In Our Time

Last Edited: 16-Oct-2019 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
All episodes broadcast on BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recordings are good unless otherwise indicated.

2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006,  2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 2010-2011

1998-1999
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
15-Oct-1998
1-1
#1
War in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:30, 25797, S

22-Oct-1998
1-2
#2
Politics in the 20 Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:57, 26211, S

29-Oct-2010
1-3
#3
Science's Revelations
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:43, 25990, S

05-Nov-1998
1-4
#4
Science in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:43, 25995, S

12-Nov-1998
1-5
#5
The City in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:41, 25969, S

19-Nov-1998
1-6
#6
The Brain and Consciousness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:34, 25855, S

26-Nov-1998
1-7
#7
Work in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:37, 25901, S

03-Dec-1998
1-8
#8
History's Relevance in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
28:06, 26348, S

10-Dec-1998
1-9
#9
Cultural Rights in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:49, 26091, S

17-Dec-1998
1-10
#10
The American Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:35, 25862, S

24-Dec-1998
1-11
#11
Neuroscience in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:56, 26197, S

31-Dec-1998
1-12
#12
The British Empire's Legacy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:59, 26244, S

07-Jan-1999
1-13
#13
Feminism and Darwinism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
28:06, 26348, S

14-Jan-1999
1-14
#14
Genetic Engineering
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
27:36, 25884, S

21-Jan-1999
1-15
#15
Modern Culture
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman
27:38, 25909, S

28-Jan-1999
1-16
#16
Ageing
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman
27:11, 16664, S
04-Feb-1999
1-17
#17
Psychoanalysis and its Legacy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:43, 16689, S
11-Feb-1999
1-18
#18
Language and the Mind
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:20, 16581, S
18-Feb-1999
1-19
#19
Space in Religion and Science
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:34, 16581, S
25-Feb-1999
1-20
#20
The Avant Garde's Decline and Fall in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:54, 16807, S
04-Mar-1999
1-21
#21
Shakespeare and Literary Criticism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

26:55, 16271, S
11-Mar-1999
1-22
#22
History as Science
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:26, 16578, S
18-Mar-1999
1-23
#23
Animal Experiments and Rights
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:45, 16936, S
25-Mar-1999
1-24
#24
Architecture in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:29, 17445, S
01-Apr-1999
1-25
#25
Good and Evil
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:43, 16491, S
08-Apr-1999
1-26
#26
Writing and Political Oppression
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:52, 16709, S
15-Apr-1999
1-27
#27
Evolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:50, 16938, S
22-Apr-1999
1-28
#28
Fundamentalism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:38, 17105, S
29-Apr-1999
1-29
#29
Artificial Intelligence
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:45, 17219, S
06-May-1999
1-30
#30
Mathematics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:38, 16971, S
13-May-1999
1-31
#31
Multiculturalism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:38, 16485, S
20-May-1999
1-32
#32
The Universe's Origins
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:41, 16855, S
27-May-1999
1-33
#33
Memory and Culture
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:38, 16825, S
03-Jun-1999
1-34
#34
Just War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:43, 16866, S
10-Jun-1999
1-35
#35
The Monarchy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:34, 16766, S
17-Jun-1999
1-36
#37
The Great Disruption
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:38, 17142, S
24-Jun-1999
1-37
#37
Capitalism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:43, 17423, S
01-Jul-1999
1-38
#38
Intelligence
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:43, 17088, S
08-Jul-1999
1-39
#39
Africa
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:47, 166165, S
15-Jul-1999
1-40
#40
Truth, Lies and Fiction
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:29, 16519, S
22-Jul-1999
1-41
#41
Pain
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman

27:45, 16394, S
23-Sep-1999
2-1
#42
Genetic Determinism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Joanna Rahim

27:43, 17122, S
30-Sep-1999
2-2
#43
Maths and Storytelling
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Joanna Rahim

27:38, 16936, S
07-Oct-1999
2-3
#44
Utopia
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Joanna Rahim

28:18, 12180, S
14-Oct-1999
2-4
#45
The Nation State
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Joanna Rahim

27:41, 17410, S
21-Oct-1999
2-5
#46
The Individual
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Joanna Rahim

27:36, 16772, S
28-Oct-1999
2-6
#47
Atrocity in the 20th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Joanna Rahim

27:29, 16318, S
04-Nov-1999
2-7
#48
Education
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:47, 16737, S
11-Nov-1999
2-8
#49
The Novel
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:45, 16878, S
18-Nov-1999
2-9
#50
Progress
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
28:10, 17195, S
25-Nov-1999
2-10
#51
Consciousness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:29, 16903, S
02-Dec-1999
2-11
#52
Tragedy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:41, 16785, S
09-Dec-1999
2-12
#53
Childhood
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:38, 16857, S
16-Dec-1999
2-13
#54
Medical Ethics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:13, 16773, S
23-Dec-1999
2-14
#55
Prayer
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:50, 16890, S
30-Dec-1999
2-15
#56

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:50, 16804, S

2000
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
06-Jan-2000
2-16
#57
Climate Change
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:04, 16312, S
13-Jan-2000
2-17
#58
Information Technology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27;13, 16537, S
20-Jan-2000
2-18
#59
Masculinity in Literature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:43, 16665, S
27-Jan-2000
2-19
#60
Economic Rights
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:13, 17047, S
03-Feb-2000
2-20
#61
Republicanism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:50, 16931, S
10-Feb-2000
2-21
#62
Goethe and the Science of the Enlightenment
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:32, 17395, S
17-Feb-2000
2-22
#63
Reading
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:47, 17004, S
24-Feb-2000
2-23
#64
Grand Unified Theory
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:47, 18013, S
02-Mar-2000
2-24
#65
Metamorphosis
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:45, 16983, S
09-Mar-2000
2-25
#66
The Age of Doubt
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:50, 16424, S
16-Mar-2000
2-26
#67
Lenin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:38, 16998, S
23-Mar-2000
2-27
#68
Materialism and the consumer
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:47, 16651, S
30-Mar-2000
2-28
#69
History and Understanding the Past
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:43, 16869, S
06-Apr-2000
2-29
#70
The Natural Order
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:59, 17066, S
13-Apr-2000
2-30
#71
New Wars
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:27, 16286, S
20-Apr-2000
2-31
#72
Englishness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:20, 25151, S
27-Apr-2000
2-32
#73
Human Origins
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:38, 17214, S
04-May-2000
2-33
#74
Death
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:59, 17830, S
11-May-2000
2-34
#75
Shakespeare's Work
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Ariane Koek
27:57, 17226, S
18-May-2000
2-35
#76
The Wars of the Roses
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Ariane Koek

27:50, 17062, S
25-May-2000
2-36
#77
Chemical Elements
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:34, 16771, S
01-Jun-2000
2-37
#78
The American Ideal
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:49, 25678, S
08-Jun-2000
2-38
#79
The Renaissance
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:54, 25014, S
15-Jun-2000
2-39
#80
Inspiration and Genius
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:50, 16990, S
22-Jun-2000
2-40
#81
Biography
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:47, 16891, S
29-Jun-2000
2-41
#82
Imagination and Consciousness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

42:03, 25358, S
28-Sep-2000
3-1
#83
London
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:02, 25067, S
05-Oct-2000
3-2
#84
Hitler in History
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:52, 25570, S
12-Oct-2000 3-3
#85
The Romantics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:49, 31770, S
19-Oct-2000 3-4
#86
Laws of Nature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:38, 16926, S
26-Oct-2000 3-5
#87
The Tudor State
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:42, 25591, S
02-Nov-2000 3-6
#88
Evolutionary Psychology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:50, 16851, S
09-Nov-2000 3-7
#89
Psychoanalysis and Literature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:38, 25481, S
16-Nov-2000 3-8
#90
Nihilism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:50, 17274, S


