Neil MacGregor reveals how man-made objects reflect the story of human development
The Victorians built grand ambitious railways, sewers and tunnels. Should we do the same?
Louise K Wilson asks fellow artists why the Cold War is so creatively inspiring.
Kevin Le Gendre discovers how Louis Armstrong came to play jazz in communist East Germany.
Justin Champion goes in search of Elizabethan serial killers, murderers and executioners.
Juliet Stevenson narrates the history of the growth of Elizabethan trade.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events.
Josie Long presents a sequence of mini documentaries about exploration.
Mike Thomson discovers how close Britain's greatest cold war secret was to being exposed.
A long, slow look at great artworks, photographed in extraordinary detail.
Josie Long hears stories of venturing into unknown territory.
Nikolaus Pevsner considers the 'Englishness' of the artist William Hogarth.
Maria Popova asks how we can find more information we don't know we want to know.
Michael Rosen on how we talk about historical eras in order to define how we live now.
Two Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers with stories from medieval and Victorian Britain.
Reagan suggests arms limitation talks.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the return of classical pagan thought in the Renaissance.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Renaissance Astrology.
Melvyn Bragg explores Renaissance Mathematics, when maths moved from an art to a science.
Security concerns at the US embassy in Moscow and at the founding of the UN in 1945.
His home's Bronze Age legacy and nearby Jodrell Bank inspire author Alan Garner to write.
Anthropologist David Graeber examines debt in the Classical period.
Jonathan Bate examines how a distinct Isle of England found its place on the world map.
Melvyn Bragg examines the role of British thinkers in the 18th century Enlightenment.
Melvyn Bragg examines the emergence and impact of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Michael Portillo discovers the Georgian period was not as elegant as we tend to believe.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the dawn of the Iron Age.
David Graeber examines debt during the medieval period, when coinage largely disappeared.
Professor George Kennan discusses the military tensions between the Russia and the West.