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Michael Portillo challenges the notion of calm before the storm of the Great War
Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to war in 1914.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Andrew Dilnot investigates the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Rowan Pelling investigates the magic of the kiss in all its delightful glory.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Robert Orchard traces the Welsh roots of those who brought down Margaret Thatcher.
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Battle of Britain fighter pilots recall the summer of 1940. Presented by Misha Glenny.
Felicity Evans meets some of the journalists who reported on the Aberfan disaster.
Dai Smith asks what meaning might be found in the deaths of so many people at Aberfan.
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Historian Amanda Vickery reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
Bettany Hughes follows the Egnatian Way, the ancient Roman road to Istanbul.
William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
Military historian Hew Strachan on 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Edward Stourton explores the life and history of the Bosphorus
How does the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, which created Bangladesh, still resonate today?
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Admiral Lord West tells the story of the Royal Navy during the 20th century.
Roland Pease recalls ZETA, a nuclear energy project unveiled in 1958 by British scientists
Anne McElvoy on the challenges that have spurred British conservative thinkers into action
Anne McElvoy tours 300 years of British liberalism.
Francine Stock's history of the alluring yet elusive quality that is charisma
Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history
Melvyn Bragg presents a celebration of the remarkable language of Sir Winston Churchill.
Bridget Kendall presents an oral history of the early Cold War.
Charles Wheeler presents personal interpretations about the end of the Second World War.
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Cyfres fydd, dros y pum mlynedd nesaf, yn cyflwyno rhai o Gymry'r Rhyfel Mawr.
Roger Bolton reassesses one of the world's great archaeological discoveries
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Jonathan Bate explores how Elizabethan culture has shaped our image of England.
Historical investigation programme, taking a document as a starting point
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.