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1st series 1998 - 30 minutes

  001.  01-01   Oct 15 98   War in 20th Century - ideas influencing C20th human rights & warfare
  002.  01-02   Oct 22 98   Politics in 20th Century - politics and morality today
  003.  01-03   Oct 29 98   Science's Revelations - has science ruined poetic wonder at world?
  004.  01-04   Nov  5 98   Science in 20th Century - how perceptions science changed in C20th
  005.  01-05   Nov 12 98   The City in 20th Century - innovative developments of the city in C20th 
  006.  01-06   Nov 19 98   The Brain and Consciousness - memory and functioning of the brain
  007.  01-07   Nov 26 98   Work in 20th Century - changing ideas about function of work in C20th
  008.  01-08   Dec  3 98   History's Relevance in 20th Century - how relevant is study of history?
  009.  01-09   Dec 10 98   Cultural Rights in 20th Century - impact globalisation on human rights
  010.  01-10   Dec 17 98   The American Century - how legitimate call C20th American century?
  011.  01-11   Dec 24 98   Neuroscience in 20th Century - what know and don't know about brain
  012.  01-12   Dec 31 98   British Empire's Legacy - impact Britain's colonial past on identity now
  013.  01-13   Jan  7 99   Feminish - the development of the empowerment of women in C20th
  014.  01-14   Jan 14 99   Genetic Engineering - implications of developments in genetic eng
  015.  01-15   Jan 21 99   Modern Culture - the definition and state of modern culture in C20th
  016.  01-16   Jan 28 99   Ageing - ethical, economic & biological implications of living longer
  017.  01-17   Feb  4 99   Psychoanalysis & its Legacy - relevance of psychoanalysis end C20th
  018.  01-18   Feb 11 99   Language and the Mind - is language formation innate or cultural?
  019.  01-19   Feb 18 99   Space in Religion & Science - cyberspace introduced a new concept
  020.  01-20   Feb 25 99   The Avant Garde's Decline & Fall in C20 - history/legacy a/g painting
  021.  01-21   Mar  4 99   Shakespeare & Literary Criticism - enduring popular/academic appeal
  022.  01-22   Mar 11 99   History as Science - importance geography & ecology in world history
  023.  01-23   Mar 18 99   Animal Experiments & Rights - role of animals in search for knowledge
  024.  01-24   Mar 25 99   Architecture in the 20th Century - what does it say about the age?
  025.  01-25   Apr  1 99   Good and Evil - how judge good & evil in modern western civilisation
  026.  01-26   Apr  8 99   Writing & Political Oppression - do writers have a political role today?
  027.  01-27   Apr 15 99   Evolution - future of gene therapy and advances in evolutionary biology
  028.  01-28   Apr 22 99   Fundamentalism - roots & consequences of religious fundamentalism
  029.  01-29   Apr 29 99   Artificial Intelligence - are we near to the thinking, feeling computer?
  030.  01-30   May  6 99   Mathematics - importance of mathematics in relation to other sciences
  031.  01-31   May 13 99   Multiculturalism - twentieth century's vast population and cultural shifts
  032.  01-32   May 20 99   The Universe's Origins - hist of what we know about origins of universe
  033.  01-33   May 27 99   Memory and Culture - how our ways of remembering have changed
  034.  01-34   Jun  3 99   Just War - where the idea of a just war originated & if it can still exist
  035.  01-35   Jun 10 99   The Monarchy - enduring strengths & current role of British monarchy
  036.  01-36   Jun 17 99   The Great Disruption - C20th shift from industrial to information society
  037.  01-37   Jun 24 99   Capitalism - hist of capitalism from Marx to collapse of Communism
  038.  01-38   Jul  1 99   Intelligence - the origins, manifestations & possibilities of intelligence
  039.  01-39   Jul  8 99   Africa - the roots of Africa's current political and social crises
  040.  01-40   Jul 15 99   Truth, Lies & Fiction - does it matter if memoirs aren't entirely truthful?
  041.  01-41   Jul 22 99   Pain - the causes and our mechanisms of coping with pain


2nd series 1999 - 30 minutes, except where stated

  042.  02-01   Sep 23 99   Genetic Determinism - the part genes play in our personalities
  043.  02-02   Sep 30 99   Maths and Storytelling - is it possible apply maths/logic to literature?
  044.  02-03   Oct  7 99   Utopia - why we are as enthralled as every by the idea of a Utopia
  045.  02-04   Oct 14 99   The Nation State - is it appropriate to think of the UK as a nation?
  046.  02-05   Oct 21 99   The Individual - concept of the individual from Renaissance to today
  047.  02-06   Oct 28 99   Atrocity in the 20th Century - C20th's widespread & chilling inhumanity
  048.  02-07   Nov  4 99   Education - the history and the modern purpose of education
  049.  02-08   Nov 11 99   The Novel - the development and the future of the novel
  050.  02-09   Nov 18 99   Progress - has mankind made as much moral as material progress?
  051.  02-10   Nov 25 99   Consciousness - why ideas about it preoccupy philosophers/scientists
  052.  02-11   Dec  2 99   Tragedy - does ancient genre of tragedy have a place in our own time?
  053.  02-12   Dec  9 99   Childhood - how perceptions of childhood changed over last 100 years
  054.  02-13   Dec 16 99   Medical Ethics - technological advances and ethics modern medicine
  055.  02-14   Dec 23 99   Prayer - the purpose and effect of prayer
  056.  02-15   Dec 30 99   Time - history of mankind's attempt to understand the nature of time
  057.  02-16   Jan  6 00   Climate Change - predictions/solutions global warming, rising sea level
  058.  02-17   Jan 13 00   Information Technology - social/economic consequence info revolution
  059.  02-18   Jan 20 00   Masculinity in Literature - changing ideals of masculinity C20 literature
  060.  02-19   Jan 27 00   Economic Rights - the relationship between democracy and capitalism
  061.  02-20   Feb  3 00   Republicanism - development English republicanism Cromwell to today
  062.  02-21   Feb 10 00   Goethe and the Science of the Enlightenment - sci legacy of Goethe
  063.  02-22   Feb 17 00   Reading - history of the politics, practice and process of reading
  064.  02-23   Feb 24 00   Grand Unified Theory - C20 physics pursuit ultimate theory everything
  065.  02-24   Mar  2 00   Metamorphosis - the enduring appeal of the Roman poet Ovid's work
  066.  02-25   Mar  9 00   The Age of Doubt - spread of religious doubt over last three centuries
  067.  02-26   Mar 16 00   Lenin - what drove the Soviet leader Lenin and enabled his success
  068.  02-27   Mar 23 00   Materialism & Consumer - development/future of material culture
  069.  02-28   Mar 30 00   History & Understanding Past - can we predict future from past?
  070.  02-29   Apr  6 00   The Natural Order - science taxonomy, classification natural world
  071.  02-30   Apr 13 00   New Wars - are we in a new era in the history of modern warfare?
  072.  02-31   Apr 20 00   Englishness - the characteristics of the English identity
  073.  02-32   Apr 27 00   Human Origins - the evolution of the human species
  074.  02-33   May  4 00   Death - the development of Western rituals and attitudes to death
  075.  02-34   May 11 00   Shakespeare's Work - why Shakespeare's work is universal
  076.  02-35   May 18 00   War of the Roses - C15th wars of royal houses of Lancaster and York
  077.  02-36   May 25 00   Chemical Elements - chemistry understanding irreducible substances
  078.  02-37   Jun  1 00   The American Ideal - ideals underwriting idealism of America (45 mins)
  079.  02-38   Jun  8 00   The Renaissance - modern claims re culture of Renaissance (45 mins)
  080.  02-39   Jun 15 00   Inspiration and Genius - is genius born or made?
  081.  02-40   Jun 22 00   Biography - why public is fascinated by private lives of individuals
  082.  02-41   Jun 29 00   Imagination & Consciousness - how neuroscience explains (45 mins)


