Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Empress who transformed and modernized Russia. Read more
Catherine the Great
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Empress who transformed and modernized Russia.
Adam Winch-Furness sits in for Christian
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
He’s “mad, bad and dangerous to know”. He is Lord Byron.
Wangari Maathai Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist
Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai fought to save forests and protect human rights
Roy has sparkling conversation with gemologist Helen Plumb.
The legalisation of Solidarity
The Polish trade union organisation was banned by the communists until April 1989