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Great British Railway Journeys

Series 6

Episode 15: Newcastle to Lindisfarne

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo journeys from Newcastle up the north east coast to Lindisfarne. He finds out about the world's earliest swing bridge and its inventor. Show more

Ian Hislop presents an entertaining and provocative look at Victorian attitudes to the poor, exploring the views of five individuals whose Victorian attitudes remain resonant. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Iain Duncan Smith
Participant:
Tristram Hunt
Participant:
Owen Jones
Participant:
Deirdre Kelly
Participant:
Margaret Taylor
Director:
Ben Lewis
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Helena Braun
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

Drama documentary. King Harold of England has to take on two invasion forces. His brother Tostig attacks the south coast, then King Harald Hardrada lands in north England. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
William the Conqueror:
Ed Stoppard
Harald Hardrada:
Clive Russell
Harold Godwinson:
Adam James
Edward the Confessor:
Tim Preece
Matilda:
Freya Parker
Robert De Beaumont:
Jotham Annan
English Noble:
David Sterne
Archbishop Stigand:
Andrew Havill
Producer:
Tim Dunn
Director:
Tim Dunn
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood

Timewatch

2001-2002

The Victorian Way of Death: From Body Snatching to Burning

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Dan Cruickshank investigates the circumstances and rituals surrounding death in Victorian Britain. He unearths some bizarre tales of sinister bodysnatchers and stolen corpses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Executive Producer:
Laurence Rees

Amazon Abyss

Episode 6: Compilation 1

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

An international team of scientists and divers search for species new to science in the Amazon River. They find stingray, freshwater dolphins, talking fish and the mysterious Jau. Show more

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Episode 1: Decoding Disaster

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

Professor Danielle George uses five decades of BBC archive to find out how well disaster documentaries keep pace with scientific theories that advance every day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danielle George
Participant:
Tiziana Rossetto
Participant:
Peter Sammonds
Participant:
Simon Day
Participant:
John Oxford
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Andy Webb
Director:
Andy Webb
Writer:
Andy Webb
Production Company:
360 Production

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