Programme Index

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Great British Railway Journeys

Series 6

Episode 9: London's West End

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Guided by his Bradshaw's, Michael Portillo explores London's theatreland and discovers how 19th-century engineering made for spectacular theatricals. Show more

Timeshift

Series 9

Episode 3: The Men Who Built the Liners

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Documentary looking at the unique culture that grew up in the Clyde shipyards of Scotland, where the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth and the QE2 were built. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Dramatised portrait of the popular comedian, who craved fame and recognition throughout his career but was never comfortable with his own identity. Adapted from Williams's own words. Show more

Contributors

Kenneth Williams:
Michael Sheen
Nicholas Parsons:
Nicholas Parsons
Tony Hancock:
Martin Trenaman
Charles Hawtrey:
David Charles
Kenneth Halliwell :
Ewan Bailey
Joan Sims:
Beatie Edney
Charlie Williams:
Peter Wight
Joe Orton:
Kenny Doughty
Lou Williams:
Cheryl Campbell

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Parkinson: The Interviews

Series 1

Episode 6: Kenneth Williams

Duration: 40 minutes

on BBC Four HD

In this compilation of clips from five of his eight appearances on Parkinson, Kenneth Williams gives vent to his dislike of theatre critics. Show more

Dan Snow looks at how, from their beginnings as track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century, railways developed into the pivotal technology for modern Britain. Show more

Alastair Sooke champions pop art as one of the most important art forms of the 20th century, peeling back its frothy, ironic surface to reveal subversive wit and radical ideas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Producer:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Unit Manager:
Lisa Phelan

Timeshift

Series 9

Episode 3: The Men Who Built the Liners

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Documentary looking at the unique culture that grew up in the Clyde shipyards of Scotland, where the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth and the QE2 were built. Show more

BBC Four HD

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