Charlotte Higgins charts the printing prowess of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer.
Chris Bowlby profiles German chancellor Angela Merkel, as she campaigns for a third term.
A look back at the career of the German Chancellor before she became a politician.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Exploring the special place the music of Bach occupies in the lives of many music lovers.
Private Passions guests reveal how Bach transformed their lives.
Professor John Butt explores the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Stephen Johnson and pianist Leon McCawley examine Bach's Partita No 4.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the original Iron Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck.
Neil MacGregor charts the career of Otto von Bismarck, known as the Iron Chancellor.
Stephen Johnson explores Brahms's String Quartet No 3 in B flat, Op 67.
Stephen Johnson explores Brahms's challenging Violin Concerto.
Stephen Johnson explores Brahms' Second Symphony, with a performance by the BBCNOW.
Stephen Johnson explores Brahms's Symphony No 4, with excerpts and a complete performance.
Stephen Johnson explores Brahms's Fourth Symphony.
How the Gaussian or normal distribution underpins modern medicine.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Gauss, one of the great mathematicians.
Neil MacGregor focuses on the work of Dürer (1471-1528), the defining artist of Germany.
Neil MacGregor on how the Grimms and painter Caspar David Friedrich shaped German identity
Edward Stourton profiles the leader of Germany's Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party.
Prof Marcus du Sautoy introduces Georg Cantor and his theory of transfinite numbers.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Prussian naturalist and explorer, Alexander Von Humboldt.
Georg Cantor defined infinity as the size of the never-ending list of counting numbers.
The great clash that occurred between Newton and Leibniz over the discovery of calculus.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss astronomer Johannes Kepler.
Conductor John Butt has reconstructed JS Bach's 1723 Christmas service
presented by Mark Lawson
Artist John Keane on the legacy of war artists and the power of Bach
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the difference between right and wrong, according to Kant.
Philip Ball's tale is of Kepler's Snowflakes, a New Year's gift and of crystallography.