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Dynasties

Series 1

Episode 5: Tiger

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Documentary following endangered species fighting for their survival. A tigress must protect her cubs while battling rivals who want to steal her lands and overthrow her. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Theo Webb
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Series Producer:
Rupert Barrington
Producer:
Miles Barton

Sir Ian McKellen reads the poetry, Michael Wood traces the journey on the ground. Together, they conjure up the extraordinary life, times and words of Du Fu, China’s greatest poet. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 4: Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how this addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit'. Show more

Professor Bettany Hughes investigates the story of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Bettany Hughes
Executive Producer:
Rachel Bell

Sir Ian McKellen reads the poetry, Michael Wood traces the journey on the ground. Together, they conjure up the extraordinary life, times and words of Du Fu, China’s greatest poet. Show more

BBC Four HD

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