3rd series 2000  - 30 or 45 minutes, as stated

  083.  03-01   Sep 28 00   London - history from neolithic origin to today's digitalised capital (45')
  084.  03-02   Oct  5 00   Hitler in History - Hitler and Nazis via historiographical theories (45')
  085.  03-03   Oct 12 00   The Romantics - the ideals, exponents & legacy of Romanticism (45')
  086.  03-04   Oct 19 00   Laws of Nature - are truths of physics true in all areas existence? (30')
  087.  03-05   Oct 26 00   The Tudor State - reshaping England as modern state by Tudors (45')
  088.  03-06   Nov  2 00   Evolutionary Psychology - the basis and context for its ideas (30')
  089.  03-07   Nov  9 00   Psychoanalysis & Literature - Freudian analysis in literature (45')
  090.  03-08   Nov 16 00   Nihilism - history of the philosophy that claims truths are illusory (30')
  091.  03-09   Jan  4 01   Gothic - origins and significance of the C18th Gothic movement (30)
  092.  03-10   Jan 11 01   Mathematics and Platonism - is maths invention or discovery? (30')
  093.  03-11   Jan 18 01   The Enlightenment in Britain - role of British thinkers (45')
  094.  03-12   Jan 25 01   Science and Religion - its areas of conflict and agreement (45')
  095.  03-13   Feb  1 01   Imperial Science - agriculture or trade drive C19 UK imperialism? (30')
  096.  03-14   Feb  8 01   Humanism - history/legacy classical humanism, invented Cicero (30')
  097.  03-15   Feb 15 01   The Restoration - reign Charles II & consequences of Restoration (30')
  098.  03-16   Feb 22 01   Quantum Gravity - C20th attempts to understand quantum world (30')
  099.  03-17   Mar  1 01   Money - are economic factors really behind all historical events? (30')
  100.  03-18   Mar 15 01   Shakespeare's Life - the enigma of the life William Shakespeare (30')
  101.  03-19   Mar 22 01   Fossils - their significance in history and impact of techniques (45')
  102.  03-20   Mar 29 01   Philosophy of Love - western understanding of it since Plato (30')
  103.  03-21   Apr  5 01   Roman Empire's Collapse in the 5th Century - causes and events (30')
  104.  03-22   Apr 12 01   Black Holes - the ghosts of massive stars (30')
  105.  03-23   Apr 19 01   Glorious Revolution - were events of 1688 glorious/revolutionary? (45')
  106.  03-24   Apr 26 01   Literary Modernism - movement embracing Joyce Lawrence Woolf (45')
  107.  03-25   May  3 01   Evil - the notion of evil in western philosophy (30')
  108.  03-28   Jun 14 01   French Revolution's Legacy - impact on European culture/politics (30')
  109.  03-29   Jun 21 01   The Sonnet - the most enduring form in the poet's armoury (30')
  110.  03-30   Jun 28 01   Existentialism - the C20th philosophy of existentialism (30')
  111.  03-31   Jul  5 01   The Earth's Origins - the origins of the earth (30')
  112.  03-32   Jul 12 01   Dickens - achievement/legacy C19 literary giant Charles Dickens (30')
  113.  03-33   Jul 19 01   Byzantium - culture, history & legacy eastern Byzantine Empire (45')


4th series 2001 - 45 minutes, except where stated

  114.  04-01   Oct 18 01   Democracy - origins of most cherished form government in world (30')
  115.  04-02   Oct 25 01   Napoleon & Wellington - comparative history 2 titans C19 history (30')
  116.  04-03   Nov  1 01   Confucius - the Chinese philosophy of Confucianism (30')
  117.  04-04   Nov  8 01   The British Empire - the ethos and legacy of the British Empire (30')
  118.  04-05   Nov 15 01   Surrealism - the art of the unconscious
  119.  04-06   Nov 22 01   Oceanography - what sci reveals & what don't know about sea (30')
  120.  04-07   Nov 29 01   Third Crusade - the highs and lows of the third crusade (30')
  121.  04-08   Dec  6 01   Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde, his literary legacy and the aesthetes (30')
  122.  04-09   Dec 13 01   Genetics - the development of the science of genetics (30')
  123.  04-10   Dec 20 01   Rome & European Civilisation - role Rome played Euro civilisation (30')
  124.  04-11   Dec 27 01   Food - cultural history of food in Modern Europe since Renaissance
  125.  04-12   Jan  3 02   Sensibility - the 18th century literary cult of sensibility (30')
  126.  04-13   Jan 10 02   Nuclear Physics - C20 development nuclear physics as science (30')
  127.  04-14   Jan 17 02   Catharism - a medieval European Christian sect accused of heresy
  128.  04-15   Jan 24 02   Happiness - does 'happiness' mean living life of pleasure or virtue (30')
  129.  04-16   Jan 31 02   Yeats & Mysticism - strange & mystical world of Irish poet Yeats (30')
  130.  04-17   Feb  7 02   The Universe's Shape - the shape, size and topology of universe (30')
  131.  04-18   Feb 14 02   Anatomy - 2000yr history of man's quest understand human body (30')
  132.  04-19   Feb 21 02   What Were the Celts in Britain Really Like? (30')
  133.  04-20   Feb 28 02   Virtue - Is it Derived from Reason?
  134.  04-21   Mar  7 02   John Milton, Poet or Politician? (30')
  135.  04-22   Mar 14 02   Buddhism - Why Has It Captured the Spirit of Our Age?
  136.  04-23   Mar 21 02   Marriage - Its Various Forms and the Role of the State
  137.  04-24   Mar 28 02   The Artist - A Special Kind of Human Being?
  138.  04-25   Apr  4 02   ET - New Life Within Our Solar System
  139.  04-26   Apr 11 02   Bohemia - What Did It Mean to Be Bohemian?
  140.  04-27   Apr 25 02   Tolstoy - The Influence of the Russian Novel
  141.  04-28   May  2 02   Schrodinger's Cat - Quantum Mechanics
  142.  04-29   May  9 02   The Examined Life - Is an Unexamined Life Worth Living?
  143.  04-30   May 16 02   Chaos Theory - Is the Universe Chaotic or Orderly?
  144.  04-31   May 23 02   History of Drugs - Their Role in Medicine and the Arts
  145.  04-32   May 30 02   The Grand Tour - What Drove This Desire for Travel?
  146.  04-33   Jun  6 02   The Soul - The Key to Our Individuality as Humans?
  147.  04-34   Jun 13 02   The American West - Was It an "Experiment of Liberty"?
  148.  04-35   Jun 20 02   Richard Wagner - His Influence on the German Spirit
  149.  04-36   Jun 27 02   Cultural Imperialism - Should We Try to Prevent It?
  150.  04-37   Jul  4 02   Freedom - A Principle Worth Fighting and Dying For?
  151.  04-38   Jul 11 02   Psychoanalysis - Do People Crave Dictatorship?
  152.  04-39   Jul 18 02   The Role of History & Heritage in Formation of British National Identity


