Royal Physician William Harvey demonstrates that blood circulates around the body.
Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
Albert Einstein develops a theory of relativity with some help from his shaving mirror.
Huge advances in military technology would later fuel the race to the moon.
Lisa Jardine explores what's driving science in the 21st century.
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.
Aleks Krotoski asks if there are some things that we would be better off not knowing.
Michael Blastland looks at current events through the lens of psychology.
Alok Jha examines the practices and cultures that can undermine the integrity of science.
Experts - are they to be trusted?
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Nikolaus Pevsner considers the 'Englishness' of the artist William Hogarth.
Edward Said explores the role of intellectuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how we can know anything at all.
Bettany Hughes' archaeology of philosophy. Who came up with the idea of an idea?
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Sathnam Sanghera asks, when we can know everything, are we better off not knowing things?
Sarfraz Manzoor asks if it is better to specialise or build a portfolio career.
Maria Popova asks how we can find more information we don't know we want to know.
Edward Said examines amateur intellectuals and their influence on society.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince discuss the wonder of science at London's Science Museum.
Ehsan Masood explores whether science is becoming politicised on controversial issues.
Al Murray joins Brian and Robin at the Latitude Festival for a science/art showdown.
Does science have the answers to help us save our planet?
Melvyn Bragg examines the role of British thinkers in the 18th century Enlightenment.
Melvyn Bragg examines the emergence and impact of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince head to New York in the first of four shows from the USA.
What should be in a Hippocratic Oath for scientists?
Prof Martin Rees asks who we should trust to explain the risks we face.
Would you get in a driverless car? Isabel Hardman explores our troubled faith in science