The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
Danny Baker throws some archive footage into his knapsack and goes for a ramble through our green realms, encountering an X-rated mushroom along the way.
Michael Wood uncovers the story of Alfred's daughter Aethelflaed, who led armies, campaigned against the Vikings and was a brilliant diplomat. Show more
Simon Sebag Montefiore charts Rome's rise to become the capital of western Christendom and its impact on the lives of its citizens, elites and high priests. Show more
Jago Cooper journeys into the Peruvian Andes in search of the Chachapoya people, whose funeral traditions challenge assumptions about ancient human behaviour. Show more
Documentary which follows a Japanese-led team of scientists as they attempt to shed light on the mysterious world of deep sea sharks, using midget submarines to film them. Show more
Profile of architecture critic Ian Nairn who led a blistering attack on the soulless destruction of Britain by shoddy post-war planners, but who was a flawed, troubled character. Show more
CS Lewis's biographer AN Wilson goes in search of the man behind Narnia, a highly secretive man whose personal life was marked by the loss of the three women he most loved. Show more