Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Melvyn Bragg explores the ancient origins of our Gregorian calendar.
The significance of fossils in history and the impact of techniques in understanding them.
Melvyn Bragg examines why ideas about consciousness preoccupy philosophers and scientists.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and achievements of crystallography.
Melvyn Bragg examines how humans have understood and fought disease throughout history.
Melvyn Bragg investigates the creatives forces of the imagination.
Melvyn Bragg examines the relationship between astronomy and British Imperial expansion.
Melvyn Bragg examines the age of the Earth and its division into four great Eons.
The history of the quest to find the Higgs Boson, also known as the 'God Particle'.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the biology and origins of the cell.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Greek mathematician Archimedes and his famous cry of “eureka!”
Melvyn Bragg explores what science has revealed, and we still don't know, about the sea.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of politics on psychoanalysis.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 5000 year long story of Indian Maths.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the history of microbiology, the study of microscopic life.
Melvyn Bragg examines how our collective and individual ways of remembering have changed.
Melvyn Bragg investigates how neuroscience can explain the enigmas of consciousness.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Pliny's Natural History, one of the first encyclopedias.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the function and interpretation of dreams.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Renaissance Astrology.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the creation and destruction of galaxies.
Melvyn Bragg examines prime numbers and their mysterious role in the universe of numbers.
Melvyn Bragg examines the destructive career of the Soviet geneticist Trofim Lysenko.
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