Ceramicist Lars Tharp explores our relationship with the funeral urn.
2/10 Martin Ellis explores how Victorian ingenuity allowed the evolution of the bicycle.
1/10 From the beginning the bicycle has been far more than just a means of transport.
A poetic meditation on the element uniting Nagasaki, Argyll and a mutant bounty hunter.
1/3 Francine Stock continues her exploration of the culture of World War I in 1915.
10/12 How the idea of escaping to the countryside is as old as the Romans.
Melvyn Braggs asks 'What does it mean to be me?', with the help of four guests.
Philosopher Barry Smith explores ideas about consciousness.
9/12 How John Seymour's 1976 Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency proved a hit with city dwellers.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Matteo Ricci's 16th-century travels in Ming China.
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