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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 2 - Reversions

Episode 6: Dresden to Kiel: Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Steered by his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo learns how tourists in Germany in the early 20th century would have been visiting quite a new country. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 2 - Reversions

Episode 7: Copenhagen to Oslo: Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo explores Scandinavia, braving one of the world's oldest rollercoasters, sampling a smorgasbord and test driving a vintage Volvo. Show more

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 21: Sir Peter Blake

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

We spend a day with iconic pop artist Peter Blake at work in his studio following the process of his largest work to date - the re-design of a Mersey ferry. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Peter Blake
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
Eric Haynes
Director:
Eric Haynes
Assistant Producer:
Adam Spencer

Richard Clay looks for what it is that has made us scribble and scratch mementoes of our lives for over 30,000 years, from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary street art. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Colourful, historical epic in which two British soldiers (Sean Connery and Michael Caine) in colonial India venture to uncharted realms in search of wealth and power. Show more

Contributors

Director:
John Huston
Daniel Dravot:
Sean Connery
Peachy Carnehan:
Michael Caine
Rudyard Kipling:
Christopher Plummer
Billy Fish:
Saeed Jaffrey
District Commissioner:
Jack May

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 5: The Ladybird Books Story: The Bugs that Got Britain Reading

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Timeshift documentary about Ladybird books, which once informed people on such diverse subjects as how magnets work and what to look for in winter, but also helped to teach many to read. Show more

Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past

Episode 1: From Old Bones to Precious Stones

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Charting the birth of the heritage movement and the first arguments of radical thought which led to legislation to safeguard ancient structures. Show more

Richard Clay looks for what it is that has made us scribble and scratch mementoes of our lives for over 30,000 years, from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary street art. Show more

BBC Four HD

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