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In Our Time

The Book of Common Prayer

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Book of Common Prayer, published after the Reformation in order to make church liturgy available in English. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Walsham
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Palmer
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Prester John

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Prester John, the legendary Christian king said to rule over a lost nation in 'The Indies' and ready to support Christians in Europe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Marianne O'Doherty
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Palmer
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Power

In Our Time

The Trinity

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the doctrine of the Trinity, the idea of a threefold God, which lies at the heart of Christianity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Soskice
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Palmer
Interviewed Guest:
Graham Ward
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Augustine's Confessions

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss St Augustine's account of his life, sometimes called the first autobiography, written around AD397 after he had been appointed as Bishop of Hippo. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Morwenna Ludlow
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Palmer

In Our Time

Baltic Crusades

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the fight, led by orders such as the Teutonic Knights and supported by the popes, to convert pagans in what became known as the Baltic Crusades. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Aleks Pluskowski
Interviewed Guest:
Nora Berend
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Palmer

The Big Questions

Series 6

Episode 19

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Nicky Campbell presents a special pre-recorded edition from Ashton Park School in Bristol, focusing on the environment and asking: Has man's dominion been good for the planet? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicky Campbell
Director:
Rob Hopkin
Participant:
Tony Juniper
Participant:
Will Travers
Participant:
Martin Palmer
Participant:
Richard D North
Participant:
Fiona Harvey
Participant:
Mark Lynas
Participant:
Ajmal Masroor
Participant:
Diana Fleischman
Participant:
Philip Foster
Participant:
Ruth Jarman
Participant:
Vinod Kapashi
Participant:
Matthew Sinclair

Last Word

Professor Heinz Wolff, Aline Countess of Romanones, Tony Whitten, Fritz Lustig, Keely Smith

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on bioengineer Professor Heinz Wolff, spy Aline, Countess of Romanones, conservationist Tony Whitten, secret listener Fritz Lustig and singer Keely Smith. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Martin Palmer
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Bennett
Interviewed Guest:
Laurence Wolff
Interviewed Guest:
Iona Wolff
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriella Spinelli
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Egan
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Pinck
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Lustig