30/30 Recalling the impact of adults on childhood down the centuries up to the present day.
29/30 How children have fallen between the family and the state, sometimes with tragic results.
28/30 Examining how the media and marketing have encroached on the lives of children.
27/30 The story of the fight for children's rights in the second half of the 20th century.
26/30 The impact on children of economic improvements in the second half of the 20th century.
25/30 New forms of entertainment available to children in the first half of the 20th century.
24/30 How behaviourists and Freudians battled over techniques for bringing up children.
23/30 Michael Morpurgo traces the making of Britain's Welfare State amid concerns for children.
22/30 Readings of the words of children about the effect of the wars of the 20th century.
21/30 The experiences of children exiled from or who arrived in Britain under the British Empire
20/30 How the 1870 Forster Education Act marked the start of compulsory education for all.
19/30 Victorian street children and the organisations that grew up to rescue them.
18/30 Michael Morpurgo reveals children's working lives during the Industrial Revolution.
17/30 How the Victorian obsession with childhood was represented in art and literature.
16/30 How boys went to 19th-century public schools as a shield from too much female influence.
15/30 Evangelicals to rationalists battle over Britain's children in the 18th century.
14/30 The rise of the British toy shop in the 18th century and the beginnings of pester power.
13/30 The more informal upbringings of middle and upper-class children in the late 18th century.
11/30 Despite the acclaim for Britain's first foundling hospital, some children were neglected.
10/30 The Poor Law, a forerunner of the welfare state and a safety net for many poor children.
9/30 How girls' education regressed in the 16th century, with sinful Eve the female archetype.
8/30 Michael Morpurgo explores education's expansion for boys in the 17th century.
7/30 Exploring how the Puritan ethos affected children and the way of family life.
6/30 Michael Morpurgo examines Puritanism and the effects of the Reformation.
5/30 The impact of printing and how it raised fears among adults that it corrupted children.
4/30 Were medieval children permitted to play? Early football and festivals of misrule.
3/30 Michael Morpurgo unearths what medieval children got up to when left unattended.
2/30 Michael Morpurgo wonders if medieval people recognised a phase of 'childhood'.
1/30 How the arrival of Christianity and the Norman Conquest affected British children's lives.
The two 18th century philosophers, whose child-rearing ideas are influential to this day.