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Mods and Rockers

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John Morgan interviews groups of mods and rockers about their lifestyles. (1964)

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Richard Dimbleby
Reporter
John Morgan

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Panorama

Whicker's World

The Love Generation

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Alan Whicker finds himself surrounded by love and peace in San Francisco. (1967)

San Francisco has become the capital of the world for a rapidly growing tribal community of self-styled beautiful people. Alan Whicker drops in on the Summer of Love. (1967)

San Francisco has become the capital of the world for a rapidly growing tribal community of self-styled beautiful people. They are staging a peaceful revolution against the pressures and greed of the western way of life.

But the 'straight world' outside shows little enthusiasm for these Flower Children, with their long hair, far-out clothes, and dropped-out ideals. They're often viewed as parasitic and drug-addled.

Alan Whicker finds himself surrounded by love, peace and harmony in 1960s San Francisco. (1967)

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Presenter
Alan Whicker
Film Editor
Don Fairservice
Photographer
Nat Crosby
Sound
John Murphy
Sound
Alan Dykes
Producer
Fred Burnley
Director
Fred Burnley

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Millions of Americans are prepared for nuclear war, earthquake or social collapse. (1982)

Millions of Americans aim to live through what they foresee as an inevitable disaster be that nuclear war, earthquake or social collapse. (1982)

Millions of Americans are determined to live through what they foresee as an inevitable nuclear war. Others are heading for camps in the remote back-country to escape the chaos of an impending political or economic cataclysm.

They sing hymns, chant psalms of war, preach the survival of the fittest and arm themselves to the teeth. They are the Survivalists....

This film talks to women training with machine guns, to undergraduates taking courses in How to Stay Alive, to retired generals who run schools for mercenary killers, and to self-appointed clergy who say their native America has 'gone soft on the Devil and the Reds' and has become a 'Disneyland for Dummies'. (1982)

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Writer
Paul Hamann
Producer
Paul Hamann

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Choice

Holiday Camps

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Derek Hart reports on a unique British institution. (1966)

Choice reports on a unique British institution - the holiday camp - and asks what kind of value people will be getting for their money when they go to one. (1966)

Choice reports on a unique British institution - the holiday camp. There are 100 of them, all over the country, and this summer nearly two million Britons will be joining in the fun. Derek Hart asks what kind of value holidaymakers will be getting for their money. (1966)

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Presenter
Derek Hart
Director
Frank Smith
Producer
Edward Mirzoeff

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Choice
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The top 50 must-see places in the world, as voted for by the public. (2002)

Craig Doyle presents a rundown of the top 50 must-see places in the world, as voted for earlier this year by 20,000 members of the public. (2002)

Earlier this year 20,000 members of the public cast their vote on what they saw as the locations everyone should visit at least once. The result is a definitive wishlist of global hotspots. In addition to the top 50, four viewers file a report from their favourite place. (2002)

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Presenter
Craig Doyle
Producer
Lindsay Bradbury
Executive Producer
Jannine Waddell

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Documentary from 1989. The world's most famous small car celebrates its 30th birthday.

Documentary from 1989. The world's most famous small car celebrates its 30th birthday. Mini enthusiasts around the world, including Spike Milligan and Tony Benn, reflect on the car's appeal.

The world's most famous small car celebrates its 30th birthday. Mini enthusiasts around the world, including Spike Milligan and Tony Benn, explain the little car's unique character. (1989)

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Participant
Spike Milligan
Participant
Tony Benn
Editor
Ian Bellion
Producer
John McLeod

The Sky at Night

Mission To Jupiter

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The Galileo probe to Jupiter is due to send information about the giant planet. (1995)

The Galileo probe to Jupiter is now due to send back information on the giant planet. Professor Garry Hunt joins Patrick Moore for an update. (1995)

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Presenter
Patrick Moore
Participant
Dr Garry Hunt
Producer
Pieter Morpurgo
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Molly Parkin reveals some of the lessons she has learnt after a life of excess. (1996)

