Ed Docx discovers that John Donne can be a poet for life.
Anna Scott-Brown hears tales of loss and hope, turned to poetry by Michael Symmons Roberts
Writer Ian Sansom attempts to adapt for radio William Langland's medieval dream poem.
Our relationship with plants: a major new history by Kew's science director Kathy Willis.
Dr Laura Ashe reveals how our ideas of romantic love were born in 12th-century literature.
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from 18th-century Old Bailey court cases
Series looking at key events in history, as told by the people who were there
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