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Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 3: Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain

Duration: 59 minutes

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

How a traditional working-class pub game became a national obsession during the 1970s and 80s, and how television played a key role in elevating its players into household names. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Matt Thomas
Director:
Matt Thomas
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
Eric Bristow
Participant:
Bobby George
Participant:
John Lowe
Participant:
Phil Taylor

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 1: Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem

Duration: 60 minutes

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

A look back at the bank holiday 'battles of the beaches', when hundreds of mods and rockers flocked to seaside resorts on scooters and motorbikes in search of thrills and spills. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Gideon Coe
Director:
Rebecca Whyte
Producer:
Rebecca Whyte
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 4: Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The story of how film-makers turned the conquest of Himalayan peaks into great propaganda by Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and superpower America from the 1920s to the 1960s. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Steve O'Hagan
Director:
Steve O'Hagan
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 2: Killer Storms and Cruel Winters - The History of Extreme Weather

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lucie Green looks back through Britain's most dramatic weather history and sees how our reactions helped forge a weather science that today allows us to predict the worst extremes. Show more

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 5: The Nation's Railway: The Golden Age of British Rail

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Using the British Transport Films archive, Timeshift revisits Britain's railways during the era of public ownership in a corrective to the myth of the bad old days of rail. Show more

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 6: Spicing Up Britain: How Eating Out Went Exotic

Duration: 1 hour

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

How postwar Britain went from a place where eating out was more of a chore than a pleasure to a nation of food adventurers, thanks to generations of migrants opening eateries. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Rebecca Front
Producer:
David Leach
Director:
David Leach
Series Producer:
William Naylor