17/30 The complicated arrangements that limited a man's search for a suitable wife.
2/4 Melvyn Bragg explores the events of 1215 and the dispute between King John and his barons.
16/30 Amanda Vickery goes below stairs to find out about domestic workers in a household.
15/30 Amanda Vickery reveals the dark side of private life, and how the home became a trap.
14/30 Stories from adultery cases about women sneaking lovers into the house.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the science of the sun, source of all our energy.
13/30 The stories of family 'black sheep'. Not everyone adhered to polite etiquette.
12/30 The importance of music-making at home, and the chances it created for finding a partner.
Jonathan Freedland compares current debates about obesity with concerns in the 1930s.
Martha Kearney reviews the release of secret government files from the mid 1980s.
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