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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Photographer Eamonn McCabe traces the story of British photography from the explosion of colour images in the late 1950s to the ongoing impact of the digital revolution. Show more

Timeshift

Series 8

Last Days of Steam

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Documentary that tells the surprising story of how Britain entered a new age of steam railways after the Second World War and why it quickly came to an end. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
George Chan
Director:
George Chan
Producer:
John Das

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Kermode uncovers the cinematic and storytelling secrets of the superhero movie. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Mark Kermode invites you on an entertaining journey into the weird and wonderful world of cult movies, filled with some of the strangest, most truly original and unexpected moments in cinema. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Mark Gatiss explores the brief life of Victorian artist Aubrey Beardsley, who wielded outrage as adroitly as his pen, and whose uncompromising attitude feels utterly modern. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Gatiss
Executive Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Sebastian Barfield

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Series 3

British Comedy

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

From side-splitting classics to overlooked gems, Mark Kermode shows how making fools of ourselves can make for seriously good cinema. Show more

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Series 3

Pop Music Movies

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Rebellion, romance, anarchy, excitement. Mark shows how the fusion of pop music and movies are a double act like no other. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A series exploring the science fiction genre. Dominic Sandbrook looks at writers' enduring fascination with outer space, dating back to the 19th century with Jules Verne. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
William Shatner
Participant:
Nichelle Nichols
Participant:
Anthony Daniels
Participant:
Kenny Baker
Participant:
Zoe Saldana
Participant:
Neil Gaiman

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dominic Sandbrook continues his exploration of science fiction by looking at its obsession with alien invasion, from all-out assault to sinister hidden threats. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
David Tennant
Participant:
Steven Moffat
Participant:
Richard Dreyfuss
Participant:
Roland Emmerich
Participant:
Phil Tippett
Participant:
Douglas Trumbull

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dominic Sandbrook continues his exploration of science fiction by looking at its robot obsession, from Frankenstein's monster to the provocative ideas of Blade Runner. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
Rutger Hauer
Participant:
Peter Weller
Participant:
Gale Anne Hurd
Participant:
Anthony Daniels
Participant:
Kenny Baker
Participant:
Edward James Olmos
Participant:
William Gibson

Duration: 4 minutes

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

Dominic Sandbrook concludes his exploration of the most innovative and imaginative of all genres by considering science fiction's most alluring theme - time travel. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Robert Murphy
Series Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Participant:
David Tennant
Participant:
Karen Gillan
Participant:
Steven Moffat
Participant:
Christopher Lloyd
Participant:
Bob Gale
Participant:
Scott Bakula
Participant:
Audrey Niffenegger

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Series 1

Episode 4: Science Fiction

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Kermode examines film genres. He reveals the tricks and techniques used to create classic science fiction films, from 2001 to Arrival, Blade Runner to Gravity. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

Eamonn McCabe explores how science and technology allowed pioneering photographers like Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron to create a new art form. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Lucy's romp through 300 years of love's rituals begins with the Georgian age, when the rules of courtship were being rewritten, and women and men made their own romantic choices. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 12 months

Lucy looks at the beginning of the Romanovs' reign, from Mikhail to Peter the Great, the tsar determined to modernise Russia at the end of the 17th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Director:
John Das
Series Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 16

Episode 5: Flights of Fancy: Pigeons and the British

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 1 month

Timeshift ventures inside places of sporting achievement, scientific endeavour and male obsession - the lofts of pigeon fanciers - to tell the story of a remarkable bird. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Miles Jupp
Producer:
Jake Hayes
Director:
Jake Hayes
Executive Producer:
John Das
Series Producer:
William Naylor

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss

Episode 1: Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Gatiss celebrates the achievements of horror cinema, beginning by exploring the early era of Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
John Das
Series Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 9

Episode 3: The Men Who Built the Liners

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary looking at the unique culture that grew up in the Clyde shipyards of Scotland, where the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth and the QE2 were built. Show more

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

Episode 1: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series exploring how musical theatre evolved over the last 100 years. Neil finds out how its modern shape was established through pioneering works. Show more

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Oscar Winners: A Secrets of Cinema Special

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Kermode explores the sorts of films that have won Academy Awards time and time again. Is it the subject matter or its treatment that is the key to beating your rivals? Show more