Programme Index

Discover 10,240,791 listings and 242,568 playable programmes from the BBC

On Stage

At the Exeter Northcott

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Following the attempts by the Northcott Theatre's new artistic director to turn around the venue's fortunes in the face of financial pressures and falling audiences. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
John Nettles
Participant:
Lesley Joseph
Executive Producer:
Sam Smith

Series

On Stage

At Home with the Georgians

Episode 2: A Woman's Touch

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

On a journey from stately home to pauper's attic Amanda Vickery reveals how 'taste' became the buzzword of the age and gave women a new outlet for their creativity. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

on BBC Four

Coming-of-age drama in which a northern lad from a mining community (Jamie Bell) opts for ballet rather than boxing and must convince his father of his ambitions as a dancer. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Wilkinson:
Julie Walters
Jackie Elliot:
Gary Lewis
Billy Elliot:
Jamie Bell
Tony Elliot:
Jamie Draven
Billy, aged 25:
Adam Cooper
Grandma:
Jean Heywood
Michael Caffrey:
Stuart Wells
George Watson:
Mike Elliot
Mr Braithwaite:
Billy Fane
Debbie Wilkinson:
Nicola Blackwell
Gary Poulson:
Joe Renton
Dr Crane:
Steve Mangan
Vice-Principal:
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Writer:
Lee Hall
Producer:
Greg Brenman
Producer:
Jon Finn
Director of photography:
Brian Tufano

Genres

Formats

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 2: Spirit of the Age

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 10 months

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can reveal the fears and prejudices of their age, from medieval religious passion to Victorian obsession with poverty and disease. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Director:
Helen Nixon
Producer:
Helen Nixon
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Writers and historians including Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory revisit the last days of Anne Boleyn, who in 1536 became the first queen in British history to be executed. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
David Starkey
Participant:
Hilary Mantel
Participant:
Philippa Gregory
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones

Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 9: Killer Whales: Beneath the Surface

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Four

Documentary revealing the social side of the killer whale; a creature long feared as a sea monster until it was studied in captivity for the first time. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Documentary series revealing the emotional and dramatic lives of elephants. A new baby elephant is born, but her first few weeks look set to be the most dangerous of her life. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sarah Parish
Participant:
David Dabellen
Participant:
Onesmas Kahindi
Executive Producer:
Sara Ford
Series Producer:
Nigel Pope

BBC Four

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