Series 3 resumed on 04-Jan-2001



2001
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
04-Jan-2001
3-9
Gothic
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
2757, 17004, S
11-Jan-2001
3-10
Mathematics and Platonism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:54, 16891, S
18-Jan-2001
3-11
The Enlightenment in Britain
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:38, 25732, S
25-Jan-2001
3-12
Science and Religion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:33, 25420, S
01-Feb-2001
3-13
Imperial Science
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:52, 17214, S
08-Feb-2001
3-14
Humanism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:54, 16821, S
15-Feb-2001
3-15
The Restoration
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:41, 16794, S
22-Feb-2001
3-16
Quantum Gravity
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:50, 16788, S
01-Mar-2001
3-17
Money
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:50, 16673, S
08-Mar-2001

no program


15-Mar-2001
3-18
Shakespeare's Life
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:45, 16840, S
22-Mar-2001
3-19
Fossils
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:40, 26068, S
29-Mar-2001
3-20
The Philosophy of Love
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:38, 16462, S
05-Apr-2001
3-21
The Roman Empire's Collapse in the 5th Century
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:43, 17213, S
12-Apr-2001
3-22
Black Holes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:43, 17069, S
19-Apr-2001
3-23
The Glorious Revolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:31, 25155, S
26-Apr-2001
3-24
Literary Modernism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:40, 25198, S
03-May-2001
3-25
Evil
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:57. 17017, S
10-May-2001
17-May-2001
24-May-2001
31-May-2001
07-Jun-2001

no programs


14-Jun-2001
3-26
The French Revolution's Legacy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:47, 16944, S
21-Jun-2001
3-27
The Sonnet
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:54, 16573, S
28-Jun-2001
3-28
Existentialism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:27, 16615, S
05-Jul-2001
3-29
The Earth's Origins
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:45, 16693, S
12-Jul-2001
3-30
Dickens
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:52, 16736, S
19-Jul-2001
3-31
Byzantium
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:31, 25218, S
18-Oct-2001
4-1
Democracy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:53, 36267, S
25-Oct-2001
4-2
Napoleon and Wellington
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:45, 16886, S
01-Nov-2001
4-3
Confucius
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:50, 16968, S
08-Nov-2001
4-4
The British Empire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:45, 17126, S
15-Nov-2001
4-5
Surrealism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:46, 38254, S
22-Nov-2001
4-6
Oceanography
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:43, 16757, S
29-Nov-2001
4-7
Third Crusade
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:34, 16889, S
06-Dec-2001
4-8
Oscar Wilde
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:43, 17148, S
13-Dec-2001
4-9
Genetics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:29, 15858, S
20-Dec-2001
4-10
Rome and European Civilisation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:29, 11390, S
27-Dec-2001 4-11
Food
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:52, 25509, S

2002-2003
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
03-Jan-2002
4-12
Sensibility
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:40, 26187, S
10-Jan-2002
4-13
Nuclear Physics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:36, 16882, S
17-Jan-2002
4-14
Catharism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

41:47, 40647, S
24-Jan-2002
4-15
Happiness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:34, 16807, S
31-Jan-2002
4-16
Yeats and Mysticism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:47, 17216, S
07-Feb-2002
4-17
The Universe's Shape
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:35, 11273, S
14-Feb-2002
4-18
Anatomy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

27:50, 16543, S
21-Feb-2002
4-19
The Celts
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:51, 16835, S
28-Feb-2002
4-20
Virtue
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:43, 25845, S
07-Mar-2002
4-21
John Milton
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
28:00, 16835, S
14-Mar-2002
4-22
The Buddha
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:58, 9857, S
21-Mar-2002
4-23
Marriage
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:56, 9913, S
28-Mar-2002
4-24
The Artist
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:56, 9936, S
04-Apr-2002
4-25
Extra Terrestrials
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:55, 9893, S
1`-Apr-2002
4-26
Bohemia
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:58, 9832, S
18-Apr-2002

no program


25-Apr-2002
4-29
Tolstoy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:55, 9898, S

02-May-2002
4-28
The Physics of Reality
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:56, 9846, S
09-May-2002
4-29
The Examined Life
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:58, 9936, S
16-May-2002
4-30
Chaos Theory

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:55, 9925, S
23-May-2002
4-31
Drugs
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:56, 9874, S
30-May-2002
4-32
The Grand Tour
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:56, 9994, S
06-Jun-2002 4-33
The Soul
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor

44:55, 9866, S
13-Jun-2002 4-34
The American West
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Alice Feinstein

44:58, 9907, S
20-Jun-2002
4-35
Wagner
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Alice Feinstein
44:55, 9867, S
27-Jun-2002
4-36
Cultural Imperialism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
44:57, 9874, S
04-Jul-2002
4-37
Freedom
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
44:56, 9910, S
11-Jul-2002
4-38
Psychoanalysis and Democracy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
44:55, 9870, S
18-Jul-2002
4-39
Heritage
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
44:58, 9977, S
17-Oct-2002
5-1
#150
Captivity, Slavery and Empire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:37, 41709, S
24-Oct-2002
5-2
The Scientist
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
42:28, 39511, S
31-Oct-2002
5-3
Architecture and Power
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
42:28, 39014, S
07-Nov-2002
5-4
Human Nature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Sarah Peters
42:28, 41503, S
14-Nov-2002
5-5
Victorian Realism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Sarah Peters
42:32, 42584, S
21-Nov-2002
5-6
Muslim Spain
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
42:34, 41577, S
28-Nov-2002
5-7
Imagination
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
42:32, 42822, S
05-Dec-2002
5-8
The Enlightenment in Scotland
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
42:30, 41416, S
12-Dec-2002
5-9
Man and Disease
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
42:34, 41708, S
19-Dec-2002
5-10
The Calendar
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by
Alice Feinstein
42:34, 43402, S
26-Dec-2002
02-Jan-2003
09-Jan-2003
16-Jan-2003
23-Jan-2003
30-Jan-2003

no programs


06-Feb-2003
5-11
The Epic from Homer to Joyce
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
42:00, 39387, S
13-Feb-2003
Snnenn
Chance and Design in Nature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
42:02, 39414, S
20-Feb-2003
Snnenn
The Lindisfarne Gospels
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
41:55, 39300, S
27-Feb-2003
Snnenn
The Aztecs
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
42:11, 39555, S
06-Mar-2003
Snnenn
Meteorology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
42:04, 39444, S
13-Mar-2003
Snnenn
Redemption
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
42:05, 39456, S
20-Mar-2003
Snnenn
Originality
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
40:53, 38343, S
27-Mar-2003
Snnenn
The Life Cycle of Stars
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
40:51, 38309, S
03-Apr-2003
Snnenn
The Spanish Civil War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
40:59, 38437, S
10-Apr-2003
Snnenn
No program
-
-
17-Apr-2003
Snnenn
Proust
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
41:05, 38524, S
24-Apr-2003
Snnenn
Youth
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Sarah Peters
41:45, 39152, S
01-May-2003
Snnenn
Romans in Britain
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:50, 19610, m
08-May-2003
Snnenn
The Jacobite Rebellion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:06, 39473, S
15-May-2003
Snnenn
The Holy Grail
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:03, 39432, S
22-May-2003
Snnenn
Blood
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:25, 38839, S
29-May-2003
Snnenn
Memory and the Brain
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:56, 39320, S
05-Jun-2003
Snnenn
The Lunar Society
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:01, 39393, S
12-Jun-2003
Snnenn
The Art of War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Coolidge
42:07, 39491, S
19-Jun-2003
Snnenn
The Aristocracy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:04, 39450, S
26-Jun-2003
Snnenn
The East India Company
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:01, 39394, S
03-Jul-2003
Snnenn
Vulcanology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:04, 39448, S
10-Jul-2003
Snnenn
Nature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:02, 39409, S
17-Jul-2003
Snnenn
The Apocalypse
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:16, 39636, S


2003-2004
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
02-Oct-2003
6-1
#186
James Clerk Maxwell
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:05, 39456, S
09-Oct-2003
Snnenn
Bohemianism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:04, 39439, S
16-Oct-2003
Snnenn
The Great Schism of 1054
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:52, 39256, S
23-Oct-2003
Snnenn
Infinity
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:12, 39570, S
30-Oct-2003
Snnenn
Robin Hood
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:13, 39578, S
06-Nov-2003
Snnenn
19th Century Sensation Novels
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:11, 39555, S
13-Nov-2003
Snnenn
Duty
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:11, 19776, m
20-Nov-2003
Snnenn
Ageing the Earth
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:04, 39452, S
27-Nov-2003
Snnenn
St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:00, 39380, S
04-Dec-2003
Snnenn
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:12, 39573, S
11-Dec-2003
Snnenn
The Devil
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Ellie Ann Glasen
42:01, 39403, S
18-Dec-2003
Snnenn
Origin of the Alphabet
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:05, 39456, S
26-Dec-2003
Snnenn
Lamarck And Natural Selection
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
56:49, 26637, m
29-Jan-2004
Snnenn
Cryptography
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:20, 39701, S
05-Feb-2004
Snnenn
The Battle of Thermopylae
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:07, 39500, S
12-Feb-2004
Snnenn
The Sublime
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:14, 39601, S
19-Feb-2004
Snnenn
Ernest Rutherford – the father of nuclear physics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:17, 39654, S
26-Feb-2004
Snnenn
The Mughal Empire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:53, 39275, S
04-Mar-2004
Snnenn
Dreams
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:06, 39478, S
11-Mar-2004
Snnenn
The Norse Gods
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:00, 39386, S
18-Mar-2004
Snnenn
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
(and did Christianity have a role in it?)
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
27:59, 26245, S
25-Mar-2004
Snnenn
The Theory of Everything
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:19, 39678, S
01-Apr-2004
Snnenn
The Warring States Period of China
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:58, 39350, S
08-Apr-2004
Snnenn
The Fall of Adam and Eve
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:06, 39476, S
15-Apr-2004
Snnenn
Romantic Poets
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:08, 39510, S
22-Apr-2004
Snnenn
Hysteria
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:13, 39588, S
29-Apr-2004
Snnenn
Tea
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:15, 39615, S
06-May-2004
Snnenn
Heroism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:05, 39459, S
13-May-2004
Snnenn
Zero
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:06, 39475, S
20-May-2004
Snnenn
Toleration
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:03, 39434, S
27-May-2004
Snnenn
The Planets and Astronomy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:52, 39264, S
03-Jun-2004
Snnenn
Babylon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:04, 39445, S
10-Jun-2004
Snnenn
Empiricism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:16, 39638, S
17-Jun-2004
Snnenn
Renaissance Magic
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:06, 39485, S
24-Jun-2004
Snnenn
George Washington and the American Revolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:07, 39495, S

