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Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 3: Klezmer

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Grade narrates the story of klezmer, from its origins in Jewish folk music performed at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to a musical sensation enjoyed by millions worldwide. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Grade
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 4: Magnificent Machines: The Golden Age of the British Sports Car

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Timeshift looks back to a time when iconic British marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Narrator:
Tamsin Greig
Participant:
Quentin Willson
Participant:
Stirling Moss

Lilyhammer

Episode 5: My Kind of Town

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series in which a New York mafioso is relocated to Norway. When delivering booze to a parolee, Frank is given the idea of investing in art as a way to launder money. Show more

Contributors

Frank Tagliano:
Steven Van Zandt
Torgeir Lien:
Trond Fausa Aurvaag
Julius Backe:
Sven Nordin
Geir 'Elvis' Tvedt:
Kyrre Hellum
Richard Nilsen:
Oystein Roger
Olympia Backe:
Eira Stuedahl
Aldo Delucci:
Thomas Grube

Genres

Leeds International Piano Competition

2012 - The Finalists' Story

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Showcasing the best young pianists from around the world. Andrejs Osokins of Latvia takes on one of Prokofiev's most popular and dazzling works, his virtuosic Piano Concerto No 3. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about Squeeze, formed by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford in 1974 and based around a songwriting partnership that has seen them compared to Lennon and McCartney. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about rock, soul and pop singer Paul Carrack, who has slowly become a national institution after his time with the likes of Ace, Squeeze and Mike and the Mechanics. Show more

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Based on a series of interviews with Edna O'Brien and her two sons, a documentary portrait of the Irish writer which explores both her work and her lifestyle, past and present. Show more

Arena

The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour

Episode 1: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The making of The Beatles' controversial 1967 film, featuring previously unseen archive footage. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Francis Hanly
Executive Producer:
Anthony Wall
Executive Producer:
Jeff Jones
Participant:
Paul McCartney
Participant:
Ringo Starr
Participant:
Martin Scorsese
Participant:
Peter Fonda
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Paul Merton
Participant:
Neil Innes

Lilyhammer

Episode 6: Pack Your Lederhosen

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series in which a mafioso boss is relocated to Norway. Frank is settling into his penthouse apartment, but is told he must fulfil certain communal obligations. Show more

Contributors

Frank Tagliano:
Steven Van Zandt
Julius Backe:
Sven Nordin
Laila Hovland:
Anne Krigsvoll
Torgeir Lien:
Trond Fausa Aurvaag
Roar Lien:
Steinar Sagen
Robert Grasso:
Tim Ahern
Jerry Delucci:
Greg Canestrari

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about artist Marina Abramovic, who uses her own body as a vehicle to create performances that challenge, shock and move people, as she prepares for a retrospective. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Woodsman Rob Penn brings an abandoned woodland back to life. Rob introduces pigs to clear bracken and brambles. Felling a dead tree almost throws the whole project into jeopardy. Show more

Leeds International Piano Competition

2012 - The Finalists' Story

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Showcasing the best young pianists from around the world. 24-year-old Italian Federico Colli is the second of the finalists to perform Beethoven's popular Piano Concerto No 5. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Stuart Maconie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' Love Me Do, and reflects on how they evolved into one of the most famous bands in the world. Show more

Lost Kingdoms of Africa

Series 1

Episode 1: Nubia

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the history of the old African kingdom of Nubia, whose kings once ruled Egypt and which was eventually defeated by its environment. Show more