Cataloguing BBC Radio 4's In Our Time using Dewey Decimal Classification.

Radio  In Our Time is a weekly live BBC radio discussion programme in which the broadcaster Melvyn Bragg and several academics elucidate a topic of a  philosophical, historical, cultural or scientific nature.  It's been on air since October 1998 and its format has changed little in that time, a moment in the week to listen to a group of very clever people saying some very clever things for forty-five minutes.

The series has clocked up nearly a thousand episodes and its inevitable with an archive that rich that a listener is more likely to catch-up on instalments which cover subjects with which they might casually be interested or being studying at school or university.  Except the website only sorts the episodes into very broad topics, culture, history, philosophy, religion and science so someone wanting to hear about mathematics or theatre has to wade through many pages of other topics.

Which is why, with my librarian's brain, I hit upon the idea of sorting the episodes using a library classification system and after the comparing a few decided Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC) would suit the purpose because it's less complicated to work through than others and will be most familiar to readers due to its prevalence in public libraries.  Also Library of Congress can be astonishingly obtuse with all of its letters AND numbers.

Find below the results of my free time this past week and a half.  As you can see it's pretty logically ordered, a combination of following an abridged copy of DDC designed for small libraries originally published in 1979, Classify (an experimental classification site which aggregates the choices of thousands of librarians across the planet) and this Wikipedia page which has the most recent names for class names and hierarchical divisions.

Classification is automatically a compromise.  You're applying a numerical label to an object which it wasn't really designed for, so on some occasions, especially with something like In Our Time which revels in obtuse topics, there isn't a perfect place for the episode to go.  Also I've only used the a heading when it pertains to an episode which is why it looks like there are gaps in the sequence.  Melvyn and the gang haven't covered every sub-division in the DDC.

Every title below links to the episode's page on the Radio 4 website.  The original plan was to include the "shelf" number for each episode in-line but it looked messy and unreadable so they're relegated to labels when you hover your mouse pointer over the links.  You may find that the odd mouse-over DDC number doesn't match the section its in - I've moved a couple of things around so that they make sense in this list and have forgotten to edit the number.  Sigh, I'll check it again.

Anyway, I hope this is of some use to you and if it is, please consider leaving a Ko-Fi donationThe most recent episodes are here and I'll try to keep this list updated as much as possible.