5th series 2002 - 45 minutes

  153.  05-01   Oct 17 02   Slavery and empire - were Britons also captives?
  154.  05-02   Oct 24 02   The scientist in history - missionary or monster?
  155.  05-03   Oct 31 02   Architecture and power - imagery of imperialism
  156.  05-04   Nov  7 02   Human Nature - innate or nurtured?
  157.  05-05   Nov 14 02   Victorian Realism - how real?
  158.  05-06   Nov 21 02   Cordoba and Muslim Spain - a culture of tolerance?
  159.  05-07   Nov 28 02   Imagination - just what is it?
  160.  05-08   Dec  5 02   The Scottish Enlightenment - how enlightened?
  161.  05-09   Dec 12 02   Disease - the fight against diseases and plagues
  162.  05-10   Dec 19 02   The Calendar - a history of the Calendar
  163.  05-11   Feb  6 03   The Epic - from Homer to Joyce
  164.  05-12   Feb 13 03   Chance and Design in Evolution - Design in Nature
  165.  05-13   Feb 20 03   The Lindisfarne Gospels - unifying Christianity in Britain
  166.  05-14   Feb 27 03   The Aztecs - looking behind the myths
  167.  05-15   Mar  6 03   Meteorology - why does it still fascinate us?
  168.  05-16   Mar 13 03   Redemption - the concept of salvation
  169.  05-17   Mar 20 03   Originality - is it just a romantic notion?
  170.  05-18   Mar 27 03   Supernovas - the life cycle of stars
  171.  05-19   Apr  3 03   The Spanish Civil War - causes and legacy
  172.  05-20   Apr 17 03   Proust - his life and work
  173.  05-21   Apr 24 03   Youth - from Adonis to James Dean
  174.  05-22   May  1 03   Roman Britain - the effects of 400 years of occupation
  175.  05-23   May  8 03   The Jacobite Rebellion - could it have succeeded?
  176.  05-24   May 15 03   The Holy Grail - just a medieval myth?
  177.  05-25   May 22 03   Blood - its religious, medical and moral significance
  178.  05-26   May 29 03   Memory - and the brain
  179.  05-27   Jun  5 03   The Lunar Society - scientific ferment 200 years ago
  180.  05-28   Jun 12 03   The Art of War - maintaining the objective?
  181.  05-29   Jun 19 03   The Aristocracy - how the ruling class survives
  182.  05-30   Jun 26 03   The East India Co - a corporate route to Empire
  183.  05-31   Jul  3 03   Vulcanology - significance of volcanoes
  184.  05-32   Jul 10 03   Nature - from Homer to Darwin
  185.  05-33   Jul 17 03   The Apocalypse - was it a revelation?


6th series 2003 - 45 minutes (60 minutes for Dec 26)

  186.  06-01   Oct  2 03   James Clerk Maxwell - great 19th century physicist
  187.  06-02   Oct  9 03   Bohemianism - a life of art, freedom & poverty
  188.  06-03   Oct 16 03   The Schism - between East and West in Christianity
  189.  06-04   Oct 23 03   Infinity - a brief history
  190.  06-05   Oct 30 03   Robin Hood - the greatest of English myths
  191.  06-06   Nov  6 03   Sensation- the best sellers of the 19th century
  192.  06-07   Nov 13 03   Duty - concepts of obligation
  193.  06-08   Nov 20 03   Ageing the Earth - a journey in geological time
  194.  06-09   Nov 27 03   St Bartholomew's Day Massacre - slaughter in Paris
  195.  06-10   Dec  4 03   Wittgenstein - a philosophy of linguistics
  196.  06-11   Dec 11 03   The Devil - a brief biography
  197.  06-12   Dec 18 03   The Alphabet - its creation and development
  198.  06-13   Dec 26 03   Lamarck & Natural Selection - Lamarckian Heresy (60 min) [Fr not Th]
  199.  06-14   Jan 29 04   Cryptography - secret history of ciphers and codes
  200.  06-15   Feb  5 04   The Battle of Thermopylae - battle that defined East & West
  201.  06-16   Feb 12 04   The Sublime - defining the state of awe
  202.  06-17   Feb 19 04   Rutherford - the father of nuclear physics
  203.  06-18   Feb 26 04   The Mughal Empire - the glory of India
  204.  06-19   Mar  4 04   Dreams - is there a science of dreams?
  205.  06-20   Mar 11 04   The Norse Gods - the great myths of pagan Europe
  206.  06-21   Mar 18 04   The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  207.  06-22   Mar 25 04   Theories of Everything - still the holy grail of physics?
  208.  06-23   Apr  1 04   China - Warring States Period - fiery beginnings of Chinese civilisation
  209.  06-24   Apr  8 04   The Fall - how Adam and Eve affect us all
  210.  06-25   Apr 15 04   The Later Romantics - the world of Byron, Keats and Shelley
  211.  06-26   Apr 22 04   Hysteria - the normal state of human beings?
  212.  06-27   Apr 29 04   Tea - an empire in a teacup
  213.  06-28   May  6 04   Heroism - do we live in an heroic age?
  214.  06-29   May 13 04   Zero - everything about nothing
  215.  06-30   May 20 04   Toleration - from medieval intolerance to religious freedom
  216.  06-31   May 27 04   Planets - the astronomy of the 21st century
  217.  06-32   Jun  3 04   Babylon - the great forgotten civilisation
  218.  06-33   Jun 10 04   Empiricism - the English philosophy?
  219.  06-34   Jun 17 04   Renaissance Magic - the great passion of the age
  220.  06-35   Jun 24 04   G Washington & American Revolution - most significant event in hist


7th series 2004 - 45 minutes

  221.  07-01   Sep  2 04   Pi - the number that doesn't add up
  222.  07-02   Sep  9 04   The Odyssey - Homer's epic tale of Odysseus' return home
  223.  07-03   Sep 16 04   Agincourt - the real facts behind the battle
  224.  07-04   Sep 23 04   The Origins of Life - how it all began
  225.  07-05   Sep 30 04   Politeness - the great 18th century craze
  226.  07-06   Oct  7 04   Jean-Paul Sartre - a man condemned to be free
  227.  07-07   Oct 14 04   The Han Synthesis - creating the Chinese cosmos
  228.  07-08   Oct 14 04   Witchcraft - Reformation Europe turned upon itself
  229.  07-09   Oct 28 04   Rhetoric - from the original sophists to latter-day demagogues
  230.  07-10   Nov  4 04   Electrickery - the origins of electricity
  231.  07-11   Nov 11 04   Zoroastrianism - was religion of Persian Empire the first monotheism?
  232.  07-12   Nov 18 04   Higgs Boson - the search for the God particle
  233.  07-13   Nov 25 04   The Venerable Bede - the father of English history
  234.  07-14   Dec  2 04   Carl Gustav Jung - Discovering the Self
  235.  07-15   Dec  9 04   Machiavelli & I City States - high pol's, low cunning in It Renaissance
  236.  07-16   Dec 16 04   Second Law Thermodynamics - most important thing you'll ever know
  237.  07-17   Dec 23 04   Faust - the original pact with the Devil
  238.  07-18   Dec 30 04   The Roman Republic - what were Rome's republican ideals?
  239.  07-19   Jan  6 05   Assassination Tsar Alexander II - did his killing cause Russian Rev'n?
  240.  07-20   Jan 13 05   The Mind/Body Problem - does mind rule body or body rule mind?
  241.  07-21   Feb 17 05   The Cambrian Explosion - the big bang of evolutionary history
  242.  07-22   Feb 24 05   Alchemy - seeking the perfection of all things
  243.  07-23   Mar  3 05   Stoicism - the search for inner calm
  244.  07-24   Mar 10 05   Modernist Utopias - the original 21st century
  245.  07-25   Mar 17 05   Dark Energy - the unknown force breaking the universe apart
  246.  07-26   Mar 24 05   Angels - how they got their wings
  247.  07-27   Mar 31 05   John Ruskin - a different kind of Victorian
  248.  07-28   Apr  7 05   Alfred and the Battle of Edington - without Alfred, no England?
  249.  07-29   Apr 14 05   Archaeology and Imperialism - conquest of the past
  250.  07-30   Apr 21 05   The Aeneid - the Roman history of the world
  251.  07-31   Apr 28 05   Perception and the Senses - how do we see what we see?
  252.  07-32   May  5 05   Abelard and Heloise - love, sex and theology in 12th century Paris
  253.  07-33   May 19 05   Beauty - the philosophy of beauty
  254.  07-34   May 26 05   The Terror - when Madame Guillotine ruled France
  255.  07-35   Jun  2 05   Renaissance Maths - the birth of modern mathematics?
  256.  07-36   Jun  9 05   The Scriblerus Club - the satirists-in-chief of the 18th century
  257.  07-37   Jun 16 05   Paganism in Renaissance - how class gods returned Christian cities
  258.  07-38   Jun 23 05   The KT Boundary - did the dinosaurs burn out or fade away?
  259.  07-39   Jun 30 05   Merlin - the original Welsh wizard
  260.  07-40   Jul  7 05   Christopher Marlowe - poet, spy, atheist, murder victim?
  261.  07-41   Jul 14 05   Karl Marx - In Our Time's Greatest Philosopher


