Helen Castor joins guests to discuss the latest historical research from across the UK.
2/5 Bettany listens to a rat laughing and giggles at schoolboy jokes from Ancient Mesopotamia.
Jonathan Freedland and his team goes on location to investigate the floods of 1953.
1/5 Bettany Hughes examines changing ideas of liberty in her archaeology of philosophy.
In 1964 a group of West German students helped more than 50 people escape from East Berlin
3/3 Linda explores Britain's relationships with North America, Europe and expatriate Britons.
Prof Colley posits some possibilities about UK development following the independence vote
Linda Colley explores Britain's lack of a written constitution.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the sources for early Chinese history.
Linda Colley explores the history of Britain's links with continental Europe.
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