000 COMPUTER SCIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SYSTEMS


001 Knowledge

The Scientific method


004 Data processing and computer science

Information Technology


006 Special computer methods (e.g. AI, multimedia, VR)

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Automata


027 General libraries 

The Library at Nineveh

The Library of Alexandria


030 Encyclopedias and books of facts

The Encyclopédie


100 PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY


100 Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy


111 Ontology

Evil

Beauty


114 Space

Space in Religion and Science


115 Time

Time

Bergson and Time


121 Epistemology (Theory of knowledge)

Truth


123 Determinism and indeterminism

Hope

Free Will

Consciousness

Ockham's Razor

Common Sense Philosophy


128 Humankind

David Hume

The Soul

The Mind/Body Problem

Death


133 Specific topics in parapsychology and occultism

The Salem Witch Trials

Prophecy

Witchcraft

Renaissance Magic

Renaissance Astrology


141 Idealism and related systems and doctrines

The Individual


142 Critical philosophy

Authenticity

Phenomenology

Existentialism


144 Humanism and related systems and doctrines

Humanism

Pragmatism

Utilitarianism


145 Sensationalism

Sensation


146 Naturalism and related systems and doctrines

Materialism

Logical Positivism

Empiricism


149 Other philosophical systems and doctrines

Scepticism

Nihilism

Ordinary language philosophy


150 Psychology

Psychoanalysis and democracy

Psychoanalysis and its Legacy

Psychoanalysis and Literature

Jung

Neuroscience in the 20th Century

The Examined Life


152 Sensory perception, movement, emotions, and physiological drives

Perception and the Senses

Guilt


153 Conscious mental processes and intelligence

Memory

Imagination

Imagination and Consciousness

Intelligence

Inspiration and Genius


154 Subconscious and altered states and processes

Dreams


155 Differential and developmental psychology

Evolutionary Psychology


160 Logic

History of logic


170 Ethics

Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality

Spinoza

Plato's Gorgias

Kant's Categorical Imperative

Kant's Copernican Revolution

Good and Evil

Happiness


171 Ethical systems

Laws of Nature

Relativism

Altruism


172 Political ethics

Just War


174 Occupational ethics

Medical Ethics

The Hippocratic Oath


177 Ethics of social relations

The Philosophy of Solitude


179 Other ethical norms

Animal Experiments and Rights

Virtue

Toleration

The Fable of the Bees


180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy

Avicenna

Averroes


181 Eastern philosophy

Al-Kindi


182 Pre-Socratic Greek philosophies

Pythagoras

Heraclitus


183 Sophistic, Socratic, related Greek philosophies

Socrates

Cynicism


184 Platonic philosophy

Mathematics and Platonism

Plato's Symposium

The Philosophy of Love


185 Aristotelian philosophy

Aristotle's Poetics


186 Skeptic and Neoplatonic philosophies

Neoplatonism


187 Epicurean philosophy

Epicureanism


188 Stoic philosophy

Stoicism

Marcus Aurelius


189 Medieval Western philosophy

Al-Ghazali

Abelard and Heloise

Roger Bacon


190 Modern western philosophy

Edmund Burke

The Continental-Analytic Split


192 Philosophy of the British Isles

The Enlightenment in Britain

Modern Culture

Bishop Berkeley

Bertrand Russell

Wittgenstein

Popper


193 Philosophy of Germany and Austria

Moses Mendelssohn

Schopenhauer


194 Philosophy of France

Cogito Ergo Sum

