Vocal coach and voice expert Mary King charts the rise and fall of the castrati.
Marie-Louise Muir explores the tradition of keening for the dead in Ireland.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history and myth of the Samurai.
Clare Balding walks in Wiltshire with 'modern-day Troubadours'.
Wired Love, published in 1879, is a story of long-distance love over the telegraph wire.