The history of the private trading company that helped forge the British Empire.
Melvyn Bragg explores Victorian realism and its focus on the ordinariness of life.
Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship between heritage culture and the study of history.
Melvyn Bragg examines the position of Richard Wagner and his music in German culture.
Melvyn Bragg explores the myths and harsh reality of the 19th century American pioneers.
Melvyn Bragg explores the life and work of the 19th century Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the development of the science of genetics.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Oscar Wilde, his literary legacy and the Aesthetes.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ethos and legacy of the British Empire.
The comparative histories of two titans of 19th century history.