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Series 15

Episode 1: The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain's Lost Railway Journeys

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Andrew Martin takes three railway journeys following the routes of three of the most famous named trains - the Flying Scotsman, the Cornish Riviera Express and the Brighton Belle. Show more

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 2: A Very British Map: The Ordnance Survey Story

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A look at how, for over 200 years, Ordnance Survey has mapped every square mile of the British Isles, capturing not just the contours and geography of the nation, but of our lives. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Jon Morrice
Director:
Jon Morrice
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 3: The Engine that Powers the World

Duration: 1 hour

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

Mark Evans tells the surprising story of the hidden powerhouse behind the globalised world, the diesel engine, a 19th-century invention that has become indispensable to the 21st. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Evans
Producer:
Steve O'Hagan
Director:
Steve O'Hagan
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 5: Looking for Mr Bond: 007 at the BBC

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

The BBC opens up its vaults to reveal the forgotten files on the world's most famous secret agent. Featuring rare and candid interviews with all six actors to play 007. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tamsin Greig
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 4: The People's Liners - Britain's Lost Pleasure Fleets

Duration: 1 hour

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

A voyage in the company of passengers and crew of the vintage steamers which were a common sight on the rivers and coastal waters around Britain from the 1820s until the 1960s. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Robin Toyne
Director:
Robin Toyne
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 6: How Britain Won the Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 days

How Bernard Lovell's telescope was used by both the Americans and the Russians to track their competing spacecraft and put Britain at the forefront of radio astronomy. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Maxine Peake
Producer:
Chloe Penman
Director:
Chloe Penman
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole