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Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

How the process of building Britain's canals resulted in furthering geological knowledge, as surveyor William Smith created the first geological map of England and Wales. Show more

The Good Life

Series 2

Episode 4: The Day Peace Broke Out

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a couple who try to live self-sufficiently in Surbiton. Tom takes the law into his own hands when some of his leeks go missing.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Magistrate:
James Cossins
Harry Bennett:
Brian Grellis

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 3: A Night In

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Classic comedy series. Fletch and Godber reconcile themselves to a quiet evening in at Slade prison.

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Lennie Godber:
Richard Beckinsale
Mr Collinson:
Paul McDowell
Prison Warden:
Steve Ismay

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 days

To mark the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth, author Damian Barr goes in search of the legacy of one of Scotland’s great historical figures, novelists and poets. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Barr
Director:
Lisa Fairbank
Executive Producer:
Julie Heathcote

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 21 days

Swashbuckling spectacular based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott in which Ivanhoe fights for the honour of the kidnapped King Richard. Show more

Contributors

Wilfred of Ivanhoe:
Robert Taylor
De Bois-Guilbert:
George Sanders
Isaac of York:
Felix Aylmer
Sir Hugh De Bracy:
Robert Douglas
Clerk of Copmanhurst:
Sebastian Cabot
Front De Boeuf:
Francis De Wolff

Shakespeare in Italy

Episode 2: Land of Fortune

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto takes to the Italian road in search of Shakespeare. He looks at Italy as the land of adventure and ambition, visiting Venice, Rome and Stromboli. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

How the process of building Britain's canals resulted in furthering geological knowledge, as surveyor William Smith created the first geological map of England and Wales. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 days

To mark the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth, author Damian Barr goes in search of the legacy of one of Scotland’s great historical figures, novelists and poets. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Barr
Director:
Lisa Fairbank
Executive Producer:
Julie Heathcote

BBC Four HD

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