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Nature's Weirdest Events

Series 2 (Cutdowns)

Episode 1

Duration: 10 minutes

on BBC Four

Chris Packham explores some of the most bizarre and extraordinary natural events on the planet, using eyewitness footage, first-hand accounts and scientific explanations.

Natural World

2017-2018

Episode 1: Puerto Rico: Island of Enchantment

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 5 days

David Attenborough tells the story of the island's exotic but vulnerable wildlife. A team of conservation champions are making it their mission to save the most precious species. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Peter Fison
Director of photography:
George Woodcock
Production Manager:
Marie Coyne
Re-recording mixer:
Wounded Buffalo Sound Studio
Aerial Photographer:
Airlenspr
Graphic Designer:
Blair Harrower
Executive Producer:
David Dugan
Production Coordinator:
Cassy Walkling
Production Coordinator:
Joanna Manley
Production Manager:
Helena Berglund
Production Manager:
Pauline Gates
Series Editor:
Roger Webb
Production Company:
Windfall Films

A birthday tribute celebrating the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn, including exclusive access to Dame Vera as she watches home movies and videos from the past with her daughter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Vera Lynn
Interviewed Guest:
Fergus Anckorn
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Welland
Interviewed Guest:
Stan Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Paul McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Humphries
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Margolyes
Interviewed Guest:
Virginia Lewis-Jones
Camera Operator:
Joe Taylor
Camera Operator:
Ian Potts
Camera Operator:
Tom Sweetland
On-line editing:
Tom Knowles
Graphic Designer:
Mitch Wood
Production Coordinator:
Sharlyna Wolfsheimer
Production Manager:
Alex Barraki
Assistant Producer:
Jessie Potts
Film Editor:
Tim Thompsett
Executive Producer:
Liz Mills
Producer:
Sue Hills
Director:
Sue Hills
Production Company:
Captive Minds

The Sky at Night

Life beyond Venus

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Chris and Maggie report on the reaction to the dramatic announcement of the discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus, a gas that could be a sign of life. Show more

Horizon

2017

Strange Signals from Outer Space!

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for 10 months

Horizon investigates unusual space signals including the Lorimer Burst, and has exclusive access to researchers at the Green Bank Telescope searching for signals from Tabby's Star. Show more

Documentary exploring how the Booker Prize revolutionised the world of literary fiction and became a central part of British cultural life. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Peter Carey
Participant:
Penelope Lively
Participant:
John Banville
Director:
Jon Morrice
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Documentary following a group of primary schoolchildren over the course of a year as they learn to read. Some make a flying start, but others struggle even with the alphabet. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Sam Benstead
Executive Producer:
Liesel Evans
Composer:
Nainita Desai
Editor:
James Gold
Camera Operator:
Sam Benstead
Animator:
Sam Benstead
Production Company:
Century Films Ltd

A birthday tribute celebrating the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn, including exclusive access to Dame Vera as she watches home movies and videos from the past with her daughter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Vera Lynn
Interviewed Guest:
Fergus Anckorn
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Welland
Interviewed Guest:
Stan Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Paul McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Humphries
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Margolyes
Interviewed Guest:
Virginia Lewis-Jones
Camera Operator:
Joe Taylor
Camera Operator:
Ian Potts
Camera Operator:
Tom Sweetland
On-line editing:
Tom Knowles
Graphic Designer:
Mitch Wood
Production Coordinator:
Sharlyna Wolfsheimer
Production Manager:
Alex Barraki
Assistant Producer:
Jessie Potts
Film Editor:
Tim Thompsett
Executive Producer:
Liz Mills
Producer:
Sue Hills
Director:
Sue Hills
Production Company:
Captive Minds

Natural World

2017-2018

Episode 1: Puerto Rico: Island of Enchantment

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 5 days

David Attenborough tells the story of the island's exotic but vulnerable wildlife. A team of conservation champions are making it their mission to save the most precious species. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Peter Fison
Director of photography:
George Woodcock
Production Manager:
Marie Coyne
Re-recording mixer:
Wounded Buffalo Sound Studio
Aerial Photographer:
Airlenspr
Graphic Designer:
Blair Harrower
Executive Producer:
David Dugan
Production Coordinator:
Cassy Walkling
Production Coordinator:
Joanna Manley
Production Manager:
Helena Berglund
Production Manager:
Pauline Gates
Series Editor:
Roger Webb
Production Company:
Windfall Films

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