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1959 documentary showing images of a Liverpool still recovering from the post-war gloom.

Denis Mitchell's 1959 documentary is full of evocative images of a Liverpool still recovering from the post-war gloom.

Denis Mitchell's 1959 documentary is full of evocative images of a Liverpool still recovering from the post-war gloom.

This BBC film won the award for the best television documentary film in the Italia Prize Contest, 1959.

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Director
Denis Mitchell
Director
Roy Harris
Title Music
Thomas Henderson

Arena

The Burger and the King

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A remarkable guided tour through the culinary world of Elvis Presley. (1996)

Fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are on the menu as Arena documents the life and cuisine of Elvis Presley - whose talent was matched by his appetite. (1996)

A remarkable guided tour through the culinary world of Elvis Presley, in his later years famed as much for his appetite as for his music. The King's passion for food is recounted by close friends, relatives and personal cooks who share the recipes that kept their idol happy. From the squirrel and raccoon dishes of his youth to the fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches that contributed to his demise. (1996)

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James Marsh

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Civilisation

Episode 1: The Skin of Our Teeth

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Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series looks at how European art survived the Dark Ages.

Classic 1969 series. Kenneth Clark looks at the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe after the fall of Rome.

Sir Kenneth Clark begins his classic 1969 series on the history of civilisation with the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe, in the tenth century after the fall of Rome to barbarism. He travels from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides examining aqueducts, cathedrals, the lives of the Vikings and of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.

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Civilisation

Episode 2: The Great Thaw

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Kenneth Clark looks at the reawakening of European civilisation in the 12th Century.

Kenneth Clark traces the reawakening of European civilisation in the 12th Century.

Kenneth Clark traces the reawakening of European civilisation in the 12th Century from its first manifestations in the Cluny Abbey, to the Basilica of St Denis and finally to its high point, the building of Chartres Cathedral.

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Civilisation

Episode 3: Romance and Reality

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Kenneth Clark travels to France and Italy to capture the spirit of the later Middle Ages.

Kenneth Clark journeys from the Loire through Tuscany and Umbria, to Pisa, as he explores the aspirations of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy.

Kenneth Clark journeys from the Loire through Tuscany and Umbria, to the cathedral at Pisa. He explores the aspirations of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy, looking at the work of Giotto and Dante among other artists.

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Civilisation

Episode 4: Man - The Measure of all Things

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Kenneth Clark continues his reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.

Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.

Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.

Clark visits Florence, where the resurrection of a classical past first gave a new impetus to European thought, and then journeys to the palaces of Urbino and Mantua, where the Renaissance manifested itself in glorious architecture.

He talks of Humanism and of perspective, of Donatello, Botticelli and Van Eyck.

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Civilisation

Episode 5: The Hero as Artist

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Kenneth Clark looks at artists Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.

Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at individuals of genius, notably Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.

Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Papal Rome in the early 16th Century.

Three great artists, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci are the chief protagonists in Clark's 'Individuals of Genius' theme. It takes him through the gardens and courtyards of the Vatican to the rooms decorated for the Pope by Raphael, and to the Sistine Chapel.

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Civilisation

Episode 6: Protest and Communication

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Lord Clark looks at the upheavals of the Reformation.

Kenneth Clark investigates the Protestant Reformation in northern Europe. He looks at Holbein, Thomas Moore, Erasmus, the printing press and Durer.

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Civilisation

Civilisation

Episode 7: Grandeur and Obedience

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Sir Kenneth Clark visits Rome where he examines the Catholic world in the 16th Century.

Sir Kenneth Clark visits Rome in search of grandeur and finds a city that gave rise to Michelangelo, Bernini and the Counter Reformation.

Sir Kenneth Clark presents one of the classic episodes of his history of the civilised culture of the western world. He examines the Catholic world in the 16th Century, especially the city of Rome which blossomed architecturally and sculpturally during the Counter Reformation under the hands of the baroque artist Bernini. This programme features the celebrated and stunning tracking shot through Raphael's Loggia.

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Civilisation

Episode 8: The Light of Experience

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Kenneth Clark looks at the Holland of Rembrandt and the London of Purcell and Wren.

Kenneth Clark's story takes him from the Holland of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the London of Wren, Purcell and the Royal Society.

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Civilisation

Civilisation

Episode 9: The Pursuit of Happiness

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Kenneth Clark looks at the influence of 18th Century music on rococo architecture.

Kenneth Clark reflects on the nature of the 18th Century music, and how some of its qualities are reflected in rococo architecture, the pilgrimage churches and palaces of Bavaria.

Kenneth Clark reflects on the 18th Century music of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart, and on the way that some of its qualities are reflected in the best of the rococo architecture, the pilgrimage churches and palaces of Bavaria.

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Civilisation

Episode 10: The Smile of Reason

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A look at the beginnings of revolutionary politics in the 18th Century.

Kenneth Clark looks at the beginnings of revolutionary politics in the 18th Century.

Kenneth Clark looks at the beginnings of revolutionary politics in the 18th Century.

His theme takes him from great palaces like Blenheim and Versailles, to Edinburgh, and to the hills of Virginia where Thomas Jefferson made his home in the 1760s.

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Civilisation

Civilisation

Episode 11: The Worship of Nature

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Kenneth Clark examines the belief in the divinity of nature.

