The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
Michael Portillo takes the train from Turin to Venice. Along the way, he recreates the Italian Job, follows fashion in Milan and visits Shakespearean Verona. Show more
Steered by his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo learns how tourists in Germany in the early 20th century would have been visiting quite a new country. Show more
A tribute to Sean Connery featuring archive interviews spanning over 50 years and including contributions from friends, actors and directors. Show more
Featuring The Jam, The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Gary Numan, Dame Edna Everage, The Ruts, Racey, The Nolans, Lene Lovich, Chic and Chas & Dave. Show more
A look back at the bank holiday 'battles of the beaches', when hundreds of mods and rockers flocked to seaside resorts on scooters and motorbikes in search of thrills and spills. Show more
David Reynolds asks why Britain spent much of the war fighting in Africa and Italy, reassessing Churchill's view that the Mediterranean was the soft underbelly of Hitler's Europe. Show more