Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Spanish Inquisition, defenders of medieval orthodoxy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Emperor Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English literature.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Abbasid Caliphs, rulers of the Islamic world for 200 years.
Melvyn Bragg looks at the religious orders of the Dominicans and the Franciscans.
Melvyn Bragg examines Merlin, prophet, magician, king maker and the mad man of the woods.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the medieval tale of Abelard and Heloise.
Melvyn Bragg examines King Alfred and the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Edington.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations.