Francine Stock continues her exploration of the culture of World War I in 1915.
Glimpses of a Modern World
A Cubist War
Francine Stock explores a fragmented world through the prism of the art it created.
War on the Mind
How the harrowing effects of WWI became apparent in art, music and poetry.
1916. The year of Verdun and the Somme. Could artists and writers convey this new hell?
The Tank and the Home Fires
1916: Tanks capture the public imagination, but the comforts of home are shattered by war.
Dada and Defiance
1916. Dada is born and Jerusalem is sung. Gorky defends Jewish life in print.
The Jazz Kings Go to War
The story of the Harlem Hellfighters and how jazz conquered France.
Reality and Reconstruction
Francine Stock explores how the First World War transformed the arts across Europe.
An Intimate War
Francine Stock considers the intimate impact of war on society and culture.
1918: Chaplin Goes to War
The propaganda and protest art that comes from America at war
1918: Vienna and the Fall of an Empire
Francine Stock examines the cultural life of Vienna in 1918.
The Return of the Soldier
Francine Stock concludes her four-year exploration of how artists responded to WWI.
Ed Dwight Jr: The first black astronaut who never flew
JFK's administration chose him to be the first black US astronaut. But it wasn't to be...
A celebration of the first moon landing and the Welsh people who played vital roles.
The Moon mission that almost ended in tragedy after an explosion on board the spaceship.
Frederick Douglass (Summer Repeat)
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, born to slavery
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.