Kenneth Clark examines a new force - the belief in the divinity of nature. Clark visits Tintern Abbey and the Alps, and discusses the landscape paintings of Turner and Constable.

Kenneth Clark examines a new force - the belief in the divinity of nature. This takes him to Tintern Abbey and the Lake District of Wordsworth, to the Swiss Alps and the ideas of Rousseau, and to the landscapes of Turner and Constable.

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Civilisation

Episode 12: The Fallacies of Hope

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Kenneth Clark traces the progressive disillusionment of Romantic movement artists.

Kenneth Clark traces the progressive disillusionment of the artists of the Romantic movement during the 19th Century.

'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive' wrote Wordsworth of the early days of the French Revolution, but the storming of the Bastille led not to freedom but to the Terror, the dictatorship of Napoleon and the dreary bureaucracies of the 19th Century.

Kenneth Clark traces the progressive disillusionment of the artists of the Romantic movement through the music of Beethoven, the poetry of Byron and the sculpture of Rodin.

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Civilisation

Civilisation

Episode 13: Heroic Materialism

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Kenneth Clark considers heroic materialism and humanitarianism in the past 100 years.

Kenneth Clark considers the ways in which the heroic materialism of the past hundred years has been linked to an equally remarkable increase in humanitarianism.

To conclude this landmark series, Kenneth Clark considers the ways in which the heroic materialism of the past hundred years has been linked to an equally remarkable increase in humanitarianism. The achievement of engineers and scientists such as Brunel and Rutherford has been matched by the work of great reformers like Wilberforce and Shaftesbury. As Clark notes, the concept of kindness only became important in the last century.

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Voices from the Island

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Nelson Mandela and other ex-prisoners recall their incarceration on Robben Island. (1994)

Nelson Mandela and his fellow ex-prisoners recall their incarceration on Robben Island, South Africa's Alcatraz. (1994)

Nelson Mandela and his fellow ex-prisoners recall their incarceration on South Africa's Robben Island. For three decades, the island housed not only political prisoners but convicts, lepers and the mentally ill. Yet amidst the hopelessness, Nelson Mandela and his comrades devised strategies and subterfuges with which they transformed life on the island, while the vision of a new South Africa began to take shape. (1994)

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Nelson Mandela
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Adam Low
Series Editor
Nigel Finch
Series Editor
Anthony Wall

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Horizon

1995-1996 Fermat's Last Theorem

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British mathematician Andrew Wiles's bid to find proof for Fermat's last theorem.

The story of the British mathematician Andrew Wiles and his bid to find proof for Fermat's last theorem, which has taxed mathematicians since the 17th century.

Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical puzzle, Fermat's Theorem, as a ten- year-old schoolboy, beginning a 30-year quest with just one goal in mind - to solve the problem that has baffled minds for three centuries.

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Director
Simon Singh
Editor
John Lynch
Participant
Andrew Wiles

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 1 Episode 3: Porn

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Louis Theroux investigates the world of the male porn performer. (1998)

Louis Theroux investigates the world of the male porn performer, and lands a role in an adult film. (1998)

Louis Theroux investigates the world of the male porn performer. With his finely-honed physique and classy English accent, he doesn't have to wait long before landing his first part, playing the all-important part of park ranger. (1998)

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Louis Theroux
Director
Geoffrey O'Connor
Series Producer
David Mortimer

BBC Children in Need

Children in Need: 40 Fabulous Years

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Ade Adepitan looks back at four decades of Children in Need.

Ade Adepitan takes us on a funny, poignant and revealing tour across four decades of Children in Need.

Presenter Ade Adepitan MBE is our guide on this funny, poignant, revealing and surprising numerical tour across four fabulous decades of Children In Need.

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Ade Adepitan
Series Producer
Lucy Kenwright
Executive Producer
Caroline Wright
Interviewed Guest
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Matt Baker
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Rylan Clark-Neal
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Sue Cook
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Jon Culshaw
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Ainsley Harriott
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Marvin Humes
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Rochelle Humes
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Alex Jones
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Gareth Malone
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Shona McGarty
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Scott Mills
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Ore Oduba
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Wendi Peters
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Susanna Reid
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Gaby Roslin
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Kate Silverton
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Heather Small
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Lacey Turner
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Kimberley Walsh
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Gary Barlow
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Mel Giedroyc
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Oscar Pistorius’s achievements on the track become a distant memory…

Documentary series. Oscar Pistorius's achievements on the track become a distant memory when the prosecution reveals a very different man to the one that the world had come to admire.

A month after Oscar Pistorius shoots dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, he is out on bail, living at his uncle Arnold’s compound. A forensics expert hired by his legal team helps him to recreate his version of what happened the night of Reeva’s death.

The Blade Runner, as he was nicknamed, became a worldwide superstar at the Athens Olympics while still a high school teenager finding his way. Pistorius set his sights on an ambitious goal: competing against able-bodied athletes in the Olympics. In a long and contentious battle with track and field’s governing body, the IAAF, he wins the right to compete in the Olympics in 2008. All that becomes a distant memory on 19 August 2013, when he is formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on what would have been her 30th birthday. With the prosecution adding gun charges to the original complaint, the evidence reveals that he is a very different young man to the one that the world had come to admire.

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Director
Daniel Gordon
Producer
John Battsek

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