Storyville on BBC4 has always been one of my favourite documentary programmes and I was fascinated by their recent Toffs Queers and Traitors: The Extraordinary Life of Guy Burgess. I remember bits of it but was too young to assimilate the content. Our present kakistocracy seems strangely familiar.
I always enjoy listening to The Long View on R4, when Jonathon Freedland compares a current event with a past equivalent.
Tomorrow at 9.00am the programme is titled: Brexit and European Diplomacy and explores parallels between Brexit and a major dispute between King Offa of Mercia and Charlemagne, King of the Franks in the 790s.