapon in the fight for British identity in the 18th century (R)
Tuesday 8 April 2014