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Screen Goddesses

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 12 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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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

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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 years

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

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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

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Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins, built around his 80th birthday concert, where he is joined by the likes of Roy Haynes, Jim Hall and Ornette Coleman. Show more

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Sonny Rollins '74: Rescued!

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Newly-discovered film footage of tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins at Ronnie Scott's in 1974, with a band featuring guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo and soprano saxophone player Rufus Harley. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Presenter:
Jamie Cullum

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