In conversation with psychiatrist Anthony Clare, Molly Parkin reveals some of the lessons she has learnt after a life marked by artistic, sexual and alcoholic excesses. (1996)

In conversation with psychiatrist Anthony Clare, ex-fashion editor and novelist Molly Parkin reveals some of the lessons she has learnt after a life marked by artistic, sexual and alcoholic excesses. After rebelling against a puritanical upbringing, her rapacious lifestyle reached its lowest point one morning in a gutter in London. Now a pensioner of 64, in love and at peace, how does she feel she has changed? (1996)

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Presenter
Anthony Clare
Interviewer
Molly Parkin
Series Producer
Catherine Seddon
Executive Producer
Judith Holder

Living Legends

Burke and Hare

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Magnus Magnusson re-examines the story of the infamous bodysnatchers. (1979)

Magnus Magnusson re-examines the story of the infamous bodysnatchers, Burke and Hare, who took cunning steps to speed up the supply of human bodies for medical dissection. (1979)

For over 150 years a flourishing trade in bodysnatching went on in Britain, supplying corpses for medical dissection. In 1834 this traffic was brought to an end, thanks largely to two Irish navvies in Edinburgh, William Burke and William Hare.

In their eagerness to supply their customer, Dr Knox, with fresh subjects, Burke and Hare had taken cunning steps to speed up the turnover of human bodies. In the streets and gravevards of Edinburgh. Magnus Magnusson re-examines the story. (1979)

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Presenter
Magnus Magnusson
Editor
Bruce Norman
Film Editor
Paul Carter
Producer
Ben Shephard
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The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes; Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.

The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games – Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.

The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games – Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.

Just weeks before the Olympics in 1994 at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Kerrigan was injured by an unknown assailant. Harding's ex-husband had plotted the attack with his misfit friends to eliminate Kerrigan from the competition.

Twenty years later, The Price of Gold takes a fresh look at the scandal that elevated the popularity of professional figure skating with Harding still facing questions over what she knew when she knew it.

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Director
Nanette Burstein

Eye To Eye

The Big Gamble

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Every summer, British holidaymakers head to the seaside hoping for good weather. (1957)

British holidaymakers take the 'Big Gamble' every summer - by risking their savings on a stay at a British seaside resort, which could very well be ruined by bad weather. (1957)

Documentary looking at holidaymakers who take the 'Big Gamble' every summer - those who are willing to risk their savings on a stay at a British seaside resort, which could very well be ruined by bad weather. Filmed at Broadstairs beach. (1957)

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Narrator
Jack Warner
Film Editor
Allan Tyrer
Photographer
James Balfour
Writer
Pamela Bower
Director
Pamela Bower
Producer
Richard Cawston

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Eye To Eye

Breathing Space

To the Land Where Glaciers Grow

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The Simpson family love travelling to remote parts of the world on holiday. (1974)

The Simpson family love travelling to remote parts of the world on holiday. Last summer they undertook a 200-mile expedition in canoes and on foot across West Greenland. (1974)

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Narrator
Derek Cooper
Camera Operator
Dick Johnstone
Sound Recordist
Gordon Forsyth
Unit Manager
Robin Chalmers
Producer
Michael Marshall

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Open Space

Bad Meaning Good

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Tim Westwood's 1987 film showcases young rappers, DJs and graffiti artists in London.

Tim Westwood's film showcases talented young rappers, scratch-mix DJs and graffiti artists in London. With a special guest appearance by Run‐D.M.C. at the Brixton Academy. (1987)

The hip-hop or rap scene came to this country from New York in the early 1980s. The media exploited the new craze and then dropped what has become, for a growing number of young black Britons, a way of life.

