How geneticist Turi King identified the 500 yr old skeleton of Richard III.
Helen Castor on why the action in Shakespeare's history plays takes place in the Midlands.
Ian chooses one of Shakespeare's darkest characters.
Michael Portillo looks again at Harold, the last of the Saxon Kings.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of a tiny gold chariot from ancient Persia.
Matthew Parris talks to Philippa Langley about the life of Richard III.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Richard the Lionheart, nominated by Timmy Mallett.
Helen Mark journeys through north east Scotland in search of the real King Macbeth.
Melvyn Bragg on the fall of Rome and the rise of Northumbria.