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Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury

Episode 2: The Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Julia Bradbury walks along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, the highlight of which is a two-mile flight of 30 locks which lower it by 220 feet. Show more

Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara join archaeologists from around the world who have gathered in Orkney to investigate one of Europe's biggest digs. Show more

Africa

Episode 5: Sahara

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

David Attenborough's breathtaking journey through Africa. In the Sahara Desert, huge zebras battle for resources, camels seek water, and tiny swallows search for an oasis. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Series Producer:
James Honeyborne
Producer:
Verity White

Series

Africa

Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 5: The Atlantic Age

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Series exploring the history of Africa. This episode looks at the tremendous changes that took place across the continent between the 15th and 18th centuries. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Karen McGann
Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

She-Wolves: England's Early Queens

Episode 3: Jane, Mary and Elizabeth

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Helen Castor explores the lives of the Tudor queens Jane, Mary and Elizabeth, and how each struggled with wearing a crown that was made for a male head. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Castor
Producer:
Lucy Swingler
Director:
Lucy Swingler
Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony

Lucy Worsley learns the 17th-century art of horse ballet, leading up to a public performance. She explores its origins, witnesses displays abroad and discovers its legacies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Production Company:
Million Media
Executive Producer:
Lionel Mill

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

From the midst of prehistory to a bunker beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures reflect everything that has been held as sacred. Show more

Africa

Episode 5: Sahara

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

David Attenborough's breathtaking journey through Africa. In the Sahara Desert, huge zebras battle for resources, camels seek water, and tiny swallows search for an oasis. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Series Producer:
James Honeyborne
Producer:
Verity White

Series

Africa

Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara join archaeologists from around the world who have gathered in Orkney to investigate one of Europe's biggest digs. Show more

BBC Four HD

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