Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Tony Phillips recalls a memorable performance by Afro-American contralto Marian Anderson.
What is the truth behind the mermaid story? Janet Ellis investigates.
Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.
Tibor Fischer explores the ancient novels of Greek and Latin writers.
Garry Richardson recalls an unusual sporting exchange in 1971 between the US and China.
Michael Bird uncovers the significance of The Wreck of the Alba, painted by Alfred Wallis.