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Timeshift

Series 11

Episode 8: The Golden Age of Trams: A Streetcar Named Desire

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Documentary exploring how the tram liberated overcrowded cities, mapping its journey from horse-drawn carriage on rails to steam and then electric power. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Julia Foot
Director:
Julia Foot
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Legend has it that Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's first female pharaoh, sent ships to the land of Punt. Cheryl Ward sets out to recreate the voyage, in search of this mythical land. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Chris Hilton
Executive Producer:
Valerie Abita
Presenter:
Cheryl Ward
Participant:
Tom Vosmer
Participant:
David Vann
Participant:
Patrick Couser
Participant:
Kathryn Bard
Participant:
Rodolfo Fattovich

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

on BBC Four

Lavish costume drama set in ancient Egypt. A pharaoh (Jack Hawkins) drives his people to construct his tomb, but his court is rife with duplicity and intrigue. Show more

Contributors

Pharoah Khufu:
Jack Hawkins
Mikka, Vashtar's servant:
James Hayter
Princess Nellifer:
Dame Joan Collins
Director:
Howard Hawks
Producer:
Howard Hawks

Timeshift

Series 11

Episode 9: Epic: A Cast of Thousands!

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Documentary which goes behind the scenes to tell the stories of the biggest film genre of them all - the epic, from Ben-Hur to The Ten Commandments and from El Cid to Cleopatra. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tom Baker
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 57 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Documentary re-evaluating the career of actress and singer Doris Day, who died in 2019 at the age of 97. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
James Garner
Participant:
Richard Carpenter
Participant:
Terence Davies
Participant:
Don Pippin

Simon Russell Beale visits Italy, Britain, Germany and Austria to see how the sound of Christmas has evolved in response to changing ideas about the Nativity. Show more

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