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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama documentary telling the story of Samuel Johnson's creation of the first English dictionary. Nine years of work made an anonymous writer into a literary superstar. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Richard Alwyn
Producer:
Paul Kerr
Executive Producer:
Denman Rooke

Cathedrals

Episode 3: Southwark

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The series exploring workings of Church of England cathedrals continues with Southwark, mother church to its diocese and parish church in a fast-changing neighbourhood. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Marcel Theroux travels across Japan in an attempt to understand Wabi Sabi, a theory of Japanese aesthetics in which imperfection and transience are the touchstone of beauty. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Marcel Theroux continues his journey across Japan to unravel the meaning of Wabi Sabi, a theory of Japanese aesthetics in which imperfection and transience are beautiful. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Marcel Theroux travels across Japan in an attempt to understand Wabi Sabi, a theory of Japanese aesthetics in which imperfection and transience are the touchstone of beauty. 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

Catholics

Episode 2: Children

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about being Catholic in Britain today, focusing on the children of a rural Lancashire primary school, six of whom are preparing to make their First Holy Communion. Show more

Contributors

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

Series

Catholics

Cathedrals

Episode 2: Wells

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series exploring the workings of three Church of England cathedrals continues by looking at what draws people to Wells, one of the wonders of English sacred architecture. Show more

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, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Marcel Theroux travels across Japan in an attempt to understand Wabi Sabi, a theory of Japanese aesthetics in which imperfection and transience are the touchstone of beauty. Show more

Catholics

Episode 1: Priests

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about being Catholic in Britain today begins with a look at men studying for the priesthood at London's Allen Hall, one of only three remaining seminaries in the UK. Show more

Contributors

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

Series

Catholics

Power to the People

Episode 1: Keeping the Lights On

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series going behind the scenes at energy company SSE. This episode looks at one of Britain's biggest - and oldest - power stations, Ferrybridge C in Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ally Roberts
Director:
Richard Alwyn
Executive Producer:
Alistair Pegg
Executive Producer:
Gabe Solomon
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Power to the People

Episode 3: The Customer Is Always Right

Duration: 1 hour

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

Energy company SSE attempts to turn around its reputation following criticism in parliament, fines for mis-selling and customers leaving the company. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Richard Alwyn
Producer:
Ally Roberts
Executive Producer:
Alistair Pegg
Executive Producer:
Gabe Solomon
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Duration: 1 hour

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

Richard Alwyn's intensely moving film, inspired by the experience of his brother-in-law, follows two stroke survivors who can no longer take language for granted. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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Writer and birdwatcher Tim Dee walks the flatlands of The Wash on a quest to capture the elusive sound of 'pure' wind. A poetic, mesmeric film from film-maker Richard Alwyn. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tim Dee
Director:
Richard Alwyn
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

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

Drama based on real events. A British priest and a teacher must confront the reality of the terrible massacres taking place around them in Rwanda in 1994. Show more

Contributors