The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
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
Michael Portillo explores Scandinavia, braving one of the world's oldest rollercoasters, sampling a smorgasbord and test driving a vintage Volvo. Show more
We spend a day with iconic pop artist Peter Blake at work in his studio following the process of his largest work to date - the re-design of a Mersey ferry. Show more
Colourful, historical epic in which two British soldiers (Sean Connery and Michael Caine) in colonial India venture to uncharted realms in search of wealth and power. Show more
In 1943 Noor Inayat Khan, the daughter of an Indian mystic and a writer of children's stories in pre-war Paris, became the first woman wireless operator to be sent into war torn France. Show more
Timeshift documentary about Ladybird books, which once informed people on such diverse subjects as how magnets work and what to look for in winter, but also helped to teach many to read. Show more
Charting the birth of the heritage movement and the first arguments of radical thought which led to legislation to safeguard ancient structures. Show more