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.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss The Great Wall of China.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Roman satire.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
6/20 Five more items in Neil MacGregor's history of humanity through the objects it has made.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and works of the essayist William Hazlitt.
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