Episodes

TitleRepeatedComments
Christine De Pizan20170608 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Christine de Pizan (c1364-1430).

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Christine de Pizan (c1364-1430).

Emily Dickinson20170511 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), celebrated American poet.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Dickinson (1830-1876), celebrated American poet.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), celebrated American poet.

"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), celebrated American poet.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Dickinson (1830-1876), celebrated American poet."

Enzymes20170601 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss enzymes, the catalysts essential for life.

"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss enzymes, the catalysts essential for life."

Eugene Onegin20170622 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Pushkin's masterpiece, Eugene Onegin, a novel in verse.

"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Pushkin's masterpiece, Eugene Onegin, a novel in verse."

Louis Pasteur20170518 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Louis Pasteur, known as the father of microbiology.

"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Louis Pasteur, known as the father of microbiology."

Purgatory20170525 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the idea of Purgatory.
Roger Bacon20170420 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the medieval scholar Roger Bacon.
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Thoreau and the American Idyll

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau.

A History of History

Melvyn Bragg discuss how the writing of history has changed over the years.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau.

Melvyn Bragg discuss how the writing of history has changed over the years.

The American Populists20170615 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the rural protest movement in America's Gilded Age.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the rural protest movement in America's Gilded Age.

The Battle Of Lincoln 121720170504 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the fight for the English crown at the Battle of Lincoln.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the fight for the English crown at the Battle of Lincoln.

The Egyptian Book Of The Dead20170427 (R4)Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ancient Egyptian funerary text, The Book of the Dead.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ancient Egyptian funerary text, The Book of the Dead.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ancient Egyptian funerary text, The Book of the Dead.

"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ancient Egyptian funerary text, The Book of the Dead."