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Great British Railway Journeys

Series 5

Episode 1: Manchester to Birkenhead

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

On the first leg of a journey from Manchester to Chesterfield, Michael Portillo finds out how Manchester gave birth to a revolutionary political movement. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 5

Episode 2: Southport to Leyland

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Michael Portillo continues his journey through the north west. He begins in the Lancashire resort of Southport and also stops off in Wigan, Bolton and Leyland. Show more

Hive Minds

Series 1

Episode 1: Pascallywags v Lutrophiles

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Quiz show where the answers are hidden in a hive of letters, testing both general knowledge and mental agility. The Lutrophiles take on the Pascallywags. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fiona Bruce
Production Company:
Green Inc Film and TV Ltd
Production Company:
Saltbeef TV Productions Ltd
Executive Producer:
Stephen Stewart
Executive Producer:
Jeremy Salsby
Producer:
Jeremy Salsby

Britain and the Sea

Episode 1: Adventure and Exploration

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

David Dimbleby sails the south west coast of England, exploring maritime art, architecture and history - including the story of Sir Francis Drake. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Producer:
John Hodgson
Director:
John Hodgson
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Alexander Leith

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

How the invention of the jet engine gave hope to Britain as the country recovered from the Second World War, becoming a lucrative export and a powerful piece of military hardware. Show more

Mark Radcliffe looks at the highs and lows of band life - the creative tension that produces great music and the pressures that come with success and fame, which pulls many apart. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Radcliffe
Producer:
Guy Evans
Director:
Guy Evans
Executive Producer:
Mark Hill
Production Company:
RDF Television West

Hive Minds

Series 1

Episode 1: Pascallywags v Lutrophiles

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Quiz show where the answers are hidden in a hive of letters, testing both general knowledge and mental agility. The Lutrophiles take on the Pascallywags. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fiona Bruce
Production Company:
Green Inc Film and TV Ltd
Production Company:
Saltbeef TV Productions Ltd
Executive Producer:
Stephen Stewart
Executive Producer:
Jeremy Salsby
Producer:
Jeremy Salsby

Rome: A History of the Eternal City

Episode 2: Divine Gamble

Duration: 60 minutes

on BBC Four

Simon Sebag Montefiore charts Rome's rise to become the capital of western Christendom and its impact on the lives of its citizens, elites and high priests. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Rob Cowling
Director:
Rob Cowling
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

Britain and the Sea

Episode 1: Adventure and Exploration

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

David Dimbleby sails the south west coast of England, exploring maritime art, architecture and history - including the story of Sir Francis Drake. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Producer:
John Hodgson
Director:
John Hodgson
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Alexander Leith

BBC Four

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