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Handmade in Japan

Series 1

Episode 1: Samurai Sword

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Series looking at traditional Japanese crafts. On Kyushu, a family of Samurai sword makers continue a tradition their ancestors began 230 years ago. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Documentary series featuring dramatic reconstruction in which Lucy Worsley delves into the personal lives of Henry VIII's wives, beginning with Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Katherine of Aragon:
Paola Bontempi
King Henry VIII:
Scott Arthur
Anne Boleyn:
Claire Cooper
Charles Brandon:
Orlando James
Maud Parr:
Natalie Grady
Maria de Salinas:
Bea Segura
Mary Boleyn:
Tiffany Ceri
Henry Norris:
Nicholas Agnew
Thomas Hawley:
Sam Phillips
Princess Mary:
Scarlett Cecil
Anne Savage:
Sophie Bleasdale
Production Company:
Wall to Wall South Ltd
Executive Producer:
Emma Hindley
Executive Producer:
Leanne Klein
Writer:
Chloe Moss
Producer:
Ben Evans

Documentary exploring the remarkable life of the footballer George Best, charting how a reserved young prodigy from Northern Ireland became a global superstar. Show more

Andrew Graham-Dixon investigates the story of the 20th century's greatest art forger, Han van Meegeren, who made millions during World War II selling fake Vermeers in Nazi-occupied Holland. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 21 days

In the final episode, Dr Sam Willis looks at the drive to develop ever more precise weapons on the battlefield, from artillery shells to rifles to the Maxim machine gun. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Director:
Linda Sands
Executive Producer:
John Das
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Murray-Flutter
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Tilney
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Traynor
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Yuill

Documentary exploring the remarkable life of the footballer George Best, charting how a reserved young prodigy from Northern Ireland became a global superstar. Show more

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