The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
Michael Portillo explores Bohemia and Bavaria, sampling the sulphurous waters of Marianske Lazne and riding a piece of German railway history. Show more
Series about the trains crossing borders in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Maitree Express was the first train to run between India and Bangladesh. Show more
Sona Datta shows how Pakistan used to be the meeting point for many different faiths from around the world and has produced some extraordinary works of art. Show more
Ian Hislop takes a look at the notorious Beeching Report of 1963, which led to the closure of a third of the nation's railway lines and forced thousands of people onto the road. Show more
Series exploring the heritage movement looks at its unsung heroes, civil servants such as Charles Reed Peers who helped save the great ruins of Britain. Show more