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Castles: Britain's Fortified History

Episode 3: Defence of the Realm

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Sam Willis looks at how castles survived into the Tudor era. But these strategic seats of power had to become palaces to impress monarchs such as Elizabeth I. Show more

Around the World in 80 Days

Episode 6: Far East and Farther East

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for over a year

Michael Palin's epic journey following in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg. Ten days behind schedule, he sails out of Shanghai on a ferry bound for Japan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Camera Operator:
Nigel Walters
Film Editor:
Jonathan Rowdon
Director:
Roger Mills
Director:
Clem Vallance

The Promise

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 53 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for years

French crime drama. During the raging storms of 1999, in the heart of the French Landes region, 11-year-old Charlotte Meyer vanishes without a trace. In French with English subtitles.

Contributors

Charlotte Meyer:
Céleste Levy
Hélène Meyer:
Natacha Régnier
Sarah Castaing:
Sofia Essaïdi
Serge Fouquet:
Guy Lecluyse
Séverine Perrin:
Irina Muluile
19-year-old Tony Andreï:
Jules Houplain
Pierre Castaing :
Olivier Marchal
Nicolas:
Xavier Robic
Lilas Castaing:
Lili Aupetit

The Promise

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 54 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for years

Sarah visits the small town where she grew up and where Charlotte Meyer disappeared back in 1999, as she attempts to tie the Meyer case to another recent disappearance. Show more

Contributors

Lilas Castaing:
Lili Aupetit
Sarah Castaing:
Sofia Essaïdi
Hélène Meyer:
Natacha Régnier
Nicolas:
Xavier Robic
Young Anaïs Delaire:
Alice Varela
Tony Andreï:
Robinson Stévenin
Séverine Perrin:
Irina Muluile
19-year-old Tony Andreï:
Jules Houplain
Romain Legendre:
Oscar Copp

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 4: The Key

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Classic sitcom about beleaguered prime minister Jim Hacker. Dorothy Wainwright, the PM's political advisor, tells Jim that he is letting Humphrey become too dominant. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Policeman:
Victor Winding
Writer:
Antony Jay

Keeping Up Appearances

Series 2

Episode 4: Hyacinth Tees Off

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Sitcom. Hyacinth and Richard go to join the Major at a hotel for a golfing weekend. The Major cries off playing, but has organised a friend to play with Richard.

Handmade in Bolton

Series 1

Visigothic Brooch

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Oxford historian Dr Janina Ramirez sets Shaun Greenhalgh, once a prolific forger, the challenge of making a jewelled eagle brooch of the kind worn by Visigoth chieftains in the Dark Ages. Show more

Around the World in 80 Days

Episode 6: Far East and Farther East

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for over a year

Michael Palin's epic journey following in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg. Ten days behind schedule, he sails out of Shanghai on a ferry bound for Japan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Camera Operator:
Nigel Walters
Film Editor:
Jonathan Rowdon
Director:
Roger Mills
Director:
Clem Vallance

Castles: Britain's Fortified History

Episode 3: Defence of the Realm

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Sam Willis looks at how castles survived into the Tudor era. But these strategic seats of power had to become palaces to impress monarchs such as Elizabeth I. Show more

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