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50s Britannia

Episode 2: Trad Jazz Britannia

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Documentary looking at Britain's postwar infatuation with old New Orleans jazz, featuring Acker Bilk, Chris Barber and interviews with Humphrey Lyttelton and George Melly. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Chancing upon a small-town rock 'n' roll band, Steve Hollis believes he can help them hit the big time. With performances from Bill Haley & His Comets and the Platters. Show more

Contributors

Steve Hollis:
Johnny Johnston
Corinne Talbot:
Alix Talton
Lisa Johns:
Lisa Gaye
Himself:
Alan Freed
Mike Dodd:
John Archer
Corny LaSalle:
Henry Slate
Jimmy Johns:
Earl Barton
Performer:
Bill Haley
Director:
Fred F Sears

Rock 'n' Roll America

Episode 2: Whole Lotta Shakin'

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Rock 'n' roll took off in 1955, and the likes of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis scandalised America with their gyrations, leading to Pat Boone's cleaned-up version. Show more

Rock 'n' Roll America

Episode 3: Be My Baby

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

In the years bookended by Buddy Holly's death in 1959 and The Beatles landing at JFK in 1964, rock 'n' roll calmed down, went uptown and got spun into teen pop. Show more

Natural World

2012-2013

Episode 2: Tiger Island

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Wildlife documentary. Jungle tigers are turning into man-eaters in the exotic island of Sumatra. Now a maverick millionaire is catching the killers and releasing them on his land. Show more

Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City

Episode 1: Wellspring of Holiness

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Simon Sebag Montefiore begins a history of Jerusalem by exploring how it came into being and how it became so important to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Show more

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