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The Virtual Revolution

Episode 4: Homo Interneticus?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series in which Dr Aleks Krotoski explores how the internet is shaping our lives. Aleks examines social networks and asks how they're changing our relationships. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

David Reynolds asks why Britain spent much of the war fighting in Africa and Italy, reassessing Churchill's view that the Mediterranean was the soft underbelly of Hitler's Europe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Reynolds

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

David Reynolds re-examines the war leadership of American president Franklin Roosevelt, who inspired millions with stirring visions of a new and better postwar world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Reynolds
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd

Long Shadow

Episode 3: Us and Them

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series tracing the legacy of the Great War. David Reynolds argues that the war made national identity a stark either-or issue, a matter of 'us' versus 'them'. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Travelling to Russian battlefields and using original telegrams and official documents, David Reynolds reassesses Stalin's role in the struggle between Germany and Russia in WWII. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Reynolds

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Afua Hirsch tells the epic story of Kenya, exploring how artists, musicians and writers have responded to the country's colonial past and asserted a new identity through art. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Art historian Professor Richard Clay explores how internet memes are shaping our culture and politics, experimenting by devising and releasing some himself. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Clay
Producer:
Katie Johns
Executive Producer:
Russell Barnes
Production Manager:
Clare Burns

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary series. Afua Hirsch traces Ethiopia's proud 3,000-year history through its art and culture, exploring a civilisation as significant as any in the west. Show more

The Virtual Revolution

Episode 1: The Great Levelling?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Aleks Krotoski explores how the internet is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Aleks charts the extraordinary rise of blogs, Wikipedia, and YouTube. Show more

Danceworks

Series 2

Sharon Eyal: A Basic Instinct

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Behind the scenes with Sharon Eyal, one of the most exciting and powerful choreographers in contemporary dance, as she and her company L-E-V rehearse and premiere a new work. Show more

Contributors

Assistant Producer:
Abigail Hodgson Lorente
Production Manager:
Clare Burns
Executive Producer:
Russell Barnes
Executive Producer:
Alistair Spalding
Producer:
Bia Oliveira
Director:
Andy Dunn
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Production Company:
Sadler's Wells

Danceworks

Series 2

Firedance: Latin Fever

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

A film that follows two of Strictly’s most popular professional stars, Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez, as they put together a spectacular Latin showcase for their fans. Show more

Contributors

Assistant Producer:
Abigail Hodgson Lorente
Production Manager:
Clare Burns
Executive Producer:
Russell Barnes
Executive Producer:
Alistair Spalding
Producer:
Bia Oliveira
Director:
Andy Dunn
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Production Company:
Sadler's Wells

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

In Senegal, Afua Hirsch discovers how exuberant hip-hop, film and fashion scenes have fed off colonial history, and she traces the story of a poet who became the father of Senegalese independence. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Documentary following Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's campaign to persuade residents of his village to generate their own power through renewable sources. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Russell Barnes
Executive Producer:
Molly Milton
Director:
Andy Mosse
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Assistant Producer:
Becky Evans
Production Coordinator:
Vicki Betihavas
Camera Operator:
Matt Waddleton
Camera Operator:
Will Pugh
Camera Operator:
Tim Platten
Camera Operator:
Mike Fox
Composer:
Soundbyte

Utopia: In Search of the Dream

Series 1

Episode 1: Blueprints for Better

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Richard Clay explores utopian visions for a better world - from radical politics to online communities - and asks if they can inspire real change. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Clay
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Assistant Producer:
Alex Brisland
Production Manager:
Clare Burns
Director of photography:
Pete Allibone
Sound Recordist:
Adam Prescod
On-line editing:
Ben Harris
Re-recording mixer:
Phitz Hearne
Colourist:
Tim Waller
Sound Recordist:
Tom Redhead
Camera Operator:
Will Churchill
Camera Operator:
Tim Platten

Danceworks

Series 2

María Pagés: An Ode to Flamenco

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Spanish choreographer Maria Pages prepares to take an innovative new show to the traditional home of flamenco, Seville. Show more

Contributors

Assistant Producer:
Abigail Hodgson Lorente
Production Manager:
Clare Burns
Executive Producer:
Russell Barnes
Executive Producer:
Alistair Spalding
Producer:
Bia Oliveira
Director:
Andy Dunn
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Production Company:
Sadler's Wells

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series. James Fox tells the story of Australia's indigenous culture, the oldest continuous culture anywhere in the world. Show more

The Virtual Revolution

Episode 2: Enemy of the State?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Aleks Krotoski explores how the internet is reshaping our lives. She charts how the Web is forging a new, young brand of politics involving direct action. Show more