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Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard looks at how artists have rejected the 'body beautiful', challenging viewers to question what it is to be human. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Director:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Helena Hunt
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Manager:
Victoria Kelly
Editor:
Bruce Law
Production Company:
Lion Television
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole

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: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Documentary. Jim Al-Khalili takes a look at how we've created machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind - and why this shouldn't spook us. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Director:
Dan Hillman
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

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

The British Family

Episode 4: Children

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Kirsty Young looks at how children have come to dominate family life in the last decade and reveals just how far we have come from the 'seen and not heard' days of old. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Tom Giles
Executive Producer:
Louise Norman

Duration: 59 minutes

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

With distinctive wit and flair, Mary Beard takes a personal view of the nude in western art and its troubling power to provoke ideas about gender, sex and moral transgression. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Director:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Helena Hunt
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Manager:
Victoria Kelly
Editor:
Bruce Law
Production Company:
Lion Television

The Genius of Photography

Episode 2: 1918-1945: Documents for Artists

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series on the history of photography. Following World War I, photography was the medium of the age, and used to promote radical utopia. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Armando Iannucci looks beyond the stature of Dickens as a national institution and instead explores the qualities of his work that make him one of the best British writers. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Deborah Lee
Director:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Production Manager:
Marian Lacey
Camera Operator:
Sam Alkadi
Camera Operator:
Brendon Easton

The Genius of Photography

Episode 3: Right Place, Right Time

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One South

Documentary exploring the history of photography. Photography at its best makes viewers eyewitnesses to events like D-Day, the Holocaust and Hiroshima. Show more

The World's Most Photographed

Episode 6: John F Kennedy

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Series analysing the public image of ten world icons. This edition explores how John F Kennedy used photography to conceal two secrets that had the power to destroy his presidency. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Deborah Lee
Series Producer:
Chris Granlund
Executive Producer:
Kim Thomas

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary. AN Wilson explores the groundbreaking poetry of TS Eliot, tracing the personal and poetic journey he took in works such as The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
AN Wilson
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Documentary. A glimpse of the world through Eric's eyes unveils profound human-animal relationships, and highlights the beautiful simplicity of the therapeutic power of dogs. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Matimba Kabalika
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Sound Designer:
Raoul Brand
Director of photography:
Felix Schmilinsky
Camera Operator:
Iris Pokorny
Sound Recordist:
Duncan Ettie
Sound Recordist:
Sasha Owen
Colourist:
Caroline Morin

Listen to Britain 2017

India Hope: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Documentary. A portrait of India Hope, a 24-year-old female poet with Down's syndrome. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
India Hope
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Sound Mixer:
Mike Barrett
Executive Producer:
Matimba Kabalika
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Four of the internet's biggest female stars reveal how their followers are shaping them. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Matimba Kabalika
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Director of photography:
Sandro Gromen-Hayes

Listen to Britain 2017

Voices of Britain

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Documentary portrait of how our similarities outweigh our differences and an exploration of what it means to be an individual in a collective society. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Alex Campbell
Producer:
Sam Boullier
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Sound Designer:
Ryan Twyman
Sound Mixer:
Alex Whybrow
Executive Producer:
Matimba Kabalika
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
Alex J Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Baxter
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Blake
Interviewed Guest:
Harkirit Boparai
Interviewed Guest:
Yoshika Colwell
Interviewed Guest:
Aoife Curran
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Curran
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Hockton
Interviewed Guest:
Merlin Kalanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
David Ward Maclean
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Griffiths

Animation 2018

Childhood Memories

Duration: 4 minutes

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

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. A multilayered autobiographical animation exploring personal memory. Show more

Contributors

Animator:
Katie Sommers
Sound Designer:
Joel Cahen
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Animation 2018

Meteorlight

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Sci-fi animation set in an alien world. When a child discovers a dark secret at their parent's factory, they must choose between what is right and what is easy. Show more

Contributors

Sound Designer:
Helen Dickson
Executive Producer:
Helen Brunsdon
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 4 minutes

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

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. A stop-frame animation following an Inuit who struggles to survive after an oil tanker leaks oil off the coast. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ieuan Lewis
Director:
George Warren
Sound Designer:
Tom Angell
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Animation 2018

Frank's Joke

Duration: 6 minutes

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

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. A comedic look at how our brains can keep us awake at night and the mercurial nature of memory. Show more

Contributors

Animator:
Edward Bulmer
Director:
Edward Bulmer
Writer:
Andrew Eu
Producer:
Shereen Aji
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern

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