8th series 2005 - 45 minutes

  262.  08-01   Sep 29 05   Magnetism - an attractive history
  263.  08-02   Oct  5 05   Field of the Cloth of Gold - a Renaissance entente cordiale
  264.  08-03   Oct 13 05   The Rise of the Mammals - life in a cold climate
  265.  08-04   Oct 20 05   Cynicism - bold and populist, the history of a shocking philosophy
  266.  08-05   Oct 27 05   Samuel Johnson and His Circle - life with professional man of letters
  267.  08-06   Nov  3 05   Asteroids - celestial bodies from the beginning of time
  268.  08-07   Nov 10 05   Greyfriars & Blackfriars - phil, evangelism & fund-raising 13thC Church
  269.  08-08   Nov 17 05   Pragmatism - a practical philosophy fit for 20th century America
  270.  08-09   Nov 24 05   The Graviton - the quest for the theoretical gravity particle
  271.  08-10   Dec  1 05   Thomas Hobbes and the political philosophy of 'Leviathan'
  272.  08-11   Dec  8 05   Artificial Intelligence - the quest for a machine that can think
  273.  08-12   Dec 15 05   The Peterloo Massacre - democratic protest and brutal repression
  274.  08-13   Dec 22 05   Heaven - a journey through the afterlife
  275.  08-14   Dec 29 05   Aeschylus' Oresteia - the birth of tragedy
  276.  08-15   Jan  5 06   The Oath - guaranteeing law, government and army in Classical world
  277.  08-16   Jan 12 06   Prime Numbers - the building blocks of mathematics
  278.  08-17   Jan 19 06   Relativism - the battle against transcendent knowledge
  279.  08-18   Jan 26 06   Seventeenth Century Print Culture - piety, populism & political protest
  280.  08-19   Feb  2 06   The Abbasid Caliphs - when Baghdad ruled the Muslim world
  281.  08-20   Feb  9 06   Geoffrey Chaucer - the first Great English Poet
  282.  08-21   Feb 16 06   Human Evolution - from early hominids to Homo sapiens
  283.  08-22   Feb 23 06   Catherine the Great - Enlightened Despot Eighteenth Century Russia
  284.  08-23   Mar  2 06   Friendship - thinking philosophically about our close companions
  285.  08-24   Mar  9 06   Negative Numbers - how they spread across civilisations
  286.  08-25   Mar 16 06   Don Quixote - Spanish romance and the first novel
  287.  08-26   Mar 23 06   The Royal Society - the first club for experimental science
  288.  08-27   Mar 30 06   The Carolingian Renaissance - revival early medieval western Europe
  289.  08-28   Apr  6 06   Goethe - formation of a German cultural icon
  290.  08-29   Apr 13 06   The Oxford Movement - Anglicans & Catholics in the 19th century
  291.  08-30   Apr 20 06   The Search for immunisation - and the battle against smallpox
  292.  08-31   Apr 27 06   The Great Exhibition - a wonder of the Victorian world
  293.  08-32   May  4 06   Astronomy & Empire - link between colonial expansion & sci discovery
  294.  08-33   May 11 06   Faeries - supernatural creatures that are neither gods nor humans
  295.  08-34   May 18 06   John Stuart Mill - one of most influential philosophers of 19th century
  296.  08-35   May 25 06   Mathematics and Music - the science behind sound and composition
  297.  08-36   Jun  1 06   The Heart - its anatomical and cultural history
  298.  08-37   Jun  8 06   Uncle Tom's Cabin - the novel that started the American Civil War
  299.  08-38   Jun 15 06   Carbon - the basis of life
  300.  08-39   Jun 22 06   Spanish Inquisition - one of most barbaric episodes European history
  301.  08-40   Jun 29 06   "Galaxies - extra-galactic nebulae, black holes, stars and dark matter"
  302.  08-41   Jul  6 06   Pastoral literature - the romantic idealisation of the countryside
  303.  08-42   Jul 13 06   Greek Comedy - sing as you revel and rout


