Programme Index

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The Boats That Built Britain

Episode 2: The Pickle

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Sailor and writer Tom Cunliffe tells the story of HMS Pickle, a boat that beat her bigger rivals back to Britain to deliver the news of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. Show more

Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings

Episode 3: Libraries Gave Us Power

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

The story of the British Library's Royal Manuscripts collection reaches its end with the last great flowering of illumination, in the courts of the Tudors. Show more

A search for the orchestra that best captures the spirit of British amateur music-making. In episode two the four remaining amateur orchestras must get to grips with opera. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Series following long-running family businesses. Fiona Toye married into a family that has been making medals and regalia, including OBEs, for generations. Show more

Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank

Episode 3: The Rebel Pharaoh

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Dan Cruickshank explores stories from ancient Egypt. He travels the Nile in search of the truth about Akhenaten, the most radical pharaoh ever to rule Egypt. Show more

Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank

Episode 4: Building for Eternity

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Dan Cruickshank explores stories from ancient Egypt. He discovers the techniques that the Egyptians used to make their pyramids, temples and mummies eternal. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Entomologist George McGavin and ant expert Adam Hart capture all aspects of life in an ant colony using time-lapse cameras, microscopes, microphones and radio tracking technology. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
George McGavin
Presenter:
Adam Hart
Series Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert

Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings

Episode 3: Libraries Gave Us Power

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

The story of the British Library's Royal Manuscripts collection reaches its end with the last great flowering of illumination, in the courts of the Tudors. Show more

BBC Four

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