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Around the World in 80 Treasures

Series 1 Shorts

Japan - Samurai Sword

Duration: 10 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Dan is captivated by the sword of a Samurai warrior and the artistry employed to make this beautiful instrument of death. Show more

Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Episode 1: Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Series charting the age of the outlaw begins with the arrival of a new breed of gentleman criminal out of the ashes of the Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Assistant Producer:
Christopher Boreham
Production Coordinator:
Emily Casstles

Around the World in 80 Days

Episode 1: The Challenge

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for over a year

Actor Michael Palin takes up the challenge to circumnavigate the globe. The intrepid traveller sets off from London's Reform Club for Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Roger Mills
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance
Film Editor:
David Thomas
Camera Operator:
Nigel Meakin

Inspector Montalbano

The Safety Net

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

A Swedish film troupe arrives to shoot a period drama in Vigata. Augello immediately takes a shine to the production's female lead. In Italian with English subtitles. Show more

Contributors

Salvo Montalbano:
Luca Zingaretti
Giuseppe Fazio:
Peppino Mazzotta
Catarella:
Angelo Russo
Mimi Augello:
Cesare Bocci
Ingeniere Sabatello:
Graziano Piazza

Parkinson: The Interviews

Series 1

Episode 1: Peter Cook

Duration: 40 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Michael Parkinson looks back at some of his favourite interviews. This edition features highlights of Parkinson's many interviews with the comic genius Peter Cook. Show more

Around the World in 80 Days

Episode 1: The Challenge

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for over a year

Actor Michael Palin takes up the challenge to circumnavigate the globe. The intrepid traveller sets off from London's Reform Club for Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Roger Mills
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance
Film Editor:
David Thomas
Camera Operator:
Nigel Meakin

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