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
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Aleks Krotoski explores innovations and cultural events from the age of communication.
The story of the June 2012 handshake that started a new chapter in Northern Irish history.
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
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
A story of Austrian siblings told in their wartime letters to and from the Russian front.
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.
Emrys Evans recalls the 1939 evacuation of the National Gallery's entire art collection.
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.
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.
Hardeep Singh Kohli visits Royal Ascot on the 300th anniversary of the racecourse.
Gilleasbuig MacDonald with a snapshot of events from World War I
Secret Mueum looks at the explicit erotic, sexual and pornographic art of Pompeii.
Adam Rutherford explores the deep history of sex
Writer Iain Sinclair seeks out echoes of Shakespeare's city in the London of today.
Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.
Steph McGovern presents a two-part series on the global history of silk
How the power of the news media is used as a global government tool for influence
Santanu Das tells the story of the Indian soldiers who served the Empire in WWI.
Clare Balding charts how sport has shaped the British and how Britain has shaped sport
The inside and personal story of key moments from sporting history
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