Camus

Blaise Pascal


198 Philosophy of Scandinavia and Finland

Kierkegaard


199 Philosophy in other geographic areas

Erasmus


200 RELIGION


209 Sects and reform movements

St Thomas Aquinas

Augustine's Confessions


210 Philosophy & theory of religion

The Ontological Argument

Deism

Science and Religion


223 Poetic books of Old Testament

The Fall


226 Gospels and Acts

Mary Magdalene

Miracles


227 Epistles

St Paul


228 Revelation (Apocalypse)

The Apocalypse

The Rapture


229 Apocrypha, pseudepigrapha, and inter-testamental works

Judas Maccabeus


230 Christianity & Christian theology

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


231 God

The Trinity

Covenanters


234 Salvation and grace

The Age of Doubt

Redemption


235 Spiritual beings

The Devil

Angels


236 Eschatology

Heaven

Hell

Purgatory


238 Creeds, confessions of faith, covenants, and catechisms

The Nicene Creed


242 Devotional literature

Robert Boyle


248 Christian experience, practice, life

Simone Weil

Margery Kempe and English Mysticism

Duty

Prayer

Medieval Pilgrimage


262 Ecclesiology

Papal Infallibility


264 Public worship

The Book of Common Prayer


270 History of Christianity

The Venerable Bede

St Hilda

Saint Cuthbert

The Diet of Worms

Fundamentalism

The Schism


271 Religious congregations and orders in church history

The Dissolution of the Monasteries

Greyfriars and Blackfriars

The Jesuits


272 Persecutions in church history

Early Christian Martyrdom

Foxe's Book of Martyrs

The Spanish Inquisition


273 Doctrinal controversies and heresies in general church history

Gnosticism

Arianism

The Pelagian Controversy


283 Anglican churches

Titus Oates and his Popish Plot

The Oxford Movement


284 Protestant denominations of Continental origin and related body

Calvinism

John Wycliff and the Lollards

Catharism


287 Methodist churches; churches related to Methodism

John Wesley and Methodism


290 Other religions

Chance and Design

William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience


292 Classical religion (Greek and Roman religion)

Paganism in the Renaissance

William Cecil

The Greek Myths


293 Germanic religion

The Norse Gods


294 Religions of Indic origin

Zen

The Buddha

The Upanishads

Lakshmi

Hindu Ideas of Creation

The Bhagavad Gita


295 Zoroastrianism (Mazdaism, Parseeism)

Zoroastrianism


296 Judaism

The Talmud

Maimonides


297 Islam, Bábism and Baháʼí Faith

The Sunni and Shia Islam


299 Religions not provided for elsewhere

The Cult of Mithras

The Druids

Daoism

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Confucius

Shinto



300 SOCIAL SCIENCES


301 Sociology and anthropology

The Frankfurt School

Social Darwinism

Lévi-Strauss

The Eunuch


302 Social interaction

Human Nature

Friendship


303 Social processes

Writing and Political Oppression

The Great Disruption

1848: Year of Revolution

History as Science

Progress

Cultural rights in the 20th Century

The Gordon Riots


304 Factors affecting social behavior

Atrocity in the 20th Century


305 Groups of people

Childhood

Youth

Simone de Beauvoir

Mary Astell

Olympe de Gouges

Feminism

Zong Massacre

The Aristocracy


306 Culture and institutions

Booth's Life and Labour Survey

Work in the 20th Century

Slavery and Empire

Roman Slavery

The Emancipation of the Serfs

Multiculturalism

Weber's The Protestant Ethic

Marriage


307 Communities

The History of the City (1 of 2)

The History of the City (2 of 2)

