In Our Time

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world.

The Interregnum May 27, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the upheavals of 1649-60 in the British Isles
Journey to the West May 20, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great novel from the Ming Era, with its heroic Monkey.
Longitude May 13, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea of longitude and the race to calculate it at sea.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Simon de Montfort's fatal struggle with Henry III's forces
Ovid April 29, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the most influential poets of Rome's Augustan Age.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the French fight against Britain in America and its impact
Arianism April 15, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss an orthodox form of Christianity that became a heresy.
Pierre-Simon Laplace April 8, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great French mathematician behind metrication.
The Russo-Japanese War April 1, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1904-5 clash of Japanese and Russian empires.
David Ricardo March 25, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ricardo's argument on free trade after the Napoleonic wars
The Bacchae March 18, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the revenge of Dionysus on Thebes in Euripides' tragedy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the five major extinction events on Earth so far.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Coleridge's famous poem of a sailor who shot an albatross.
Marcus Aurelius Feb. 25, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and meditations of 'the last good Roman emperor'.
Medieval Pilgrimage Feb. 18, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Christian pilgrimage in Europe in the Middle Ages.
The Rosetta Stone Feb. 11, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the deciphering of hieroglyphs, secret for 1,500 years.
Emilie du Ch√Ętelet Feb. 4, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss an astonishing mathematician of the French Enlightenment.
Saint Cuthbert Jan. 28, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life of one of England's most revered saints.
The Plague of Justinian Jan. 21, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scale and impact of the plague that raged in 541AD.
The Great Gatsby Jan. 14, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Fitzgerald's celebrated novel of the Jazz Age.