Chris Tarrant on how a simple invention changed the Midlands forever.
Terry Deary tells the story of the country's biggest and bloodiest ever battle.
Jem Stansfield uncovers the story behind the invention of the jet engine.
The story of the amazing 280-year-old wooden clock that changed timekeeping for ever.
The story of Thomas Newcomen, inventor of the world's first working steam-powered engine.
Actress Sheila Hancock tells the story of British women and their battle for the vote.
Five objects tell the story of how East Anglia helped feed the world.
The story of King Alfred who became famous for fighting Vikings and burning cakes.
Professor Mark Horton tells the epic story of how Edward Jenner saved billions of lives.
The story of how Cumbria pioneered nuclear power during the 1950s.
Suggs tells the story of how Brighton set the scene for seaside resorts around the world.
A look at the rivalry between the two great northern cities of Liverpool and Manchester.