In our podcast for 13 November 2014, listen to an excerpt from Britain Today about life in the UK. "If you see a house that would make a nice 'souvenir'," writes Colin Beaven, "you would need to be a Russian oligarch to buy it."
The BBC radio series Germany: Memories of a Nation is using around 70 objects, including famous buildings and works of art and literature, to revisit 600 years of German history. The aim is to correct an image of Germany that is still defined by the Second World War.
After the No vote on independence, life in Scotland appears to go on as usual. Beneath the surface, however, people are struggling to make sense of it all. What does the future hold? Find out their thoughts in the final part of Lorraine Mallinder's special report.