Tom Holland on how Romans fed their legions, and the history of street food.
Tasting the Past
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 the first in a new series of the popular history magazine.
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.
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