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Prime Ministers' Props
Prime Ministers' Props
August 01 2018

Sir David Cannadine returns with five more programmes in which he examines the careers of British Prime Ministers through their 'props of power'.

Going Viral
Going Viral
June 22 2018

Join the ‘disease detectives’ Mark Honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley as they investigate the most devastating pandemic of all time: the 1918 Spanish influenza.

Mind the Gender Pay Gap
Mind the Gender Pay Gap
March 12 2018

Professor Emma Griffin takes a historical look at the gender pay gap. 

Julian Pettifer: Back to Vietnam
Julian Pettifer: Back to Vietnam
February 12 2018

Julian Pettifer, the BBC's 'man in Saigon' during the Vietnam War, reflects on the Tet Offensive of 1968 as a turning point in world history.

In Search of Milton's Paradise
In Search of Milton's Paradise
August 27 2017

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.

Faith in the Fire
Faith in the Fire
August 11 2017

Zubeida Malik reports on what happened in the London Grenfell fire when faith stepped in.

Clocking On
Clocking On
May 30 2017

Professor Emma Griffin explores how British workers became tied to the clock.

Printing A Nation
Printing A Nation
April 13 2017

Dr. Anindita Ghosh explores how the printing press made modern India.

Salam to Queen and Country
Salam to Queen and Country
March 27 2017

Zubeida Malik speaks to serving British Muslims about what it is like to be in the Army today.

Voices of the Earth
Voices of the Earth
November 13 2016

Andrew Motion responds to the subject of climate change in a unique audio poem for Radio 4.

Bettany Hughes's Ten Places: Europe and Us
Bettany Hughes's Ten Places: Europe and Us
October 24 2016

Bettany Hughes presents a 10 part podcast series for the National Trust exploring European history in our backyard.