An exploration of the history and the development of the language of the call for help.
Corin Throsby explores the cultural and social impact of 1816's extreme weather.
Singer Sam Lee explores how archives around the world are repatriating sound recordings.
Marie-Louise Muir on the Irish women of theatre who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising.
Jerry Brotton explores the 500th anniversary of the Venice Ghetto, the first of its kind.
10/10 The spectacular state-of-the-art first performance of Handel's Royal Fireworks.
9/10 Stephen Johnson on Beethoven's decision to unveil three new works at one public concert.
8/10 Stephen Johnson considers how Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony surprised its audience.
7/10 The secret performances of Byrd's masses in Elizabethan England.
6/10 The 1910 premiere of Mahler's Eighth Symphony, for which he hired impresario Emil Gutman.