Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
Sir Gregory Winter, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
George Beccaloni on why naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace is his Natural History Hero.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Alfred Russel Wallace.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon proposes the pioneering naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon champions the life of naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
The row that exploded between Eddington and Chandrasekhar over the death of stars.
Melvyn Bragg tells the story of the Nobel-winning physicists William and Lawrence Bragg.
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Melvyn visits Darwin's home at Down House in Kent.
Darwin's early life in Shropshire and his three years at Cambridge.
Thomas Dixon explores the origins of the idea of friendships between humans and animals.
Comments made by the Nobel scientist Sir Tim Hunt started a worldwide debate on sexism.
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
Dr Craig Venter on his own experiences as a collector, medic and geneticist.
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Dorothy Hodgkin and her lover wrestle with the internal structure of complex molecules.
In the 1940s, Dorothy made more scientific strides even with a baby.
Dorothy's reputation grew post-war, conquering the structure of penicillin.
Dorothy becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
James Naughtie profiles the molecular biologist who helped discover the structure of DNA.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
Richard Sykes champions Sir Howard Florey, a forgotten man in the discovery of penicillin.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss scientist John Dalton.
How naturalist Joseph Hooker globally acquired species to build up the first maps of flora
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientist Michael Faraday.
Epidemiologist instrumental in proving the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.