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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Chris Jackson hosts a special edition of the series. Including a report on the effectiveness of car clampers, and a look at how local authorities are tackling litter louts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Jackson
Executive Producer:
Jacqui Hodgson
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Jack Ashley's influential 1963 documentary about unemployment in Hartlepool, is followed by a report by his daughter Jackie on how it changed politics in the north of England. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jackie Ashley
Producer:
Jack Ashley
Executive Producer:
Jacqui Hodgson
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

A Very British History

Series 2

Birmingham Irish I Am

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Angela Moran, whose grandparents were amongst thousands of Irish to move to the second city in the 1950s, tells the story of the Birmingham Irish through memories of local people and archive footage. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Following Holt Youth Project's work with three families with young children struggling to balance meagre budgets while coping with disability and severe illness among the parents. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Len Goodman takes a step back in time to the heyday of British dance bands, a golden age of music in the years between the wars that laid the foundations for 20th-century pop. Show more

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Market Drayton to Stourport-on-Severn

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

Life on England’s waterways with Robbie Cumming. Robbie gets stuck in the mud in Woodseaves Cutting and explores the charming canal-side village of Kinver in Staffordshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Ellesmere Port to Audlem

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. Robbie battles his way through blanket weed on the Shropshire Union Canal and discovers industrial secrets in Audlem, Cheshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Stourport Basins to Kingswood Junction

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

The real side of boat life with Robbie Cumming. Robbie navigates the mighty River Severn and takes an unexpected bath as he takes a tumble at the Tardebigge lock flight in Worcestershire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Producer:
Nisha Chopra

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Marple to Huddersfield

Duration: 28 minutes

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

The reality of life afloat with Robbie Cumming. A fallen tree and a leaking lock pound hamper Robbie's journey across the Pennines.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Sowerby Bridge to Manchester

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The real side of boat life with Robbie Cumming. Robbie runs aground on the Rochdale Canal - will he make it to Manchester?

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Froghall to Bugsworth Basin

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Life on England's waterways with Robbie Cumming. A low canal tunnel in Staffordshire proves a problem, and Robbie helps out a stranded boater.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Shardlow to Stoke-on-Trent

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. Robbie tackles a propeller problem and tricky locks on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Barton Swing Aqueduct to Liverpool Docks

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. There are engine issues and a leaky boat to fix before Robbie reaches Liverpool Docks.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

The reality of life afloat with Robbie Cumming. On the last leg of his journey across England, Robbie crosses an epic aqueduct near Stratford-upon-Avon and gets stuck in a lock in central Birmingham.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Winter Walks

Series 1

Lemn Sissay

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Lemn Sissay takes a journey through Cumbria's Dentdale amid snow-capped hills, blue skies and birdsong. Filmed in March 2020 before Covid restrictions were introduced. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lemn Sissay
Associate Producer:
Ellie Hunt
Series Producer:
Cy Chadwick
Director:
Cy Chadwick
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Production Company:
Atypical Media

Our Lives

Series 2

Elephants on the Move

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One West Midlands

It’s not your typical removal job - transporting a herd of elephants from the Midlands to their new seaside home. Show more

A Very British History

Series 1

A Very British History: The Jews of Leeds

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Film-maker Simon Glass explores his family history and tells the story of the Yorkshire Jews in the early 20th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Glass
Series Producer:
Diana Hare
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

A Very British History

Series 1

A Very British History: Romany Gypsies

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One East

Writer Damian Le Bas explores how Gypsy people in the 1960s were forced to abandon their nomadic way of life for a more settled existence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Le Bas
Producer:
Adam Keelan
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Series Producer:
Diana Hare

A Very British History

Series 1

The First Black Brummies

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Poet Sue Brown looks at what life was like in the post-war years for Birmingham’s Caribbean community as they asked questions about their own identity and place in British society. Show more