Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
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 travels around Britain to find out about Britain's preparations for D-Day
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 extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions.
Andy Davies tells the story of dance marathons and their influence on modern reality TV.
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.
Series exploring the practice of researching family history
Martha Kearney and guests reveal the truth behind previously secret government files
Jonathan Glancey looks at the great building projects of Britain that never made it
Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from 18th-century Old Bailey court cases
Melvyn Bragg explores the lives of ordinary British people across the last 1,000 years.
Series looking at key events in history, as told by the people who were there
History as told by the people who were there
World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel.
Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events across Ireland.
View all (29)