9th series 2006 - 45 minutes

  304.  09-01   Sep 28 06   Alexander von Humboldt - remarkable career of the Prussian naturalist
  305.  09-02   Oct  5 06   Averroes - the battle between faith and reason
  306.  09-03   Oct 12 06   The Diet of Worms - Luther's stand against the Church
  307.  09-04   Oct 19 06   The Needham Question - did China lay foundations modern science?
  308.  09-05   Oct 26 06   The Encyclopedie - the great project of the Enlightenment
  309.  09-06   Nov  2 06   The Poincare Conjecture - how C19 math'n changed think shape univ
  310.  09-07   Nov  9 06   Alexander Pope - "short is my date, but deathless my renown"
  311.  09-08   Nov 16 06   The Peasants' Revolt - a lasting legacy for popular uprising?
  312.  09-09   Nov 23 06   Altruism - how can evolutionary biology explain it?
  313.  09-10   Nov 30 06   The Speed of Light - a cosmic speed limit?
  314.  09-11   Dec  7 06   Anarchism - a question of authority?
  315.  09-12   Dec 14 06   Indian Maths - laying foundations modern numerals & zero as number
  316.  09-13   Dec 21 06   Hell - its representation through the ages
  317.  09-14   Dec 28 06   The Siege of Constantinople - end of 1000 years of Byzantine Empire
  318.  09-15   Jan  4 07   Borges - the life and work of Argentina's best loved short story writer
  319.  09-16   Jan 11 07   Mars - the search for life on the Red Planet
  320.  09-17   Jan 18 07   The Jesuits - the school masters of Europe
  321.  09-18   Jan 25 07   Archimedes - the Greek mathematician and his Eureka moments
  322.  09-19   Feb  1 07   Genghis Khan - founder of world's largest ever land-based empires
  323.  09-20   Feb  8 07   Karl Popper - his ideas challenged our approach philosophy of science
  324.  09-21   Feb 15 07   Heart of Darkness - one of the most influential novels of 20th century
  325.  09-22   Feb 22 07   William Wilberforce - the man and his legacy
  326.  09-23   Mar  1 07   The History of Optics - telescopes to microscopes, new way see world
  327.  09-24   Mar  8 07   Microbiology - the story of the invisible masters of the universe
  328.  09-25   Mar 15 07   Epistolary Literature - great novels of fictional letters
  329.  09-26   Mar 22 07   Bismarck - the Iron Chancellor
  330.  09-27   Mar 29 07   Anaesthetics - from ether frolics to pain-free surgery
  331.  09-28   Apr  5 07   St Hilda - the life and times of the Abbess of Whitby
  332.  09-29   Apr 12 07   Opium Wars - conflict affect British-Chinese relations for generations
  333.  09-30   Apr 19 07   Symmetry - the pattern at the heart of our physical world
  334.  09-31   Apr 26 07   Greek and Roman Love Poetry - pursuit Beloved Sappho to Catullus
  335.  09-32   May  3 07   Spinoza - believed that God and Nature were the same thing
  336.  09-33   May 10 07   Victorian Pessimism - fear and loathing in the late 19th century
  337.  09-34   May 17 07   Gravitational Waves - a new window on the universe
  338.  09-35   May 24 07   The Siege of Orleans - did Joan of Arc really rescue France?
  339.  09-36   May 31 07   Ockham's Razor - cutting medieval philosophy down to size
  340.  09-37   Jun  7 07   Siegfried Sassoon - the poet who survived
  341.  09-38   Jun 14 07   Renaissance Astrology - "stars' tennis balls, struck please them"
  342.  09-39   Jun 21 07   Common Sense Philosophy - "no statement so absurd no phil make"
  343.  09-40   Jun 28 07   The Permian-Triassic Boundary - when 95% of life was killed off
  344.  09-41   Jul  5 07   The Pilgrim Fathers - the original American dream
  345.  09-42   Jul 12 07   The Trial of Madame Bovary - "Madame Bovary, c'est moi!"


10th series 2007 - 45 minutes

  346.  10-01   Sep 27 07   Socrates - the man and the myth
  347.  10-02   Oct  4 07   Antimatter - where has it all gone?
  348.  10-03   Oct 11 07   The Divine Right of Kings - "there's such divinity doth hedge a king"
  349.  10-04   Oct 18 07   The Arabian Nights - the art of story-telling
  350.  10-05   Oct 25 07   Taste - the good, the bad and the ugly in 18th century Britain
  351.  10-06   Nov  1 07   Guilt - what is it good for?
  352.  10-07   Nov  8 07   Avicenna - wine, women and philosophy
  353.  10-08   Nov 15 07   Discovery of Oxygen - feuds & revolutions at birth of modern chemistry
  354.  10-09   Nov 22 07   The Prelude - the greatest poem in the English language?
  355.  10-10   Nov 29 07   The Fibonacci Sequence - the numbers in nature
  356.  10-11   Dec  6 07   Genetic Mutation - the error-strewn secrets of life
  357.  10-12   Dec 13 07   The Sassanian Empire - in the shadow of ancient Persia
  358.  10-13   Dec 20 07   Four Humours - yellow bile,blood,choler,phlegm in orig theory everyth'g
  359.  10-14   Dec 27 07   The Nicene Creed - when Christ became God
  360.  10-15   Jan  3 08   Albert Camus - rebel with a cause
  361.  10-16   Jan 10 08   "Charge of Light Brigade - ""all in valley of death rode the six hundred"""
  362.  10-17   Jan 17 08   The Fisher King - the wound that does not heal
  363.  10-18   Jan 24 08   Plate Tectonics - the day the earth moved
  364.  10-19   Jan 31 08   The Court of Rudolf II - the lost powerhouse of renaissance ideas
  365.  10-20   Feb  7 08   The Social Contract - Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau & origins of society
  366.  10-21   Feb 14 08   The Statue of Liberty - From France with love . . . 
  367.  10-22   Feb 21 08   The Multiverse - the universe is not enough
  368.  10-23   Feb 28 08   King Lear - Shakespeare's finest fairy tale
  369.  10-24   Mar  6 08   Ada Lovelace - prophet of the computer age
  370.  10-25   Mar 13 08   The Greek Myths - soap opera of the gods
  371.  10-26   Mar 20 08   Søren Kierkegaard - fear and trembling in Copenhagen
  372.  10-27   Mar 21 08   The Dissolution of the Monasteries - religion in ruins
  373.  10-28   Apr  3 08   Newton's Laws of Motion - they put a man on the moon
  374.  10-29   Apr 10 08   The Norman Yoke - 1067 and all that
  375.  10-30   Apr 17 08   Yeats and Irish Politics - "a terrible beauty is born"
  376.  10-31   Apr 24 08   Materialism - are we living in a material world?
  377.  10-32   May  1 08   The Enclosures - dividing the country
  378.  10-33   May  8 08   The Brain: A History - food for thought
  379.  10-34   May 15 08   The Library at Nineveh - treasure trove of Assyrian ideas
  380.  10-35   May 22 08   The Black Death - a plague on all our houses
  381.  10-36   May 29 08   Probability - heads or tails?
  382.  10-37   Jun  5 08   Trofim Lysenko - Joseph Stalin's chief geneticist
  383.  10-38   Jun 12 08   The Riddle of the Sands - how Britain learned to fear the Germans
  384.  10-39   Jun 19 08   The Music of the Spheres - a dose of heavenly harmonies
  385.  10-40   Jun 26 08   The Arab Conquests - the 7th century new world order
  386.  10-41   Jul  3 08   The Metaphysical Poets - sex and death in the seventeenth century
  387.  10-42   Jul 10 08   Tacitus - the decadence of Rome


