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Edinburgh Nights

2018

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Highlights from this year's Edinburgh Festivals. Nish Kumar is behind the scenes with some of the biggest names and hopeful first timers in comedy as they try out new material. Show more

Turner Prize

2019

Margate, Turner and the Prize

Duration: 29 minutes

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

How an influx of newcomers - and the arrival of Turner Contemporary - has affected Margate. Featuring Tracey Emin, the Turner Prize shortlist artists and some Margate residents. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Having enjoyed the islands' changing seasons with his family, the wildlife cameraman ends his visit with a sighting of a pod of killer whales. A suitable end to a great trip. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Wildlife cameraman Simon King and his family experience the changing seasons on the Shetland Islands. The winter weather, with winds of over 100mph, makes life tough for them. Show more

Blethering Scots

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Episode 1

Duration: 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Bill Paterson shares his favourite Scots words and reflects on his mother's use of the language, while schoolchildren highlight contemporary Scots speech. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ten well-known personalities share their favourite Scots word and celebrate the warmth, wit and grit of the Scots language. Written by Sanjeev Kohli. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Sanjeev Kohli
Participant:
Bill Paterson
Participant:
Catriona Shearer
Participant:
Jackie Kay
Director:
Ian Lilley
Executive Producer:
Debbie Christie

CripTales

Series 1

Thunderbox

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

It's 1968 and wheelchair user Sue is in the toilet at a pop festival. A whirlwind romance has left her pregnant and abortion has just been legalised. What should she do now? Show more

CripTales

Series 1

Hamish

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Hamish, equipped with a new, self-operated wheelchair, heads for the woods to find sexual pleasure. But he hasn’t counted on such rough terrain. Show more

CripTales

Series 1

Audition

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Mat sits in the waiting room before an audition, dreading how it will turn out. Contemplating the past, he unlocks the reasons for his fears, before finding the way to triumph. Or does he? Show more

CripTales

Series 1

The Real Deal

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Meg tries to catch sight of a man she thinks is a benefits cheat. She is compiling details about him in order to shop him for fraud. But, unexpectedly, he forges a friendship with her. Show more

CripTales

Series 1

Paper Knickers

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Jackie is in hospital, facing a decision about whether to undergo an amputation. Will she have a chance of pursuing her romance with only one leg? Show more

CripTales

Series 1

The Shed

Duration: 12 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

A children’s writer finds herself falling in love with Keira, her next-door neighbour. But Ellie, her carer, does not approve of the relationship. Show more

Edinburgh Nights

2018

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Highlights from the Edinburgh Festivals. Nish visits the Book Festival, visits some venues offering lively controversy and explores why podcasters are seeking out live audiences. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Actor Gregor Fisher sets out to discover the truth about his birth mother with help from friends, family and fellow actors. Show more

Invasion! with Sam Willis

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series in which Sam Willis reveals a story of invasion in Britain spanning thousands of years. He fells a tree with a flint axe and gets to grips with Viking boat technology. Show more

Invasion! with Sam Willis

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series in which Sam Willis reveals stories of invasion in Britain. He discovers the French plans to invade Britain by balloon and the subterranean fortress built for troops. Show more

Edinburgh Nights

2018

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Highlights from this year's Edinburgh Festivals. Featuring singer-songwriter St Vincent, activists Pussy Riot and a show performed entirely in a burnt-out car. Show more

Invasion! with Sam Willis

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series in which Sam Willis reveals stories of invasion in Britain, including the Barbary Corsaire pirates and the tale of King Louis the Lion, who invaded in the 13th century. Show more