The mystery of an unidentified young man found dead on a west London street
BBC World Service
Michael tackles the abiding image of Britain's lack of preparedness for the Great War.
BBC Radio 4
Simon Armitage explores the creative possibilities opened up by Oblique Strategies cards.
A child's eye view of life in Berlin in the aftermath of World War II
Michael challenges the idea that Irish rebellion started with the Easter Rising of 1916.
The election of Chief MKO Abiola 20 years ago, which was annulled by the military
Are young grooming victims getting the help they need to rebuild their lives?
Michael Portillo explores the depth and urgency of the pre-war campaign for women's votes.
Michael Portillo samples the atmosphere of June 1913.
In June 1962 three prisoners escaped from the maximum security US jail.