BBC business correspondent Peter Day explores Handel's financial dealings.
Charlotte Higgins charts the printing prowess of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer.
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.
Chris Patten on the pope who rocked the Roman Catholic church by pushing it towards change
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.
Neil MacGregor focuses on the work of Dürer (1471-1528), the defining artist of Germany.
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 at Historic Royal Palaces, chooses Florence Nightingale.
Naomi Alderman tells how Florence Nightingale saved lives with statistics.
Matthew Parris on the life and death of Dag Hammarskjold.
Matthew Parris presents a dramatic account of the life and death of Dag Hammarskjold.
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.
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 examines the rich and radical ideas of the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Neil MacGregor examines how Luther created the modern German language.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss how Martin Luther affected the course of the Reformation.
Ernie Rea discusses the faith and philosophy of Martin Luther King.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mary Magdalene, one of the best-known figures in the Bible
The influence of Florence Nightingale and the sanitarians.