Popular history series where the past connects with the present.
Tue 24 Jul 2018
Tom Holland asks if St Edmund is under a tennis court and hears about the end of steam.
Tue 17 Jul 2018
Helen Castor discusses dystopia in Thamesmead and Trappist ale from Leicestershire.
Tue 10 Jul 2018
Tom Holland takes a back-side view of church architecture.
Tue 3 Jul 2018
Helen Castor on the photography of Dorothea Lange and the radio ballads of Charles Parker.
Tue 26 Jun 2018
Tom Holland presents the programme where the past meets the present.
Tue 19 Jun 2018
A #metoo moment for 17th-century witches?
Tue 12 Jun 2018
Tom Holland discovers when East Coast fishermen were very much a part of Europe.
Tue 5 Jun 2018
Helen Castor presents the first in a new series of the popular history magazine.
Tue 6 Feb 2018
Helen Castor looks back at the gambling crisis of the 18th century.
Tue 30 Jan 2018
Tom Holland on the Coventry polio epidemic, and when Parliament left Westminster.
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Helen Castor on history's forerunners of today's concerns about housing and technology.
Tue 16 Jan 2018
Tom Holland on how Romans fed their legions, and the history of street food.
Tue 9 Jan 2018
Actor murdering mania, suffragettes and the martial arts, and Top Town History.
Tue 2 Jan 2018
The Prague Spring, a French take on our island story, and historical hangovers.
Boxing Day 2017
Saint Stephen, martyrdom and an Edwardian feast of festive football.
Tue 1 Aug 2017
Tom Holland on the world's oldest environmental charter and Iron Age Heathrow.
Tue 25 Jul 2017
Helen Castor on homosexuality in Victoria's Britain and the history of the 'gig' economy.
Tue 18 Jul 2017
Hadrian's Wall, Iron Age origins of Heathrow Airport and a Saxon Burial mound in Slough.
Tue 11 Jul 2017
Rationing in 1917, Silk Roads, Franklin's last voyage and the history of the duffle coat.
Tue 4 Jul 2017
Helen Castor on race in wartime, China's Belt and Road and what makes a good museum.
Tue 27 Jun 2017
Dunkirk, Churchill, hermits and the archaeology of play.
Tue 20 Jun 2017
Digging under Stonehenge, the archaeology of a 1960s estate and China's Belt and Road.
Tue 13 Jun 2017
Medieval mutilation, whisky smuggling and whether humans are getting older.
Tue 6 Jun 2017
Tom Holland on the 350th anniversary of the Medway Raid and Domesday uncovered.
Tue 20 Sep 2016
Helen Castor and guests discuss the Black Death and Victorian tabloids.
Tue 13 Sep 2016
Tom Holland discusses revolution, fire and a secret war.
Tue 6 Sep 2016
Tom Holland discusses divorce and betrayal in 1st-century Yorkshire.
Tue 30 Aug 2016
Helen Castor considers if Wren could have helped destroy St Paul's Cathedral.
Tue 23 Aug 2016
Tom Holland considers jazz in the trenches and the women behind the Notting Hill Carnival.
Tue 16 Aug 2016
Helen Castor discusses Brighton's latest seaside attraction and its links to the past.
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