In the first of these programmes, I look at the life and career of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz - the youngest national leader in the world at just 31 - while the second programme explores how Austrian republicanism sits alongside its deep-rooted imperialism.
Two places with a rich history: one the birthplace of Russian aviation, the other the site of a near revolution.
Two stories rooted in Austrian imperialism: a traditional bread bun with an outsized impact on art and design, and imperial trees that carry an important political message.
Austria rightfully prides itself on being one of the most stable and economically successful countries in the EU but many Austrians now say that their country's welfare state is under threat from the new government of conservatives and far-right.
Austria is one of the few remaining countries in Europe that still allows smoking in restaurants and bars. This was about to change in May of this year but after the far-right Freedom Party entered the government two months ago it overturned the imminent ban.
When a Renaissance table sculpture was stolen from one of Vienna's biggest museums in May 2003, it made international headlines. The value of the item was put at around 50 million euros but for nearly three years the Austrian police had no idea what had happened until, in January 2006, the sculpture was finally found, prompting national rejoicing.
As Austria's far-right Freedom Party celebrates one month in government with a ball at Vienna's Hofburg Palace, I speak to members of a reclusive pan-German nationalist fraternity - one of more than a dozen such organisations in Austria, and a strong supporter of the party - about how they are getting on in the country's altered political climate.
A series of programmes looking at tourism in Moscow and Vienna, as well as Russian culture and the espionage-tinged history of my family. I also explore the mythical figure of Krampus and talk about the Austrians' pre-Christmas political troubles.
I meet Erwin Perzy III of Original Viennese Snow Globes, the first snow-globe makers in the world.
I talk to graphic designer Matthias van Baaren about how to translate a film into an eye-catching poster and learn to dress a film with costume designer Monika Buttinger.
Presiding over the northwestern curve of Vienna’s Ringstrasse boulevard, the Ringturm carried a powerful message of reconstruction and renewal after the Second World War.
Vienna’s rubbish collectors go about their business with a spring in their step. In fact, it’s the most popular department within the city council.
First theorised by the Austrian architect and designer Adolf Loos in the 1920s, the Terrassenhaus was not realised until the mid-1970s in several big housing development projects on the periphery of Vienna.
A city's identity is made up of a great number of elements, from ideas and values to more tangible features. In the case of Vienna, it's all about the city's typical professions.
This September, Moscow celebrated its 870th anniversary – and city hall made use of a good opportunity to impress. But pageantry doesn't always guarantee loyalty, something that the Moscow mayor has yet to understand.
The Danube Island was an ingenious feat of engineering when it was built in the late 1980s. Not only did it solve Vienna’s flood problem, it has also became one of the city’s most-loved leisure areas.
In the Austrian capital buildings don’t just have addresses but names too – I examine the great tradition of the Viennese house name.
Many of Vienna’s older trams, or Bims as they are affectionately known here, are being phased out. I track the history of the vehicle that’s long kept the Austrian capital moving.
The historic parliament building in Vienna has shut its doors for three years of much-needed repairs, in an unprecedented project that will cost the Austrian state upwards of €400 million.
In this 30-minute special, I survey Vienna's burgeoning fashion scene as designers, shop owners and experts tell me about their inspiration, struggles and successes.