2004-2005
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
02-Sep-2004
7-1
#221

Pi
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:59, 39372, S
09-Sep-2004
Snne02
The Odyssey
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:03, 39426, S
16-Sep-2004
Snne03
Agincourt, 1415
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:01, 39394, S
23-Sep-2004
Snne04
The Origins of Life
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:06, 39474, S
30-Sep-2004
Snne05
Politeness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:01, 39403, S
07-Oct-2004
Snne06
Jean-Paul Sartre
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:56, 39325, S
14-Oct-2004
Snne07
The Han Synthesis
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:58, 39347, S
21-Oct-2004
Snne08
Witchcraft
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:08, 39503, S
28-Oct-2004
Snne09
Rhetoric
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:58, 39355, S
04-Nov-2004
Snne10
Electrickery
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:56, 39320, S
11-Nov-2004
Snne11
Zoroastrianism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:57, 39338, S
18-Nov-2004
Snne12
The Higgs Boson
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:09, 39524, S
25-Nov-2004
Snne13
The Venerable Bede
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:08, 39505, S
02-Dec-2004
Snne14
Carl Gustav Jung
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:02, 39411, S
09-Dec-2004
Snne15
Machiavelli and Italian City States
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:55, 39307, S
16-Dec-2004
Snne16
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:07, 39490, S
23-Dec-2004
Snne17
Faust
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:04, 39439, S
30-Dec-2004
Snne18
The Roman Republic
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:05, 39461, S
06-Jan-2005
Snne19
The Assassination of Czar Alexander II
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:49, 39220, S
13-Jan-2005
Snne20
The Mind/Body Problem
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:57, 39335, S
17-Feb-2005
Snne21
The Cambrian Explosion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:07, 39486, S
24-Feb-2005
Snne22
Alchemy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:02, 39420, S
03-Mar-2005
Snne23
Stoicism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:45, 39149, S
10-Mar-2005
Snne24
Utopias
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:02, 39420, S
17-Mar-2005
Snne25
Dark Energy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:49, 39210, S
24-Mar-2005
Snne26
Angels
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:59, 39366, S
31-Mar-2005
Snne27
John Ruskin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:59, 39367, S
07-Apr-2005
Snne28
Alfred the Great and the Battle of Edington
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:59, 39370, S
14-Apr-2005
Snne29
Archaeology and Imperialism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:11, 39551, S
21-Apr-2005
Snne30
The Aeneid
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:39, 39060, S
28-Apr-2005
Snne31
Perception and the Senses
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:08, 39515, S
05-May-2005
Snne32
Abelard and Heloise
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:46, 39168, S
12-May-2005
-
No programme
-
-
19-May-2005
Snne33
The Philosophy of Beauty
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:14, 39604, S
26-May-2005
Snne34
The Terror – When the Guillotine Ruled France
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:13, 39592, S
02-Jun-2005
Snne35
Renaissance Maths
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:07, 39501, S
09-Jun-2005
Snne36
The Scriblerus Club
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:54, 39289, S
16-Jun-2005
Snne37
Paganism in the Renaissance
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:08, 39511, S
23-Jun-2005
Snne38
The KT Boundary
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:00, 39386, S
30-Jun-2005
Snne39
Merlin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:01, 39401, S
07-Jul-2005
Snne40
Christopher Marlowe
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:56, 39315, S
14-Jul-2005
Snne41
Karl Marx – the Most Popular Philosopher
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:54, 39284, S


2005-2006
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
29-Sep-2005
8-1
#262
Magnetism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:49, 39219, S
06-Oct-2005
Snne02
Field of the Cloth of Gold
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:05, 39463, S
13-Oct-2005
Snne03
The Rise of the Mammals
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:48, 39190, S
20-Oct-2005
Snne04
The Cynics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
41:49, 19603, m
27-Oct-2005
Snne05
Samuel Johnson and His Circle
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:00, 39380, S
03-Nov-2005
Snne06
Asteroids
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:54, 39283, S
10-Nov-2005
Snne07
Greyfriars and Blackfriars
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:56, 39326, S
17-Nov-2005
Snne08
Pragmatism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:50, 39234, S
24-Nov-2005
Snne09
The Graviton
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:47, 39173, S
01-Dec-2005
Snne10
Thomas Hobbes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:37, 39025, S
08-Dec-2005
Snne11
Artificial Intelligence
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
40:00, 37508, S
15-Dec-2005
Snne12
The Peterloo Massacre
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:56, 39323, S
22-Dec-2005
Snne13
Heaven
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:07, 39491, S
29-Dec-2005
Snne14
The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Helen Watts
42:21, 39709, S
05-Jan-2006
Snne15
The Oath in Classical World
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:00, 39391, S
12-Jan-2006
Snne16
Prime Numbers
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:05, 39460, S
19-Jan-2006
Snne17
Relativism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:07, 39495, S
26-Jan-2006
Snne18
Seventeenth Century Print Culture
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:07, 39486, S
02-Feb-2006
Snne19
The Abbasid Caliphs
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:51, 39238, S
09-Feb-2006
Snne20
Geoffrey Chaucer
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:07, 39494, S
16-Feb-2006
Snne21
Human Evolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Helen Watts
41:50, 39232, S
23-Feb-2006
Snne22
Catherine the Great - the Enlightened Despot
of Eighteenth Century Russia
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:55, 39314, S
02-Mar-2006
Snne23
Friendship
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:37, 39024, S
09-Mar-2006
Snne24
Negative Numbers
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:47, 39186, S
16-Mar-2006
Snne25
Don Quixote
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:56, 39320, S
23-Mar-2006
Snne26
The Royal Society
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:05, 39457, S
30-Mar-2006
Snne27
The Carolingian Renaissance
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:51, 39238, S
06-Apr-2006
Snne28
Goethe – formation of a German cultural icon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:47, 39187, S
13-Apr-2006
Snne29
The Oxford Movement
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Ruth Watts
42:06, 39482, S
20-Apr-2006
Snne30
The Search for Immunisation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Catherine Wood
42:02, 39407, S
27-Apr-2006
Snne31
The Great Exhibition
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
41:57, 39331, S
04-May-2006
Snne32
Astronomy and Empire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:05, 39467, S
11-May-2006
Snne33
Faeries
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:02, 39417, S
18-May-2006
Snne34
John Stuart Mill
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:04, 39443, S
25-May-2006
Snne35
Mathematics and Music
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:00, 39381, S
01-Jun-2006
Snne36
The Heart
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:02, 39415, S
08-Jun-2006
Snne37
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:01, 39407, S
15-Jun-2006
Snne38
Carbon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:06, 39473, S
22-Jun-2006
Snne39
The Spanish Inquisition
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:02, 39407, S
29-Jun-2006
Snne40
Galaxies
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman
42:02, 39407, S
06-Jul-2006
Snne41
Pastoral Literature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Moore
42:00, 39385, S
13-Jul-2006
Snne42
Greek Comedies
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman
41:22. 38797, S

