Dr Thomas Dixon explores the elite ideal of friendship.
Dr Thomas Dixon compares social networks in the 16th century with those of today.
Shahidha Bari goes in search of the biggest poetry competition in the Middle East.
On March 20 1974, Princess Anne escaped a kidnap attempt close to Buckingham Palace.
3/3 Francine Stock explores how artists and the publishing world responded to the war.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the 18th-century philosopher George Berkeley.
In early 1947, Chinese nationalist forces killed thousands of Taiwanese islanders.
2/3 Francine Stock on popular culture in Britain, France, Germany and Russia as war begins.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Trinity, a central doctrine of Christianity.
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