Excerpts from Stuart: a Life Backwards by Alexander Masters.
3/6. Tracing the link from suspiciously worded papyri back to Saqqara, the legendary city of the dead, and an ingenious smuggling ring and theft involving the tomb of a high-ranking hairdresser to the Pharaohs.
With Nisha Pillai.
Followed by Weather
Gregory Doran journeys through rural England in search of natural phenomena - from nightingales to glow worms - that inspired Shakespeare to write A
Midsummer Night's Dream.
Simon Schaffer starts an exploration into humanity's fascination for light with a history of the early pioneers, from the Ancient Greeks and the Arabs to Descartes and Newton.
The story of the political and sporting row that exploded when, in 1968, the black cricketer found himself excluded from the England team to tour South Africa. Includes an interview with "Dolly".
Shift examines the very special place occupied by the pub in British society. Arthur Smith narrates, with contributions from Jeremy Hardy , Rowan Pelling and Pete Brown. A Time Shift glimpse into the way football fans act when they travel abroad follows.
Time Shift looks at the history of English football fans travelling to Europe, and the attendant sub-culture of drinking and violence