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Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 8: Age of Extremes

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Documentary series charting the story of human civilisation. In this episode, Andrew Marr brings the story right up to date with the twentieth century. Show more



Episode 9: Captain Cook: The Man Behind the Legend

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Vanessa Collingridge travels in the footsteps of legendary explorer Captain James Cook to uncover the forces that drove him to success - and ultimately to his own death. Show more


Andrew Ferns
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

The Brecon Beacons with Iolo Williams

Series 1

Episode 2: Spring

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Iolo Williams explores the Brecon Beacons over the seasons. In spring, he finds a 300-year-old stone wall that reveals the history of the magnificent landscape. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Following the bosses of some of Britain's oldest family businesses. Richard Balson looks into his family's 500 years of history in the butchery business. Show more

Tales from the National Parks

Episode 1: The Lake District

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

In the Lake District, filmmaker Richard Macer follows the story of entrepreneur Mark Weir's attempts to build a giant zip-wire ride from the top of a mountain. Show more

CS Lewis's biographer AN Wilson goes in search of the man behind Narnia, a highly secretive man whose personal life was marked by the loss of the three women he most loved. Show more


AN Wilson
Ian Denyer
Susie Attwood
Executive Producer:
Claire Whalley
Production Manager:
Hannah Melia


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