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In Our Time Alfred Russel Wallace
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Document Votes for Victorian Women
Sarah Richardson discovers a document which shows that women in Lichfield voted in 1843.
Witness The Lebanon hostage crisis
In 1991 Giandomenico Picco was sent to Beirut to try to free Western hostages.
Baroque in Britain Episode 5
5/5 Might the Baroque still be with us? Tim Marlow meets the Baroque-inspired artists of today
Baroque in Britain Episode 4
4/5 It's 1734, and a 'battle of the buildings' breaks out on the outskirts of Barnsley.
In Our Time Chekhov
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of the Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
Baroque in Britain Episode 3
3/5 It's 1711, and an opera premiere by Handel is about to set a new course for British opera.
Baroque in Britain Episode 2
2/5 Was the Great Fire of London a missed opportunity to create Europe's finest Baroque city?
Did the 1916 Dublin Rising catch the cabinet by surprise? Author Nick Rankin investigates.
Baroque in Britain Episode 1
1/5 30 January 1649, Charles I walks to his execution under Rubens's Banqueting House ceiling.