2006-2007
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
28-Sep-2006
9-1
#304
Alexander Von Humboldt
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cooke
41:53, 39282, S
05-Oct-2006
Snne02
Averroes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cooke
42:07, 39501, S
12-Oct-2006
Snne03
The Diet of Worms
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cooke
41:57, 39340, S
19-Oct-2006
Snne04
The Needham Question
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cooke
42:04, 39451, S
26-Oct-2006
Snne05
The Encyclopedie
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:42, 39263, S
02-Nov-2006
Snne06
Poincare’s Conjecture
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:08, 39503, S
09-Nov-2006
Snne07
Alexander Pope
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman
42:01, 39397, S
16-Nov-2006
Snne08
The Peasants’ Revolt
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:05, 39454, S
23-Nov-2006
Snne09
Altruism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:00, 39378, S
30-Nov-2006
Snne10
The Speed of Light
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:02, 39414, S
07-Dec-2006
Snne11
Anarchy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:58, 39357, S
14-Dec-2006
Snne12
Indian Mathematics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:58, 39349, S
21-Dec-2006
Snne13
Hell
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:02, 39423, S
28-Dec-2006
Snne14
The Siege of Constantinople
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:03, 39424, S
04-Jan-2007
Snne15
Jorge Luis Borges
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:04, 39441, S
11-Jan-2007
Snne16
Mars
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:08, 39509, S
18-Jan-2007
Snne17
The Jesuits -the school masters of Europe
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:44, 39127, S
25-Jan-2007
Snne18
Archimedes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:07, 39500, S
01-Feb-2007
Snne19
Genghis Khan
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:32, 38943, S
08-Feb-2007
Snne20
Karl Popper
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:01, 39396, S
15-Feb-2007
Snne21
Heart of Darkness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:09, 39529, S
22-Feb-2007
Snne22
William Wilberforce
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Tom Alban
43:02,40357, S
01-Mar-2007
Snne23
The History of Optics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:00, 39385, S
08-Mar-2007
Snne24
Microbiology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:44, 39130, S
15-Mar-2007
Snne25
Epistolary Literature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:02, 39423, S
22-Mar-2007
Snne26
Bismarck – the Iron Chancellor
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:00, 39391, S
29-Mar-2007
Snne27
Anaesthetics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:47, 39182, S
05-Apr-2007
Snne28
St Hilda
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:02, 39407, S
12-Apr-2007
Snne29
the Opium Wars
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:14, 38663, S
19-Apr-2007
Snne30
Symmetry
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:02, 39415, S
26-Apr-2007
Snne31
Greek and Roman Love Poetry
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:56, 39316, S
03-May-2007
Snne32
Spinoza
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:01, 39392, S
10-May-2007
Snne33
Victorian Pessimism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:50, 39232, S
17-May-2007
Snne34
Gravitational Waves
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:01, 39407, S
24-May-2007
Snne35
The Siege of Orleans
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
4204, 39443, S
31-May-2007
Snne36
Ockham’s Razor
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:57, 39341, S
07-Jun-2007
Snne37
Siegfried Sassoon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:50, 39232, S
14-Jun-2007
Snne38
Renaissance astrology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:59, 39367, S
21-Jun-2007
Snne39
Common Sense Philosophy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:58, 39356, S
28-Jun-2007
Snne40
The Permian-Triassic Boundary
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:58, 39349, S
05-Jul-2007
Snne41
The Pilgrim Fathers
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:01, 39392, S
12-Jul-2007
Snne42
The Trial Of Madame Bovary
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:00, 39384, S

2007-2008
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
27-Sep-2007
10-1
#346
Socrates
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:52, 39262, S
04-Oct-2007
Snne02
Antimatter
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:02, 39407, S
11-Oct-2007
Snne03
The Divine Right of Kings
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:49, 39205, S
18-Oct-2007
Snne04
The Arabian Nights
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:53, 39270, S
25-Oct-2007
Snne05
Taste - the good, the bad and the ugly in 18th century Britain Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:01, 39398, S
01-Nov-2007
Snne06
Guilt - what is it good for?
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:57, 39331, S
08-Nov-2007
Snne07
Avicenna - wine, women and philosophy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:39, 39048, S
15-Nov-2007
Snne08
The Discovery of Oxygen -
feuds and revolutions at the birth of modern chemistry
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:05, 39457, S
22-Nov-2007
Snne09
Wordsworth's Prelude
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:54, 39288, S
29-Nov-2007
Snne10
The Fibonacci Sequence - the numbers in nature
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:00, 39388, S
06-Dec-2007
Snne11
Genetic Mutation - the error-strewn secrets of life
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:45, 39156, S
13-Dec-2007
Snne12
The Sassanian Empire - in the shadow of Ancient Persia
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:36, 39003, S
20-Dec-2007
Snne13
The Four Humours - yellow bile, blood, choler and phlegm
in the original theory of everything
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:54, 39296, S
27-Dec-2007
Snne14
The Nicene Creed - when Christ became God
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:01, 39397, S
03-Jan-2008
Snne15
Albert Camus - Rebel with a Cause
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
42:09, 39527, S
10-Jan-2008
Snne16
The Charge of the Light Brigade -
"All in the valley of Death rode the six hundred"
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:04, 39445, S
17-Jan-2008
Snne17
The Myth Of The Fisher King
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:08, 39515, S
24-Jan-2008
Snne18
Plate Tectonics - the day the Earth moved
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:59, 39362, S
31-Jan-2008
Snne19
The Court of Rudolf II -
the lost powerhouse of Renaissance ideas
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:53, 19697, S
07-Feb-2008
Snne20
The Social Contract - Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau
and the Origins of Society
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:37, 39029, S
14-Feb-2008
Snne21
The Statue of Liberty - From France with love...
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:00, 39391, S
21-Feb-2008
Snne22
The Multiverse - the universe is not enough
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:46, 39162, S
28-Feb-2008
Snne23
King Lear - Shakespeare's finest fairy tale
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:05, 39456, S
06-Mar-2008
Snne24
Ada Lovelace - prophet of the computer age
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:52, 39260, S
13-Mar-2008
Snne25
The Greek Myths - soap opera of the gods
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:03, 39434, S
20-Mar-2008
Snne26
Søren Kierkegaard  - fear and trembling in Copenhagen
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:57, 39337, S
27-Mar-2008
Snne27
The Dissolution of the Monasteries - religion in ruins
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Olivia Seligman
42:07, 39486, S
03-Apr-2008
snne28
Newton's Laws of Motion - they put a man on the Moon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:59, 39372, S
10-Apr-2008
snne29
The Norman Yoke - 1067 and all that
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:57, 39340, S
17-Apr-2008
snne30
Yeats and Irish Politics - "a terrible beauty is born"
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:05, 39469, S
24-Apr-2008
snne31
Materialism - are we living in a material world Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:55, 39308, S
01-May-2008
snne32
The Enclosures - dividing the country Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:04, 39448, S
08-May-2008
snne33
The Brain: A History - food for thought Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:55, 39302, S
15-May-2008
snne34
The Library at Nineveh - treasure trove of Assyrian ideas Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:58, 39346, S
22-May-2008
snne35
The Black Death -- a plague on all our houses Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:00, 39378, S
29-May-2008
snne36
Probability - heads or tails? Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:00, 39384, S
05-Jun-2008
snne37
Trofim Lysenko - Joseph Stalin's chief geneticist Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:56, 39329, S
12-Jun-2008
snne38
The Riddle of the Sands -
how Britain learned to fear the Germans
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:51, 39240, S
19-Jun-2008
snne39
The Music of the Spheres - a dose of heavenly harmonies Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:57, 39339, S
26-Jun-2008
snne40
The Arab Conquests - the 7th century new world order Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:52, 39263, S
03-Jul-2008
snne41
The Metaphysical Poets - sex and death in the 17th century Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:57, 39343, S
10-Jul-2008
snne42
Tacitus -The Decadence of Rome Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:49, 39209, S

