Dr Laura Ashe reveals how our ideas of romantic love were born in 12th-century literature.
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
Sarfraz Manzoor goes in search of America's black cowboys.
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
Women bishops? Will the Church of England approve them and can it cope with the fallout?
Michael Portillo explores the intellectual battleground of World War One.
From World War II to the Arab Spring, history told by the people who were there
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
Misha Glenny presents a history of Brazil
Misha Glenny presents a three part history of Germany before the world wars
Misha Glenny presents a history of Italy, from 1494 to the end of the First World War
Misha Glenny presents a history of Spain
Edward Stourton presents the story of the biggest mass POW breakout in history
The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people
Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London
Author Howard Sounes reveals the true story behind the noted Bob Dylan song.
Edward Stourton retraces the route of Mao's Long March, to mark its 80th anniversary
Jonathan Freedland presents the series that looks for the past behind the present.
The songs inspired by the Luddites and their uprisings - which began 200 years ago.
Ayisha Yahya tells the story of the 600-mile railway line from the Kenyan coast to Uganda
Narrative history series exploring over 2,000 years of western medicine
Tarek Osman traces characters and ideas that have shaped the modern Arab world
James Naughtie profiles 60 public figures nominated to mark the diamond jubilee
Edward Stourton explores the impact of the famous river on the people of Egypt
Libby Purves follows the way Britain prepared for the assault on Normandy in June 1944.
Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office
Nick Robinson explores the history of Britain's prime ministers
The Roman Way explores aspects of everyday life in the Roman Empire, two millennia ago.
James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Jonathan Glancey investigates Paris's secret underground maze of tunnels.
Rory Cellan-Jones traces its roots
Chris Ledgard asks if gender testing will mean a level playing field for female athletes.
Chris Bowlby tells the story of the attempt to rescue East Germany's Stasi secret files.
Michael Blastland lays out the history of economic ideas
The correspondence between James VI of Scotland and Elizabeth I.
Series following a new approach tried as an alternative to custody for child offenders
Jazz composer Julian Joseph goes in search of black classical musicians from the past.
Dominic Arkwright charts the life of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama.
The effect of World War One from a global perspective
Series examining overlooked but noteworthy historical events, with Michael Portillo
Christopher Lee's history series telling the story of the growth of Britain's Empire.
Prof Ali Ansari presents a world history as seen through Persian eyes
Ciaran Hinds introduces a series of letters written 100 years ago by people on-board
Gerry Anderson considers Titanic's complex relationship with the city of her birth.
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