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Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Celebrating Dibnah's contribution to our appreciation of Britain's architectural, industrial and engineering heritage. This edition looks at steam-powered engines. Show more

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 3

Knottingley to Ripon

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

As Robbie makes his way to Ripon in North Yorkshire, he tackles the fast-flowing River Ouse and is forced to make an emergency stop. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Production Manager:
Louise Cavanagh
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Aerial Photographer:
Philip Fearnley

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

on BBC Four

William Shakespeare is out of ideas. That is, until Viola de Lesseps, the stage-struck daughter of a wealthy merchant, attends auditions disguised as Thomas Kent. Show more

Contributors

Director:
John Madden
Viola De Lesseps:
Gwyneth Paltrow
William Shakespeare:
Joseph Fiennes
Philip Henslowe:
Geoffrey Rush
Lord Wessex:
Colin Firth
Ned Alleyn:
Ben Affleck
Queen Elizabeth:
Judi Dench

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

The story of the enduring love between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from the romance of their early days at Oxford in the 1950s to her tragic death in 1999. Show more

Contributors

Iris Murdoch:
Judi Dench
John Bayley:
Jim Broadbent
Janet Stone:
Penelope Wilton
Young John:
Hugh Bonneville
Young Iris:
Kate Winslet
Principal:
Eleanor Bron
Director:
Richard Eyre

Samuel Beckett has fascinated Adrian Dunbar since he was a young student. Now, 30 years after Beckett's death in Paris, Dunbar explores what made the man who made Waiting for Godot.

Contributors

Presenter:
Adrian Dunbar
Executive Producer:
Brendan Hughes
Producer:
Stephen Douds
Director:
Paul McGuigan

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 3

Knottingley to Ripon

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

As Robbie makes his way to Ripon in North Yorkshire, he tackles the fast-flowing River Ouse and is forced to make an emergency stop. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Production Manager:
Louise Cavanagh
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Aerial Photographer:
Philip Fearnley

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Celebrating Dibnah's contribution to our appreciation of Britain's architectural, industrial and engineering heritage. This edition looks at steam-powered engines. Show more

BBC Four

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