Jonathan Freedland hears how Elizabeth I and Theresa May look beyond Europe for trade.
Brexit and an Elizabethan Age of Trade
Grass-roots politics with the Conservative Primrose League in the 1880s and Momentum today
Grenfell Tower and Watson Street fire tragedies
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of landmark fire tragedies.
Cyber-attacks and the Great Siege of Dover Castle
Jonathan Freedland compares cyber-attacks today with the Siege of Dover Castle in 1216.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long, unshaven view of the recent fashion for beard-wearing.
Weakened Prime Ministers
Jonathan Freedland compares Theresa May's weakened premiership with Lord Rosebery in 1894.
Russian meddling in the American democratic process
Jonathan Freedland compares attempts to interfere in elections.
The rise of Uber and the plight of London's watermen
Jonathan Freedland compares the plight of black cab drivers with that of 18thC watermen.
Catalonia and Cornwall
Jonathan Freedland compares the Catalonia crisis with a moment in Cornish history.
Jonathan Freedland looks at past events which shed light on present-day controversies.
The Long View marks a year to go with a Brexit special edition.
Trump and Hamilton on American Trade
Jonathan Freedland on Donald Trump's trade plans and Alexander Hamilton's financial plan.
Facebook revelations and the Reformation
The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data and the Catholic church in pre-Reformation Europe.
Driverless Cars and the Railways of 1830
Jonathan Freedland compares safety on the railways in the 1830s to driverless cars today.
Jonathan Freedland and guests take the Long View on the expulsion of Russian diplomats.
Prime Ministers and Divided Parties
Jonathan Freedland compares Theresa May's woes now with those of Arthur Balfour in 1903-06
The Long View of would-be reforming leaders
Jonathan Freedland compares a Saudi prince with a medieval pope.
Gambling and New Technologies
Jonathan Freedland asks how new technologies transformed gambling in the 1840s and today.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop and Brunel's Atmospheric Traction Rail
Jonathan Freedland compares inventions by inventors Elon Musk and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Brexit and European Diplomacy
Jonathan Freedland compares Brexit with tensions between Offa and Charlemagne in the 790s.
Gender in women's sport
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the gender debate in women's sport.
Julian Assange and Robert Ferguson
Jonathan Freedland compares Julian Assange to a pamphleteer and fugitive of the 1680s.
Women in Intelligence and Cybersecurity
Jonathan Freedland looks at women's roles in intelligence now and during WWII.
The Beat of Drums
Humans have found many ways to communicate. David goes to Ghana to hear the talking drum.
Fighting Uganda's anti-gay laws
When MPs tried to toughen the laws against homosexuality, LGBT activists took a stand.
The Singing Wilderness
David Hendy listens to 'The Singing Wilderness'.
How environmental campaign group Greenpeace was formed
The story of how environmental campaign group Greenpeace was formed
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how we know gas molecules move rather than keep still.