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Unnatural Histories

Episode 3: Amazon

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

A look at how new evidence of ancient man's influence shows that the Amazon rainforest, the epitome of a last wilderness under threat, may not be as natural as we believe. Show more

Two-part documentary about six men from the Fifth Royal Tank Regiment. Part one tells their story from Dunkirk to the deserts of North Africa and back in preparation for D-Day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Urban
Series Producer:
Francis Whately
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Production Manager:
Rebecca Maidens
Production Manager:
Michelle Clinton

Detectorists

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Andy suddenly has a job interview to go to, Lance has a lot of catching up to do, and there's the mystery of the buried bomber. Show more

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 1: Birth of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Brian Pern takes an imagined journey through the last 50 years of rock music. He investigates its prehistoric origins and reminisces about dressing up as a crab. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
Ray Baker Thomas:
Matt Lucas
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Toddy Chunks Burnett:
Winston Garvey
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Captain Cupnutz:
Tony Way
Writer:
Simon Day
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Alexander Armstrong explores the literature that inspired Michael Palin and Terry Jones's comedy Ripping Yarns, a parody of the Boys' Own books and magazines of their childhood. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Terry Jones
Producer:
Mary Crisp
Director:
Mary Crisp
Executive Producer:
Tara Duffy
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland

Nigel Slater takes us on a nostalgic and funny journey back in time exploring the earliest origins of cake in Britain, bringing this tastiest of culinary histories to life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Slater
Executive Producer:
Jane Merkin
Director:
Mark Adderley
Production Company:
Doghouse Media Ltd

Detectorists

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Andy suddenly has a job interview to go to, Lance has a lot of catching up to do, and there's the mystery of the buried bomber. Show more

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 1: Birth of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Brian Pern takes an imagined journey through the last 50 years of rock music. He investigates its prehistoric origins and reminisces about dressing up as a crab. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
Ray Baker Thomas:
Matt Lucas
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Toddy Chunks Burnett:
Winston Garvey
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Captain Cupnutz:
Tony Way
Writer:
Simon Day
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Alexander Armstrong explores the literature that inspired Michael Palin and Terry Jones's comedy Ripping Yarns, a parody of the Boys' Own books and magazines of their childhood. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Terry Jones
Producer:
Mary Crisp
Director:
Mary Crisp
Executive Producer:
Tara Duffy
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland

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