Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss 1848, the year that saw Europe engulfed in revolution.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the roots of Africa's current political and social crises.
The history and legacy of the English army's defeat of the French at Agincourt in 1415.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Central Asian scientist and historian al-Biruni.
Melvyn Bragg examines King Alfred and the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Edington.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the 19th-century writer and campaigner Annie Besant.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the link between archaeology and imperialism.
Melvyn Bragg explores the ideas architecture expresses about our past and identity.
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