Programme Index

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Alan Johnson MP tells the story of 500 years of the Royal Mail. As a former postman, Alan brings his unique personal perspective to this fascinating slice of social history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Johnson
Narrator:
Alan Johnson
Production Company:
Mentorn Scotland
Producer:
Andrew Abbott
Director:
Andrew Abbott
Executive Producer:
Iain Scollay

Lost Sitcoms

Episode 1: Till Death Us Do Part

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Four

Series which recreates three British classic lost sitcoms with a new cast. Alf arrives home to find that a burnt supper is the least of his worries. Show more

Contributors

Alf Garnett:
Simon Day
Elsie Garnett:
Lizzie Roper
Mike:
Carl Au
Girl in phone box:
Victoria Balnaves
Woman at window/call box:
Vari Sylvester
Ted Williams:
Robert Jack
Producer:
Owen Bell

Lost Sitcoms

Episode 2: Let's Talk about Alf

Duration: 5 minutes

on BBC Four

A look at the impact of Alf Garnett, with contributions from Graham Linehan, Lee Mack and Simon Day.

Contributors

Participant:
Graham Linehan
Participant:
Lee Mack
Participant:
Simon Day
Participant:
Beryl Vertue
Participant:
Adil Ray
Participant:
Jon Plowman
Participant:
Michael Grade
Participant:
Trix Worrell
Producer:
Owen Bell
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny

James May: The Reassembler

Series 1

Episode 1: Lawnmower

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

James tries to put a 1959 Suffolk Colt petrol lawnmower, which helped make mowing accessible to the masses by producing a smaller and affordable machine, back together. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Jim Al-Khalili tackles the greatest question in science - how the universe began. By recreating key experiments Jim unravels the mystery of science's creation story. Show more

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 6: How Britain Won the Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

How Bernard Lovell's telescope was used by both the Americans and the Russians to track their competing spacecraft and put Britain at the forefront of radio astronomy. Show more

Natural World

2010-2011

Episode 6: The Dolphins of Shark Bay

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

A film providing a rare insight into the lives of bottlenose dolphins. A baby dolphin's mother must use all her skills to keep her newborn safe from sharks. Show more

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 6: How Britain Won the Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

How Bernard Lovell's telescope was used by both the Americans and the Russians to track their competing spacecraft and put Britain at the forefront of radio astronomy. Show more

BBC Four

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