Mary Robinson examines Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Joe Farrell lays out the story of the fork. From December 2000.
Tony Robinson tells the story of Thor Heyerdahl’s epic raft journey across the Pacific.
Dominic Dromgoole goes in search of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse, Blackfriars Theatre.
Ben Schott traces the history of a pocket book that rivalled the Bible as a bestseller.
Matthew Parris joins traders and their camels following the ancient salt route in Ethiopia
Rachel Johnson talks to women, now in their 90s, who visted Germany in the 1930s.
Peter Curran explores the city of Austin in Texas.
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Comedian Elis James compares figures in Welsh history to determine Wales's ultimate heroes
Charlotte Smith explores once-great houses that are now in ruins
How the extravagance of the 5th Marquess of Anglesey led to bankruptcy and disgrace.
Paul Morley explores the music people were really listening to during the Blitz.
The former prime minister reads from his book about cricket's past
Robin Denselow tells the story of Cambodia's late-1960s rock 'n' roll stars.
Writer and satirist Lucy Kellaway traces the origins of today's corporate culture
Prof David Hendy on the role of sound and listening in 100,000 years of human history
Francis Pryor reflects on the findings of a 2003 study into the Wiltshire landmark.
The story of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's journey to the Soviet Union in 1954.
Rainer Hersch investigates the catchiest song in the 15th century and its revival today.
Francis Pryor meets Stuart Wilson, who bought the land covering a lost medieval Welsh town
Historian Tristram Hunt delves into the biggest money counterfeiting operation in history.
Miles Kington investigates the career and reputation of Spain's General Franco
Alan Dein uncovers the history of the Keskidee, the first black arts centre in Britain.
A series chronicling the influences that affected the course of classical music
The story of the competition to become the first pilot to fly across the English Channel.
The story of feminist pioneer Sylvia Pankhurst's campaign for Ethiopian independence.
Fashion writer Colin McDowell recalls the rise of the miniskirt.
Musician Tim van Eyken on the banjo that went with Shackleton to Antarctica, and survived.
The history of the illicit activities of the Wirral peninsula's wreckers.
How an ancient stone inscription came to the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul.