4/5 Neil MacGregor on a beautiful lacquer cup and the imperial ambitions of Han Dynasty China.
3/5 Neil MacGregor with one of the past's most recognisable objects; the Rosetta Stone.
With Vanessa Collingridge. Including the Somerset bootmaker who changed medical history.
2/5 Neil MacGregor on the life and legacy of the great Indian ruler Ashoka.
2/3 Michael Portillo examines the past and future of democracy over 2,500 years.
Author Howard Sounes reveals the true story behind the noted Bob Dylan song.
1/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of Alexander the Great through a small silver coin.
Dominic Arkwright charts the life of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama.
1/3 Michael Portillo investigates the past and future of the fragile ideal that is democracy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Cool Universe.
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