Melvyn Bragg discusses Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the 18th century French precursor to Darwin.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss whether the formation of language is innate or cultural.
Melvyn Bragg examines the poetry, tragedy and idealism of Byron, Shelley and Keats.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion.
Melvyn Bragg considers whether what is true in physics is true in all areas of existence.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Malory's epic medieval tale Le Morte d'Arthur.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.
Melvyn Bragg investigates what drove the Soviet leader Lenin, and enabled his successes.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss a treasure house of Assyrian ideas.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Library of Alexandria.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life cycle of stars.
Melvyn Bragg examines the manuscripts that united Celtic and Roman cultures in England.
Melvyn Bragg examines the movement that embraced Joyce, DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf.
How the written word, originally used for accountancy, gave rise to human literature.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of logic.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the radical philosophy of the Vienna Circle.
The history of London from its Neolithic origin to the digitalised capital city of today.
Melvyn Bragg examines an 18th century group of pioneering scientists and engineers.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads.
Melvyn Bragg examines the destructive career of the Soviet geneticist Trofim Lysenko.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.
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