A pedlar's trunk reveals deception and religion, cross-dressing and travelling salesmen.
Disguise and Deception
The Flag That Failed
The problems in creating a Great Britain are encapsulated in designs for a common flag.
A Time of Change, a Change of Time
A striking clock reveals the changing relationship Shakespeare's audiences had to time.
Plague and the Playhouse
Early 17th-century proclamations reveal the impact of the 1603 plague outbreak.
London Becomes Rome
Neil MacGregor surveys the triumphal arches created for James I's entry into London.
The Theatres of Cruelty
A human eyeball in a silver setting gives a striking insight into the theatre of cruelty.
Shakespeare Goes Global
How a folio of collected plays in 1623 began the creation of a global phenomenon.
Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe (20/07/2019)
Jo brings you a special looking at the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon.
Eve Myles, Michael Dapaah, Doon Mackichan, Richard Strange, Aldous Harding, Lady Sanity, Arthur Smith, Nikki Bedi
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
Making Noise Quietly, Night of the Iguana, The Moon, Laura Cummings, I Am Nicola
Caine Prize Winner - Lesley Nneka Arimah
We hear from this year's Caine Prize Winner
Stranger Things Season 3 SPOILER Special
Lots of spoilers. Only listen If you’ve seen all of the latest season of Stranger Things.