The City in the 20th Century


310 Statistics

Malthusianism


320 Political science

Aristotle's Politics

Charisma

Thomas Paine's Common Sense

Politics in the 20th Century

Hobbes

Machiavelli and the Italian City States

The Social Contract

Sovereignty

The Monarchy

The Arthashastra

Tocqueville: Democracy in America

The Restoration


321 Systems of governments and states

The Nation State

Plato's Republic

Anarchism

The Divine Right of Kings

Democracy

Republicanism

Hannah Arendt


322 Relation of state to organized groups and their members

The Concordat of Worms

The Sassanid Empire


323 Civil and political rights

The Magna Carta

Freedom

Mill

Economic Rights


324 The political process

The Great Reform Act

Annie Besant

Suffragism


325 International migration and colonization

Cultural Imperialism


326 Slavery and emancipation

Wilberforce


330 Economics

The Poor Laws

David Ricardo

Capitalism

The Physiocrats

Wealth of Nations

The Industrial Revolution


332 Financial economics

Money

The Gold Standard

The South Sea Bubble


333 Economics of land and energy

The Domesday Book

The Highland Clearances

Electrickery


335 Socialism and related systems

Utopia

Marx

Rosa Luxemburg

Peter Kropotkin


338 Production

The Enclosures of the 18th Century

The Lancashire Cotton Famine


340 Law

Cicero

Justinian's Legal Code

Islamic Law and its Origins


345 Criminal law

351 Public administration

The Oath


355 Military science

New Wars

Sun Tzu and The Art of War

The Art of War

War in the 20th Century

Clausewitz and On War


362 Social problems of and services to groups of people

Man and Disease

Bedlam

Hysteria


363 Other social problems and services

Drugs

The Temperance Movement

Octavia Hill

History's relevance in the 20th century

Heritage


370 Education

Comenius

Rousseau on Education

Education


378 Higher education (Tertiary education)

The Medieval University


381 Commerce (Trade)

Materialism and the Consumer

382 International commerce (Foreign trade)

The Dutch East India Company

The Corn Laws


394 General customs

Chivalry


398 Folklore

The Brothers Grimm

Merlin

The Holy Grail

Romulus and Remus

Fairies

The Arabian Nights

Tristan and Iseult

Heroism

The Unicorn

Aesop

The Amazons



400 LANGUAGE


401 Philosophy and theory, international languages

Language and the Mind


411 Writing systems of standard forms of languages

The Written World

The Alphabet


418 Standard usage (Prescriptive linguistics)

The Translation Movement

Reading

The Rosetta Stone



500 SCIENCE


500 Science

Science's Revelations

Science in the 20th century


501 Philosophy and theory

Theories of Everything

Humboldt


502 Scientific Miscellany

The Microscope


506 Science Organizations and management

The Royal Society

The History of the Royal Society

The Lunar Society


508 Natural history

Nature


509 History, geographic treatment, biography

The Scientist

Baconian Science

Louis Pasteur

Pierre-Simon Laplace

Al-Biruni

Women and Enlightenment Science


510 Mathematics

The Unintended Consequences of Mathematics

Mathematics

Emilie du Châtelet

Emmy Noether

Archimedes

Alan Turing

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Ada Lovelace

Maths in the Early Islamic World

Indian Mathematics

Renaissance Maths


511 General principles of mathematics

Chaos Theory

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

Infinity


512 Algebra

Prime Numbers

Fermat's Last Theorem

Negative numbers


513 Arithmetic

Zero

e


514 Topology

The Poincaré conjecture


515 Analysis

Calculus

Pi

P v NP

The Fibonacci Sequence

Imaginary numbers


516 Geometry

Euclid's Elements


519 Probabilities and applied mathematics

Random and Pseudorandom

Probability

Game Theory

Complexity


520 Astronomy

Astronomy and Empire

Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy

Johannes Kepler

William and Caroline Herschel


522 Techniques, procedures, apparatus, equipment, materials

The Observatory at Jaipur

The Cool Universe


523 Specific celestial bodies and phenomena

The Multiverse

The Age of the Universe

Dark matter

The Universe's Shape

Galaxies

Dark Energy

The Universe's Origins

The Vacuum of Space

The Moon

The Sun

Solar Wind

The Planets

Venus

Mars

Saturn

The Kuiper belt

Exoplanets

Comets

The Life of Stars

The Death of Stars

Black Holes

Asteroids

Eclipses


527 Celestial navigation

Longitude


528 Ephemerides

The Measurement of Time


529 Chronology

The Calendar


530 Physics

The Measurement problem in Physics

Antimatter

The Laws of Motion

Paul Dirac

Michael Faraday

Relativity

The Physics of Reality

Grand unified theory

