Programme Index

Discover 10,333,101 listings and 247,314 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 20 of 21 for your search filters
Filter by channel

Secret Knowledge

Bolsover Castle

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Lucy Worsley tells the story of Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. Built in the early 17th century, it became the pleasure palace of playboy Cavalier William Cavendish. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Director:
John Hodgson
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Series Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
Sophie Reid
Producer:
John Hodgson

Secret Knowledge

The Body Beautiful - Ancient Greeks, Good Looks and Glamour

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Natalie Haynes takes a journey into ancient beauty and modern glamour, examining how our obsession with the body beautiful goes back to an era of stunning artistic achievement. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Natalie Haynes
Producer:
Liam McArdle
Director:
Liam McArdle
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Secret Knowledge

The Art of Witchcraft

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Artist Lachlan Goudie presents a personal documentary, inspired by his father, in which he investigates why witches have cast such a powerful spell over generations of artists. Show more

Secret Knowledge

In Search of Rory McEwen

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Jools Holland tells the story of his father-in-law Rory McEwen - aristocrat, artist, folk singer and pioneering TV presenter, and the man who brought the blues to Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jools Holland
Producer:
Alison Grist
Director:
Alison Grist
Executive Producer:
Edward Morgan
Production Company:
Northern Town

Secret Knowledge

Stradivarius and Me

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Clemency Burton-Hill indulges in her lifelong passion for the violin as she explores the mysterious life and lasting influence of legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
Katy Homan

Secret Knowledge

The Art of the Impossible: MC Escher and Me

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sir Roger Penrose takes a personal journey through artist MC Escher's work, marvelling at his intuitive brilliance and the light it still sheds on complex mathematical concepts. Show more

Secret Knowledge

The Kimbolton Cabinet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Granted privileged access to the Victoria and Albert Museum after hours, John Bly seeks out the Kimbolton Cabinet, an exquisite piece of 18th-century English furniture. Show more

Secret Knowledge

The Art of the Vikings

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Through interpretations of some Swedish archaeological treasures now on display in Edinburgh, Dr Janina Ramirez looks at Viking culture and its lasting influence on Britain. Show more

Secret Knowledge

A Very British Pornographer: The Jack Kahane Story

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Neil Pearson looks at the life of Jack Kahane, who combined a career selling low-grade smut with publishing some of the most significant works of avant-garde literature. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Jacobi on Garrick: Godfather of the British Stage

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Derek Jacobi goes in search of David Garrick, 18th-century superstar and the man who reinvented acting for the modern era.

Secret Knowledge

The Hidden Jewels of the Cheapside Hoard

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Jewellery designer Shaun Leane uncovers some of the secrets of the hoard of nearly 500 Elizabethan and Jacobean jewels discovered by workmen in London's Cheapside district in 1912. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Tracey Emin on Louise Bourgeois - Women Without Secrets

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Tracey Emin offers an insight into the life and work of the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, famed for her sculptures and installations embodying her personal emotions. Show more

Secret Knowledge

The Private Life of a Dolls' House

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Lauren Child explores the history of dolls' houses, speaks to craftspeople who create perfect miniatures and meets collectors willing to pay big money for tiny objects of desire. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Castiglione - Rogue Genius of the Baroque

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 10 months

Helen Rosslyn makes the case for troubled, turbulent 17th century printmaker and draftsman Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione to be seen as one of the great artists of the Baroque. Show more

Secret Knowledge

The Russian Revolutionary: Zaha Hadid on Kazimir Malevich

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

Architect Zaha Hadid considers the influence of Russian abstract artist Kazimir Malevich's avant-garde art on her own avant-garde architecture. Show more

Secret Knowledge

The Living Mountain: A Cairngorms Journey

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Available for years

Travel-writer Robert MacFarlane presents a documentary telling the story of Scottish poet and novelist Nan Shepherd and her book, The Living Mountain. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Hogarth - One Man and His Pug

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Lars Tharp appeals to the nation to help him recover a rare piece of long-lost William Hogarth memorabilia - a precious terracotta sculpture of the artist's beloved pet pug. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Symmons Roberts explores the mythic afterlife of the 18th-century poet Thomas Chatterton, whose early death was immortalised by poets, painters and photographers. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Nina Simone and Me with Laura Mvula

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In a personal tribute, British soul singer Laura Mvula travels to New York to celebrate the Nina Simone songs that mean most to her and explore their musical roots. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Walter Scott's Castle

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 days

Stuart Kelly gets behind-the-scenes access as over 13,000 treasures are moved back into Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford House. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stuart Kelly
Director:
Bill MacLeod
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
Bill MacLeod