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Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music

Episode 3: The Sound of Young America

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

How Motown's founder Berry Gordy ransacked Detroit's ghettos for the talent that his team of songwriters and producers turned into a winning pop formula. Show more

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

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

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 7: The Joy of (Train) Sets

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The Model Railway Story: Documentary which explores how the British have been in love with model railways for over a century, with unique archive and contributions from modellers. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
Pete Waterman

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News

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

Contributors

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

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News

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

Contributors

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

Genres

Timeshift

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

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

Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Episode 1: Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series charting the age of the outlaw begins with the arrival of a new breed of gentleman criminal out of the ashes of the Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Assistant Producer:
Christopher Boreham
Production Coordinator:
Emily Casstles

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

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 15

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

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 16

Episode 5: Flights of Fancy: Pigeons and the British

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 28 days

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

The Home That 2 Built

Episode 2: The Seventies

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for over a year

Mel Giedroyc narrates as The Seventies trawls the archives to show how BBC Two has been a guide to lifestyle trends. Show more

The Home That 2 Built

Episode 1: The Sixties

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for over a year

The series which trawls the archives to see how BBC Two has been a guide to lifestyle trends begins with maybe the biggest lifestyle revolution of them all - the 1960s. Show more

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 6: Hurricanes and Heatwaves: The Highs and Lows of British Weather

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

A national obsession is explored in this archive-rich look at the evolution of the weather forecast from print via radio to TV and beyond - and at the changing weather itself. Show more

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

Available for 2 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 13

Episode 3: Bouffants, Beehives and Bobs: The Hairstyles That Shaped Britain

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Timeshift takes a loving and sometimes horrified look back at the iconic hairdos and 'must have' haircuts that both men and women in Britain have flirted with in the past 60 years. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Rebecca Whyte
Director:
Rebecca Whyte
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

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 13

Episode 1: Full Throttle: The Glory Days of British Motorbikes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary which explores the British love of fast, daring and sometimes reckless motorbike riding during a period when home-grown machines were the envy of the world. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
John Hannah
Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Series Producer:
William Naylor

Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 7: How to Be Sherlock Holmes: The Many Faces of a Master Detective

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film charting the evolution of Sherlock Holmes on screen, from silent movies to the latest film and television versions. Featuring contributions from Sherlocks past and present. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Christopher Lee
Participant:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Participant:
Mark Gatiss
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

An exploration of the BBC's love affair with the lives and works of the Bronte sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne - which has proved irresistible to drama and documentary makers. Show more

Contributors

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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series celebrating the glory days of British motor racing. The 1970s was the era of three-time world champion Jackie Stewart, but also of the topless Pirelli calendar. Show more