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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dr Janina Ramirez discovers how the immensely rich and powerful monasteries that had dominated British society for 1,000 years were annihilated in less than five years. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ian Hislop looks at the decades from the Victorian era to the First World War, when modern Britain introduced its first peacetime restrictions on immigration. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Alan Johnson
Participant:
Sayeeda Warsi
Participant:
Katie Hopkins
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Debbie Lee
Director:
Nick Tanner
Producer:
Nick Tanner

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: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Looking at the marriage of Charles Dickens through the eyes of his wife Catherine, Sue Perkins exposes the lesser-known reality of the Dickens family Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Producer:
Mark Halliley
Director:
Mark Halliley
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Slater
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Interviewed Guest:
Pen Vogler
Interviewed Guest:
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Tomalin
Interviewed Guest:
Lillian Nayder
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver James
Assistant Producer:
Nick Tanner
Production Manager:
Marian Lacey

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Janina Ramirez looks at how monasteries transformed society and rose to a position of immense power, only for sin and corruption to lead to collapse as the medieval period ended. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Michael Grade reveals the story of General Tom Thumb, the world's first global show business celebrity, who went from humble beginnings in America to international superstardom. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Grade
Producer:
Nick Tanner
Director:
Ian Denyer
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

A House Through Time

Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

David Olusoga discovers a scandalous poisoning, a reversal of fortune for a Victorian factory girl and a building dynasty that helped create Leeds. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Director:
Nick Tanner
Producer:
Nick Tanner
Producer:
Kat Feavers
Composer:
Paul Honey
Production Manager:
Zarina Dick
Series Producer:
Caroline Miller
Series Producer:
Rachel Ozers
Executive Producer:
Mary Crisp
Production Company:
Twenty Twenty TV

New Elizabethans with Andrew Marr

Series 1

A Brave New World

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Andrew Marr explores how Britain since 1952 has coped with the loss of empire, America's cultural and political hegemony, and the rise of a consolidated European superstate. Show more

Great Artists in Their Own Words

Episode 1: The Future Is Now (1907-1939)

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series unlocking the archives to tell the story of modern art, as told by the artists at the forefront of a cultural revolution. Show more