11th series 2008 - 45 minutes

  388.  11-01   Sep 25 08   Miracles - will they never cease?
  389.  11-02   Oct  2 08   The Translation Movement - Aristotle in Arabic
  390.  11-03   Oct  9 08   Godel's Incompleteness Theorems - the dirty secrets of maths
  391.  11-04   Oct 16 08   Vitalism - the spark of life
  392.  11-05   Oct 23 08   Dante's Inferno - to Hell and back
  393.  11-06   Oct 30 08   Simon Bolivar - the liberator of Spanish America
  394.  11-07   Nov  6 08   Aristotle's Politics - a perfect society?
  395.  11-08   Nov 13 08   Neuroscience - does the brain rule the mind?
  396.  11-09   Nov 20 08   The Baroque - the misshapen pearl of Europe
  397.  11-10   Nov 27 08   The Great Reform Act - but was it great?
  398.  11-11   Dec  4 08   Heat: A History - from fire to thermodynamics
  399.  11-12   Dec 11 08   The Great Fire of London - London's burning, fetch the engines ...
  400.  11-13   Dec 18 08   The Physics of Time - does time even exist?
  401.  11-14   Jan  1 09   The Consolation of Philosophy - a new year's message from Boethius
  402.  11-15   Jan  5 09   Darwin - his life and achievements (programme 1 of 4: Mon 5 Jan '09)
  403.  11-16   Jan  6 09   Darwin - his life and achievements (programme 2 of 4: Tue 6 Jan '09)
  404.  11-17   Jan  7 09   Darwin - his life and achievements (programme 3 of 4: Wed 7 Jan '09)
  405.  11-18   Jan  8 09   Darwin - his life and achievements (programme 4 of 4: Thu 8 Jan '09)
  406.  11-19   Jan 15 09   Thoreau and the American Idyll - America in the Wilderness
  407.  11-20   Jan 22 09   A History of History - how the writing of history has evolved
  408.  11-21   Jan 29 09   A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - C18 satire gets close to bone
  409.  11-22   Feb  5 09   The Brothers Grimm - fairy tales, Grimm, but not as we know them
  410.  11-23   Feb 12 09   The Destruction of Carthage - "Delenda Carthago!"
  411.  11-24   Feb 19 09   The Observatory at Jaipur - Indian astronomy on cusp of colonialism
  412.  11-25   Feb 26 09   The Waste Land & Modernity - "I will show you fear in handful of dust"
  413.  11-26   Mar  5 09   Measurement Problem in Physics - man not the measure of all things
  414.  11-27   Mar 12 09   The Library of Alexandria - of all the books in all the world
  415.  11-28   Mar 19 09   The Boxer Rebellion - "Kill all Foreigners!"
  416.  11-29   Mar 26 09   The School of Athens - picturing Greece in Renaissance minds
  417.  11-30   Apr  2 09   Baconian Science - Francis Bacon and the birth of modern science
  418.  11-31   Apr  9 09   Brave New World - would Soma, free love and the feelies be so bad?
  419.  11-32   Apr 16 09   Suffragism - the long march towards votes for women
  420.  11-33   Apr 23 09   Building of St Petersburg - "window by which Russia looks on Europe"
  421.  11-34   Apr 30 09   The Vacuum of Space - a programme about nothing?
  422.  11-35   May  7 09   Magna Carta - foundation of law or rich man's charter?
  423.  11-36   May 14 09   The Siege of Vienna - a clash of civilisations?
  424.  11-37   May 21 09   The Whale - a history
  245.  11-38   May 28 09   St Paul - the first Christian
  426.  11-39   Jun  4 09   The Trial of Charles I - the original courtroom drama
  427.  11-40   Jun 11 09   The Augustan Age - art and propaganda at birth of the Roman Empire
  428.  11-41   Jun 18 09   Elizabethan and Jacobean Revenge Tragedy - theatre of blood
  429.  11-42   Jun 25 09   The Sunni-Shia Split - after Muhammad
  430.  11-43   Jul  2 09   Logical Positivism - or is it?
  431.  11-44   Jul  9 09   The Ediacara Biota - the first animals?


12th series 2009 - 45 minutes

  432.  12-01   Sep 17 09   St Thomas Aquinas
  433.  12-02   Sep 24 09   Calculus
  434.  12-03   Oct  1 09   Akhenaten
  435.  12-04   Oct  8 09   The Dreyfus Affair
  436.  12-05   Oct 15 09   The Death of Elizabeth I
  437.  12-06   Oct 22 09   The Geological Formation of Britain
  438.  12-07   Oct 29 09   Schopenhauer
  439.  12-08   Nov  5 09   The Siege of Munster
  440.  12-09   Nov 12 09   Radiation
  441.  12-10   Nov 19 09   Sparta
  442.  12-11   Nov 26 09   Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  443.  12-12   Dec  3 09   The Silk Road
  444.  12-13   Dec 10 09   Pythagoras
  445.  12-14   Dec 24 09   The Samurai
  446.  12-15   Dec 31 09   Mary Wollstonecraft
  447.  12-16   Jan  4 10   The Royal Society and British Science (prog 1 of 4: Mon 4 Jan '10)
  448.  12-17   Jan  5 10   The Royal Society and British Science (prog 2 of 4: Tue 5 Jan '10)
  449.  12-18   Jan  6 10   The Royal Society and British Science (prog 3 of 4: Wed 6 Jan '10)
  450.  12-19   Jan  7 10   The Royal Society and British Science (prog 4 of 4: Thu 7 Jan '10)
  451.  12-20   Jan 14 10   The Frankfurt School
  452.  12-21   Jan 21 10   The Glencoe Massacre
  453.  12-22   Jan 28 10   Silas Marner
  454.  12-23   Feb  4 10   Ibn Khaldun
  455.  12-24   Feb 11 10   Mathematics' Unintended Consequences
  456.  12-25   Feb 18 10   The Indian Mutiny
  457.  12-26   Feb 25 10   Calvinism
  458.  12-27   Mar  4 10   The Infant Brain
  459.  12-28   Mar 11 10   Boudica
  460.  12-29   Mar 18 10   Munch and The Scream
  461.  12-30   Mar 25 10   The City - a history, part 1
  462.  12-31   Apr  1 10   The City - a history, part 2
  463.  12-32   Apr  8 10   William Hazlitt
  464.  12-33   Apr 15 10   The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation
  465.  12-34   Apr 22 10   Roman Satire
  466.  12-35   Apr 29 10   The Great Wall of China
  467.  12-36   May  6 10   The Cool Universe
  468.  12-37   May 13 10   The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
  469.  12-38   May 20 10   The Cavendish Family in Science
  470.  12-39   May 27 10   Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
  471.  12-40   Jun  3 10   Edmumd Burke
  472.  12-41   Jun 10 10   al-Buruni
  473.  12-42   Jun 17 10   The Neanderthals
  474.  12-43   Jun 24 10   Antarctica
  475.  12-44   Jul  1 10   Athelstan
  476.  12-45   Jul  8 10   Pliny's Natural History


13th series 2010 - 45 minutes

  477.  13-01   Sep 23 10   Imaginary Numbers
  478.  13-02   Sep 30 10   The Delphic Oracle
  479.  13-03   Oct  7 10   The Spanish Armada
  480.  13-04   Oct 14 10   Sturm und Drang
  481.  13-05   Oct 21 10   Logic
  482.  13-06   Oct 28 10   The Unicorn
  483.  13-07   Nov  4 10   Women and Enlightenment Science
  484.  13-08   Nov 11 10   The Volga Vikings
  485.  13-09   Nov 18 10   Foxe's Book of Martyrs
  486.  13-10   Nov 25 10   History of Metaphor
  487.  13-11   Dec  2 10   Cleopatra
  488.  13-12   Dec  9 10   Edison
  489.  13-13   Dec 16 10   Daoism
  490.  13-14   Dec 23 10   The Industrial Revolution
  491.  13-15   Dec 30 10   Consequences of the Industrial Revolution
  492.  13-16   Jan  6 11   Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
  493.  13-17   Jan 13 11   Random and Pseudorandom
  494.  13-18   Jan 20 11   The Mexican Revolution
  495.  13-19   Jan 27 11   Aristotle's Poetics
  496.  13-20   Feb  3 11   The Battle of Bannockburn
  497.  13-21   Feb 10 11   The Nervous System
  498.  13-22   Feb 17 11   Maimonides
  499.  13-23   Feb 24 11   The Taiping Revolution
  500.  13-24   Mar  3 11   The Age of the Universe
  501.  13-25   Mar 10 11   Free Will
  502.  13-26   Mar 17 11   The Medieval University
  503.  13-27   Mar 24 11   The Dawn of the Iron Age
  504.  13-28   Mar 31 11   The Bhagavad Gita
  505.  13-29   Apr  7 11   Octavia Hill
  506.  13-30   Apr 14 11   Neutrino
  507.  13-31   Apr 21 11   The Pelagian Controversy
  508.  13-32   Apr 28 11   Cogito Ergo Sum
  509.  13-33   May  5 11   The Origins of Islamic Law
  510.  13-34   May 12 11   The Anatomy of Melancholy
  511.  13-35   May 19 11   Custer's Last Stand
  512.  13-36   May 26 11   Xenophon
  513.  13-37   Jun  2 11   The Battle of Stamford Bridge
  514.  13-38   Jun  9 11   The Origins of Infectious Diseases
  515.  13-39   Jun 16 11   John Wycliffe and the Lollards
  516.  13-40   Jun 23 11   Malthusianism
  517.  13-41   Jun 30 11   Tennyson's In Memoriam
  518.  13-42   Jul  7 11   The Minoan Civilisation


