History Team, Immediate Media Co.
History Team, Immediate Media Co.
History Team, Immediate Media Co.

BBC History Magazine and HistoryExtra:
A passion for the past

Bringing history to life

BBC History Magazine has consistently been the market leader since its launch more than 20 years ago, and it’s accompanied by HistoryExtra, a digital powerhouse in the history world. We bring the latest research from the world’s leading historians to our readers and listeners in an accessible yet authoritative way.  

  • HistoryExtra is more than just a website – it also encompasses an app, a suite of newsletters and a podcast.  
  • The HistoryExtra podcast has entertained and informed listeners for more than 15 years and now boasts more than 1,600 episodes, a global reach and an extraordinarily large and engaged listenership. 
Recording a video for HistoryExtra

A leading voice for history

For more than 20 years, BBC History Magazine has delivered the latest historical research and ideas in an accessible and thought-provoking way. Along with our website and podcast, we've consistently been the number one history media brand in the UK.

  • 341k

    Monthly print readers

    PAMCo H1 2023 AIR

  • 231k

    Digital users

    Ipsos iris Dec 2023

  • 929k

    Combined social media reach

    Jan 2024

  • 4.3m

    Monthly podcast impressions

    July 2023

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  • Headshot of David Musgrove, Content Director, BBC History Magazine & HistoryExtra, Immediate Media Co.

    David Musgrove

    Content Director, BBC History Magazine & HistoryExtra

  • Robert Attar

    Editor, BBC History Magazine

  • Sam Jones

    Advertising Manager, History

  • Natasha Lee

    Senior PR Manager