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Duration: 1 hour

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

Shocking true story of children kidnapped from the streets of Elizabethan London to perform on stage. Katherine Rundell uncovers the case of a father's fight to reclaim his son. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Susie Attwood
Producer:
Susie Attwood
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Helena Braun
Animator:
Ella Baron
Animator:
Andy A'Court
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry presents a guide to the science of success, featuring strategies to increase the probability of winning. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Hannah Fry
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Suzy explores the use, abuse and manipulation of music in WWII. From swinging jazz to madcap ballets, both sides used music as a weapon in the battle for civilisation. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 12: Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Dr Hannah Fry uncovers the inside story of a healthcare revolution, with behind-the-scenes access to Babylon Health, who want to prove that their AI is a match for human GPs. Show more

Ian Hislop's Olden Days

Episode 2: Forward into the Past

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 12 months

Ian Hislop explores the British trait of obsession with the past. He shows how the Victorians turned to the Middle Ages to make sense of their era of progress. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Director:
Ian MacMillan

Ian Hislop's Olden Days

Episode 3: Green Imagined Land

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 12 months

Ian Hislop explores the British trait of obsession with the past. He looks at the rural olden days - Britain's idealised vision of the countryside. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Series Producer:
Ashley Gething

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Documentary. Jim Al-Khalili takes a look at how we've created machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind - and why this shouldn't spook us. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Director:
Dan Hillman
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Victoria runs the postwar gamut from artist, drinker and sexual masochist Francis Bacon to the modern-day, latte-sipping hipster, and asks if we're all bohemians now. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Nick Tanner
Director:
Nick Tanner
Participant:
Maggi Hambling
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Jonny Woo
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Lewis Henderson
Participant:
Grayson Perry
Participant:
Molly Parkin
Participant:
Craig Temple
Participant:
Richard Coles
Participant:
John Cooper Clarke
Participant:
Stephen Calloway
Participant:
Bethany Lloyd
Participant:
Phoebe Mulrooney

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Suzy Klein explores how music's power to stir emotions gave it a crucial role in politics in the volatile years after the Russian Revolution and World War I. Show more

Horizon

2020

Addicted to Painkillers? Britain’s Opioid Crisis

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Michael Mosley immerses himself on the frontline of our prescription painkiller habit. In America, it is an epidemic. Now, new evidence raises concern about the UK's use of prescription opioids. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

The story of choristers at Salisbury Cathedral from 900 years ago to the present day. Some of England's most musically gifted children make up the 32 choristers. Show more

Catholics

Episode 3: Women

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about being Catholic in Britain today focuses on the female staff, volunteers and congregation of Westminster Cathedral, who talk about what Catholicism means to them. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Richard Alwyn
Director:
Richard Alwyn
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Series

Catholics

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Writer and historian Michael Collins tells the story of the suburban garden and delivers a riposte to the urban intelligentsia who have spent a century sneering at the suburbs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Collins
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ian Hislop presents a film about Victorian financiers known for their spectacular philanthropy, including Samuel Gurney, George Peabody, Angela Burdett-Coutts and Natty Rothschild. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Duration: 1 hour

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

The journey through bohemian history reaches the early 20th century, when the Bloomsbury Group and others were determined to challenge sexual taboos. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Peter Sweasey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Molly Parkin
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Virginia Nicholson
Participant:
Grayson Perry
Participant:
Richard Coles
Participant:
Stephen Calloway
Participant:
Maggi Hambling
Participant:
Jonny Woo
Participant:
Fiona MacCarthy

Cathedrals

Episode 1: Wakefield

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series exploring the purpose and workings of three Church of England cathedrals begins with the dean of Wakefield defending his diocese from the threat of dissolution. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Documentary in which David Spiegelhalter uses a blend of wit and wisdom, animation, graphics and gleeful nerdery to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Dan Hillman
Director:
Dan Hillman
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Graphic Designer:
Flock

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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Ian Hislop investigates Britain's emotional history. He charts how and why the stiff upper lip emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Show more

Horizon

2021

Horizon Special: The Vaccine

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 days

With unique access to five vaccine teams around the globe, this is the extraordinary inside story of the unprecedented quest to develop and make vaccines to fight Covid-19. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Executive Producer:
Helena Braun
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Janet Tobias
Executive Producer:
Roger Lopez