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Filmed without voiceover or music, this film is an absorbing portrait of the complex processes behind the crafting of a steel knife by bladesmith Owen Bush. Show more
Documentary series. Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the watery wonderland of Venice. Show more
Fergal Keane presents a series charting the history of Ireland and her people. He begins with how Ireland was never a remote island outpost, contrary to myth. Show more
David Dimbleby continues his voyage round Britain, sailing along the south east coast from Hampshire to Kent - the edge of Britain essential to its defence. Show more
In the Rockies, Richard Fortey explores a fossilised seabed containing bizarre life forms that have revolutionised understanding about the beginnings of complex life. Show more
Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of a centuries-old masterpiece in glass, the Great East Window at York Minster, the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the UK. Show more
Stephen Smith uncovers the secret history of the humble fig leaf, opening a window onto 2,000 years of western art and ethics, from Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin to modern art. Show more