2/5 Journalist Madeleine Bunting discusses the notion of sin.
With Anne McElvoy. Historians including Amanda Foreman on 18th-century monarchy and power.
1/5 Madeleine Bunting explores the loss of God as a defining feature of Western democracy.
BBC business correspondent Peter Day explores Handel's financial dealings.
An essay on the writings of WG Sebald, prompted by a theatre version of one of his novels.
Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by the 18th century.
Tom Service talks to pianist Valentina Lisitsa and profiles Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
5/5 Novelist Ian Sansom considers the symbolism of beds in literature, art and film.
Ian McMillan presents the word cabaret with guests Donna Leon and Nathan Penlington.
4/5 Novelist Ian Sansom explores what cupboards and cabinets reveal about human nature.
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