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Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 10: Can We Make a Star on Earth?

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Four

With access to the biggest fusion experiments on earth, Brian Cox tries to find out why scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

Catholics

Episode 1: Priests

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Series about being Catholic in Britain today begins with a look at men studying for the priesthood at London's Allen Hall, one of only three remaining seminaries in the UK. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Richard Alwyn
Producer:
Richard Alwyn
Director:
Richard Alwyn
Director:
Richard Alwyn
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Series

Catholics

The Singing Detective

Episode 4: Clues

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's classic drama serial with music. Marlow as a child visits London, but is not impressed. A film option on Marlow's novel thickens the plot. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
John Harris
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
George Adams:
Charles Simon
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Grandad Baxter:
Wally Thomas

Lost Kingdoms of Africa

Series 2

Episode 4: Bunyoro & Buganda

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Gus Casely-Hayford visits Uganda to explore how Bunyoro saw its dominance challenged by the rise of Buganda, a neighbouring kingdom on the shores of Lake Victoria. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ross Harper
Series Producer:
Ross Harper
Executive Producer:
Rachel Bell
Executive Producer:
Rachel Bell
Producer:
Sarah Howitt
Producer:
Sarah Howitt
Director:
Sarah Howitt
Director:
Sarah Howitt

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 10: Can We Make a Star on Earth?

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Four

With access to the biggest fusion experiments on earth, Brian Cox tries to find out why scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

How to Build...

Series 1

Episode 2: A Jumbo Jet Engine

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for years

The story of the thousands of people who design, build and test jet engines at Rolls-Royce's manufacturing plants across the UK, and the astonishing technology behind the engines. Show more

Catholics

Episode 1: Priests

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Series about being Catholic in Britain today begins with a look at men studying for the priesthood at London's Allen Hall, one of only three remaining seminaries in the UK. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Richard Alwyn
Producer:
Richard Alwyn
Director:
Richard Alwyn
Director:
Richard Alwyn
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Series

Catholics

BBC Four

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