A closer look at the history behind Versailles. In this episode, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner explore Louis XIV's troubled relationship with religion.
With Sali Hughes and Sophy Robson on the joy of painted nails, blogger Prison Bag on being the wife of a convict, and Emma Hamilton, much more than the woman who seduced a war hero. Show more
A closer look at the history behind Versailles. In this episode, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner examine how Louis XIV created an absolutist monarchy during his reign.
A closer look at the history behind Versailles. In this episode, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner shine a light on Philippe's new bride Liselotte.
Donmar Warehouse's Committee, Terrence Malick's Song to Song, Neel Mukherjee's A State of Freedom, Frieze Sculpture's summer art fair, Gay Britannia radio drama on BBC Radio 3. Show more
Nigel Rees hosts the quotations quiz with Sally Phillips, Matthew Parris, Kate Williams and Frog Stone. From November 2017. Show more
Comedy panel show about people with the same name. Danny Baker, Sara Pascoe, Deborah Meaden and Kate Williams join Sue, Richard and Josh for a festive special. Show more
Mockumentary starring Diane Morgan as Philomena Cunk, who explores the traditions and trappings of Christmas, including pagan festivals, the Nativity and 'Sir Charles Dickings'. Show more
Comedy panel show about people with the same name. Josh is joined by Miles Jupp and historian Kate Williams and Richard is joined by Sally Phillips and Roisin Conaty. Show more
Richard Osman hosts as actress Chizzy Akudolu, author and comedian Charlie Higson, historian Kate Williams and comedian Tom Allen test their general knowledge skills. Show more
Frank Skinner, with historian Kate Williams and guests John Lloyd and Katy Brand, ponders history’s funniest moments. From 2014. Show more
Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Including Kate Williams reviewing Queen Anne at the RSC, stage designer John Napier, Google Cultural Institute and a review of Sunset Song. Show more
An academia special, with Dr John Cooper Clarke, Suzannah Lipscomb, Mark Horton, Alice Roberts, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Jim Al-Khalili, Robin Ince and Kate Williams. Show more
Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. It is a journey into antiquity with historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Kate Williams. Show more
Frank Skinner is joined by historian Kate Williams, Dave Gorman and Sara Pascoe to ponder history’s funniest moments. From 2014. Show more
John Lloyd and Noel Fielding welcome comedian Vic Reeves, zoologist Dr Tristram Wyatt and Professor Kate Williams. From 2016. Show more
Live coverage of proceedings from the Palace of Westminster including the Queen's speech, presented by Daniel Brittain. Show more
Recorded coverage of proceedings from the Palace of Westminster including the Queen's Speech, presented by Daniel Brittain, with Lord Hennessy, Kate Williams and Sally Dixon-Smith. Show more
Celebrity version of the quiz, with Kate Williams, Adam Hart-Davis, Janina Ramirez, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ben Willbond, Laurence Rickard, Lars Tharp and Tim Wonnacott. Show more
Frank Skinner with guests Kate Williams, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Andy Zaltzman ponder history’s funniest moments. From 2014. Show more