14th series 2011 - 45 minutes

  519.  14-01   Sep 15 11   The Hippocratic Oath
  520.  14-02   Sep 22 11   Shinto
  521.  14-03   Sep 29 11   The Etruscan Civilisation
  522.  14-04   Oct  6 11   David Hume
  523.  14-05   Oct 13 11   The Ming Voyages
  524.  14-06   Oct 20 11   Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
  525.  14-07   Oct 27 11   The Siege of Tenochlitlan
  526.  14-08   Nov  3 11   The Moon
  527.  14-09   Nov 10 11   The Continental-Analytic Split
  528.  14-10   Nov 17 11   Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy
  529.  14-11   Nov 24 11   Judas Maccabeus
  530.  14-12   Dec  1 11   Christina Rossetti
  531.  14-13   Dec  8 11   Heraclitus
  532.  14-14   Dec 15 11   The Concordat of Worms
  533.  14-15   Dec 22 11   Robinson Crusoe
  534.  14-16   Dec 29 11   Macromolecules
  535.  14-17   Jan  2 12   The Written Word (prog 1 of 5: Mon 2 Jan '12)
  536.  14-18   Jan  3 12   The Written Word (prog 2 of 5: Tue 3 Jan '12)
  537.  14-19   Jan  4 12   The Written Word (prog 3 of 5: Wed 4 Jan '12)
  538.  14-20   Jan  5 12   The Written Word (prog 4 of 5: Thu 5 Jan '12)
  539.  14-21   Jan  6 12   The Written Word (prog 5 of 5: Fri 6 Jan '12)
  540.  14-22   Jan 12 12   The Safavid Dynasty
  541.  14-23   Jan 19 12   1848: Year of Revolution
  542.  14-24   Jan 26 12   The Scientific Method
  543.  14-25   Feb  2 12   The Kama Sutra
  544.  14-26   Feb  9 12   Erasmus
  545.  14-27   Feb 16 12   The An Lushan Rebellion
  546.  14-28   Feb 23 12   Conductors and Semiconductors
  547.  14-29   Mar  1 12   Benjamin Franklin
  548.  14-30   Mar  8 12   Lyrical Ballads
  549.  14-31   Mar 15 12   Vitruvius and De Architectura
  550.  14-32   Mar 22 12   Moses Mendelssohn
  551.  14-33   Mar 29 12   The Measurement of Time
  552.  14-34   Apr  5 12   George Fox and the Quakers
  553.  14-35   Apr 12 12   Early Geology
  554.  14-36   Apr 19 12   Neoplatonism
  555.  14-37   Apr 26 12   The Battle of Bosworth Field
  556.  14-38   May  3 12   Voltaire's Candide
  557.  14-39   May 10 12   Game Theory
  558.  14-40   May 17 12   Clausewitz and On War
  559.  14-41   May 24 12   Marco Polo
  560.  14-42   May 31 12   The Trojan War
  561.  14-43   Jun  7 12   King Solomon
  562.  14-44   Jun 14 12   James Joyce's Ulysses
  563.  14-45   Jun 21 12   Annie Besant
  564.  14-46   Jun 28 12   Al-Kind
  565.  14-47   Jul  5 12   Scepticism
  566.  14-48   Jul 12 12   Hadrian's Wall


15th Series 2012 - 45 minutes

  567.  15-01   Sep 13 12   The cell
  568.  15-02   Sep 20 12   The Druids
  569.  15-03   Sep 27 12   The Ontological Argument
  570.  15-04   Oct 04 12   Gerald of Wales
  571.  15-05   Oct 11 12   Hannibal
  572.  15-06   Oct 18 12   Caxton and the Printing Press
  573.  15-07   Oct 25 12   Fermat's Last Theorem
  574.  15-08   Nov  1 12   The Anarchy
  575.  15-09   Nov  8 12   The Upanishads
  576.  15-10   Nov 15 12   Simone Weill
  577.  15-11   Nov 22 12   The Borgias
  578.  15-12   Nov 29 12   Crystallography
  579.  15-13   Dec  6 12   Bertrand Russell
  580.  15-14   Dec 13 12   Shahnameh of Ferdowsi
  581.  15-15   Dec 20 12   The South Sea Bubble
  582.  15-16   Dec 27 12   The Cult of Mithras
  583.  15-17   Jan 10 13   Le Morte d'Arthur
  584.  15-18   Jan 17 13   Comets
  585.  15-19   Jan 24 13   Romulus and Remus
  586.  15-20   Jan 31 13   The War of 1812
  587.  15-21   Feb  7 13   Epicureanism
  588.  15-22   Feb 14 13   Ice Ages
  589.  15-23   Feb 21 13   Decline and Fall
  590.  15-24   Feb 28 13   Pitt Rivers
  591.  15-25   Mar  7 13   Absolute Zero
  592.  15-26   Mar 14 13   Chekhov
  593.  15-27   Mar 21 13   Alfred Russel Wallace
  594.  15-28   Mar 28 13   Water
  595.  15-29   Apr  4 13   Japan's Sakoku Period
  596.  15-30   Apr 11 13   The Amazons
  597.  15-31   Apr 18 13   The Putney Debates
  598.  15-32   Apr 25 13   Montaigne
  599.  15-33   May  2 13   Gnosticism
  600.  15-34   May  9 13   Icelandic Sagas
  601.  15-35   May 16 13   Cosmic Rays
  602.  15-36   May 23 13   Levi-Strauss
  603.  15-37   May 30 13   Queen Zenobia
  604   15-38   Jun  6 13   Relativity
  605   15-39   Jun 13 13   Prophecy
  606   15-40   Jun 20 13   The Physiocrats
  607   15-41   Jun 27 13   Romance of the Three Kingdoms
  608   15-42   Jul  4 13   The Invention of Radio

There was a gap of one week at the start of January.
This was filled with five programmes on "The Value of Culture":
1 - Monday: Culture and Anarchy
2 - Tuesday: Culture and the Anthropologists
3 - Wednesday: Two Cultures
4 - Thursday: Mass Culture
5 - Friday: What's the Value of Culture Today?
In previous years similar sets of five programmes at the start of January were listed as part of the "In Our Time" series.
This year the programmes (though similar to those of previous years) were not listed as part of the "In Our Time" series.

