2/12 Peter White investigates the roots of the idea of the miracle cure.
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1/12 Peter White finds a remarkable letter in his history of disabled people.
Anna McNamee explores atomic science as poetic inspiration.
30/30 Silence has become an ever more desirable state. But when we have it, is it what we want?
29/30 Prof Hendy travels to Accra, a city so loud that visitors describe it as a visceral shock.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Salem witch trials.
28/30 David Hendy considers how music has been used to soothe, cheer, and inspire us.
Historian Tristram Hunt delves into the biggest money counterfeiting operation in history.
27/30 Radio seemed like magic to begin with, then the Nazis exploited its darker powers.
26/30 Soldiers in WW1 experienced a sonic onslaught. Prof Hendy considers life under bombardment