Stanley Tucci tells the story of Kathleen Cleaver, a leading light in the short-lived but highly influential Black Panther Party which was born in Oakland, California. Show more
Stanley Tucci tells the story of Dianne Feinstein, trailblazing Californian politician who took over as mayor of San Francisco after the murders of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone. Show more
Stanley Tucci continues his history of California with the story of Silicon Valley's troubled founder, William Shockley: a genius, a hideous boss and an irredeemable racist. Show more
Stanley Tucci tells the story of Jerry Brown, California's longest-serving governor. In a wide-ranging interview, Brown shares his thoughts on California's past and future. Show more
Stanley Tucci tells the dramatic story of modern California from Hollywood to Silicon Valley. Show more
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore past visions of the future in this New Year's Eve programme. Show more
Stanley Tucci tells the story of William Mulholland and the lies that made Los Angeles possible. Mulholland first brought water to arid LA, with much double dealing and duplicity. Show more
In this episode, the first man to direct a full movie in California meets a dramatic end. Stanley Tucci tells the story of Francis Boggs. Show more
In the spring of 1997, there were riots on the streets of Albania after the collapse of unregulated investment schemes which had swallowed up the savings of much of the population. Show more
Mike Thomson examines the origins of Britain' s wartime Home Guard and it's a far cry from Dad's Army. Show more
Ivan Hewett examines Wagner's Tristan Chord to test the idea that harmony is a reflection of history. From 2017. Show more
Ivan Hewett tests the idea harmony is a reflection of history using Mahler's 10th Symphony. With David Matthews. From 2017. Show more
Ivan Hewett tests if harmony is a reflection of history using Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. With Gerard McBurney. From 2017. Show more
Ivan Hewett tests if harmony is a reflection of history using Terry Riley's In C. With pianist Joanna MacGregor. From 2017. Show more
Here are some tips from the past for the optimum sporting performance: warm up properly, try not to get injured, and absolutely no cheating allowed.
Misha Glenny on the early alpine visitors who were either very ill, or very rich.
This is how they did IT in the olden days. Online dating, virtual assistants, spam mail - it's really nothing new. Show more
On 11th of November 2008, the iconic liner QE2 left Southampton on her final voyage, bound for a new life as a floating hotel in Dubai. Show more
Greg Jenner introduces his new series of fun history lessons for all the family.