The Graviton

The Physics of Time

Pauli's exclusion principle

Kinetic Theory

Quantum Gravity

States of Matter

Plasma


531 Classical mechanics

Zeno's paradoxes


535 Light and related radiation

The Speed of Light

Optics


536 Heat

Heat

Absolute Zero

The Second Law of Thermodynamics


537 Electricity and electronics

Maxwell


538 Magnetism

Magnetism


539 Modern physics

Radiation

Nuclear Physics

The Proton

Rutherford

The Neutrino

Higgs Boson

The Neutron

The Electron

Cosmic rays

Gravitational Waves


540 Chemistry

John Dalton

Alchemy

Dorothy Hodgkin

The Curies


543 Analytical chemistry

Chromatography


546 Inorganic chemistry

Chemical elements

Oxygen


547 Organic chemistry

Carbon

Macromolecules


548 Crystallography

Crystallography


550 Earth sciences & geology

The KT Boundary


551 Geology, hydrology, meteorology

Early Geology

Plate Tectonics

The Earth's core

Seismology

Vulcanology

Oceanography

Meteorology

Climate change

The Earth's Origins

The Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum

Ageing the Earth

Ice ages

The Permian-Triassic Boundary


553 Economic geology

Water


560 Fossils & prehistoric life

The Cambrian Period

Ediacara Biota

Fossils

The Late Devonian Extinction


567 Fossil cold-blooded vertebrates

Feathered dinosaurs


573 Specific physiological systems in animals, regional histology and physiology in animals

Human Evolution

Human Origins

The Neanderthals

Homo Erectus


574 Biology

Aristotle's biology

Circadian rhythms

Enzymes

Ageing

Parasitism

Bird migration

The Cell

Rosalind Franklin

Alfred Russel Wallace


576 Genetics and evolution

Evolution

Lamarck and Natural Selection

Darwin: On the Origin of Species

Darwin: Life After Origins

Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle

Darwin: On the Origins of Charles Darwin

Genetics

Genetic Determinism

The Origins of Life


577 Ecology

Extra Terrestrials


578 Natural history of organisms and related subjects

Robert Hooke

Extremophiles


579 Natural history of microorganisms, fungi, algae

Microbiology


580 Plants (Botany)

Photosynthesis


589 Thallophytes and prokaryotes

Fungi


591  Specific topics in natural history of animals

Evolution of the horse

Hybrids

Behavioural ecology

Pheromones

Echolocation


593 Miscellaneous marine and seashore invertebrates

Corals


594 Mollusca and Molluscoidea

Cephalopods


597 Cold-blooded vertebrates

The Evolution of Crocodiles


599 Mammalia (Mammals)

Mammals

The Whale: A History



600 TECHNOLOGY


600 Technology

The Needham Question


610 Medicine & health

The Four Humours

Galen

Genetic Mutation


611 Human anatomy, cytology, histology

Anatomy


612 Human physiology

The Heart

Blood

The Evolution of Teeth

The Eye

Neuroscience

The Nervous System

The Brain

The Brain and Consciousness


613 Personal health and safety

The Kama Sutra


614 Forensic medicine; incidence of injuries, wounds, disease; public preventive medicine

Immunisation


615 Pharmacology and therapeutics

Li Shizhen

Penicillin

Anaesthetics

Pain

Free Radicals


616 Diseases

Plague of Justinian

The Origins of Infectious Disease


618 Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics

The Infant Brain


620 Engineering and applied operations

Brunel

The Science of Glass


621 Applied physics

Thomas Edison

Conductors and Semiconductors

The Invention of Radio

Perpetual motion

Nuclear Fusion


623 Military and nautical engineering

The Manhattan Project


625 Engineering of railroads, roads

George and Robert Stephenson


630 Agriculture

Lysenkoism


641 Food and drink

The Gin Craze

Tea

Coffee

Food


652 Processes of written communication

Cryptography


660 Chemical engineering

Genetic Engineering


669 Metallurgy

The Dawn of the Iron Age


680 Manufacture for specific uses

Caxton and the Printing Press



700 ARTS AND RECREATION


701 Philosophy and theory of fine and decorative arts

Bohemianism

Walter Benjamin

Symmetry

The Avant Garde's Decline and Fall in the 20th Century


709 History, geographic treatment, biography

Cave Art

The Baroque Movement

Surrealism

The Carolingian Renaissance


710 Landscaping & area planning

Vitruvius and De Architectura


720 Architecture

Architecture in the 20th Century

Architecture and Power

Modernist Utopias


745 Decorative arts

The Lindisfarne Gospels


750 History of Painting, 

Albrecht Druer

Holbein at the Tudor Court

Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People

Bruegel's The Fight Between Carnival and Lent

Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists

The Sistine Chapel

The School of Athens

Picasso's Guernica

The Scream and Edvard Munch

