Luxury in the Middle Ages

Luxury isn't always a question of the expensive and beautiful for the rich and powerful it's always been much more and more important than...

Illuminations Treasures Of The Middle Ages

Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon visits an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam MuseumCambridge, which contains a treasure trove of the world's most important illuminated manuscripts. Germaine...

The Harlot’s Handbook

Historian Hallie Rubenhold reveals the story behind the 18th century's most infamous book Harris's Listsa catalogue describing the talents and attributes of London's prostitutes....

1873 A.D. Search for Troy

Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic core...

Stephen Fry and The Machine That Made Us

The Gutenberg Press was perhaps the most revolutionary machine ever invented. Stephen Fry discovers the lengths to which Gutenberg went to keep his project...

The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu

Aminatta Forna tells the story of legendary Timbuktu and its long hidden legacy of hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts. With its university founded...

Jason And The Golden Fleece

Michael Wood goes in search of four of the world's most famous myths. These gripping adventures take the viewer to some of the most...

Episode 7 Atlantis

The series features various subjects related to science and technology. Some of the views expressed might be considered fringe or pseudo-science. Episode 7 Atlantis...

The Pendle Witch Child

Simon Armitage presents the extraordinary story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the key role played in it by one...

King Arthur The Once And Future King

Michael Wood goes in search of four of the world's most famous myths. These gripping adventures take the viewer to some of the most...