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Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 6: How Britain Won the Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

How Bernard Lovell's telescope was used by both the Americans and the Russians to track their competing spacecraft and put Britain at the forefront of radio astronomy. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Maxine Peake
Producer:
Chloe Penman
Director:
Chloe Penman
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Nigel Slater takes us on a nostalgic and funny journey back in time exploring the earliest origins of cake in Britain, bringing this tastiest of culinary histories to life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Slater
Executive Producer:
Jane Merkin
Director:
Mark Adderley
Production Company:
Doghouse Media Ltd

Arena

Night and Day

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

To celebrate Arena's 40th anniversary, a new film made entirely from its own archive, evoking the one experience common to all - the 24-hour cycle from dawn to dusk to dawn again. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Alex Jones
Director:
Anthony Wall
Editor:
Alex Jones
Participant:
The Beatles
Participant:
The Rolling Stones
Participant:
Jack Nicholson
Participant:
Jeffrey Bernard
Participant:
Anita Ekberg
Participant:
Luciano Pavarotti
Participant:
Ray Galton
Participant:
Alan Simpson
Participant:
Wendy Beckett
Participant:
Roy Plomley
Participant:
Gerald Scarfe
Participant:
Eric Sykes
Participant:
Orson Welles

Brand

Arena

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

on BBC Four HD

In 1978, a single mother smuggles herself and her son out of East Germany, only to discover that the surveillance and suspicion that drove her away also await her in the west. Show more

Contributors

Nelly Senff:
Joerdis Triebel
Alexej Senff:
Tristan Gobel
Hans Pischke:
Alexander Scheer
John Bird:
Jacky Ido
Krystyna's Father:
Ryszard Ronczewski
Gerd Becker:
Andreas Nickl
Hans Pischke:
Alexander Scheer
Pförtner Neumann:
Hendrik Arnst
Arthur Wilhelm:
Michael Benthin

Genres

Formats

The story of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and the discoveries they made, told in their own words. Revealing archive provides a unique insight into their lives. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Producer:
Suzy Boyles
Participant:
Patricia Fara
Participant:
Roger Penrose
Participant:
Martin Rees
Participant:
Craig MacKay

Natural World

2000-2001

Episode 1: Hippo Beach

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Stephen Fry narrates a documentary about hippos, one of Africa's most dangerous animals, which spend the majority of their lives in water yet are unable to swim. Show more

BBC Four HD

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