Judith beheading Holofernes

Frida Kahlo



760 Graphic arts

The Invention of Photography

Hokusai


780 Music

Ludwig van Beethoven


781 General principles and musical forms

Mathematics and Music


782 Vocal music

Wagner

Hildegard of Bingen


790 Sports, games & entertainment

Fritz Lang

The Artist

The Romantics


792 Stage presentations

Tragedy

Comedy in Ancient Greek Theatre



800 LITERATURE


808 Rhetoric and collections of literary texts from more than two literatures

The History of Metaphor

Originality

Rhetoric

Maths and Storytelling

The Epic

The Novel

Truth, Lies and fiction


809 History, description, critical appraisal of more than two literatures

Colette

Germaine de Staël

Literary Modernism

The Decadent Movement

Masculinity in Literature

Biography


810 American literature in English

The American Ideal


811 American poetry in English

Emily Dickinson


813 American fiction in English

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Moby Dick

The Long March

The Great Gatsby

Edith Wharton

The Fisher King


818 American miscellaneous writings in English

Thoreau and the American Idyll


820 English & Old English literatures

Robin Hood

Seventeenth Century Print Culture

The Augustan Age

Victorian Pessimism

Victorian Realism

Vitalism

The Bluestockings


821 English Poetry

The Sonnet

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Pastoral Literature

Chaucer

Piers Plowman

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Milton

The Metaphysical Poets

Pope

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Prelude

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

John Clare

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Lyrical Ballads

Yeats and Mysticism

Christina Rossetti

Thomas Hardy's Poetry

Tennyson's In Memoriam

Aurora Leigh

Yeats and Irish Politics

William Morris

Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Waste Land and Modernity

Four Quartets

Auden


822  English Drama

Elizabethan Revenge

Marlowe

Shakespeare and Literary Criticism

Shakespeare's Work

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Life

Macbeth

Hamlet

Lear

Romeo and Juliet

Is Shakespeare History? The Romans

Is Shakespeare History? The Plantagenets

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Tempest


823 English Fiction

The Later Romantics

Le Morte d'Arthur

Robinson Crusoe

Gothic

Fanny Burney

Tristram Shandy

Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft

Polidori's The Vampyre

Emma

Sensibility

Silas Marner

Oscar Wilde

Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North and South

Dickens

Middlemarch

Sir Thomas Browne

Wuthering Heights

Rudyard Kipling

A Christmas Carol

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Jane Eyre

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

Animal Farm

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Prester John

The Time Machine

Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Decline and Fall

James Joyce's Ulysses

The Riddle of the Sands

Heart of Darkness

Mrs Dalloway

Iris Murdoch

The Music of the Spheres


824 English Essays

William Hazlitt

The Field of the Cloth of Gold

John Ruskin


827 English Humour and Satire

The Scriblerus Club

John Bull


828 English Miscellaneous Writings

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Aphra Behn

Swift's A Modest Proposal

Politeness

Johnson


829 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) literature

Beowulf


830 German & related literatures

Sturm und Drang


832 German drama

Goethe

Goethe and the Science of the Enlightenment

Faust


833 German fiction

Kafka's The Trial


839 Other Germanic literatures

Icelandic Sagas

Henrik Ibsen


841 French poetry

The Song of Roland


842 French drama

Samuel Beckett


843 French fiction

Christine de Pizan

Montesquieu

Voltaire's Candide

Epistolary Literature

Madame Bovary

George Sand

Proust

King Solomon

Sartre


844 French essays

Montaigne


851 Italian poetry

Dante's Inferno


863 Spanish fiction

Don Quixote


868 Spanish miscellaneous writings

Jorge Luis Borges

Federico Garcia Lorca


869 Literatures of Portuguese and Galician languages

Fernando Pessoa

The Natural Order


870 Latin & Italic literatures

The 12th Century Renaissance


871 Latin poetry

The Battle of Lepanto


873 Latin epic poetry and fiction

Ovid

Metamorphosis

The Aeneid

The Battle of Salamis


874 Latin lyric poetry

Catullus

Horace


876 Latin letters

Pliny the Younger


877 Latin humor and satire

Roman Satire


878 Latin miscellaneous writings

Seneca the Younger

Pliny's Natural History


881 Classical Greek poetry

