Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
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.
Natalie Haynes creates a stand-up routine about a figure from ancient Greece or Rome.
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.
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.
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
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
The complex history of the Notting Hill Carnival, with writer and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah
The stories of Leicestershire and Rutland's past.
Fergal Keane uncovers the roots of modern terrorism
Will Gompertz examines objects in the Royal Collection that define the British monarchy.
The story of one of the most controversial documents in US diplomatic history.
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
Angus Roxburgh explores the years when the Soviet Union ruled space.
Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Series exploring spectacular years in the history of science
Bridget Kendall chairs The Forum, a place where guests discuss and challenge big ideas.
Edward Stourton walks the most dangerous WWII escape route over the Pyrenees
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