Michael Portillo challenges the notion of calm before the storm of the Great War
Charting how the war transformed the arts.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Historical documentary series written by Dr Jonathan Bardon, with Frances Tomelty.
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Edward Stourton explores the life and history of the Bosphorus
How does the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, which created Bangladesh, still resonate today?
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Roland Pease recalls ZETA, a nuclear energy project unveiled in 1958 by British scientists
Anne McElvoy on the challenges that have spurred British conservative thinkers into action
Series looking back at Highland news over the last century.
Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history
Melvyn Bragg presents a celebration of the remarkable language of Sir Winston Churchill.
Charles Wheeler presents personal interpretations about the end of the Second World War.
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Roger Bolton reassesses one of the world's great archaeological discoveries
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Jonathan Bate explores how Elizabethan culture has shaped our image of England.
Historical investigation programme, taking a document as a starting point
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
Ministers Duncan McLaren and Sigrid Marten explore the places and people of WW1.
Dr Justin Champion examines the life and times of Elizabeth I's more unusual subjects.
Adam Rutherford presents a three-part series on extinction
Series investigating the deaths of various creatures
Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.
Bettany Hughes tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history
Investigating the concentration camps set up in France to hold Spanish Civil War refugees.
Charles Wheeler analyses the Allies' resurgence in 1944 from their nadir in 1940/41
Robert Elms charts the history, ideology and culture of squatting.
Tony Hill looks at the genesis of five inventions that define our world today
An insight into the Passion narrative through the lens of the First World War.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events and conflicts
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