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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 years

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

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 FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The journey through bohemian history reaches the early 20th century, when the Bloomsbury Group and others were determined to challenge sexual taboos. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Peter Sweasey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Molly Parkin
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Virginia Nicholson
Participant:
Grayson Perry
Participant:
Richard Coles
Participant:
Stephen Calloway
Participant:
Maggi Hambling
Participant:
Jonny Woo
Participant:
Fiona MacCarthy

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ian Hislop takes a look at the notorious Beeching Report of 1963, which led to the closure of a third of the nation's railway lines and forced thousands of people onto the road. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Producer:
Deborah Lee
Director:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Neil Cameron

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

Ian Hislop investigates Britain's emotional history. He takes a wry and witty look at the ups and downs of the stiff upper lip since the First World War. 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

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Ian Hislop investigates Britain's emotional history. He charts how and why the stiff upper lip emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Show more

Mary Beard's Forbidden Art

Series 1

Vile Bodies

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Mary Beard explores ways artists have shown 'forbidden' aspects of the human body – including scenes of sex, violence, death and even defecation - and interviews the artist Tracey Emin. Show more

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

Formats

Animation 2018

The Three Crow Boys

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Animation narrated by Tim McInnerny, set in London in the wake of a terrible war. A lonely old blind man receives three unexpected visitors, and tragedy follows. Show more

Contributors

Animator:
Tom Adriani
Director:
Tom Adriani
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Helen Brunsdon
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Animation 2018

Ladder to You

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. Eric misses his Elsie, but in his darkest moment she shows him that true love never dies. Show more

Contributors

Art Director:
Alice Knight
Director of photography:
David Lee
Music Supervisor:
Gordon Keen
Sound Designer:
John Vick
Production Manager:
Italia Bianco
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Director:
Chris Watson
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Duration: 7 minutes

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

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. A curious woman creates her own perfect partner, a beautiful, talking giant slug. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Helen Brunsdon
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern

Formats

Animation 2018

Quarantine

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Animation. A post-Brexit pagan dance fantasy about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers forced to confront the animals quarantined in a facility built above their burrow. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Jo Nolan
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Helen Brunsdon
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

The World's Most Photographed

Episode 5: Marilyn Monroe

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 programme explores the ways in which Marilyn Monroe used photography to gain a sense of control over her life. Show more

Contributors

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