Evan Davis runs through the contenders for A History of the World's last object. Read more
The 100th Object
Evan Davis runs through the contenders for A History of the World's last object.
Mass Production, Mass Persuasion (1780 - 1914 AD)
Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle
Neil MacGregor with the chronometer that accompanied Darwin to South America.
Early Victorian tea set
Neil MacGregor tells the story of the global trade in tea - with a 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.
Ep9: Tunnel 29 - The Signal
Ellen's plan is derailed.
Ep10: Tunnel 29 - The Shoes
A final twist in the final chapter.
Jessica Fostekew, Marlon Davis and Leo Kearse ask if the popular comedian is still funny.
Britain's worst nuclear accident
A reactor caught fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in the north of England in 1957
The Time Machine
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science and ideas in HG Wells' story of time travel.