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Timeshift

Series 16

Episode 5: Flights of Fancy: Pigeons and the British

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

Timeshift ventures inside places of sporting achievement, scientific endeavour and male obsession - the lofts of pigeon fanciers - to tell the story of a remarkable bird. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Miles Jupp
Producer:
Jake Hayes
Director:
Jake Hayes
Executive Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 16

Episode 3: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues: How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Writer Andrew Martin charts the evolution of the British postage stamp and examines how these sticky little labels became a national obsession. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Martin
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 16

Episode 4: Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The Story of the Corner Shop

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Babita Sharma explores the growing and shifting fortunes of the British corner shop to discover why this unsung hero has been at the centre of ordinary lives for over 70 years. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Babita Sharma
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Producer:
Linda Sands
Director:
Linda Sands
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 16

Episode 2: Sailors, Ships & Stevedores: The Story of British Docks

Duration: 59 minutes

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

How Britain's docks in cities like Liverpool, London and Cardiff were not only commercial portals to the world, but also gateways for the arrival of sounds, styles and cultures. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sue Johnston
Director:
Eve White
Producer:
Eve White
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 16

Episode 1: Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built

Duration: 1 hour

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

The inside story of the design and construction of 'the most perfect suspension bridge in the world', and how its unique slimline structure arose by accident. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Liz Bonnin
Producer:
Julian Mercer
Director:
Julian Mercer
Series Producer:
William Naylor