Greek and Roman Love Poetry


882 Classical Greek drama

Antigone

The Bacchae

The Oresteia


883 Classical Greek epic poetry and fiction

The Odyssey

The Iliad


884 Classical Greek lyric poetry

Sappho


888 Classical Greek miscellaneous writings

Herodotus

Plato's Atlantis


891 East Indo-European and Celtic literatures

Rabindranath Tagore

Rumi's Poetry

Shahnameh of Ferdowsi

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Robert Burns

Dylan Thomas

The Mabinogion

Anna Akhmatova

Eugene Onegin

Crime and Punishment

Chekhov

Tolstoy


892 Afro-Asiatic literatures

Epic of Gilgamesh

Antarah ibn Shaddad


893 Non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic literatures

The Tale of Sinuhe

Journey to the West

Romance of the Three Kingdoms


895 Literatures of East and Southeast Asia

Tang Era Poetry



900 HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY


900 History

Taste

History of History


901 Philosophy and theory of history

Hegel's Philosophy of History

Ibn Khaldun

The Sublime


904 Collected accounts of events

Catastrophism


907 Education, research, related topics of history

Edward Gibbon

The Great Exhibition of 1851


909 World history

Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem

The British Empire

Imperial Science

The Arab Conquests

Consequences of the Industrial Revolution

History and Understanding the Past


910 Geography & travel

Voyages of James Cook


912 Graphic representations of surface of earth and of extraterrestrial worlds

Strabo's Geographica


913 Geography of and travel in the ancient world

The Etruscan Civilisation

The Muses


914 Geography of and travel in Europe

The Grand Tour

The Picts

London

Rudolf II

The Renaissance

The Volga Vikings


915 Geography of and travel in Asia

Marco Polo

Angkor Wat


920 Biography & genealogy

Harriet Martineau

George Fox and the Quakers

The Death of Elizabeth I

Alcuin

The Cavendish Family

The Borgias




930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

The Bronze Age Collapse

Doggerland

Archaeology and Imperialism


931 China to 420

Sources of Early Chinese History

The Han Synthesis


932 Egypt to 640

Hatshepsut

Tutankhamun

Akhenaten

Thebes

Cleopatra

Genghis Khan


933 Palestine to 70

Josephus


934 South Asia to 647

Ashoka the Great


935 Mesopotamia to 637 and Iranian Plateau to 637

Babylon

Persepolis


936 Europe north and west of Italian Peninsula to c. 499

The Celts

The Geological Formation of Britain

Roman Britain

Boudica

Hadrian's Wall

Battle of the Teutoburg Forest


937 Italian Peninsula to 476 and adjacent territories to 476

Agrippina the Younger

The Roman Republic

Hannibal

Julius Caesar

The Roman Empire's Collapse in the 5th century

Tacitus and the Decadence of Rome

Nero

Constantine the Great

Spartacus


938 Greece to 323

Xenophon

Thermopylae

Pericles

The Mytilenian Debate

Thucydides

Alexander the Great

The Delphic Oracle

Sparta


939 Other parts of ancient world

The Hittites

The Minoan Civilisation

The Trojan War

Queen Zenobia

The Phoenicians

Carthage's Destruction


940 History of Europe

The Black Death

Napoleon and Wellington

The Battle of Trafalgar

The Thirty Years' War

The Congress of Vienna

The Fighting Temeraire

Lawrence of Arabia

Siegfried Sassoon

Hitler in History


941 British Isles

The Danelaw

The Davidian Revolution

Mary, Queen of Scots

The Putney Debates

The Jacobite Rebellion

Pitt Rivers

The Battle of Bannockburn

The Scottish Enlightenment

The Glencoe Massacre

The British Empire's Legacy

The Great Irish Famine

The Treaty of Limerick


942 England and Wales

Englishness

The Norman Yoke

Alfred and the Battle of Edington

Battle of Stamford Bridge

Athelstan

The Anarchy

The Battle of Lincoln 1217

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Thomas Becket

Third Crusade

The Second Barons' War

The Peasants' Revolt

The Wars of the Roses

Agincourt

Battle of Bosworth Field

The Tudor State

The Spanish Armada

The Trial of Charles I

The Interregnum

The Glorious Revolution

The Peterloo Massacre

The Fire of London

Gerald of Wales

Owain Glyndŵr


943 Germany and neighboring central European countries

The Siege of Munster

Memory and Culture

Frederick the Great

Maria Theresa

Bismarck

The Siege of Vienna

Bohemia

Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth


944 France and Monaco

Margaret of Anjou

The Battle of Tours

The Siege of Orléans

St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

Marie Antoinette

The French Revolution's Reign of Terror

The French Revolution's Legacy

Napoleon's Retreat from Russia

The Dreyfus Affair

Siege of Paris (1870–71)


