BBC Radio 4’s A History of the World in a 100 objects has come to a close – and through the many episodes I felt enlightened and uplifted, dewy-eyed on a number of occasions, and more consciously part of a wider, older world – what a magnificent piece of programming – it was worth my license fee.

And the really great thing is that you can download any or all of the episodes to revisit them at your leisure, here>>

Thank you BBC, and thank you Neil MacGregor