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Leeuwenhoek: The fabric seller who discovered bacteria
The life and work of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch pioneer of microscopy
The Spartans: Ancient Greece’s fighting machine
The warriors famed for their discipline, fearless self-sacrifice and brutality
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Why George Orwell's novel remains topical 70 years after publication
Coco Chanel: French style icon
Exploring the rags to riches life story of the French fashion designer
Andy Warhol: The prince of Pop Art
Exploring the life and work of artist Andy Warhol
John Dryden, Jean Binta Breeze and Spike Milligan
Daljit Nagra selects John Dryden, Jean Binta Breeze and Spike Milligan.
Revisit Slavery Stories, William Melvyn Kelley & Esi Edugyan
Laurence Scott meets the family of a rediscovered African American writer & 3 historians
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
The best of BBC Radio this week with broadcaster Adrian Goldberg.
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