BBC business correspondent Peter Day explores Handel's financial dealings.
Marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the 18th-century philosopher George Berkeley.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the German theologian, killed for plotting against Hitler
Actor David Soul champions the life of German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Soprano Emma Kirkby discusses the life of composer Henry Purcell with Matthew Parris.
Lucy Worsley explores Queen Victoria's reign through significant encounters.
Nigel Warburton explores the life and work of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Dr Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator Historic Royal Palaces, chooses The Lady With the Lamp.
Naomi Alderman tells how Florence Nightingale saved lives with statistics.
Francis Perkins memoires, and an analysis of Reagan's plan to reduce the deficit.
Peter Hitchens nominates George Bell, who condemned the bombing of Germany.
Robert Hollingworth explores Handel's youthful choral work Dixit Dominus.
Catherine Bott and Laurence Cummings explore the workings of Handelian 'opera seria'.
Michael Berkeley's guest is wine writer and broadcaster Jancis Robinson.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss astronomer Johannes Kepler.
Philip Ball's tale is of Kepler's Snowflakes, a New Year's gift and of crystallography.
Melvyn Bragg examines the rich and radical ideas of the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Neil MacGregor examines how Luther created the modern German language.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss how Martin Luther affected the course of the Reformation.
The influence of Florence Nightingale and the sanitarians.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Purcell's An Evening Hymn.
Stephen Johnson and Nicholas Kraemer offer an insight into Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Chris Bowlby explores how the Reformation shaped German culture and what it means today.
Stella Rimington uncovers startling new evidence about the executed British heroine.
How a dying man's book demoted the earth and reconstructed the universe.
Copernicus had the crazy idea that the Earth was not at the centre of the universe.
Catherine Bott, Laurence Dreyfus and Phantasm on English viol music.