945 Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Malta

Rome and European Civilization

Garibaldi and the Risorgimento

The Medici

The Siege of Malta, 1565


946 Spain, Andorra, Gibraltar, Portugal

Muslim Spain

Valladolid Debate

The Spanish Civil War


947 Russia and neighboring east European countries

The Building of St Petersburg

Tsar Alexander II's assassination

Catherine the Great

Lenin

Baltic Crusades


949 Other parts of Europe

Byzantium

Constantinople Siege and Fall


950 History of Asia

The Silk Road


951 China and adjacent areas

Matteo Ricci and the Ming dynasty

The Great Wall of China

China's Warring States period

The Second Sino-Japanese War

Chinese Cultural Revolution

Chinese Legalism

The An Lushan Rebellion

The Ming Voyages

The Taiping Rebellion

The Opium Wars

The Boxer Rebellion

The Long March

The May Fourth Movement


952 Japan

The Samurai

Japan's Sakoku Period

Russo-Japanese War


953 Arabian Peninsula and adjacent areas

The Abbasid Caliphs


954 India and neighboring south Asian countries

The Mughal Empire

The East India Company

The Indian Rebellion

The Sikh Empire


955 Iran

The Safavid Dynasty


958 Central Asia

The Battle of Talas


959 Southeast Asia

1816, the Year Without a Summer


960 History of Africa

The Berlin Conference

Africa


962 Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan

The Mamluks


964 Morocco, Ceuta, Melilla Western Sahara, Canary Islands

The Almoravid Empire


966 West Africa and offshore islands

The Empire of Mali


968 Republic of South Africa and neighboring southern African countries

The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation


972 Mexico, Central America, West Indies, Bermuda

The Mexican Revolution

The Haitian Revolution


973 United States

The American West

Benjamin Franklin

Washington and the American Revolution

The Franco-American Alliance 1778

The War of 1812

The Mexican-American War

Custer's Last Stand

The Gettysburg Address

Frederick Douglass

President Ulysses S Grant

The American Century

The American Populists


974 Northeastern United States (New England and Middle Atlantic states)

The Pilgrim Fathers

The Statue of Liberty


975 Southeastern United States (South Atlantic states)

Pocahontas


979 Great Basin and Pacific Slope region of United States

The California Gold Rush


980 History of South America

The Aztecs

The Siege of Tenochtitlan

The Maya Civilization

Bolivar

The Inca


990 History of other areas

Antarctica

11 comments:

Unknown said...

This is the best thing anyone's ever done. Thank you so much!

Fimding episodes in which I would be interested has, until now, been hugely tedious.

I applaud you.

Unknown said...

Heavens above, really good, hats off to you and thank you for an extraordinary piece of work. Wonderful.

Unknown said...

Yes a very valuable endeavour. Well done and thank you.

Jb said...

This is amazing! Well done!

Unknown said...

I completely agree. It is both wonderful and hugely impressive. Thank you.

Hannah said...

This has uncovered a whole host of episodes I can't wait to hear, and which I would never have found through scrolling through the In Our Time timeline. Thank You!

Unknown said...

Thank you for your effort. This has already uncovered lots of new programmes for me to hear. It is greatly appreciated.

Jake said...

Nice work! All of the 934 playable episodes can be found here https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?order=first&filt=b006qykl&playable=1 .

Mark Russell said...

Hi, great post but can you please change the categorization of the In Our Time on Fungi. Fungi are not plants and are in fact a kingdom of their own, with vastly more species than animals or plants. Please this website for more: https://faunaflorafunga.org/

Stuart Ian Burns said...

Hi Mark. Thanks. I had actually catagorised it correctly but neglected to put the category title above it as I have with everything else. It's there now. Let me know if you see anything else.

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic piece of work - delighted that I came across it. Thank you.