The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
Documentary. From lowly Corsican Army officer to first consul of France, this episode charts the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte to leader of the French nation in the late 1790s. Show more
A revealing portrait of 1966 told by the generation that shaped it, featuring Michael Palin, Janet Street-Porter, Peter Stringfellow, Nina Baden-Semper and Geno Washington. Show more
Famed for their ability to inflict Armageddon from outer space, asteroids are now revealing how they are responsible for both life and death on our planet. Show more
Dr Helen Czerski investigates the science behind the sounds we're familiar with and the sounds that we normally can't hear, from Big Ben to the Stromboli volcano. Show more
Dr Helen Czerski examines the extraordinary messages sound waves carry and how they help us understand the world around us. Show more