Anne McElvoy goes to Tyneside to rediscover the 'conserving crowds' of the Edwardian era.
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters. 1: 1837
Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
1839. Scandal and crisis embroil the young queen.
Lucy Worsley explores Victoria's reign via significant encounters.
1842. Victoria’s old governess, Louise Lehzen, is dismissed from Windsor Castle.
1844 and 1887 - Victoria meets Tom Thumb and Buffalo Bill.
Lucy Worsley explores Victoria's reign via significant encounters. Death 1861.
Lucy Worsley reveals Queen Victoria's rule via significant encounters.
Comedian Al Murray champions the life of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
Melvyn Bragg discusses the original Iron Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck.
Neil MacGregor charts the career of Otto von Bismarck, known as the Iron Chancellor.
A history of governance of by gravely ill leaders.
Boris Yeltsin's visit to the White House in June 1991 contrasts with his one in 1989,
David Lloyd George, who led Britain in the First World War with a presidential approach.
Athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson chooses her Welsh compatriot, politician David Lloyd George.
Jonathan Freedland compares Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with that of Queen Victoria.
Emmanuel Macron is France's youngest-ever President. How did he rise so far so fast?
Lucy Worsley concludes her exploration of Victoria's reign via significant encounters.
Steve Punt goes in search of a recording of Queen Victoria's voice.
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters.
President Clinton's trip to dissuade Boris Yeltsin from sending nuclear aid to Iran.
Stephen Johnson explores the nuances and different versions of Faure's Requiem in D minor.
Chris Bowlby profiles the French Socialist Party presidential candidate Francois Hollande.
A profile of General Matthew Ridgeway 1895-1993.
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
Henry Goodman reads an excerpt from Mitterrand
Jackie Stewart discusses his good friend King Hussein of Jordan with writer Patrick Seale.