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Gareth Edwards and wife Maureen cause chaos when they take charge of a narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal. The scenery is breathtaking but things don’t entirely go to plan.

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 4: The People's Liners - Britain's Lost Pleasure Fleets

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

A voyage in the company of passengers and crew of the vintage steamers which were a common sight on the rivers and coastal waters around Britain from the 1820s until the 1960s. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Robin Toyne
Director:
Robin Toyne
Series Producer:
William Naylor

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

Armada: 12 Days to Save England

Series 1

Episode 3: Endgame

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Drama-documentary series. Newly discovered documents reveal a remarkable web of misunderstandings that stopped the Spanish from invading. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Queen Elizabeth I:
Anita Dobson
King Phillip II:
Philip Cox
Lord William Burghley:
Rupert Frazer
Sir Francis Walsingham:
Crispin Redman
Sir Francis Drake:
Iain Fletcher
Admiral Charles Howard:
Dominic Jephcott
Medina Sidonia:
Joseph Balderrama
Juan Martinez de Recalde:
Alun Raglan
Elizabeth Throckmorton:
Phoebe Thomas
Blanche Parry:
Gwenyth Petty
Mateo:
Zeh Prado
Production Coordinator:
Kassi Jones
Production Manager:
Sophie Chapman
Executive Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood

Victorian society is often viewed as buttoned up and prudish. Historian and author Dr Fern Riddell holds the opposite view and takes us on a journey deep into Victorian culture. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Riddell
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Tanya Kirk
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Williams
Executive Producer:
Ed Stobart
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Director:
Craig Pickles

With the help of famous friends and fellow writers, Roger McGough and Brian Patten tell the inside story of 1967 poetry anthology The Mersey Sound and how they made poetry cool. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Roger McGough
Participant:
Brian Patten
Participant:
Adrian Henri
Series Producer:
Ellen Hobson
Executive Producer:
Nick Parnes

Genius of the Ancient World

Episode 3: Confucius

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for 26 days

Bettany Hughes travels to China on the trail of Confucius, a great sage of Chinese history whose ideas have fundamentally shaped the country of his birth for around 2,500 years. Show more

BBC Four

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