BBC Programme Great Britain
Analysis - Britishness
Dr John Bew asks what the state can do to promote national identity.
Analysis - Divorcing Europe
What would happen if Britain chose to leave the European Union? Chris Bowlby reports.
Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium, Series 1 of 100 - Britain
Andy Zaltzman looks at the things that make Britain truly British.
Archive on 4 - Monsieur Non
Julian Jackson on the enigmatic General de Gaulle and his fraught relations with Britain.
Book of the Week - Family Britain - A Pretty Mess
An increasingly affluent and confident Britain is rocked by the Suez crisis.
Book of the Week - Family Britain - All Madly Educative
The Festival of Britain heralds the beginning of the end of austerity.
Book of the Week - Family Britain - Brisk Buying and Selling
A new era of affluence is fuelled by an advertising boom and the arrival of commercial TV.
Book of the Week - Family Britain - Family Favourites
The core values of family and society begin to fray at the edges.
Book of the Week - Family Britain - God Save Our Queen
While Britain is spellbound by the Coronation, another royal soap opera is about to unfold
Britain In Their Sites - Episode 1
In 1948, Peterlee was the future, an exciting New Town planned by Berthold Lubetkin.
The most recent knowledge of what the land around Britain was like before the Ice Age.
China, Britain and the Nunzilla Conundrum
Anna Chen finds out what novelty toys tell us about Britain's relationship with China.
Mary Ann Sieghart explores class as an issue in British politics.
Excess Baggage - 28/11/2009
Sandi Toksvig looks at scenic and historical walks in Britain, including one from 1066.
Front Row - 26/01/2010
David Dimbleby on the story of Britain's treasures, plus a review of Edge of Darkness.
Home Thoughts From Abroad - Episode 1
London-based French journalist Agnes Poirier compares politics in the UK and in France.
Home Thoughts From Abroad - Episode 2
London-based Swedish journalist Dan Lucas compares politics in the UK and Sweden.
Home Thoughts From Abroad - Episode 3
London-based journalist John F Jungclaussen compares politics in the UK and Germany.
In Our Time - Alfred and the Battle of Edington
Melvyn Bragg examines King Alfred and the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Edington.
In Our Time - Calculus
The dispute between Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who invented calculus.
In Our Time - Chaucer
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English literature.
In Our Time - Common Sense Philosophy
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss common sense philosophy.
In Our Time - Ediacara Biota
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Ediacara Biota.
In Our Time - Elizabethan Revenge
Melvyn Bragg discusses why revenge tragedy was so popular with Elizabethan theatre goers.
In Our Time - Epistolary Literature
Melvyn Bragg discusses epistolary literature from Aphra Benn to Les Liaisons Dangereuses
In Our Time - Heat
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of scientific ideas about Heat.
In Our Time - Hobbes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
In Our Time - John Ruskin
The life and work of one of the most influential figures of the Victorian era.
In Our Time - Johnson
The life and work of Samuel Johnson, a giant of 18th century literature.
In Our Time - Lear
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.
In Our Time - Lovelace
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Victorian ‘enchantress of numbers’ Ada Lovelace.
In Our Time - Marlowe
Melvyn Bragg examines the life of glittering Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe.
In Our Time - Merlin
Melvyn Bragg examines Merlin, prophet, magician, king maker and the mad man of the woods.
In Our Time - Mill
The life and ideas of the 19th century political philosopher John Stuart Mill.
In Our Time - Oxygen
Melvyn Bragg discusses the discovery of Oxygen by Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier.
In Our Time - Pope
The life and work of the brilliant, acerbic and unpopular poet Alexander Pope.
In Our Time - Seventeenth Century Print Culture
Melvyn Bragg examines the controversy and scandal of 17th century print culture.
In Our Time - Siegfried Sassoon
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the war poet Siegfried Sassoon.
In Our Time - Swift's A Modest Proposal
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jonathan Swift's satirical 1729 pamphlet A Modest Proposal
In Our Time - Taste
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 18th century obsession with taste.