Helen Castor on homosexuality in Victoria's Britain and the history of the 'gig' economy. Read more
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 Time Machine
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science and ideas in HG Wells' story of time travel.
Carolyn Hitt explores the surge in spiritualism in the years after the First World War.
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
He’s “mad, bad and dangerous to know”. He is Lord Byron.
Wangari Maathai Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist
Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai fought to save forests and protect human rights