Melvyn Bragg examines the Abbasid Caliphs, rulers of the Islamic world for 200 years.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the medieval tale of Abelard and Heloise.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss absolute zero, the theoretical lowest possible temperature
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ada Lovelace - the Victorian ‘enchantress of numbers’.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ‘The Aeneid’, Virgil's great epic poem about Rome.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the roots of Africa's current political and social crises.
Melvyn Bragg examines the spread of religious doubt over the last three centuries.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the age of the Universe.
Melvyn Bragg looks at the ethical, economic and biological implications of living longer.
Melvyn Bragg examines the age of the Earth and its division into four great Eons.
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