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Shakespeare’s Restless World

British Museum Director Neil MacGregor presents Shakespeare's Restless World. The 20-part series looks at the world through the eyes of Shakespeare's audience by exploring objects from that turbulent period.

The Philosopher’s Arms

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Pints and philosophical puzzles with Matthew Sweet. Each week Matthew goes to the pub to discuss a knotty conundrum with an audience and a panel of experts. .

A History of Ideas

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A fresh take on the History of Ideas as big subjects like beauty, freedom, technology and morality get dissected by a team of thinkers.

In Our Time Archive: Philosophy

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the people, conflicts and events that have shaped the world. These are the archived episodes on philosophy.

In Our Time Archive: History

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the people, conflicts and events that have shaped the world. These are the archived episodes on history.

In Our Time Archive: Culture

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the people, conflicts and events that have shaped the world. These are the archived episodes on culture.

In Our Time Archive: Religion

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the people, conflicts and events that have shaped the world. These are the archived episodes on culture.

In Our Time Archive: Science

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the people, conflicts and events that have shaped the world. These are the archived episodes on science.

Beyond Belief

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Debates exploring the place of religion and faith in today's complex world. Ernie Rea is joined by a multi-faith panel to discuss how religious traditions affect their values and perspectives.

Elements

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A close look at chemical elements, the basic building blocks of the universe. Where do we get them, what do we use them for and how do they fit into the economy?

A History of the World in 100 Objects

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A History of the World in 100 Objects was a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series of 15-minute presentations. The series used objects of ancient art, industry, technology and arms, all of which are in the British Museum's collections, as an introduction to parts of human history.

Seven Ages of Science

Lisa Jardine traces the evolution of scientific endeavour in Britain over the last four centuries. In this series of seven programmes, Lisa explores how our world has changed science: pushing it in new directions, creating new disciplines and pioneering new approaches to scientific understanding. It’s a history of science that weaves science back into the fabric of everyday life and shows how the concerns of the scientist are the concerns of us all.

History Extra podcast

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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine.

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives

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The history of India told through the lives of 50 phenomenal people.

Home Front

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Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.

Home Front - Omnibus

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Epic drama series tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.