Jeremy Summerly traces the origins and traditions of the Christmas carol in Britain
Sue MacGregor tells the story of the battle over a perfect T-Rex skeleton.
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.
Duncan Campbell tells the story of gangsters, looting and crime on the home front in WWII.
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
Three generations of one family talk about working life at Fort Dunlop in Birmingham.
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 history of India told through the lives of 50 phenomenal people.
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.
Hermione Cockburn on the writer LTC Rolt, who helped us to value our industrial landscape.
Writer and satirist Lucy Kellaway traces the origins of today's corporate culture
Emma Johnson links the music of Milton's verse with the work of his composer father.
Prof David Hendy on the role of sound and listening in 100,000 years of human history
Based on the Dickens' story, Lionel Bart's musical starring Ron Moody opened in 1960.
The diary of Reverend William Holland about West Country life in the early 19th century
Historian Justin Champion investigates real-life duels and the literature they influenced.
Errol Flynn's final year, which he spent in Cuba around the time of the revolution.
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 tells the story of the legendary French president
Miles Kington investigates the career and reputation of Spain's General Franco
Series looking at how cultures of the past viewed the possibilities of the future
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
David Baddiel investigates the events which led to the foundation of Cambridge University.
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.
The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Jonathan Glancey looks at the great building projects of Britain that never made it
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.