It's one of the most controversial books in American history and continues to be banned in many American classrooms.
In this episode, we'll explore this cult book, and the life of its mysterious author, J.D. Salinger.
It's often said that the pen is mightier than the sword, and throughout history there are books that have been considered too dangerous to be read.
In this episode, we'll take a look at the times when governments have banned books, the reasons for this, and ask ourselves what this tells us about society.
He is often called the father of English literature, and his work has been enjoyed by people all over the world.
In this episode, we'll learn about this innovative author, his fascinating life, and how he created a new literary tradition.
It's the world's oldest broadcaster and is trusted by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Discover how the BBC works, the criticisms it faces in the UK, and what might happen to it in the future.
He is the most famous playwright in history and has been translated into every major living language.
In this episode, you'll learn about this fantastic man's life, his works, and why he is still called "the world's greatest living playwright".
He is considered by many to have been the greatest footballer to have ever lived, yet off the pitch his life was full of tragedy.
Learn about the fascinating history of this amazing man, and discover why he arrived in Naples as a hero and left as the most hated man in Italy.
In the last part of our three-part series on Disney, we take a look at the magic of Disney and ask ourselves what ingredients are in its special, magic sauce.
It controls some of the most beautiful houses in the country, 1.5% of the total land area of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and 20% of the coastline.
In this episode we explore the fascinating history of the National Trust, and uncover where the money to build its properties actually came from.
In August 1995 Britain's two biggest bands battled for the number one position.
Discover what happened, how the battle divided the nation, and why the story is about much more than just music.
They are a quintessential part of British culture, and once there was one for every 187 people.
Learn about the history of pubs, why they are so popular, the threats facing them, and how much beer British people really drink.
He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential Renaissance man.
Learn all about the fantastic life of the genius after whom Leonardo English is named, from his talents as an artist to his skills as an engineer, and get inspired by his insatiable curiosity about how the world works.
He was the baddest of the bad-boy painters, and lived a remarkable life of crime, all while creating some of the most influential art of the 17th century.
From attacking waiters to murder, the story of his turbulent life takes us from Italy to Malta, making enemies at every step of the journey.
From what you can and can't do to a swan, to what happens if you have a drink and ride a horse, the UK is full of very strange laws.
In today's episode we discuss some of the strangest, and ask ourselves whether the law is any stranger in the UK than anywhere else in the world.
This far-right conspiracy theory has gone from niche internet forums to President Trump's Twitter account.
Discover the story behind QAnon - where does it come from, what do they believe, and is it really the most dangerous conspiracy theory in America?
Discover the amazing story of how a young woman from France befriended the royal family, escaped the guillotine, made death masks of revolutionaries, and then created the world's most successful waxworks museum.
The story of Madame Tussauds has a lot more to it than meets the eye.
People in Britain have a unique sense of humour.
For lots of foreigners it's difficult to understand and confusing. But British people are fiercely proud of their sense of humour, and the UK has produced some of the world's best comedies.
In this episode we take a look at what makes Brits laugh, and tell a few jokes along the way.
It's one of the most famous department stores in the world, catering to the world's rich and famous.
But it hasn't always been this way.
In this episode we take a look at the story of Harrods, and discover the fascinating and unusual history of this iconic London location.
It is Britain's best known family, and its head has one of the most recognisable faces in the world.
But how much do we really know about Britain's Royal Family?
In this episode we ask ourselves what Brits really think of The Queen and The Royal Family, and what the future might hold for them.
It's one of the most powerful television channels in the United States, the current US president’s preferred news channel, and referred to by some as 'state TV'.
In today's episode we take a look at Fox News: who watches it, how it really makes money, and what event could cause its downfall.
It's the day of the year where people, newspapers, TV shows, and companies play practical jokes on the public.
Today we take a look at some of the best April Fool's Day jokes in history, and talk about what happens when they go wrong.
In 1755, Samuel Johnson published an English dictionary that has gone down in history.
Not only was it the first of its kind, it was full of funny jokes.
Today we tell the story of this fantastic dictionary.
Today it's time to take a look at how World War One is remembered through poetry.
We look at the words of the young men, and how public feeling towards the war changed over its four-year course.
And of course, we look at some of the most iconic and moving poems written during the period.
Why is the news always full of disasters?
What would the world be like if it wasn't?
In today's episode we take a look at some of the theories about why the news is always so negative, and imagine what kind of world might exist if it wasn't.