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
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.
The story behind the classic Gaelic emigration song
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.
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.
Poet Tom Rawling fished sea trout at night. An eerie experience in sound and poems.
Angela Graham explores the stories behind First World War memorials in Wales.
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
Murdo Maclennan returns to Scarp Island to tend the WWI graves of two men from his family.
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.
Billy Kay discovers how the works of Edgar Allan Poe were inspired by Ayrshire.
Gilleasbuig MacDonald with a snapshot of events from World War I
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