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Timothy Walker reveals how the work of Carl Linnaeus, Phillip Miller and John Ray unlocked the mysteries of the plant kingdom and created the science of botany. Show more
The dark and tragic tale of the world's most boring man, who joins forces with a criminal and proceeds to write his name in the history books. Show more
Series exploring four iconic gardens looks at Great Dixter, which lays claim to being the most innovative, spectacular and provocative garden of the 20th century. Show more
Suzy Klein tells the story of the composers and musicians who shaped the 18th-century British musical map. She investigates music as a weapon in the fight for British identity. Show more
Clare Balding's cycle journey around the Isle of Wight explores its unique sense of otherness, a strange power which helped to cure Dickens's writer's block. Show more