The origins of the overcrowding crisis in the UK's prisons lay in the late 18th century. Read more
The origins of the overcrowding crisis in the UK's prisons lay in the late 18th century.
The UK's European Membership: 1975 Referendum
Jonathan Freedland recalls Harold Wilson's 1975 referendum on the UK's European membership
Banking Crisis: Northern Rock/Overend Gurney
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view on the difficulties surrounding Northern Rock.
Trust in the Media
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of trust in the media.
Public Health: The Pioneer Health Centre
Jonathan Freedland recalls the establishment of the first Pioneer Health Centre in 1935.
Airport Expansion/Railway Expansion
The parallels between today's airport expansions and the mid-19th century railway boom.
Retail Difficulties: Gamages in 1930
Jonathan considers what shops today can learn from the bleak festive season of 1930.
Comparing celebrity chefs with social agendas and Victorian chef Alexis Soyer.
The Creation of the Bank of England
Jonathan Freedland explores the creation of the Bank of England in 1694.
New Brighton Tower Football Club
Jonathan Freedland tells the story of the short-lived Victorian club New Brighton Tower.
Murder in Liverpool: Rhys Jones/Michael Burns
The parallels between the murder of Rhys Jones in 2007 and another Liverpool child in 1883
House of Lords Reform
Jonathan is joined by Billy Bragg to consider House of Lords reform now and in the 1600s.
Jonathan and his guests ask how governments can best help the unemployed.
Cardinal Richelieu and Lord Mandelson
Jonathan Freedland and guests discuss the careers of Lord Mandelson and Cardinal Richelieu
Jonathan Freedland examines the policing of demonstrations.
Railways in Recession
Jonathan Freedland examines the railways at a time of recession.
The long view of national debt, from Waterloo to today's financial crisis.
The Commemoration of the Fallen.
Examining the changing culture and politics behind the commemoration of the fallen.
British brands, American takeovers: Boots and Cadbury
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of Kraft's takeover of Cadbury.
Jonathan Freedland compares the present spending review with the 'Geddes Axe' of 1921-22.
Military Leaks on Afghanistan
Jonathan Freedland looks at the history of leaks from the military establishment.
US Mid-term Elections
Jonathan Freedland is in Washington DC to compare the mid-term elections of 2010 and 1982.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of policy reversals in politics.
WikiLeaks and State Secrets
Jonathan Freedland looks at attitudes towards state secrets and freedom of information.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of royal weddings.
Super Injunctions and William Hone
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of super injunctions.
HMS Challenger and the Space Shuttle
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the end of the space shuttle.
Is the Euro the New Gold Standard?
Comparing Greece and the Euro with Britain's departure from the gold standard in 1931.
BBC Salford and the Manchester Guardian
Jonathan Freedland looks at the north-south divide in terms of national media coverage.
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Jonathan Freedland compares Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with that of Queen Victoria.
The Stephen Lawrence Case
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the Stephen Lawrence case.