Neil MacGregor on ruling with a mandate from the gods - from the UK to Benin to China.
Ruling with the Gods
Living with No Gods
Neil MacGregor on societies who banished religion, from revolutionary France to the USSR.
Turning the Screw
Neil MacGregor on attempts by some societies to outlaw beliefs seen as a threat.
The Search for a State
Neil MacGregor focuses on the faiths that have sought to establish a state of their own.
Living with Each Other
Neil MacGregor concludes his series on shared beliefs with a look to the future and hope.
Living With The Gods Omnibus
Our Place In The Pattern
Neil MacGregor explores how communities explain their place in the grand scheme of things
Neil MacGregor on how the individual relates to the belief system of the wider community.
Theatres of Faith
Neil MacGregor focuses on the public display of spiritual rituals.
The Power of Images
Neil MacGregor reflects on the role images play in the expression of shared beliefs.
Harvest and Homage
Neil MacGregor focuses on the patterns of nature, festivals and the disruption of death.
One God or Many
Neil MacGregor on societies that live with one God or many, or co-exist with local spirits
Powers Earthly and Divine
Neil MacGregor considers how faith and politics co-exist - and how we live together
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.
The Beagle 2 mission to Mars
A failed attempt to search for signs of life on Mars