2008-2009
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
25-Sep-2008 11-1
#388
Miracles - will they never cease?
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:09, 39523, S
02-Oct-2008 Snne02 The Translation Movement - Aristotle in Arabic
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:05, 39456, S
09-Oct-2008 Snne03 Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems -
the dirty secret of maths
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:59, 39372, S
16-Oct-2008 Snne04 Vitalism - the spark of life
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:51, 39249, S
23-Oct-2008 Snne05 Dante's Inferno - to Hell and back
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:54, 39289, S
30-Oct-2008 Snne06 Simón Bolívar - the liberator of Spanish America
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:02, 39423, S
06-Nov-2008 Snne07 Aristotle's Politics - a perfect society?
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:54, 39289, S
13-Nov-2008 Snne08 Neuroscience - does the brain rule the mind?
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:47, 39178, S
20-Nov-2008 Snne09 The Baroque - the misshapen pearl of Europe
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:04, 39447, S
27-Nov-2008 Snne10 The Great Reform Act: reform - but was it great
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernadez
42:05, 39467, S
04-Dec-2008 Snne11 Heat, A History - from fire to thermodynamics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:59, 39360, S
11-Dec-2008 Snne12 The Great Fire of London -
London's burning, fetch the engines
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:51, 39241, S
18-Dec-2008 Snne13 The Physics of Time - does time even exist?
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:10, 39535, S
25-Dec-2008   No programme    
01-Jan-2009 14 The Consolation of Philosophy -
a new year's message from Boethius
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:06, 39475, S
05-Jan-2009 15a Darwin 1 - On the Origins of Charles Darwin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:43, 40062, S
06-Jan-2009 15b Darwin 2 - The Voyage of the Beagle
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:15, 39618, S
07-Jan-2009 15c Darwin 3 - On the Origin of Species
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by John Watkins
42:01, 39396, S
08-Jan-2009 15d Darwin 4 - On the Origin of Species
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by John Watkins
41:54, 39285, S
15-Jan-2009 16 Thoreau and the American Idyll -
America in the Wilderness
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernadez
41:55, 39303, S
22-Jan-2009 17 A History of History -
how the writing of history has evolved
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:07, 39486, S
29-Jan-2009 18 A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift -
18th century satire gets close to the bone
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:00, 39387, S
05-Feb-2009 19 The Brothers Grimm: fairy tales, Grimm -
but not as we know them
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:58, 39348, S
12-Feb-2009 20 The Destruction of Carthage -"Delenda Carthago!"
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:02, 39407, S
19-Feb-2009 21 The Observatory at Jaipur -
Indian astronomy on the cusp of colonialism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:59, 39376, S
26-Feb-2009 22 The Waste Land and Modernity -
"I will show you fear in a handful of dust"
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
41:53, 39283, S
05-Mar-2009 23 The Measurement Problem in Physics -
Man is not the measure of all things
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:56, 39317, S
12-Mar-2009 24 The Library of Alexandria -
of all the books in all the world…
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:54, 39294, S
19-Mar-2009 25 The Boxer Rebellion - "Kill all Foreigners!"
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernadez
42:05, 39468, S
26-Mar-2009 26 The School of Athens -
picturing Greece in Renaissance minds
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Charlie Taylor
42:08, 39510, S
02-Apr-2009 27 Baconian Science -
Francis Bacon and the birth of modern science
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:57, 39340, S
09-Apr-2009 28 Brave New World
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:01, 39403, S
16-Apr-2009 29 Suffragism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:30, 38921, S
23-Apr-2009 30 The Building of St Petersburg
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:05, 39456, S
30-Apr-2009 31 The Vacuum of Space
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:02, 39419, S
07-May-2009 32 The Magna Carta
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:54, 39294, S
14-May-2009 33 The Siege of Vienna
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:48, 39198, S
21-May-2009 34 The Whale - A History
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:09, 39532, S
28-May-2009 35 St Paul
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:53, 39279, S
04-Jun-2009 36 The Trial of Charles I
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:49, 39209, S
11-Jun-2009 37 the Augustan Age
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
42:07, 39486, S
18-Jun-2009 38 Elizabethan Revenge
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:05, 39461, S
25-Jun-2009 39 Sunni and Shia Islam
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:57, 39329, S
02-Jul-2009 40 Logical Positivism - or is it?
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:08, 39505, S
09-Jul-2009 41 Ediacara Biota
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:06, 39470, S

2009-2010
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
17-Sep-2009 12-1
#432
St Thomas Aquinas
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Elaine Leicester
42:03, 39427, S
24-Sep-2009 2 The Invention of Calculus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:53, 39271, S
01-Oct-2009 3 Akhenaten
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by James Cook
41:58, 39356, S
08-Oct-2009 4 the Dreyfus Affair
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:06, 39480, S
15-Oct-2009 5 The Death of Elizabeth I
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:03, 38493, S
22-Oct-2009 6 The Geological Formation of Britain
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:56, 39320, S
29-Oct-2009 7 Schopenhauer
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:05, 39459, S
05-Nov-2009 8 The Siege of Münster
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:41, 39088, S
12-Nov-2009 9 The Discovery of Radiation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:53, 39282, S
19-Nov-2009 10 The History of Sparta
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:01, 39402, S
26-Nov-2009 11 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
40:31, 37989, S
03-Dec-2009 12 The Silk Road
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:02, 39415, S
10-Dec-2009 13 Pythagoras
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:39, 39057, S
17-Dec-2009 -- No programme    
24-Dec-2009 14 The Samurai
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:51, 39241, S
31-Dec-2009 15 Mary Wollstonecraft
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:46, 39166, S
04-Jan-2010 to
07-Jan-2010
16-19 The Royal Society and British Science
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by John Watkins, Alex Mansfield,
James Cook
41:52, 39251, S
41:51, 39238, S
41:57, 39344, S
41:36, 39007, S
14-Jan-2010 20
The Frankfurt School
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:47, 39175, S
21-Jan-2010 21
the Glencoe Massacre of 1692
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:54, 39287, S
28-Jan-2010 22
Silas Marner
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Emerson
42:02, 39407, S
04-Feb-2010 23 Ibn Khaldun
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:22, 39735, S
11-Feb-2010 24 Unintended Consequences of Mathematics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:43, 39123, S
18-Feb-2010 25 The Indian Mutiny
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:03, 39435, S
25-Feb-2010 26 Calvinism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:53, 39278, S
04-Mar-2010 27 The Infant Brain
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:50, 39223, S
11-Mar-2010 28 Boudica
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Emerson
41:55, 39300, S
18-Mar-2010 29 The Scream and Edvard Munch
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:20, 38755, S
25-Mar-2010
01-Apr-2010
30-31 The History of the City, part 1 and 2
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:04, 39441, S
42:02, 39418, S
08-Apr-2010 32
William Hazlitt
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:46, 39166, S
15-Apr-2010 33 The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:57, 39342, S
22-Apr-2010 34 Roman Satire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:53, 39278, S
29-Apr-2010 35 The Great Wall of China
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:40, 39064, S
06-May-2010 36 The Cool Universe
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
42:04, 39447, S
13-May-2010 37 The Varieties of Religious Experience
by William James
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natasha Emerson
42:06, 39476, S
20-May-2010 38 The Cavendish Family
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Phil Tinline
41:51, 39248, S
27-May-2010 39 Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:40, 39067, S
03-Jun-2010 37 Edmund Burke
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:53, 39274, S
10-Jun-2010 38 al-Biruni
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:41, 39090, S
17-Jun-2010 39 the Neanderthals
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:00, 39387, S
24-Jun-2010 40 Antarctica
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:51, 39248, S
01-Jul-2010 41 Athelstan
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:57, 39329, S
08-Jul-2010 42 Pliny's Natural History
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:53, 39270, S

2010-2011
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
23-Sep-2010 1 imaginary numbers
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:01, 39404, S
30-Sep-2010 2 the Delphic Oracle
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:56, 39325, S
07-Oct-2010 3 the Spanish Armada
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:52, 39257, S
14-Oct-2010 4 Sturm und Drang
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:59, 39363, S
21-Oct-2010 5 Logic Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:00, 39385, S
28-Oct-2010 6 the unicorn
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:46, 39158, S
04-Nov-2010 7 Women and Enlightenment Science
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:56, 39317, S
11-Nov-2010 8 the Volga Vikings
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:51, 39243, S
18-Nov-2010 9 Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:56, 39321, S
25-Nov-2010 10 Metaphor
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:53, 39270, S
02-Dec-2010 11 Cleopatra
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:54, 39287, S
09-Dec-2010 12 Thomas Edison
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:04, 39440, S
16-Dec-2010 13 Daoism
Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Natalia Fernandez
42:09, 39526, S
23-Dec-2010 14 the Industrial Revolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:01, 39400, S
30-Dec-2010 15
Consequences of the Industrial Revolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:04, 39445, S
06-Jan-2011 16 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:43, 39120, S
13-Jan-2011 17 Random and Pseudorandom
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:53, 39279, S
20-Jan-2011 18 the Mexican Revolution of 1910
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:52, 39254, S
27-Jan-2011 19 Aristotle's Poetics
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:48, 39194, S
03-Feb-2011 20 the Battle of Bannockburn
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:52, 39242, S
10-Feb-2011 21 The Nervous System
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:57, 39331, S
17-Feb-2011 22 Maimonides
Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Natalia Fernandez
41:59, 39362, S
24-Feb-2011 23 the Taiping Rebellion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:44, 39130, S
03-Mar-2011 24 The Age of the Universe
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:05, 39468, S
10-Mar-2011 25
500th
episode
Free will
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:05, 39461, S
17-Mar-2011 26 The Medieval University
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:43, 39121, S
24-Mar-2011 27 The Dawn of the Iron Age
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:57, 39329, S
31-Mar-2011 28 the Bhagavad Gita
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:54, 39291, S
07-Apr-2011 29 Octavia Hill
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:09, 39531, S
14-Apr-2011 30 The Neutrino
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:54, 39295, S
21-Apr-2011 31 the Pelagian Controversy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:04, 39447, S
28-Apr-2011 32 Cogito ergo sum
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:05, 39459, S
05-May-2011 33 The Origins of Islamic Law
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:05, 39462, S
12-May-2011 34 The Anatomy of Melancholy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:04, 39445, S
19-May-2011 35 Custer's Last Stand
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:56, 39314, S
26-May-2011 36 Xenophon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:58, 39345, S
02-Jun-2011 37 the Battle of Stamford Bridge
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:49, 39214, S
09-Jun-2011 38 The Origins of Infectious Disease
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:47, 39173, S
16-Jun-2011 39 John Wyclif and the Lollards
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:56, 39319, S
23-Jun-2011 40 Malthusianism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:49, 39208, S
30-Jun-2011 41 Tennyson's In Memoriam
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:55, 39299, S
07-Jul-2011 42 The Minoan Civilisation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39023, S


