Former postman Alan Johnson MP tells the story of 500 years of the Royal Mail.
Actress Celia Imrie uncovers tales ranging from political intrigue to impotence.
Rob Bell tells the story of the First World War tank men.
How the 17th century's writing revolution helped rewrite our vision of the world.
Sam Willis looks at urban crime, fraud and corruption in the 18th century.
Charting the devastating impact pirates had during an era of colonial expansion.
How the colour boom and digital revolution have shaped modern British photography.
The story of the economic regeneration of Wales and the people who helped bring it about.
Celebrity advocates explore ten key objects from the Imperial War Museums's collection.
A revealing insight into several great modern photographers, drawn from the BBC's archive.
A portrait how of we have documented our changing lives via the family photograph.
Though romanticised in literature, the highwayman became a social menace on the roads.
The armies of Duke William and King Harold meet at battle in Sussex on 14 October 1066.
The stories of men and women who faced and overcame huge personal challenges.
Eamonn traces the emergence of photojournalism in the early 20th century.
Dan Gordon returns to his native east Belfast to explore the work of four writers.
Paul explores the northernmost spur of Skye - the beautiful Trotternish Peninsula.
Exploring the treatment of Scotland's most vulnerable children through the 20th century.
Fear and hatred of Bolshevism drove many Germans to fight to the bitter end.
BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale.
King Harold of England has to take on two invasion forces.
The Welsh people who rose from obscurity and conquered the world of rock music.
Exploring how the new art of photography developed in 19th-century Britain.
Paul Murton explores Papa Stour, Whalsay and the Out Skerries.
Exploring home life for children in 20th-century Scotland.
Dan Snow explores the family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans.
The Robshaws and Debbie reflect on their time travels.
A look back at the 1930s and how unmechanised rural life in Britain used to be.
A look at how Wales became more diverse and self-confident than ever before.
Actor Sunetra Sarker sets out to explore her Bengali heritage.
Exploring the education system in 20th-century Scotland.
The remarkable true story of the woman behind the worldwide waxworks empire.
The Robshaws enter the 40s and experience a decade entirely fuelled by rations.
Actor Warwick Davis finds humanity and humour in some uncomfortable stories.
The family discover a surprising decade of progress and optimism in the 1930s.
William Dalrymple reveals an affair between a British officer and a Mughal princess.