Archive by Title: A

  1. Abbasid Caliphs, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the Abbasid Caliphs, rulers of the Islamic world for 200 years.

  2. Abelard and Heloise

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the medieval tale of Abelard and Heloise.

  3. Absolute Zero

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss absolute zero, the theoretical lowest possible temperature

  4. Ada Lovelace

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ada Lovelace - the Victorian ‘enchantress of numbers’.

  5. Aeneid, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ‘The Aeneid’, Virgil's great epic poem about Rome.

  6. Africa

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the roots of Africa's current political and social crises.

  7. Age of Doubt, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the spread of religious doubt over the last three centuries.

  8. Age of the Universe, The

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the age of the Universe.

  9. Ageing

    Melvyn Bragg looks at the ethical, economic and biological implications of living longer.

  10. Ageing the Earth

    Melvyn Bragg examines the age of the Earth and its division into four great Eons.

  11. Agincourt

    The history and legacy of the English army's defeat of the French at Agincourt in 1415.

  12. Akhenaten

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Pharaoh Akhenaten.

  13. Al-Kindi

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Arab philosopher Al-Kindi.

  14. Alchemy

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations.

  15. Alfred Russel Wallace

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.

  16. Alfred and the Battle of Edington

    Melvyn Bragg examines King Alfred and the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Edington.

  17. Alphabet, The

    Melvyn Bragg investigates how sounds turned into signs and signs became the alphabet.

  18. Altruism

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical and evolutionary arguments over altruism.

  19. Amazons, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Amazons, formidable female warriors of classical myth.

  20. American Century, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines how legitimate it is to call the 20th century the American century.

  21. American Ideal, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the ideals that underwrite the idealism of America.

  22. American West, The

    Melvyn Bragg explores the myths and harsh reality of the 19th century American pioneers.

  23. An Lushan Rebellion, The

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the An Lushan Rebellion.

  24. Anaesthetics

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of anaesthetics.

  25. Anarchism

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the political creed of Anarchism.

  26. Anarchy, The

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss The Anarchy, the 12th-century English civil war.

  27. Anatomy

    The 2000 year old history of mankind's quest to understand the human body.

  28. Anatomy of Melancholy, The

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Robert Burton's book The Anatomy of Melancholy.

  29. Angels

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the heavenly host of Angels.

  30. Animal Experiments and Rights

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the role of animals in humankind’s search for knowledge.

  31. Annie Besant

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the 19th-century writer and campaigner Annie Besant.

  32. Antarctica

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the Antarctic and its exploration.

  33. Antimatter

    Melvyn Bragg discusses Antimatter in particle physics and cosmology.

  34. Apocalypse, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines how a powerful narrative of judgement and retribution evolved.

  35. Arab Conquests, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the Arab conquests which helped communicate Islam to the world.

  36. Arabian Nights, The

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the myths, tales and legends of the Arabian Nights.

  37. Archaeology and Imperialism

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the link between archaeology and imperialism.

  38. Archimedes

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Greek mathematician Archimedes and his famous cry of “eureka!”

  39. Architecture and Power

    Melvyn Bragg explores the ideas architecture expresses about our past and identity.

  40. Architecture in the 20th Century

    Melvyn Bragg examines what the architecture of the 20th century says about the age.

  41. Aristocracy, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the origins, power and eventual decline of the British aristocracy.

  42. Aristotle's Poetics

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle's Poetics.

  43. Aristotle's Politics

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle’s ‘Politics’.

  44. Art of War, The

    The history and philosophy of warfare throughout the ages.

  45. Artificial Intelligence

    Melvyn Bragg investigates artificial intelligence; can a computer imitate the human mind?

  46. Artificial Intelligence

    Melvyn Bragg examines whether we are near to achieving the thinking, feeling computer.

  47. Artist, The

    Melvyn Bragg explores the history and changing the status of the artist.

  48. Asteroids

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the unique properties of asteroids.

  49. Astronomy and Empire

    Melvyn Bragg examines the relationship between astronomy and British Imperial expansion.

  50. Athelstan

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the reign of Athelstan, the first king of all England.

  51. Atrocity in the 20th Century

    Melvyn Bragg examines the widespread and chilling inhumanity of the 20th century.

  52. Augustan Age, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Augustan Age in Rome.

  53. Avant Garde's Decline and Fall in the 20th Century, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the history and legacy of 20th Century Avant Garde painting.

  54. Averroes

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes.

  55. Avicenna

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Persian Islamic philosopher Avicenna.

  56. Aztecs, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the creation, power and legacy of the Aztec Empire.

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