Mike Thomson investigates Britain's role during the 1970 coup in oil-rich Oman.
1/4 The first coffeehouse opens in Oxford and signals the beginning of a new age of reason.
Vanessa Collingridge investigates the life and times of Hildegard von Bingen.
How Harold Macmillan misled parliament in 1960 over claims of war prisoner brainwashing.
Investigating the impact of racial segregation in the US armed forces in Britain in WWII.
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Vanessa Collingridge presents the series exploring ordinary people's links with the past.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the pessimistic philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.
Are some green lanes and place names in southern England a reminder of a Welsh invasion?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the geological formation of Britain.
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