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Duration: 59 minutes

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

First episode of a two-part series following business at Christie's, the world's largest auction house, as staff, experts, advisers and buyers set art trends, prices and records. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary looking at Christie's, the world's largest auction house. Global president Jussi Pilkannien charts the highs and lows of auctions in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Art history series. Amanda Vickery journeys from Renaissance Italy to the Dutch Republic, digging in storerooms and basements to rescue some female artists from the shadows. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Art history series. Amanda Vickery's journey reaches the 18th Century. The focus turns to the industrial powerhouse that is Britain and the French Court of Marie Antoinette. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

An exploration of the explosion in creative opportunities for women in the 20th Century. Western women demanded increasing roles in society, pushing art's boundaries even further. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A unique look at Titian's greatest masterpieces, which are currently under quarantine in the National Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Matthew Hill
Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson
Assistant Producer:
Kathryn Ellinger
Production Company:
Matchlight
Director:
Matthew Hill

Looking for Rembrandt

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Desperate for money, Rembrandt takes on commissions that even his pupils have passed up on, pupils who are now getting the grand offers that once came through Rembrandt’s door. Show more

Looking for Rembrandt

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Rembrandt's art is much loved and admired, but his remarkable life is less well-known. 350 years after his death, his surprising story told from an unusual perspective – his own. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Professor Amanda Vickery looks at how Jane Austen, an anonymous minor novelist in her lifetime, is 200 years later recognised as a unique British literary genius. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Howard Jacobson
Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Documentary following three elderly drivers and their families as they face the question of whether or not they are too old to drive, and are forced to make some hard decisions. Show more

Looking for Rembrandt

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

As Rembrandt paints his most iconic work, The Night Watch, his wife Saskia lies dying. Her death begins a ten-year decline in Rembrandt’s output. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary following a year in the lives of 16-year-old Vicky Swales and her soldier boyfriend Craig Wood, who lost two legs and an arm to a bomb in Afghanistan. Show more

She-Wolves: England's Early Queens

Episode 2: Isabella and Margaret

Duration: 1 hour

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

How two French girls, a century apart, became queens of England. Isabella of France would be accused of murder and Margaret of Anjou of destructive ambition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Castor
Producer:
Lucy Swingler
Director:
Lucy Swingler
Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series following the legal twists and turns of libel and privacy battles. Marathon runner Richard Donovan takes on Forbes magazine and a mosque battles a right-wing think tank. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ross Wilson
Director:
Ross Wilson

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Documentary in which Alexis Conran meets gambling addicts, experts and family members to try and understand what makes gambling, for some, a compulsion that can end in ruin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alexis Conran
Presenter:
Alexis Conran
Producer:
Iain Scollay
Producer:
Iain Scollay
Director:
Iain Scollay
Director:
Iain Scollay
Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson
Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony

She-Wolves: England's Early Queens

Episode 1: Matilda and Eleanor

Duration: 1 hour

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

How Matilda almost became the first woman to be crowned queen of England in her own right, and how Eleanor of Aquitaine was more than the queen of courtly love. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Castor
Producer:
Lucy Swingler
Director:
Lucy Swingler
Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Legal documentary. Cameras follow former MP George Galloway as he takes on the News of the World over phone hacking claims, and model Danielle Lloyd battles Carphone Warehouse. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ross Wilson
Director:
Ross Wilson
Participant:
George Galloway

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Legal documentary. A young Tamil refugee fights for his reputation despite having no money to do so after two of Britain's biggest tabloids claim he faked a hunger strike. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ross Wilson
Series Producer:
Ross Wilson

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Series following the legal twists and turns of a number of libel and privacy battles as they play out over the course of two years, charting the toll on claimants and defendants. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ross Wilson
Director:
Ross Wilson