16th Series 2013 - 45 minutes

  609.  16-01   Sep 19 13   Blaise Pascal
  610.  16-02   Sep 26 13   The Mamluks
  611.  16-03   Oct  3 13   Exoplanets
  612.  16-04   Oct 10 13   Galen
  613.  16-05   Oct 17 13   The Book of Common Prayer
  614.  16-06   Oct 24 13   The Corn Laws
  615.  16-07   Oct 31 13   The Berlin Conference
  616.  16-08   Nov  7 13   Ordinary Language Philosophy
  617.  16-09   Nov 14 13   The Tempest
  618.  16-10   Nov 21 13   Pocohantas
  619.  16-11   Nov 28 13   The Microscope
  620.  16-12   Dec  5 13   Hindu Ideas of Creation
  621.  16-13   Dec 12 13   Pliny the Younger
  622.  16-14   Dec 19 13   Complexity
  623.  16 15   Dec 26 13   The Medici
  624.  16-16   Jan  2 14   Plato's Symposium
  625.  16-17   Jan 16 14   The Battle of Tours
  626.  16-18   Jan 23 14   Sources of Early Chinese History
  627.  16-19   Jan 30 14   Catastrophism
  628.  16-20   Feb  6 14   The Phoenicians
  629.  16-21   Feb 13 14   Chivalry
  630.  16-22   Feb 20 14   Social Darwinism
  631.  16-23   Feb 27 14   The Eye
  632.  16-24   Mar  6 14   Spartacus
  633.  16-25   Mar 13 14   The Trinity
  634.  16-26   Mar 20 14   Bishop Berkeley
  635.  16-27   Mar 27 14   Weber's The Protestant Ethic
  636.  16-28   Apr  3 14   States of Matter
  637.  16-29   Apr 10 14   Strabo's Geographica
  638.  16-30   Apr 17 14   The Domesday Book
  639.  16-31   Apr 24 14   Tristram Shandy
  640.  16-32   May  1 14   The Tale of Sinuh
  641.  16-33   May  8 14   The Sino-Japanese War
  642.  16-34   May 15 14   Photosynthesis
  643.  16-35   May 22 14   The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  644.  16-36   May 29 14   The Talmum
  645.  16-37   Jun  5 14   The Bluestockings
  646.  16-38   Jun 12 14   Robert Boyle
  647.  16-39   Jun 19 14   The Philosophy of Solitude
  648.  16-40   Jun 26 14   Hildegard of Bilden
  649.  16-41   Jul  3 14   Mrs Dalloway
  650.  16-42   Jul 10 14   The Sun

17th Series 2014 - 45 minutes

  651.  17-01   Sep 25 14   Euler's Number, e
  652.  17-02   Oct  2 14   Julius Caesar   
  653.  17-03   Oct  9 14   The Battle of Talas
  654.  17-04   Oct 16 14   Rudyard Kipling
  655.  17-05   Oct 23 14   The Haitian Revolution
  656.  17-06   Oct 30 14   Nuclear Fusion
  657.  17-07   Nov  6 14   Hatshepsut
  658.  17-08   Nov 13 14   Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  659.  17-09   Nov 20 14   Aesop
  660.  17-10   Nov 27 14   Kafka's The Trial
  661.  17-11   Dec  4 14   Zen
  662.  17-12   Dec 11 14   Behavioural Ecology
  663.  17-13   Dec 18 14   Truth
  664.  17-14   Jan 15 15   Breughel's The Fight Between Carnival and Lent
  665.  17-15   Jan 22 15   Phenomenology
  666.  17-16   Jan 29 15   Thucydides
  667.  17-17   Feb  5 15   Ashoka the Great
  668.  17-18   Feb 12 15   The Photon
  669.  17-19   Feb 19 15   Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations
  670.  17-20   Feb 26 15   The Eunuch
  671.  17-21   Mar  5 15   Beowulf
  672.  17-22   Mar 12 15   Dark Matter
  673.  17-23   Mar 19 15   Al-Ghazali
  674.  17-24   Mar 26 15   The Curie Family
  675.  17-25   Apr  2 15   The California Gold Rush
  676.  17-26   Apr  9 15   Sappho
  677.  17-27   Apr 16 15   Matteo Ricci and the Ming Dynasty
  678.  17-28   Apr 23 15   Fanny Burney
  679.  17-29   Apr 30 15   The Earth's Core
  680.  17-30   May  7 15   Rabindranath Tagore
  681.  17-31   May 14 15   The Lancashire Cotton Famine
  682.  17-32   May 21 15   Flavius Josephus
  683.  17-33   May 28 15   The Science of Glass
  684.  17-34   Jun  4 15   Prester John
  685.  17-35   Jun 11 15   Utilitarianism
  686.  17-36   Jun 18 15   Jane Eyre
  687.  17-37   Jun 25 15   Extremophiles
  688.  17-38   Jul  2 15   Frederick the Great
  689.  17-39   Jul  9 15   Frida Kahlo

There was a gap of three weeks over Christmas and the New Year.
The second week contained a repeat of the last programme of the previous series (The Sun)
In the third week there were four programmes on Magna Carta:
1 - Monday: Magna Carta - 1/4 - The Road
2 - Tuesday: Magna Carta - 2 /4 - Runnymede
3 - Wednesday: Magna Carta - 3/4 - Aftermath
4 - Thursday: Magna Carta - 4/4 - The Legacy
Until 2012 similar sets of programmes at the start of January have been listed as part of the "In Our Time" series.
In 2013 and 2014 the programmes (though similar to those of previous years) were not listed as part of the "In Our Time" series.
In 2015 the programmes have also not been listed as part of the "In Our Time" series.

18th Series 2015 - 45 minutes

  690.  18-01   Sep 24 15   Perpetual Motion
  691.  18-02   Oct  1 15   Alexander the Great   
  692.  18-03   Oct 15 15   Holbein at the Tudor Court   
  693.  18-04   Oct 22 15   Simone de Beauvoir
  694.  18-05   Oct 29 15   The Empire of Mali
  695.  18-06   Nov  5 15   P v NP
  696.  18-07   Nov 12 15   The Battle of Lepanto
  697.  18-08   Nov 19 15   Emma
  698.  18-09   Nov 26 15   The Salem Witch Trials
  699.  18-10   Dec  3 15   Voyages of James Cook
  700.  18-11   Dec 10 15   Chinese Legalism
  701.  18-12   Dec 17 15   Circadian Rhythms
  702.  18-13   Dec 24 15   Michael Faraday
  703.  18-14   Dec 31 15   Tristan and Iseult
  704.  18-15   Jan 14 16   Saturn
  705.  18-16   Jan 21 16   Thomas Paine's Common Sense
  706.  18-17   Jan 28 16   Eleanor of Aquitaine
  707.  18-18   Feb  4 16   Chromatography
  708.  18-19   Feb 11 16   Rumi's Poetry
  709.  18-20   Feb 18 16   Robert Hooke
  710.  18-21   Feb 25 16   Mary Magdalene
  711.  18-22   Mar  3 16   The Dutch East India Company
  712.  18-23   Mar 10 16   The Maya Civilisation
  713.  18-24   Mar 17 16   Bedlam
  714.  18-25   Mar 24 16   Aurora Leigh
  715.  18-26   Mar 31 16   Agrippina the Younger
  716.  18-27   Apr  7 16   The Sikh Empire
  717.  18-28   Apr 14 16   The Neutron
  718.  18-29   Apr 21 16   1816, the Year Without a Summer
  719.  18-30   Apr 28 16   Euclid's Elements
  720.  18-31   May  5 16   Tess of the d'Urbevilles
  721.  18-32   May 12 16   Titus Oates and his 'Popish Plot'
  722.  18-33   May 19 16   The Muses
  723.  18-34   May 26 16   The Gettysburg Address
  724.  18-35   Jun  2 16   Margery Kempe and English Mysticism
  725.  18-36   Jun  9 16   Penicillin
  726.  18-37   Jun 16 16   The Bronze Age Collapse
  727.  18-38   Jun 23 16   Songs of Innocence and of Experience
  728.  18-39   Jun 30 16   Sovereignty
  729.  18-40   Jul  7 16   The Invention of Photography

There was a gap of one week on October 8 2015 and of one week on January 7 2016.



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