10/20 A model ship reveals the differences between Scottish and English witches.
9/20 Dr Dee's mirror reflects the Elizabethan fascination with cosmology and astrology.
8/20 Neil MacGregor explores life in Shakespeare's world through an apprentice's woollen cap.
2/3 The omnibus edition of Thomas Dixon's major history of friendship.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Bronze Age collapse.
1/3 The changing meaning of friendship over the centuries: a timely history by Dr Thomas Dixon
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the discovery of penicillin.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Margery Kempe, the medieval English mystic.
5/5 Helen Castor on why the action in Shakespeare's history plays takes place in the Midlands.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 1863.