Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss 1848, the year that saw Europe engulfed in revolution.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Is Wagner's music morally tainted by his anti-semitism? Engaging debate with Michael Buerk
Melvyn Bragg examines the 19th century Parisian philosophy of life lived for art.
Simon Bainbridge explores how Napoleon shaped poetry in Britain, especially the Romantics.
Simon Russell Beale explores the impact of Wagner on fin-de-siecle British culture.
Dancer Deborah Bull looks at the role dance has played during some of our toughest times.
Paul Mason looks behind the dwarves, flying maidens and magic swords of his musical hero.
Paul Mason explores dark matters of nationalism and desire in the opera Die Meistersinger.
Josie Long presents stories of running away, flight and car chases.
Stephen Johnson examines Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and writer ETA Hoffmann.
Neil MacGregor on how the Grimms and painter Caspar David Friedrich shaped German identity
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the religious content of Frankenstein.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mary Shelley's Gothic story of a monster brought to life
Christopher Frayling explores the rich and unsettling history of the Frankenstein myth.
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Gerald Scarfe goes looking for bohemia, with a small b. What is it? Does it even exist?
Michael Rosen and Professor John Mullan talk romance, Romantic poets and romanticism.
Andy Martin on how Stendahl followed Napoleon across Europe in 1812 and changed fiction.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the German artistic movement known as Sturm und Drang.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.
Tom Service and others explore the ideas behind Wagner's own opera house in Bayreuth.
Melvyn Bragg examines the poetry, tragedy and idealism of Byron, Shelley and Keats.
Charles Hazlewood considers the significance of the horn to early Romantic composers.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideals, exponents and legacy of Romanticism.
Melvyn Bragg explores a transcendental idea that took hold on the Age of Enlightenment.
Melvyn Bragg examines the position of Richard Wagner and his music in German culture.
Wagner's relationship with French music and ideas. Tim Blanning and Sarah Hibberd discuss.
Stephen Johnson explores Wagner's heroes and how the composer became a national hero.
Susan Hitch explores connections between Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Wagner's Ring.