Jonathan Freedland presents the series in which stories from the past are compared with current events.
Tue 24 Nov 2020
Jonathan Freedland compares today's COVID induced legal backlog with the 1666 Fire Courts.
Tue 10 Nov 2020
Jonathan Freedland presents stories from the past and compares them with current events.
Thu 30 Jul 2020
Thu 23 Jul 2020
Jonathan Freedland explores presidential elections fought amidst racial turmoil.
Christmas Eve 2019
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of racism in sports crowds.
Tue 17 Dec 2019
History series in which stories from the past shed light on current events
Tue 26 Nov 2019
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View on technology companies and state espionage
Tue 19 Nov 2019
Tue 14 May 2019
Jonathan Freedland looks at women's roles in intelligence now and during WWII.
Tue 7 May 2019
Jonathan Freedland compares Julian Assange to a pamphleteer and fugitive of the 1680s.
Tue 30 Apr 2019
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the gender debate in women's sport.
Tue 23 Apr 2019
Jonathan Freedland compares Brexit with tensions between Offa and Charlemagne in the 790s.
Tue 29 Jan 2019
Jonathan Freedland compares inventions by inventors Elon Musk and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Tue 15 Jan 2019
Jonathan Freedland compares a Saudi prince with a medieval pope.
Tue 8 Jan 2019
Jonathan Freedland compares Theresa May's woes now with those of Arthur Balfour in 1903-06
Tue 24 Apr 2018
Jonathan Freedland and guests take the Long View on the expulsion of Russian diplomats.
Tue 17 Apr 2018
Jonathan Freedland compares safety on the railways in the 1830s to driverless cars today.
Tue 10 Apr 2018
The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data and the Catholic church in pre-Reformation Europe.
Tue 3 Apr 2018
Jonathan Freedland on Donald Trump's trade plans and Alexander Hamilton's financial plan.
Thu 29 Mar 2018
The Long View marks a year to go with a Brexit special edition.
Tue 12 Dec 2017
Jonathan Freedland compares the Catalonia crisis with a moment in Cornish history.
Tue 5 Dec 2017
Jonathan Freedland compares the plight of black cab drivers with that of 18thC watermen.
Tue 28 Nov 2017
Jonathan Freedland compares attempts to interfere in elections.
Tue 21 Nov 2017
Jonathan Freedland compares Theresa May's weakened premiership with Lord Rosebery in 1894.
Thu 3 Aug 2017
Jonathan Freedland takes the long, unshaven view of the recent fashion for beard-wearing.
Thu 27 Jul 2017
Jonathan Freedland compares cyber-attacks today with the Siege of Dover Castle in 1216.
Thu 20 Jul 2017
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of landmark fire tragedies.
Thu 13 Jul 2017
Grass-roots politics with the Conservative Primrose League in the 1880s and Momentum today
Tue 28 Mar 2017
Jonathan Freedland hears how Elizabeth I and Theresa May look beyond Europe for trade.
Tue 21 Mar 2017
Jonathan Freedland on targeted fake news and the murder myth of a boy in Medieval Norwich.
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