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Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 9: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Rise of Martial Arts in Britain

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary taking a look at Britain's long and illustrious involvement with the martial arts, from the early days of bartitsu, through judo and karate to kung fu. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 5: The British Army of the Rhine

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary telling the affectionate story of British servicemen and their families who had to make Germany a home from home in the decades after the Second World War. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Producer:
Francis Welch
Director:
Francis Welch

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 8: Eyes Down! The Story of Bingo

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary looking at how a loophole in an obscure piece of gambling legislation led to nearly a quarter of Britain's population playing high street bingo in the 1960s. Show more

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 7: The Joy of (Train) Sets

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Model Railway Story: Documentary which explores how the British have been in love with model railways for over a century, with unique archive and contributions from modellers. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
Pete Waterman

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 6: When Wrestling was Golden: Grapples, Grunts and Grannies

Duration: 1 hour

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

Timeshift looks back to a time when British professional wrestling attracted huge TV audiences and made household names of the likes of Mick McManus, Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Linda Sands
Director:
Linda Sands
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 10: How To Be A Lady: An Elegant History

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

With a handful of vintage etiquette books and some film archive to guide her, journalist Rachel Johnson goes in search of what seems an almost vanished social type: the lady. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rachel Johnson
Producer:
Robert Murphy
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 3: Klezmer

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Grade narrates the story of klezmer, from its origins in Jewish folk music performed at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to a musical sensation enjoyed by millions worldwide. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Grade
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 4: Magnificent Machines: The Golden Age of the British Sports Car

Duration: 1 hour

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

Timeshift looks back to a time when iconic British marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Narrator:
Tamsin Greig
Participant:
Quentin Willson
Participant:
Stirling Moss

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 1: Health before the NHS: The Road to Recovery

Duration: 1 hour

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

The shocking story of health before the NHS. In the early 20th century, getting treated if you were ill was a rudimentary, risky and costly business. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Wendy McLean
Director:
Wendy McLean
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 2: Health before the NHS: A Medical Revolution

Duration: 1 hour

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

Robert Winston explores the extraordinary transformation of the hospital from Victorian workhouse to modern centre of medicine. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Poole