Tom Holland considers the rise and fall of Britain's empire. Read more
Tom Holland considers the rise and fall of Britain's empire.
Helen Castor and her guests discuss the latest discoveries that are making history.
Tom Holland and his guests discuss honour among 18th century street fighters.
Tom Holland and his guests discuss an early example of political image management.
Helen Castor chairs Historians' Question Time at the Chalke Valley History Festival.
Tom Holland returns with a new series of the programme with a passion for the past.
How did the devastation of Dresden 70 years ago create changing and contested histories?
Archaeologists and planners do battle over an Iron Age stronghold.
18th-Century Flying Men
Helen Castor with the programme in which history and historians meet.
How politics was played out through drama at the court of Elizabeth.
A great knight, the man behind Magna Carta.
Pirates, wolves and Manchester, the city that shaped world politics.
Why was Robert Bruce writing letters to Edward II? Plus Europe's first Enigma machine.
Tom Holland and guests discuss Emperor Carausius, Henry II and Historians for Britain.
Helen Castor and guests discuss new research on the French Resistance.
Andrea Wulf and Paul Warde discuss Humboldt, John Muir and the history of sustainability.
Helen Castor and guests discuss the impact spending cuts have on archaeology.
Tom Holland and guests discuss Aethelwold, Edmund and Catholic martyrs.
Helen Castor and guests discuss medieval theatre and Cromwell's navy.
Tom Holland and guests discuss 1920s shanty towns, radical Warrington and Roman beards.
Helen Castor chairs a Historians' Question Time from the Chalke Valley History Festival.
Tom Holland shares the stories that light up our past
Mary Beard's big date, Dad's Army debunked, Black Birmingham on film and library revival.
A date with Dan Snow, mummies in Wiltshire, and why the Cold War is hotting up.
Tom Holland and guests discuss the stories that are Making History
The rise and fall of Syria's largest city, Aleppo, and how the Wild West was tamed.
The latest historical and archaeological research.
How sex trafficking and moral panic led to the start of the Women's Police Service in 1914
Helen Castor and guests discuss the stories that are Making History
Was English spoken centuries earlier than people thought? Plus a look at Victorian jokes.
Terraced houses, the fame of the Flying Scotsman, and why Easter is a moveable feast.
Nazi memorials, the real Darby and Joan, and the story of the Bolsheviks in Dublin 1916.
Helen Castor and guests with a new series of the topical history programme.
Tom Holland and guests with the history that matters to us today.
Helen Castor discusses Brighton's latest seaside attraction and its links to the past.
Jazz in the Trenches, Woad, Notting Hill Carnival
Tom Holland considers jazz in the trenches and the women behind the Notting Hill Carnival.
Helen Castor considers if Wren could have helped destroy St Paul's Cathedral.
Tom Holland discusses divorce and betrayal in 1st-century Yorkshire.
Tom Holland discusses revolution, fire and a secret war.
Helen Castor and guests discuss the Black Death and Victorian tabloids.
The English Pearl Harbour
Tom Holland on the 350th anniversary of the Medway Raid and Domesday uncovered.
Zombies in Yorkshire?
Medieval mutilation, whisky smuggling and whether humans are getting older.
The Stonehenge Tunnel
Digging under Stonehenge, the archaeology of a 1960s estate and China's Belt and Road.
The Dunkirk Spirit
Dunkirk, Churchill, hermits and the archaeology of play.
Segregation in wartime Britain
Helen Castor on race in wartime, China's Belt and Road and what makes a good museum.
Jack Monroe and Rationing in the First World War
Rationing in 1917, Silk Roads, Franklin's last voyage and the history of the duffle coat.
Hadrian's Wall, Iron Age origins of Heathrow Airport and a Saxon Burial mound in Slough.
Being Gay Before Gay Lib
Helen Castor on homosexuality in Victoria's Britain and the history of the 'gig' economy.
The Charter of the Forest
Tom Holland on the world's oldest environmental charter and Iron Age Heathrow.
Who was Saint Stephen?
Saint Stephen, martyrdom and an Edwardian feast of festive football.
The Prague Spring, a French take on our island story, and historical hangovers.
Actor murdering mania, suffragettes and the martial arts, and Top Town History.
Tasting the Past
Tom Holland on how Romans fed their legions, and the history of street food.
Rage Against The Machine
Helen Castor on history's forerunners of today's concerns about housing and technology.
The fight to eradicate polio
Tom Holland on the Coventry polio epidemic, and when Parliament left Westminster.
Gambling, Homelessness, Human trafficking
Helen Castor looks back at the gambling crisis of the 18th century.
Dark tourism, World Cup 1938, The mobile library
Helen Castor presents stories from the past with a bearing on issues today.
Coastal change: Overfishing and the death of the seaside
Tom Holland discovers when East Coast fishermen were very much a part of Europe.
Witches, poison and why the hedgehog was unloved in history
A #metoo moment for 17th-century witches?
Pilgrimage, Overseas cricketers, How the ancients helped build Milton Keynes
Tom Holland presents the programme where the past meets the present.
The Radio Ballads, Dorothea Lange, Archaeology of the A14
Helen Castor on the photography of Dorothea Lange and the radio ballads of Charles Parker.
Church Pews and the Medieval Weather Forecast
Tom Holland takes a back-side view of church architecture.
The Clockwork Orange Town
Helen Castor discusses dystopia in Thamesmead and Trappist ale from Leicestershire.
The End of Steam. St Edmund. Southall Youth Movement
Tom Holland asks if St Edmund is under a tennis court and hears about the end of steam.
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence consider fascinating aspects of history.
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore stories revealed by history’s lines and linkages.
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore the stories revealed by history’s lines and linkages
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore stories revealed by history's lines and linkages.
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence look at historical aspects of living on the breadline.
The First Draft?
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence are back to explore more historical connections.
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence look at the roots of nationalism and how it shaped history.
Back to the Future
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore the historical connections to today's big issues.
Iszi Lawrence and Tom Holland with the latest research that's Making History.
Keeping It In The Family
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence look at major milestones in flight in the past millennium.
Tom and Iszi meet the cineasts who help us understand history and the history of cinema.
London versus the Rest?
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore historical connections to today's big issues.