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SAS: Rogue Warriors

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

The remarkable story behind the fighting force. Stirling is locked away in Hitler's most secure prison and leadership of the SAS passes to Paddy Mayne. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Macintyre
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

SAS: Rogue Warriors

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

The remarkable story behind the fighting force. With the tragic loss of Jock Lewes, Stirling's second in command is now Captain Paddy Mayne, an unpredictable and dangerous officer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Macintyre
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

A History of Ancient Britain

Orkney's Stone Age Temple

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Using 3D graphics, Neil Oliver explores a recently-discovered 5,000-year-old temple in Orkney that has triggered new thoughts about the beliefs of Neolithic people. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Series Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

Filthy Cities

Episode 1: Medieval London

Duration: 1 hour

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

The sanitary history of cities. Dan Snow gets down and dirty in medieval grime to discover how the London of today was forged in the filth of the 14th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Sam Starbuck

Games Britannia

Episode 1: Dicing with Destiny

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series about the history of popular games in Britain. Ancient games were fundamental, but by the late Middle Ages gaming had become associated with gambling. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Dylan Wiliam tests ideas to improve the quality of education for a Year 8 class. The pupils revolt when grades are removed from work, and does No Hands Up work for all? Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tom Hollander
Producer:
Daniel Barry
Director:
Daniel Barry
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

Filthy Cities

Episode 3: Industrial New York

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring the sanitary history of cities. Dan Snow looks at 19th century New York when migrants arrived in a city consumed by squalor, stench and soot. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Sam Starbuck

Filthy Cities

Episode 2: Revolutionary Paris

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring the sanitary history of cities. Dan Snow sniffs out the French revolution to explore how Paris was once buried in an inescapable stench. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Sam Starbuck

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Two-part documentary exploring the fiercely competitive world of financial traders. This episode features the British men and women who trade online, often from their own homes. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Saskia Reeves
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Victoria Bell
Director:
Victoria Bell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Two-part documentary exploring the fiercely competitive world of financial traders. Manhattan hedge fund manager Karen juggles a busy family life and her $200-million fund. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Saskia Reeves
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Kim Duke
Director:
Kim Duke

Duration: 1 hour

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

In the first of a two-part documentary, Paul O'Grady embarks on a personal journey through the history of the British working class to find out how work shaped our communities. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul O'Grady
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Editor:
Clare Tavernor
Participant:
Jean Marsh
Participant:
Tony Benn

Business Boomers

Episode 2: Real Storage Wars

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A look at businesses that have boomed despite tough economic times. This episode discovers why Britain came to have the biggest self-storage industry in Europe. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sandi Toksvig
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Will Yearsley
Director:
Will Yearsley

Digging for Britain

Series 8

WWII Special

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The team are on an archaeological hunt of our more recent past as they follow the search for artefacts from World War II. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Paul Olding
Producer:
Sophie Smith
Producer:
Gareth Sacala
Production Company:
Rare TV

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex, which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, sending her crew on an epic journey. Show more

Contributors

Tom Nickerson:
Martin Sheen
Young Tom Nickerson:
Charles Furness
Owen Chase:
Jonas Armstrong
Captain George Pollard:
Adam Rayner
Benjamin Lawrence:
Jolyon Coy
Owen Coffin:
Jassa Ahluwalia
Richard Peterson:
David Gyasi
William Bond:
John Boyega
Obed Hendricks:
Ferdinand Kingsley
Matthew Joy:
Paul Kaye
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Ruth Caleb
Producer:
Mike Dormer
Director:
Alrick Riley

Digging for Britain

Series 7

Episode 2: West

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alice Roberts shares archaeological discoveries from the west of the UK, including the biggest maritime excavation since the Mary Rose, a Roman bath house and a German camp. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Reporter:
Raksha Dave
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

This year’s best archaeological finds from the east of the UK: a monument as old as Stonehenge, a dig at the site of Britain’s first tank battle and some disturbing Roman burials. Show more

Contributors

Reporter:
Raksha Dave
Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Director:
Louise Ord
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 1: Age of Ice

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Neil Oliver begins the epic story of the evolution of Britain and its occupants, beginning with the struggle for survival in the brutal world of the last ice age. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Archaeological discoveries with Professor Alice Roberts. In the Cotswolds, a secret location, which appears to be a high-status Anglo Saxon cemetery, gives up a very precious and fragile artefact. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Paul Olding
Producer:
Sophie Smith

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dan Snow looks at how, from their beginnings as track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century, railways developed into the pivotal technology for modern Britain. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dan Snow traces the development of Britain's railways, from the beginnings of a true national network in the late 1830s through to the end of the 'railway mania' in 1847. Show more