Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s astonishing literary career through rare audio tape recordings from the 'Samuel Beckett Research Centre’ at the University of Reading.
Current Fellows of the British Academy shine a light on the Fellows of previous generations whose work still shapes how we see the world today.
On Mother’s Day, Prof. Emma Griffin will turn to history to debunk what she calls the 'Motherhood Myth'
Five historians challenge the conventional narrative about the end of World War One and the peace settlement which followed, the repercussions of which are still felt today.
Sir David Cannadine returns with five more programmes in which he examines the careers of British Prime Ministers through their 'props of power'.
Join the ‘disease detectives’ Mark Honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley as they investigate the most devastating pandemic of all time: the 1918 Spanish influenza.
Professor Emma Griffin takes a historical look at the gender pay gap.
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.
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.