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Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 5: The Ladybird Books Story: The Bugs that Got Britain Reading

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Timeshift documentary about Ladybird books, which once informed people on such diverse subjects as how magnets work and what to look for in winter, but also helped to teach many to read. Show more

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 4: A Day at the Zoo

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary telling the story of how zoos captured the British public's imagination - from the first in Regent's Park to Gerald Durrell's conservation ark, which became Jersey Zoo. Show more

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 7: How to Be Sherlock Holmes: The Many Faces of a Master Detective

Duration: 1 hour

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

Film charting the evolution of Sherlock Holmes on screen, from silent movies to the latest film and television versions. Featuring contributions from Sherlocks past and present. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Christopher Lee
Participant:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Participant:
Mark Gatiss
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 2: When Coal Was King

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary which explores the lost world of coal mining and the rich social and cultural lives of those who worked in what was once Britain's most important industry. Show more

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 6: Hurricanes and Heatwaves: The Highs and Lows of British Weather

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

A national obsession is explored in this archive-rich look at the evolution of the weather forecast from print via radio to TV and beyond - and at the changing weather itself. Show more

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 3: Bouffants, Beehives and Bobs: The Hairstyles That Shaped Britain

Duration: 1 hour

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

Timeshift takes a loving and sometimes horrified look back at the iconic hairdos and 'must have' haircuts that both men and women in Britain have flirted with in the past 60 years. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Rebecca Whyte
Director:
Rebecca Whyte
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 1: Full Throttle: The Glory Days of British Motorbikes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary which explores the British love of fast, daring and sometimes reckless motorbike riding during a period when home-grown machines were the envy of the world. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
John Hannah
Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
William Naylor