Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, work and life of Simone de Beauvoir.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Holbein at the court of Henry VIII.
1/3 Two men and a mule explore the mountains and rainforests of Peru in search of the Incas.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and legacy of Alexander the Great.
Jonathan Freedland compares the current milk crisis with the 1930s wheat crisis.
History series in which stories from the past shed light on the present.
Jonathan Freedland compares Britain's responses to refugees from Vietnam and Syria.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss perpetual motion.
Jonathan Freedland examines today's 'living wage' in the light of a treatise from 1894.
The contemporary paradox of charisma in banking, Christianity and beyond.