Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what it means to be oneself
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 'the only influential poet of the Victorian age'.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Danish impact on England in 9th and 10th centuries.
The Great Irish Famine
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the causes and consequences of the Famine of 1845-49.
The Evolution of Teeth
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how teeth evolved in our toothless ancestors - and why.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Shakespeare's comedy, one of his most popular plays
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the most notorious rulers of ancient Rome.
The Gordon Riots
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the causes of the violence of June 1780 and repercussions.
Bergson and Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mary Shelley's Gothic story of a monster brought to life
Hitler's stolen children
During WW2 the Nazis abducted blonde blue-eyed children to build an Aryan master race
Five objects that tell the story of the River Thames
Get your boots on and join mudlark Lara Maiklem as she discovers history in river mud.
Episode 10: The Sinking of a Great Ship - 25th January 1901
Lucy Worsley concludes her exploration of Victoria's reign via significant encounters.
Russia and Ukraine - Erast Fandorin
Russian and Ukrainian crime writers Akunin and Kurkov. Is Dostoevsky still an influence?
Lucy Worsley reveals Victoria's rule via significant encounters.