Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the devastating war across the Holy Roman Empire 1618-1648
The Thirty Years War
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest poems from medieval England
The Poor Laws
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Poor Law of 1834 and the rise of the workhouse
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the planet closest to Earth, sometimes called Earth's twin
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea that Popes cannot err in exercise of their office
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
How the Victorian obsession with childhood was represented in art and literature.
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore stories revealed by history’s lines and linkages.
Strikers In Saris
South Asian women led a strike against poor working conditions in a British factory.
Father, Is It Time?
Michael Morpurgo reveals children's working lives during the Industrial Revolution.
The Thames Whale
In January 2006, millions of Londoners were entranced by the appearance of a whale.