The celebrated thinker John Gray gives his reflection on the meaning of folly.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Glencoe Massacre of 1692.
What would happen if Britain chose to leave the European Union? Chris Bowlby reports.
Kate Adie introduces BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the headlines.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1683 siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Army.
Peter Day reports on the heavy strains being felt by countries on the fringes of Europe.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the culture of the Baroque.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle’s ‘Politics’.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Arab conquests which helped communicate Islam to the world.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the Black Death and its effect on medieval society.