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The British Way of Death

BBC Four

Timeshift

Series 5

The British Way of Death

Duration: 40 minutes

on BBC Four

Film exploring why the British funeral has acquired a new spirit of informality and whether we are improvising new rituals to fill a more profound vacuum in our secular society. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Robert Murphy
Producer:
Robert Murphy
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

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Seeing Salvation

BBC Four

Seeing Salvation

Episode 3: The Cross

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four

Neil MacGregor's series on images of Christ in art turns to representations of the Crucifixion, looking at how artists address the themes of suffering and redemption. Show more

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The Art of Dying

BBC Four

Art historian Dan Cruickshank confronts the issue of his own certain death and tries to find out if art can offer comfort or explanation in the face of the greatest unknown of all. Show more

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Mark Lawson Talks to Richard Wilson

BBC Four

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Mark Lawson talks to the actor and director Richard Wilson, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, about his life and work. Show more

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Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture

BBC Four

Dan Cruickshank travels the globe to explore how different cultures have created architecture inspired by our mortality. He visits a Hindu town where people go to die. Show more

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Masterpieces of the British Museum

BBC Four

Masterpieces of the British Museum

Episode 1: The Sutton Hoo Helmet

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

The story of the discovery in East Anglia and restoration of the most iconic piece of the Sutton Hoo treasure, Britain's richest ever archaeological find.

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The Victorian Way of Death

BBC Four

Timewatch

2001-2002

The Victorian Way of Death: From Body Snatching to Burning

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four

Dan Cruickshank investigates the circumstances and rituals surrounding death in Victorian Britain. He unearths some bizarre tales of sinister bodysnatchers and stolen corpses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Executive Producer:
Laurence Rees

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The Art of Dying

BBC Four

Art historian Dan Cruickshank confronts the issue of his own certain death and tries to find out if art can offer comfort or explanation in the face of the greatest unknown of all. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Mark Lawson Talks to Richard Wilson

BBC Four

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Mark Lawson talks to the actor and director Richard Wilson, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, about his life and work. Show more

BBC Four

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