2011-2012
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
15-Sep-2011 1 The Hippocratic Oath
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:53, 39196, S
22-Sep-2011 2 Shinto
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:56, 39230, S
29-Sep-2011 3 The Etruscan Civilisation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:50, 39152, S
06-Oct-20111 4 David Hume
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:52, 39171, S
13-Oct-2011 5 the Ming Voyages of discovery
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:51, 39164, S
20-Oct-2011 6 Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:41, 38997, S
27-Oct-2011 7 The Siege of Tenochtitlan
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:49, 39132, S
03-Nov-2011 8 The Moon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:46, 39086, S
10-Nov-2011 9 The Continental-Analytic Split
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:47, 39102, S
17-Nov-2011 10 Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:39, 38975, S
24-Nov-2011 11 Judas Maccabeus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:43, 39033, S
01-Dec-2011 12 Christina Rossetti
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:35, 38905, S
08-Dec-2011 13 Heraclitus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:38, 38959, S
15-Dec-2011 14 the Concordat of Worms of 1122
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:34, 38900, S
22-Dec-2011 15 Robinson Crusoe
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:44, 39057, S
29-Dec-2011 16 Macromolecules
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:53, 39197, S
02-Jan-2012 to
06-Jan-2012
17a
17b
17c
17d
17e
The Written World
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
27:57, 26152, S
27:31, 25759, S
27:56, 26150, S
27:42, 25923, S
27:58, 26182, S
12-Jan-2012 18 The Safavid Dynasty
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:50, 39143, S
19-Jan-2012 19 1848: Year of Revolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:37, 38947, S
26-Jan-2012 20 the Scientific Method
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:41, 39001, S
02-Feb-2012 21 The Kama Sutra
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:47, 39103, S
09-Feb-2012 22 Erasmus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:38, 38957, S
16-Feb-2012 23 the An Lushan Rebellion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:49, 39125, S
23-Feb-2012 24 Conductors and Semiconductors
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:40, 38989, S
01-Mar-2012 25 Benjamin Franklin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:41, 39004, S
08-Mar-2012 26 Lyrical Ballads
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:58, 39263, S
15-Mar-2012 27 Vitruvius and De Architectura
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
42:00, 39292, S
22-Mar-2012 28 Moses Mendelssohn
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
42:00, 39297, S
29-Mar-2012 29 The Measurement of Time
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:35, 38905, S
05-Apr-2012 30 George Fox and the Quakers
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:34, 38897, S
12-Apr-2012 31 Early Geology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:56, 39233, S
19-Apr-2012 32 Neoplatonism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:39, 38968, S
26-Apr-2012 33 The Battle of Bosworth Field
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:48, 39108, S
03-May-2012 34 Voltaire's Candide
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:49, 39121, S
10-May-2012 35 Game Theory
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:34, 38889, S
17-May-2012 36 Clausewitz and On War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:47, 39102, S
24-May-2012 37 Marco Polo
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:46, 39079, S
31-May-2012 38 the Trojan War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:37, 38936, S
07-Jun-2012 39 King Solomon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:50, 39141, S
14-Jun-2012 40 James Joyce's Ulysses
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:46, 39088, S
21-Jun-2012 41 Annie Besant
Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Victoria Brignell
41:40, 38981, S
28-Jun-2012 42 Al-Kindi
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:32, 38868, S
05-Jul-2012 43 Scepticism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:50, 39138, S
12-Jul-2012 44 Hadrian's Wall
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:41, 39007, S


2012-2013
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
13-Sep-2012 1 The Cell Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:45, 39066, S
20-Sep-2012 2 The Druids Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:43, 39038, S
27-Sep-2012 3 The Ontological Argument Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:52, 39174, S
04-Oct-2012 4 Gerald of Wales Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:47, 39090, S
11-Oct-2012 5 Hannibal Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:42, 39024, S
18-Oct-2012 6 Caxton and the Printing Press Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:40, 38996, S
25-Oct-2012 7 Fermat's Last Theorem Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:49, 39125, S
01-Nov-2012 8 The Anarchy Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:55, 39216, S
08-Nov-2012 9 The Upanishads Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:42, 39024, S
15-Nov-2012 10 Simone Weil Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:49, 39127, S
22-Nov-2012 11 The Borgias Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:41, 39003, S
29-Nov-2012 12 Crystallography Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:38, 38964, S
06-Dec-2012 13 Bertrand Russell Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:57, 39259, S
13-Dec-2012 14 Shahnameh of Ferdowsi Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:46, 39075, S
20-Dec-2012 15 The South Sea Bubble Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:37, 38935, S
27-Dec-2012 16 The Cult of Mithras Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:52, 39177, S
31-Dec-2012
01-Jan-2013
02-Jan-2013
03-Jan-2013
04-Jan-2013
17a
17b
17c
17d
17e
The Value of Culture
  1. Culture and Anarchy
  2. Culture and the Anthropologists
  3. Two Cultures
  4. Mass Culture
  5. What's the Value of Culture Today?
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:40, 38985, S
41:55, 39228, S
41:35, 38912, S
41:46, 39079, S
41:52, 39171, S
10-Jan-2013 18 Le Morte d'Arthur Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Natalia Fernandez
41:48, 39112, S
17-Jan-2013 19 Comets Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:55, 39226, S
24-Jan-2013 20 Romulus and Remus Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:50, 39136, S
31-Jan-2013 21 The War of 1812 Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:50, 39152, S
07-Feb-2013 22 Epicureanism Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:52, 39178, S
14-Feb-2013 23 Ice Ages Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:51, 39162, S
21-Feb-2013 24 Decline and Fall Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39013, S
28-Feb-2013 25 Pitt-Rivers Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:18, 38739, S
07-Mar-2013 26 Absolute Zero Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:51, 39166, S
14-Mar-2013 27 Chekhov Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:46, 39126, S
21-Mar-2013 28 Alfred Russel Wallace Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:51, 39194, S
28-Mar-2013 29 Water Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
38:47, 36332, S
04-Apr-2013 30 Japan's Sakoku Period Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:45, 39128, S
11-Apr-2013
31
The Amazons Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:55, 39313, S
18-Apr-2013
32
The Putney Debates
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:39, 39017, S
25-Apr-2013
33
Montaigne
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:46, 39152, S
02-May-2013
34
Gnosticism Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:51, 39206, S
09-May-2013
35
Icelandic Sagas Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:48, 39216, S
16-May-2013
36
Cosmic Rays Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:44, 39119, S
23-May-2013
37
Lévi-Strauss Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:44, 39090, S
30-May-2013
38
Queen Zenobia Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39064, S
06-Jun-2013
39
Relativity Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:47, 39136, S
13-Jun-2013
40
Prophecy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:48, 48952, S
20-Jun-2013
41
The Physiocrats
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:39, 38979, S
27-Jun-2013
42
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:46, 39168, S
04-Jul-2013
43
The Invention of Radio Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:41, 39008. S


 2013-2014

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
19-Sep-2013
1
Pascal
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:40, 38981, S
26-Sep-2013
2
The Mamluks
Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Victoria Brignell
41:48, 39106, S
03-Oct-2013
3
Exoplanets
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:43, 39035, S
10-Oct-2013
4
Galen
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:45, 39063, S
17-Oct-2013
5
The Book of Common Prayer
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:41, 39003, S
24-Oct-2013
6
The Corn Laws
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39091, S
31-Oct-2013
7
The Berlin Conference
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:45, 39067, S
07-Nov-2013
8
Ordinary Language Philosophy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:38, 38964, S
14-Nov-2013
9
The Tempest
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39013, S
21-Nov-2013
10
Pocahontas
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:40, 38990, S
28-Nov-2013
11
The Microscope
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:50, 39149, S
05-Dec-2013
12
Hindu Ideas of Creation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:39, 38976, S
12-Dec-2013
13
Pliny the Younger
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:27, 38789, S
19-Dec-2013 14
Complexity
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39015, S
26-Dec-2013
15
The Medici
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:45, 39067, S
02-Jan-2014
16
Plato's Symposium
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:52, 39175, S
09-Jan-2014
--
no programme


