4/5 Bettany explores ideas of agony, from conflict on the sportsfield to battles of the heart.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of the French thinker Blaise Pascal.
3/5 Bettany Hughes explores the influence of Eros through the ages.
Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.
Exploring the role Dumbo, Bambi and Pluto played in the Allied invasion of France in 1944.
2/5 Bettany Hughes considers the fame game through the ages.
1/5 Bettany Hughes' archaeology of philosophy. Who came up with the idea of an idea?
In 1983, Lt Robert Goodman was captured while attacking Syrian positions in Lebanon.
2/2 Anne McElvoy traces British conservatism from the Edwardian era to the permissive society.
Anne McElvoy on Mrs Thatcher's father and the transformation of conservatism.
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