The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Radio 4 Extra
Help for Heroes
Historic moments from history told by those who lived through them.
Radio 5 live
The Red and White: Intervention
The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
El Alamein and the Russian Revolution
Susan Morrison explores the rich and sometimes murky depths of Scotland's past.
Seachdainean sa Chogadh
Na bha tachairt sa Chiad Chogadh gach seachdain bho chionn ceud bliadhna.
Radio nan Gàidheal
Music, guests and chat for Sunday, plus listener requests in Roy's Golden Postbag.
The stories of Leicestershire and Rutland's past.
Pete Wilson explores the characters and communities that make Gloucestershire great.
Malcolm A Macleòid agus Danny K Macleòid, Siorrachd Bhictoria, Ceap Breatann
Sgeulachdan eilthireachd nan Gàidheal a Chanada san 19mh agus aig toiseach na 20mh linn
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Seumas Dòmhnallach le eachdraidh Tuil Mhòr an Eilein Sgitheanaich a thachair ann an 1877
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Peter Stead marks the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
Alan Thompson marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles in Bangor.
The history of the 'dead line', where trains took the departed to their final station.
Michael Rosen visits the seminary where Gerard Manley Hopkins changed the sound of poetry.
Speech and Spin
Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker
Vaughan Roderick a'i chwaer Sian sy'n ceisio dysgu rhagor am William Williams, Pantycelyn.
Monthly series in which Sarah Dunant finds stories from the past to help frame the present
Musician Soweto Kinch takes a journey of musical discovery in Harlem
Radio 6 Music
People from around the UK and beyond recall their meetings with Diana, Princess of Wales.
An Intimate War
Francine Stock explores how World War I changed art, words and society.
Jim Naughtie reflects on the origins of the Edinburgh Festival.
History series in which stories from the past shed light on current events
The Charter of the Forest
Series exploring the latest historical and archaeological research
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