Neil MacGregor tells the story of the global trade in tea - with a Victorian tea set.
Mass Production, Mass Persuasion (1780 - 1914 AD)
Early Victorian tea set
Hokusai's The Great Wave
Neil MacGregor with a familiar image - Hokusai's The Great Wave.
Sudanese slit drum
Neil MacGregor with a wooden drum from Sudan that Kitchener presented to Queen Victoria.
Neil MacGregor with a penny coin defaced by suffragettes with the words "Votes for women".
The World of Our Making (1914 - 2010 AD)
Russian revolutionary plate
Neil MacGregor nears the end of his world history - with a Russian revolutionary plate.
Hockney's In the Dull Village
Neil MacGregor considers the state of human rights - with a David Hockney print.
Throne of Weapons
Neil MacGregor with an African throne - made from decommissioned guns.
Neil MacGregor with a credit card - one that is compliant with Sharia law.
Solar-powered lamp and charger
Neil MacGregor's last object in his world history - a solar-powered lamp and charger.
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
The death of Brazil's Getulio Vargas
How the influential Brazilian leader took his own life rather than submit to the military
War and the French Economy from 1920 – 1940.
Capgras: the 'Illusion of Doubles'
Clincial psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion.
Roy visits Llantrisant's medieval Guildhall, newly open as a heritage and visitor centre.