Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Central Asian scientist and historian al-Biruni.
Travel writer Dervla Murphy discusses the life of another woman traveller, Freya Stark.
Physicist Jim al-Khalili nominates Gertrude Bell who shaped modern-day Iraq.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the celebrated Venetian explorer Marco Polo.
The author Monica Ali champions the life of the explorer Richard Francis Burton.
Jerry Brotton celebrates the world of Ottoman traveller Evliya Celebi.
How to cross the gap between the world's two greatest landmasses.
The Muslim sailor whose epic maritime voyages created new routes for trade and influence.