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Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Docudrama that recounts the astonishing life story of a forgotten genius, English poet Alexander Pope, who lived from 1688 to 1744. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Emilia Fox
Alexander Pope:
Simon Callow
Duchess of Marlborough:
Harriet Walter
Interviewed Guest:
John Cleese
Dr Johnson:
Jeff Rawle
Lord Byron:
Shubham Saraf
Lady Arabella Fermour:
Agatha Elwes
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Rosslyn
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Hensher
Director:
Sophie Bevan
Director:
Peter Bevan

The story behind Sylvia Plath’s seminal novel The Bell Jar: a young woman’s struggle to survive in 1950s America. With her daughter Freida Hughes and several of her close friends. Show more

The Sky at Night

The Forgotten Solar System

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

The Sky at Night team reveal how important it is to investigate our solar system's outer planets close up and why opportunities to do so only come around every so often. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Pete Lawrence
Production Coordinator:
Carisse Perks
Assistant Producer:
Raquel Taylor
Production Manager:
Kassi Murphy
Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

A Stitch in Time

Series 1

Episode 2: Arnolfini

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 7 months

Fusing biography, art and fashion history, Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through their clothes. She looks at van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait. Show more

The story behind Sylvia Plath’s seminal novel The Bell Jar: a young woman’s struggle to survive in 1950s America. With her daughter Freida Hughes and several of her close friends. Show more

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