Part 1 | The Pity of War
In this innovative programme, Professor Niall Ferguson argues that Britain's decision to enter the First World War was a catastrophic error that unleashed an era of totalitarianism and genocide. In part one, Niall Ferguson links cutting-edge graphics and short illustrative stories to place the First World War into the context of human history.Tweet
Pleasure Seekers | What the Victorians Did For Us
Adam Hart-Davis investigates the Victorian innovations that left a lasting impression on British society. He discusses the growth of the leisure industry, from seaside ice cream to music halls and theatres, the stars of which were immortalised by mass media - photography, printing, the first movies.
Making It Big | What the Victorians Did For Us
A look at the Victorian innovations that left a lasting impression on British society. This episode examines the successes and failures of Victorian entrepreneurs.