16-Jan-2014
17
The Battle of Tours
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:45, 39067, S
23-Jan-2014
18
Sources of Early Chinese History
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:59, 39281, S
30-Jan-2014
19
Catastrophism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:36, 38920, S
06-Feb-2014
20
The Phoenicians
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39012, S
13-Feb-2014
21
Chivalry
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:59, 39278, S
20-Feb-2014
22
Social Darwinism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:26, 38775, S
27-Feb-2014
23
The Eye
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:53, 39285, S
06-Mar-2014
24
Spartacus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:45, 39065, S
13-Mar-2014
25
The Trinity
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:54, 39203, S
20-Mar-2014
26
Bishop Berkeley
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:44, 39047, S
27-Mar-2014
27
Weber's The Protestant Ethic
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:59, 39282, S
03-Apr-2014
28
States of Matter
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39028, S
10-Apr-2014
29
Strabo's Geographica
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:44, 39044, S
17-Apr-2014
30
The Domesday Book
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:42, 39015, S
24-Apr-2014
31
Tristram Shandy
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
41:49, 39132, S
01-May-2014
32
podcast
The Tale of Sinuhe
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:48, 43850, S
08-May-2014
33
podcast
The Sino-Japanese War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:20, 43408, S
15-May-2014
34
podcast
Photosynthesis
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:25, 43497, S
22-May-2014
35
podcast
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:45, 43810, S
29-May-2014
36
podcast
The Talmud
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
47:25, 44429, S
05-Jun-2014
37
podcast
The Bluestockings
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:10, 43253, S
12-Jun-2014
38
podcast
Robert Boyle
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:16, 43349, S
19-Jun-2014
39
podcast
The Philosophy of Solitude
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:45, 43807, S
26-Jun-2014
40
podcast
Hildegard of Bingen
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
44:12, 41418, S
03-Jul-2014
41
podcast
Mrs Dalloway
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
45:09, 42302, S
10-Jul-2014
42
podcast
The Sun
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
47:05, 44108, S
25-Sep-2014
1
podcast
e (Euler's Number)
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
44:56, 42106, S
02-Oct-2014
2
podcast
Julius Caesar
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:09, 43240, S
09-Oct-2014
3
podcast
The Battle of Talas
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
45:02, 42200, S
16-Oct-2014
4
podcast
Rudyard Kipling
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
45:22, 42517, S
23-Oct-2014
5
podcast
The Haitian Revolution
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
46:18, 43388, S
30-Oct-2014
6
podcast
Nuclear Fusion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:33, 43615, S
06-Nov-2014
7
podcast
Hatshepsut
Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Victoria Brignell
45:21, 42483, S
13-Nov-2014
8
podcast
Brunel
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
42:12, 41562, S
20-Nov-2014
9
podcast
Aesop
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
45:01, 42177, S
27-Nov-2014
10
podcast
Kafka's The Trial
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
42:55, 40221, S
04-Dec-2014
11
podcast
Zen
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
44:88, 41974, S
11-Dec-2014
12
podcast
Behavioural Ecology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
45:13, 42376, S
18-Dec-2014
13
podcast
Truth
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell and Luke Mulhall
41:48, 39183, S

2015
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
15-Jan-2015
14
podcast
Bruegel's The Fight Between Carnival and Lent
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
45:13, 42372, S
22-Jan-2015
15
podcast
Phenomenology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Luke Mulhall
46:12, 43285, S
29-Jan-2015
16
podcast
Thucydides
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
45:18, 42446, S
05-Feb-2015
17
podcast
Ashoka the Great
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:13, 43311, S
12-Feb-2015
18
podcast
The Photon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
44:39, 41846, S
19-Feb-2015
19
podcast
The Wealth of Nations
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
45:44, 42857, S
26-Feb-2015
20
podcast
The Eunuch
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:19, 43404, S
05-Mar-2015
21
podcast
Beowulf
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Thomas Morris
46:08, 43228, S
12-Mar-2015
22
podcast
Dark Matter
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:21, 42502, S
19-Mar-2015
23
podcast
Al-Ghazali
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
43:51, 41085, S
26-Mar-2015
24
podcast
The Curies
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:01, 44061, S
02-Apr-2015
25
podcast
The California Gold Rush
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:32, 42661, S
09-Apr-2015
26
podcast
Sappho
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:40, 42795, S
16-Apr-2015
27
podcast
Matteo Ricci and the Ming Dynasty
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:03, 42216, S
23-Apr-2015
28
podcast
Fanny Burney
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
44:03, 41281, S
30-Apr-2015
29
podcast
The Earth's Core
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:20, 43414, S
07-May-2015
30
podcast
Tagore
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:14, 43330, S
14-May-2015
31
podcast
The Lancashire Cotton Famine
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
44:51, 42034, S
21-May-2015
32
podcast
Josephus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:15, 42494, S
28-May-2015
33
podcast
The Science of Glass
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:36, 42738, S
04-Jun-2015
34
podcast
Prester John
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
44:20, 41575, S
11-Jun-2015
35
podcast
Utilitarianism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
43:38, 40915, S
18-Jun-2015
36
podcast
Jane Eyre
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:16, 42397, S
25-Jun-2015
37
podcast
Extremophiles
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:07, 43198, S
02-Jul-2015
38
podcast
Frederick the Great
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:59, 44942, S
09-Jul-2015
39
podcast
Frida Kahlo
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:16, 42408, S
24-Sep-2015
1
podcast
Perpetual Motion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:19, 42446, S
01-Oct-2015
2
podcast
Alexander the Great
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:52, 43890, S
08-Oct-2015

no programme


15-Oct-2015
3
podcast
Holbein at the Tudor Court
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:10, 43237, S
22-Oct-2015
4
podcast
Simone de Beauvoir
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:39, 42761, S
29-Oct-2015
5
podcast
The Empire of Mali
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:26, 44417, S
05-Nov-2015
6
podcast
P v NP
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:24, 42521, S
12-Nov-2015
7
podcast
The Battle of Lepanto
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:57, 44911, S
19-Nov-2015
8
podcast
Emma
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:07, 44128, S
26-Nov-2015
9
podcast
The Salem Witch Trials
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:07, 42255, S
03-Dec-2015
10
podcast
James Cook
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:55, 43940, S
10-Dec-2015
11
podcast
Chinese Legalism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:06, 42200, S
17-Dec-2015
12
podcast
Circadian Rhythms
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:44, 44657, S
24-Dec-2015
13
podcast
Michael Faraday
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
45:31, 42575, S
31-Dec-2015
14
Tristan and Iseult
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
44:51, 41963, S

2016-2017
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
07-Jan-2016

no program


14-Jan-2016
15
Saturn
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:34, 43577, S
21-Jan-2016
16
Thomas Paine's Common Sense
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:19, 42399, S
28-Jan-2016
17
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
44:28, 41603, S
04-Feb-2016
18
Chromatography
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:53, 43862, S
11-Feb-2016
19
Rumi's Poetry
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:59, 39277, S
18-Feb-2016
20
Robert Hooke
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:51, 44763, S
25-Feb-2016
21
Mary Magdalene
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:55, 39219, S
03-Mar-2016
22
The Dutch East India Company
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:37, 38929, S
10-Mar-2016
23
The Maya Civilization
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:12, 43227, S
17-Mar-2016
24
Bedlam
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:36, 43596, S
24-Mar-2016
25
Aurora Leigh
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:37, 28943, S
31-Mar-2016
26
Agrippina the Younger
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:50, 39148, S
07-Apr-2016
27
The Sikh Empire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
44:36, 41724, S
14-Apr-2016
28
The Neutron Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:40, 38982, S
21-Apr-2016
29
1816, the Year Without a Summer
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:11, 42279, S
28-Apr-2016
30
Euclid's Elements
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:16, 42348, S
05-May-2016
31
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:23, 43398, S
12-May-2016
32
Titus Oates and his 'Popish Plot'
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:35, 38916, S
19-May-2016
33
The Muses
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:45, 39069, S
26-May-2016
34
The Gettysburg Address
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
48:35, 45459, S
02-Jun-2016
35
Margery Kempe and English Mysticism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:33, 38874, S
09-Jun-2016
36
Penicillin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:33, 38879, S
16-Jun-2016
37
The Bronze Age Collapse
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:40, 38990, S
23-Jun-2016
38
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:47, 39102, S
30-Jun-2016
39
Sovereignty
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:00, 43974, S
07-Jul-2016
40
The Invention of Photography
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:40, 38981, S
22-Sep-2016
1
Zeno's Paradoxes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:09, 43183, S
29-Sep-2016
2
Animal Farm
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:53, 39187, S
06-Oct-2016
3
Lakshmi
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:48, 43784, S
13-Oct-2016
4
Plasma
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:32, 42605, S
20-Oct-2016
5
The 12th Century Renaissance
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:02, 45881, S
27-OCt-2016
6
John Dalton
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
45:19, 42448, S
03-Nov-2016
7
Epic of Gilgamesh
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:38, 39002, S
10-Nov-2016
8
The Fighting Temeraire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
45:36, 42667, S
17-Nov-2016
9
Justinian's Legal Code
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:41, 39009, S
24-Nov-2016
10
Baltic Crusades
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:29, 43494, S
01-Dec-2016
11
Garibaldi and the Risorgimento
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:44, 39052, S
08-Dec-2016
12
Harriet Martineau
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:42, 46505, S
15-Dec-2016
13
The Gin Craze
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
51:43, 48392, S
22-Dec-2016
14
Four Quartets
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:35, 38999, S
29-Dec-2016
15
Johannes Kepler
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
48:20, 45220, S
05-Jan-2017
--
no programme


