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Screen Goddesses

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Documentary about the early female movie stars: Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe - immortal goddesses made by Hollywood to reign over the silver screen. Show more

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Make Me Up!

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Multimedia artist Rachel Maclean takes a satirical look at the contradictory pressures faced by women today. Show more

Contributors

Figurehead:
Rachel Maclean
Cortanna:
Kirsty Strain
Tweed man:
Stewart Preston
Glamorous woman:
Laura Harvey
Sausage Face:
Rachel Maclean
Producer:
John Archer
Executive Producer:
Clara Glynn
Production Company:
Hopscotch Films
Executive Producer:
Sud Basu
Executive Producer:
Jenny Waldman
Executive Producer:
Mark Thomas

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American Epic

Episode 1: The Big Bang

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series telling the stories of the pioneers of American roots music. The 1920s saw record companies travel rural America to record the music of ordinary people. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Producer:
Duke Erikson
Executive Producer:
T Bone Burnett
Executive Producer:
Robert Redford
Executive Producer:
Jack White
Participant:
Nas
Participant:
Taj Mahal
Production Company:
Lo-Max

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Blues Night

Sonny Boy Williamson Sings

Duration: 21 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Yorkshire

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 1985, Blues Night presents rare footage of the harmonica blues player Sonny Boy Williamson. Show more

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Blues Night

B.B. King Speaks

Duration: 38 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Yorkshire

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 1985, John Walters talks to B.B. King about his extraordinary life, from a childhood picking cotton in Mississippi to worldwide stardom. Show more

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Rolf Harris Paints His Dream

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Arena enlists supermodels Lily Cole and Lizzy Jagger and actresses Dervla Kirwan and Emer Kenny to help Rolf Harris achieve a painting ambition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rolf Harris
Participant:
Lily Cole
Participant:
Emer Kenny
Participant:
Dervla Kirwan
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall

Brand

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The Orson Welles Story

Episode 1: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Profile of Orson Welles, looking at his life and career in theatre, radio and particularly film. This part deals with his work up to Touch of Evil. Show more

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The Orson Welles Story

Episode 2: The Orson Welles Story - Part 2

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Profile of Orson Welles, looking at films including The Trial, Chimes at Midnight, The Immortal Story and F for Fake and discussing his unfinished projects, including Don Quixote. Show more

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Brian Eno - Another Green World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Brian Eno, former Roxy Music keyboardist and a pioneer in ambient music, engages with fellow minds in conversations on science, art, systems analysis, producing and cybernetics. Show more

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The Changin’ Times of Ike White

Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

In 1974, Ike White recorded an album while serving life for murder. The album became his ticket to freedom. But, just as he was on the cusp of stardom, Ike disappeared. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Greg Errico
Interviewed Guest:
Rico Fanning
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Goldstein
Interviewed Guest:
David Maestro
Director:
Daniel Vernon
Production Company:
Erica Starling Productions

Brand

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Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crooner Tony Bennett reflects on his life with his friend and jazz enthusiast Clint Eastwood. Bennett traces his musical lineage, highlighted by concert footage. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Tony Bennett
Participant:
Clint Eastwood
Participant:
Martin Scorsese
Participant:
Mel Brooks
Participant:
Mitchell Miller
Participant:
Alec Baldwin

Brand

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Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 2004, Jim White takes a road trip into the heart of the poor white American South through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truckstops and coalmines. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim White
Executive Producer:
Anthony Wall
Executive Producer:
Steve Golin

Brand

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Into the Limelight - Tribute Bands

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for over a year

Meet the musicians who perform at Crewe's Limelight Club, where the spirit of rock is alive in the form of tribute acts to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. (2007) Show more