Melvyn Bragg on the fall of Rome and the rise of Northumbria.
The Origins of the North
The Glories of Northumbria
Melvyn Bragg explores the glories of the Northumbrian Renaissance.
Invasion: Vikings and Normans
Melvyn Bragg on the invasions of the north of England by Vikings and Norsemen.
The Rebellious Tongues of the North
Melvyn Bragg on the the turbulent years of rebellion which swept the north of England.
Lakes and Moors: The Power of Northern Landscapes
Northern landscapes have been inspiration for some of England's greatest literature.
Melvyn Bragg on the inventiveness of the north and the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
Manchester: First City of the Industrial Revolution
Melvyn Bragg celebrates the first city of the Industrial Revolution.
The Radical North
Melvyn Bragg on the radical north, from the Peterloo Massacre to the suffragettes.
The 20th-Century North
Melvyn Bragg explores the north's radical impact on 20th-century culture.
Northern Power: Speaking From the North
Melvyn Bragg on 'speaking from the north' and what the future might hold for the north.