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Series 7

Watching the Russians

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Beginning with the rise of Russophobia in Victorian Britain, former MI5 director general Stella Rimington explores our love-hate relationship with Russia over the past 150 years. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

A Game of Two Eras: 1957 v 2007

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Using computerised analysis, an experiment to find out how English football has really changed in the past 50 years by comparing every aspect of the FA Cup finals of 2007 and 1957. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

Emmylou Harris's Ten Commandments of Country

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Live performance, filmed in an intimate venue, in which Emmylou Harris presents her ten rules for what makes a great country song, personally chosen from her own repertoire. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

Archaelogy - Digging the Past

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

An exploration of the way archaeology has been presented on television over the past 50 years, from panel show Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? to Channel 4's contemporary Time Team. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

Gagging For It - TV's Hunger for Radio Comedy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Television has long looked to radio comedy for the 'next big thing'. What makes for a sure-fire transfer? Time Shift investigates, with clips from the archive and interviews. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

The Rise and Fall of the Ad Man

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Cultural commentator Peter York takes a look at the changing fortunes of British advertising, through the story of the personalities who led it through its highs and lows. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter York
Writer:
Peter York
Producer:
Francis Welch
Director:
Francis Welch
Series Producer:
John Das

Timeshift

Series 7

How To Be a Good Prime Minister

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Andrew Marr and a panel of experts assess what it takes to be a successful British premier, based on the performance of the twenty prime ministers of the 20th century. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

Never Had It So Good?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Writer Colin Shindler revisits his Manchester childhood to tell his own story of 1957, the year when Harold Macmillan declared that 'most of our people have never had it so good'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Colin Shindler

Timeshift

Series 7

Stuffed: The Great British Christmas Dinner

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the history and tradition of the British Christmas dinner and the role it still plays in a Britain of different faiths, food fads and health concerns. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Tony Higgins
Producer:
Tony Higgins
Series Producer:
Alastair Laurence
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Callow
Interviewed Guest:
Prue Leith
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Meades
Interviewed Guest:
Marguerite Patten