Lord West tells the story of the Royal Navy since the end of the Cold War.
Singer Alfie Boe is brutally honest about his dislike of the most esteemed opera houses.
Professor Dame Julia Higgins shares her passion for polymers with Jim Al-Khalili.
Admiral Lord West begins his history of the Royal Navy during the tumultuous 20th century.
Professor Gretchen Gerzina explores the lives of black sailors in the British Navy.
The history of the formation of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy.
Melvyn Bragg travels to Oxford, where the young Christopher Wren and friends experimented.
How Newton tested the lines between government-funded research and public access.
The 19th century blooms scientifically with numerous alternative, specialist societies.
The more discreet role played by the Society in the 20th century.
Lord West explains how the Royal Navy adjusted after the Second World War.