Joe Moshenska travels in John Milton's footsteps, 350 years after the publication of Paradise Lost, to understand how the real people and places he encountered helped to shape his poetic imagination and inspired the divine universe of his poem.
Zubeida Malik reports on what happened in the London Grenfell fire when faith stepped in.
Professor Emma Griffin explores how British workers became tied to the clock.
Dr. Anindita Ghosh explores how the printing press made modern India.
Zubeida Malik speaks to serving British Muslims about what it is like to be in the Army today.
Andrew Motion responds to the subject of climate change in a unique audio poem for Radio 4.
Bettany Hughes presents a 10 part podcast series for the National Trust exploring European history in our backyard.
Professor Sir David Cannadine explores political fame and image by looking at how an object or prop, whether chosen deliberately or otherwise, can come to define a political leader.
Philip Hensher explores the art of the gloriously eccentric Molesworth books.
Professor Sir Christopher Clark explores the global nature of The First World War
Former head of MI5, Stella Rimington, uncovers startling new evidence about the executed British heroine of the First World War, Edith Cavell.