Should history lessons teach patriotism, national humility, citizenship or scepticism?
Historian Priya Atwal explores the global pitfalls in telling textbook national history
Antonia Fraser and fellow historian Margaret MacMillan discuss writing history
Melvyn Bragg examines why the public is fascinated with the private lives of individuals.
Brian Cox and casting director Leo Davis talk about the challenges of playing real people
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether we can ever predict the future by understanding the past.
Melvyn Bragg considers the relevance of the study of history in the 20th century.
Writer Iain Sinclair meets artist Keggie Carew to talk about her book Dadland.
Nick Baker on the ghost writers helping ordinary people tell their stories for posterity.
Mat Paskins tells a story of black sand conjuring emotions, which bring history to life.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Historian Ferguson asks how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged progress
Anna Derrig asks who has the right to tell someone else's story.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether mankind has made as much moral as material progress.
Marcus Brigstocke joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince to discuss the role of science mavericks.
Robert Rowland Smith argues that we are coming to the end of the age of ideas.
Campaigner Rivett-Carnac asks us to examine the stories we tell about ourselves.