Tim Westwood, a DJ well-respected 'on the street', has made this film as a showcase for the talented young rappers, scratch-mix DJs and graffiti artists in London. With a special guest appearance by the New York kings of rap, Run‐D.M.C., at the Brixton Academy. (1987)

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Presenter
Tim Westwood
Producer
Sue Davidson
Film Editor
Guy Crossman
Series Producer
Peter Lee-Wright

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Open Space

The Sky at Night

The Man Who Discovered A Planet

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Patrick Moore meets Professor Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto. (1980)

For this programme, Patrick Moore flew to Arizona to meet Professor Tombaugh and to ask him what he now thought about the curious planet he discovered half a century ago. (1980)

On 18 February 1930 Pluto was discovered by a young research student named Clyde Tombaugh. Since that time Pluto has set puzzle after puzzle. It is smaller than expected, it has an unusual path and it has a moon, Charon, which is one third its size. Today, at the age of 77, Clyde Tombaugh is one of America's most respected astronomers.

For this programme, Patrick Moore flew to Arizona to meet Professor Tombaugh and to ask him what he now thought about the curious planet he discovered half a century ago. But first we join Clyde Tombaugh in Las Cruces, New Mexico, exactly 50 years to the day of his discovery, at a banquet to honour the only living man who has discovered a new planet. (1980)

The Visual Scene

Playing it Cool

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Modern artists using new methods of producing art and sculpture are seen at work. (1969)

We used to think of artists working with paint and brush, or stone and chisel. But the new generation are using radical new methods and tools to produce art. (1969)

We used to think of artists working with paint and brush, or stone and chisel. But the new generation is just as likely to use plastic and spray gun, or iron girder and oxy-acetylene lamp. And some artists have their work processed in factories, or even programmed for computers.

The programme features Victor Pasmore, Josef Albers, Richard Arthur Wollheim, Joe Tilson, Anthony Caro, Victor Vasarely, Phillip King, Bridget Riley, Sérgio de Camargo plus Bryan Robertson and David Sylvester. (1969)

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Narrator
Paul Overy
Film Editor
Richard Sidwell
Producer
Nancy Thomas

The Curious House Guest

Series 1 Chavenage House

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The quintessentially English manor of Chavenage House in the Cotswolds.

Jeremy Musson visits the quintessentially English manor of Chavenage House in the Cotswolds, and gets involved in the working life of the estate.

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Presenter
Jeremy Musson
Producer
Spike Geilinger
Series Producer
Richard Trayler-Smith
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The jumbo has been called a 'pilot's dream' but will it be an airport's nightmare? (1969)

In just four months, the world's first jumbo jet will go into service over the Atlantic. The jumbo has been called a 'pilot's dream.' But will it be an airport's nightmare? (1969)

In just four months, the world's first jumbo jet goes into regular service over the Atlantic. Already 200 have been ordered by the world's airlines. Each is designed to carry nearly 500 passengers. The jumbo has been called a 'pilot's dream.' But will it also be an airport's nightmare?

By next year, half a dozen of the giants may be queuing at peak hours to disgorge their passengers at London Airport. Round the world, airports face their biggest jam in history. Jumbo jets will revolutionise airport design. But they may also speed up other travel developments, with far-reaching effects on the design and peace, of our cities. (1969)

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Producer
Michael Weigall

The Social

The Social Presents Get Battered

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Dazza travels across Scotland, sampling its finest fish and chips.

Dazza grew up on two things and two things alone - oxygen and fish suppers. In Get Battered, he travels across Scotland, sampling the finest fish and chips the country has to offer.

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The Social Presents Cooking for Mugs

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Zarah experiments with cooking in a mug.

Ever tried cooking pizza in a mug? Or a curry? Zarah tests it out to see if everything really can be made in a mug.

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A visit to the Punjab reveals the secrets of tandoori cooking. (1995)

Madhur visits the Punjab, where she reveals the secrets of tandoori cooking. (1995)

Madhur Jaffrey visits the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holy Sikh shrine, and sees how thousands are fed in the Temple's community kitchen. In the rural Punjab she comes across the rich buffalo milk used to make paneer cheese, and along the Pakistan border she discovers that towns on both sides share a common language and cuisine. (1995)

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Presenter
Madhur Jaffrey
Director
Navin Thapar
Executive Producer
Narendhra Morar

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