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The history of opium
Opium’s journey from vital medicine to dangerously addictive drug
Electric telegraph: the first worldwide web
The Morse code messaging network that changed the world forever
Manuela Sáenz: South America’s revolutionary heroine
The Ecuadorian woman who fought for South American independence in the 19th Century
The Cat: In from the wild
Domesticated cats have been worshipped, vilified and revered throughout history
Indigo: the bluest blue
Blue Gold or Devil's Dye? The complex history of the precious blue dye
John Harvey Kellogg: The ‘wellness’ pioneer
How the co-inventor of cornflakes inspired a healthy living revolution
Rudolf Nureyev: Superstar Russian dancer
Exploring the life of a man who pushed the boundaries of ballet.
Fridtjof Nansen: Norway's great explorer
The polar adventures of a remarkable man whose humanitarian work saved thousands of lives
Malcolm Middleton, Jenny Colgan and Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
Janice Forsyth talks to author Jenny Colgan, plus the new album from Malcolm Middleton.
Janice talks to artist turned writer Rose Ruane about her debut novel, This is Yesterday.
Nemone Metaxas & Raymond Antrobus
Nemone Metaxas and Raymond Antrobus talk favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert.
Nemone Metaxas and Raymond Antrobus
Oloni: Cuffing Season
Oloni, host of 'My Mate's A Bad Date' spills her dating secrets