Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
Bergson and Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mary Shelley's Gothic story of a monster brought to life
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how we know gas molecules move rather than keep still.
President Ulysses S Grant
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Grant's role in reconstructing the USA after the Civil War
Sir Thomas Browne
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the physician with a curious mind in dangerous times
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the advanced Andean empire, dominant until Pizarro arrived
The Mytilenaean Debate
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Athenians' change of mind in the Peloponnesian War.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Stone Age human habitats now covered by the North Sea.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Spanish poet and playwright's work, life and death.
Echolocation (Summer Repeat)
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how some animals sense their world with sound not sight.
Frederick Douglass (Summer Repeat)
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, born to slavery
Ed Dwight Jr: The first black astronaut who never flew
JFK's administration chose him to be the first black US astronaut. But it wasn't to be...
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.
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