8/30 Heather Couper considers the Islamic scholar, poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam.
2/2 Horatio Clare explores infantry soldiers' relationship with the Brecon Beacons.
7/30 Ptolomy wrote 13 volumes listing over 1000 stars and 48 constellations around AD150.
Tom Holland returns with a new series of the programme with a passion for the past.
6/30 Greek philosopher Thales thought natural forces caused natural disasters, not acts of gods
5/30 Astronomer Heather Couper reviews ancient associations of stars and planets with deities.
Five programmes examining how technology has changed us, from flint axe to satnav.
Archaeologist Matt pope looks at the role of technology in early human evolution.
4/30 The history of astrology began as a way of advising rulers on their military campaigns.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the ancient Greek historian Thucydides.
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