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Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Drama series based on Thomas Hardy's novel. When Angel confesses to a dishonourable event in his past, Tess at last tells him about her relationship with Alec D'Urberville. Show more

Contributors

Tess Durbeyfield:
Gemma Arterton
Alec D'Urberville:
Hans Matheson
Angel Clare:
Eddie Redmayne
Joan Durbeyfield:
Ruth Jones
Parson Tringham:
Donald Sumpter
John Durbeyfield:
Ian Puleston-Davies
Mrs D'Urberville:
Anna Massey
Producer:
David Snodin

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 1: Profit and Loss

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Documentary about the abolition of slavery. Huge sums of money were paid out in compensation, not to slaves, but to slave owners. Show more

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 2: The Price of Freedom

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Documentary. David Olusoga traces the bitter propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and the abolitionists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Director:
Ben Crichton
Producer:
Ben Crichton

Brenda Emmanus follows acclaimed artist Sonia Boyce in the lead up to a new exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, highlighting groundbreaking artists of African and Asian descent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brenda Emmanus
Participant:
Sonia Boyce
Participant:
Rasheed Araeen
Participant:
Lubaina Himid
Participant:
Yinka Shonibare
Participant:
Althea McNish
Director:
Alex Harding
Producer:
Alex Harding
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Art of Persia

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Samira Ahmed goes back to when Persia faced her gravest threat, Genghis Khan, and reveals how the Safavids, who succeeded the Mongols, give Iran a powerful new identity. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 25: Shirley Hughes

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Shirley Hughes works on the final page of her latest Alfie book, discusses her love of illustrating and tells why, at the age of 89, she has no plans to retire. Show more

Ian Hislop investigates Britain's emotional history. He charts how and why the stiff upper lip emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Deborah Lee
Director:
Deborah Lee
Director:
Deborah Lee

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