Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels reflect a country's history and political system.
Investigating the concentration camps set up in France to hold Spanish Civil War refugees.
Charles Wheeler recalls the epic of strategic success that made victory possible.
Robert Elms charts the history, ideology and culture of squatting.
Tony Hill looks at the genesis of five inventions that define our world today
Neil MacGregor explores 600 years of Germany's complex and often challenging history.
Horatio Clare walks with former soldiers to see the Welsh mountains through their eyes.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events and conflicts
Stories of sporting heroes who went to into battle during the First World War
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Aleks Krotoski explores innovations and cultural events from the age of communication.
Stephen Sackur uncovers the history behind the upheavals in Egypt.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
Hugh Cunningham presents a history of philanthropic giving in Britain
Anne McElvoy explores the history of governing Europe across three eras
Matthew Taylor tells the story of the last eight years in the life of George Price.
Simon Townley tells the story of the theft of the skull of composer Joseph Haydn.
Dr Kevin Fong looks at the birth of modern plastic surgery during World War II.
Dr Mark Lythgoe tells the untold story of medical imaging
Series examining contemporary history
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
The history of India told through the lives of 50 phenomenal people.
Agnes Poirier explores the role of the body which protects the French language.
John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran
The enduring appeal of the King James Bible, 400 years after its original publication.
Rhona Cameron celebrates the bi-centenary of the earliest known women's golf competition.
Pete Paphides tells the story of the M1's 1960s music meeting place - Blue Boar services.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen tells the story of dandyism and male peacockery through the ages
Cuid de na bha anns na naidheachdan air a' Ghàidhealtachd bho chionn 50 bliadhna
A story of Austrian siblings told in their wartime letters to and from the Russian front.
Alex Last traces the fate of 12 children named in a series of post-war BBC radio appeals
Melvyn Bragg presents a series marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
Series exploring ordinary people's links with the past
Paul Morley charts a history of popular music through recording studios
Mel Giedroyc takes a British family back 2,000 years to live in a Danish Iron Age village.
Historian Christopher Clark tells the story of the crisis that led to the First World War.
Alvin Hall on Motown's eight Black Forum spoken word records with the people behind them.
Historian Andrew Roberts dispels some myths about Napoleon Bonaparte.
Marie-Louise Muir revisits youth orchestras set up during the troubles in Northern Ireland
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
Michael Rosen investigates the story of the library
Matthew Parris marks the passing of the valedictory despatch from British ambassadors
Sunday afternoon listening featuring the towns, villages and local characters.
Our relationship with plants: a major new history by Kew's science director Kathy Willis.
Shahidha Bari goes in search of the biggest poetry competition in the Middle East.
Anthropologist David Graeber explores the ways debt has shaped society over 5,000 years.
History series investigating stories taken from archive newspapers
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
Martin Bell returns 20 years on to the Siege of Vukovar in Croatia.
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