Vanessa Collingridge presents the series exploring ordinary people's links with the past.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss St Thomas Aquinas.
4/4 Jolyon Jenkins recalls the controversy in 1986 that surrounded a children's picture book.
Jonathan Freedland examines the railways at a time of recession.
3/4 How did newly privatised BP extract oil from Dorset in the 1980s without a fight?
Jonathan Freedland examines the policing of demonstrations.
2/4 The story of T Dan Smith, Labour leader of Newcastle city council who was jailed in 1974.
1/4 The story of the women who defied Irish law by bringing contraceptives into the country.
Jonathan Freedland and guests discuss the careers of Lord Mandelson and Cardinal Richelieu
Buzz Aldrin relives the dramatic moments of the final descent to the moon in 1969.
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