Napoleonic France witnessed Dr Magendie's experiments on live animals.
Ian Blatchford and Tilly Blyth on freezing time in a speeding up world.
Peter Evans pays tribute to Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, born 300 years ago.
Was Napoleon really the short, uncouth, Corsican upstart portrayed by caricaturists?
Did Napoleon turn France into a military dictatorship? Historian Andrew Roberts considers.
Andrew Roberts considers Napoleon's reputation as the principal warmonger of the age.
Andrew Roberts explains why Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo.
Napoleon ended his life on a distant island. Andrew Roberts asks what history made of him.
James Naughtie profiles the molecular biologist who helped discover the structure of DNA.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
Geologists Roderick Murchison and Henry de la Beche clashed over the age of Devon's rocks.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Prussian naturalist and explorer, Alexander Von Humboldt.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Melvyn Bragg discusses Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the 18th century French precursor to Darwin.
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
The French Revolution ushered in new ambition and a new scientific clinical approach.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Louis Pasteur, known as a founder of microbiology.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientist Michael Faraday.
Clinical psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion.
The comparative histories of two titans of 19th century history.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why Napoleon's apparent victory turned to defeat in 1812.
Anne is in Brussels and Paris to explore the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Naomi Alderman tells the story of Pavlov and his selectively drooling dogs.
Carl Linnaeus and a revolutionary grammar for plants.
Epidemiologist Richard Peto on the links between tobacco, disease and early death
Simon Schaffer on botanist Carl Linnaeus who first classified humans among the apes
The story of Louis Pasteur's development of the anti-rabies vaccine in 1885.
The man who predicted deforestation and harmful human-induced climate change 200 years ago