Marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of a Chinese bronze bell from the age of Confucius.
Spence reflects on China's most enduring thinker, Confucius.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the chinese philosophy of Confucianism.
The smiling philosopher who is perhaps the most famous Chinese person in history.
George Fox, founder of the Quakers, nominated by Ann Limb.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the origins of Quakerism.
Sunil Khilnani profiles Guru Nanak, the 15th-century founder of the Sikh religion.
Dr Susan Doran and Lucy Wooding, Henry's most recent biographer, examine Henry as a father
Dr Steven Gunn and Dr Andre Clarke pore over Henry's books, maps and letters.
How clothes symbolised power, philosophy, taste, sexuality and personal expression.
Sunil Khilnani profiles Kabir, the 15th-century poet who challenged religious hierarchies.
Neil MacGregor examines how Luther created the modern German language.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss how Martin Luther affected the course of the Reformation.
Why does the story of Moses still hold such a broad appeal?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans.
Chris Bowlby explores how the Reformation shaped German culture and what it means today.
The life of Siddhartha Gautama and the legacy of his teachings.
A portrait of the Buddha and how he has been interpreted over the millennia.