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Iolo's Snowdonia

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Iolo Williams explores Snowdonia. In summer, Iolo encounters buzzards nesting and dragonflies and night-flying moths being hunted by migrant nightjars from Africa. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Dominic Sandbrook continues his exploration of science fiction by looking at its robot obsession, from Frankenstein's monster to the provocative ideas of Blade Runner. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
Rutger Hauer
Participant:
Peter Weller
Participant:
Gale Anne Hurd
Participant:
Anthony Daniels
Participant:
Kenny Baker
Participant:
Edward James Olmos
Participant:
William Gibson

Africa

Episode 1: Kalahari

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

David Attenborough explores two deserts in Africa's south west, where he encounters meerkats, black rhinos, giant insects and the greatest giraffe battle ever filmed. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Series Producer:
James Honeyborne
Producer:
Hugh Pearson

Series

Africa

Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 1: Origins

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Series exploring the history of Africa. Henry Louis Gates Jr looks at the discoveries that point to Africa as the genetic home of all currently living humanity. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Series looking at the history of British 20th-century farming charts the changes in the way fruit and veg was grown, picked and sold, and the impact of supermarkets. Show more

Secrets of Bones

Episode 1: Size Matters

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod Ben shows what bone is constructed from and how it can support animals that are both tiny (a frog) and massive (the blue whale). Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Garrod
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling

Secrets of Bones

Episode 2: Down to Earth

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land in many ways and explores the role of the spine in both cheetahs and snakes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Garrod
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Producer:
Sue Doody
Director:
Sue Doody

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Dominic Sandbrook continues his exploration of science fiction by looking at its robot obsession, from Frankenstein's monster to the provocative ideas of Blade Runner. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
Rutger Hauer
Participant:
Peter Weller
Participant:
Gale Anne Hurd
Participant:
Anthony Daniels
Participant:
Kenny Baker
Participant:
Edward James Olmos
Participant:
William Gibson

Dr Janina Ramirez begins her series by exploring how monasteries evolved from a cult of isolation and self-deprivation into powerhouses of Anglo-Saxon art, industry and learning. Show more

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