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Duration: 1 hour

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

Granted access to ruined whaling stations on South Georgia, Adam Nicolson continues to explore the role British whalers played in Antarctic whaling as late as the 1960s. Show more

The Century That Wrote Itself

Episode 2: The Rewritten Universe

Duration: 1 hour

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

Adam Nicolson explores how the 17th century's writing revolution helped alter our vision of the world and differing attitudes towards the nature of reality. Show more

The Last Seabird Summer?

Episode 1: Living with the Birds

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series following Adam Nicolson and the threatened seabirds of the Shiants. As they arrive from the Atlantic, he traces our history of dependence on seabirds. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Nicolson
Production Company:
KEO North
Executive Producer:
Andrew Palmer
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Series Producer:
James Nutt
Director:
James Nutt
Participant:
Stuart Housden
Participant:
Davide Scridel
Participant:
Phil Taylor
Participant:
Bob Furness
Participant:
John Baldwin
Participant:
Roddy MacLeod
Participant:
Donald McLeod
Participant:
Donald Morrison
Participant:
Maggie Sheddan
Participant:
Donald Murray
Participant:
Jim Lennon
Participant:
Dave Dutton
Participant:
Penny Holiday

The Century That Wrote Itself

Episode 3: A World Re-Shaped by Writing

Duration: 1 hour

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

Author Adam Nicolson traces the roots of today's globalised Britain to a 17th-century golden age of writing and communication. Show more

Saturday Live

Judy Murray

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Judy Murray joins Aasmah Mir and Rev Richard Coles. Plus chef Wolfgang Puck, caterer to the Oscars for 23 years, racing driver Jamie Chadwick and Ute Lemper's Inheritance Tracks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Judy Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Chadwick
Interviewed Guest:
Wolfgang Puck
Interviewed Guest:
James Shepherd-Barron
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Nicolson
Interviewed Guest:
Ute Lemper
Producer:
Louise Corley

Duration: 1 hour

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

Archive footage and testimony from the last of the whale hunters helps Adam Nicolson reveal what it was like to have hunted whales in Antarctica in the early 20th century. Show more

The Last Seabird Summer?

Episode 2: Trouble at Sea

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following Adam Nicolson and the threatened seabirds of the Shiant Isles. In Iceland, Adam sees colonies where nearly all the birds have been wiped out. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Nicolson
Production Company:
KEO North
Executive Producer:
Andrew Palmer
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Series Producer:
James Nutt
Director:
James Nutt
Participant:
Erpur S Hansen
Participant:
Aevar Petersen
Participant:
Phil Taylor
Participant:
Bob Furness
Participant:
Grimur Gislason
Participant:
Roddy MacLeod
Participant:
Donald McLeod
Participant:
Donald Morrison
Participant:
Sigureir Jonnsson
Participant:
Donald Murray
Participant:
Jim Lennon
Participant:
Emily Scragg
Participant:
Penny Holiday
Participant:
Jerry Gillham
Participant:
Ian Mitchell

The Century That Wrote Itself

Episode 1: The Written Self

Duration: 1 hour

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

Adam Nicolson traces our modern sense of self back to when ordinary people first took up the quill, both as a means of escape and of fighting for what you believed. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Adam Nicolson uses newly found 17th-century manuscripts to tell the story of how arguably the greatest work of English prose ever written, the King James Bible, came into being. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the attempts to bring farming back to the Sissinghurst estate. Things don't go smoothly for Sarah as she tries to supply produce for the National Trust restaurant. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the attempts to bring farming back to the Sissinghurst estate. Adam seizes a chance to alter first impressions of Sissinghurst so that it looks more like a farm. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the attempts to bring farming back to the Sissinghurst estate. Sarah's ideas for transforming the restaurant are not being taken up, so she tries a new tactic. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the attempts to update the historic Sissinghurst estate. As the height of the garden-visiting season approaches, Sissinghurst's visitor numbers rapidly increase. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the attempts to update the historic Sissinghurst estate. Progress on the farm project is slow and Adam's impatience is causing unease among some of the employees. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the attempts to update the historic Sissinghurst estate in Kent. The National Trust has appointed a farmer and there is good news from the vegetable plot. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the attempts to update the historic Sissinghurst estate. The monthly food group meeting is heated, as Sarah believes the staff are still not adopting her recipe ideas. Show more

Sissinghurst

Episode 8

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Fiona Reynolds, director-general of the National Trust, comes to Sissinghurst to respond to Adam's concerns; and Sarah's menu pleases the punters in the restaurant. Show more