12-Jan-2017
16
Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:17, 38624, S
19-Jan-2017
17
Mary, Queen of Scots
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
51:55, 48575, S
26-Jan-2017
18
Parasitism
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:51, 39156, S
02-Feb-2017
19
Hannah Arendt
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:31, 38840, S
09-Feb-2017
20
John Clare
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:51, 44762, S
16-Feb-2017
21
Maths in the Early Islamic World
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
48:42, 45565, S
23-Feb-2017
22
Seneca the Younger
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:47, 39097, S
02-Mar-2017
23
The Kuiper Belt
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:30, 38826, S
09-Mar-2017
24
North and South
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
47:37, 44542, S
16-Mar-2017
25
The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:54, 39204, S
23-Mar-2017
26
The Battle of Salamis
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:59, 46770, S
30-Mar-2017
27
Hokusai
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:34, 38893, S
06-Apr-2017
28
Pauli's Exclusion Principle
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:39, 38972, S
13-Apr-2017
29
Rosa Luxemburg
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:46, 46563, S
20-Apr-2017
30
Roger Bacon
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell
41:44, 39045, S
27-Apr-2017
31
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
46:10, 43411, S
04-May-2017
32
The Battle of Lincoln 1217
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:53, 39189, S
11-May-2017
33
Emily Dickinson
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:37, 38936, S
18-May-2017
34
Louis Pasteur
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:48, 39114, S
25-May-2017
35
Purgatory
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:32, 38865, S
01-Jun-2017
36
Enzymes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:36, 38916, S
08-Jun-2017
37
Christine de Pizan
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:31, 38848, S
15-Jun-2017
38
The American Populists
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:46, 39081, S
22-Jun-2017
39
Eugene Onegin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:37, 38933, S
29-Jun-2017
40
Plato's Republic
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:38, 38962, S
06-Jul-2017
41
Bird Migration
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:38, 38953, S
21-Sep-2017
1 Kant's Categorical Imperative
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:05, 46142, S
28-Sep-2017
2
Wuthering Heights
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:30, 38823, S
05-Oct-2017
3
Constantine the Great
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:40, 38979, S
12-Oct-2017
4
Aphra Behn
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:38, 38960, S
19-Oct-2017
5
The Congress of Vienna
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:40, 38983, S
26-Oct-2017
6
Feathered Dinosaurs
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:44, 39055, S
02-Nov-2017
7
Picasso's Guernica
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:36, 38926, S
09-Nov-2017
8
The Picts
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:49, 39310, S
16-Nov-2017
9
Germaine de Stael
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:16, 38617, S
23-Nov-2017
10
Thebes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:28, 38801, S
30-Nov-2017
11
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:40, 38990, S
07-Dec-2017
12
Moby Dick
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:42, 39016, S
14-Dec-2017
13
Thomas Becket
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
41:46, 39078, S
21-Dec-2017
14
Beethoven
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:13, 46270, S
28-Dec-2017
15
Hamlet
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

51:32, 48440, S
04-Jan-2018
--
no programme


11-Jan-2018
16
The Siege of Malta, 1565
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

49:08, 46193, S
18-Jan-2018
17
Anna Akhmatova
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

48:00, 45127, S
25-Jan-2018
18
Cicero
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

48:32, 45626, S
01-Feb-2018
19
Cephalopods
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

46:35, 43799, S
08-Feb-2018
20
Frederick Douglass
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

51:08, 48064, S
15-Feb-2018
21
Fungi
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell

47:23, 44548, S
22-Feb-2018
22
Rosalind Franklin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Victoria Brignell

48:57, 46020, S
01-Mar-2018
23
Sun Tzu and The Art of War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

47:34, 44727, S
08-Mar-2018
24
The Highland Clearances
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

50:28, 47438, S
15-Mar-2018
25
Augustine's Confessions
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

47:08, 44314, S
22-Mar-2018
26
Tocqueville: Democracy in America
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
50:13, 47210, S
29-Mar-2018
repeat of
26-Jun-2014
--
Hildegard of Bingen

repeat, no
broadcast,
pre-empted
05-Apr-2018
27
Roman Slavery
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:47, 46804, S
12-Apr-2018
28
George and Robert Stephenson
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
49:24, 46446, S
19-Apr-2018
29
Middlemarch
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
50:57, 47892, S
26-Apr-2018
30
The Proton
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
48:19, 45204, S
03-May-2018
31
The Almoravid Empire
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
48:47, 45866, S
10-May-2018
32
The Mabinogion
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

47:47, 44710, S
17-May-2018
33
The Emancipation of the Serfs

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

49:19, 46141, S
24-May-2018
34
Margaret of Anjou

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

49:42, 46489, S
31-May-2018
35
Henrik Ibsen
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

49:22, 46190, S
07-Jun-2018
36
Persepolis
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

50:33, 47293, S
14-Jun-2018
37
Montesquieu
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

49:36, 46397, S
21-Jun-2018
38
Echolocation
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

49:59, 46760, S
28-Jun-2018
39
The Mexican-American War
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

48:03, 44956, S
05-Jul-2018
40
William Morris
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

52:17, 48911, S

 2018-2019
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
13-Sep-2018
25-1
The Iliad
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:51, 39237, S
20-Sep-2018
25-2
Automata
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:51, 39235, S
27-Sep-2018
25-3
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:51, 39243, S
04-Oct-2018
25-4
Edith Wharton
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:52, 39260, S
11-Oct-2018
25-5
Is Shakespeare History? The Plantagenets
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

51:35, 48367, S
18-Oct-2018
25-6
Is Shakespeare History? The Romans
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:37, 39029, S

25-Oct-2018
25-7
The Fable of the Bees
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:45, 39143, S
01-Nov-2018
25-8
Free Radicals
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:44, 39132, S
08-Nov-2018
25-9
Marie Antoinette
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:51, 39246, S
15-Nov-2018
25-10
Horace
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:03, 38498, S
22-Nov-2018
25-11
Hope
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:53, 39267, S
29-Nov-2018
25-12
The Long March

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:50, 39229, S
06-Dec-2018
25-13
The Thirty Years War

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:47, 39187, S
13-Dec-2018
25-14
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
51:57, 48718, S
20-Dec-2018
25-15
The Poor Laws

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:01, 38464, S
27-Dec-2018
25-16
Venus
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:47, 39186, S
03-Jan-2019

no program


10-Jan-2019
25-17
Papal Infallibility

Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:02, 38472, S
17-Jan-2019
25-18
Samuel Beckett
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

40:48, 38265, S
24-Jan-2019
25-19
Emmy Noether
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:28, 38878, S
31-Jan-2019 25-20
Owain Glyndwr
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson
48:55, 45864, S
07-Feb-2019
25-21
Aristotle's Biology
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:49, 39212, S
14-Feb-2019
25-22
Judith beheading Holofernes
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

49:38, 46538, S
21-Feb-2019
25-23
Pheromones
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:52, 39265, S
28-Feb-2019
25 -24
Antarah ibn Shaddad
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:17, 38719, S
07-Mar-2019
25-25
William Cecil
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:43, 39120, S
14-Mar-2019
25-26
Authenticity
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

50:41, 47527, S
21-Mar-2019
25-27
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

40:45, 38218, S
28-Mar-2019
25-28
The Danelaw
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

50:15, 47111, S
04-Apr-2019
25-29
The Great Irish Famine
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

57:28, 53878, S
11-Apr-2019
25-30
The Evolution of Teeth
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:45, 39142, S
18-Apr-2019
25-31
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:53, 3926 9, S
25-Apr-2019
25-32
Nero
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

51:32, 48316, S
02-May-2019
25-33
The Gordon Riots
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:40, 39075, S
09-May-2019
25-34
Bergson and Time
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:51, 39242, S
16-May-2019
25-35
Frankenstein
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

55:17, 51839, S
23-May-2019
25-36
Kinetic Theory
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

51:46, 48539, S
30-May-2019
25-37
President Ulysses S Grant
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:53, 39269, S
06-Jun-2019
25-38
Sir Thomas Browne
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

52:52, 49571, S
13-Jun-2019
25-39
The Inca
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:19, 38741, S
20-Jun-2019
25-40
The Mytilenaean Debate
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

54:36, 51200, S
27-Jun-2019
25-41
Doggerland
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:32, 38954, S
04-Jul-2019
25-42
Lorca
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

53:32, 50196, S
19-Sep-2019
26-1
Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:48, 39194, S
26-Sep-2019
26-2
The Rapture
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:49, 39216, S
03-Oct-2019
26-3
Dorothy Hodgkin
Melvyn Bragg
Produced by Simon Tillotson

41:34, 38969, S