How the Black Report in 1980 and others exposed inequalities in health in deprived areas.
A baby died, wards were closed and nurses went on strike. An NHS crisis in the 1980s.
The New Plague
How the NHS responded to a new fatal disease, Aids, in the 1980s.
Policing the Bugs
When MRSA and other hospital bugs hit the headlines, the NHS had to clean up its act.
Too Much Medicine
Breast screening highlighted the issue of over-diagnosis and over-treatment in the NHS.
From cleaning bedpans to treating broken bones: how nursing in the NHS has changed.
The NHS has never had enough money. How have health ministers dealt with it?
The series which traces decisive moments in the history of the NHS.
China and Japan
China and Japan's war economies from 1920 to 1940.
The return of the wolf
Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone decades after they were wiped out in the US.
Emmy Noether (Summer Repeat)
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of one of the great 20th-century mathematicians
Creachadh Ghriais is Chuil Uaraich
Mar a bhris na fir a thill às a’ Chiad Chogadh tacan Ghriais is Chuil Uaraich a Leòdhas.
The Soviet Union
War and the Soviet economy from 1920 – 1940