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Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC ALBA

Available for 5 months

Drama series based on Finlay J MacDonald's account of life in the Scottish Hebrides in the 1930s. Finlay and his family move to Scarista. An engagement party brings joy and sorrow. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 4: Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Duration: 30 minutes

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

John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how this addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit'. Show more

River City

08/07/2010

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lee's jealousy spirals out of control when he thinks Amber is getting too close to a business acquaintance of Lydia's. Ruth tries to win Andy's mum over with an elegant dinner. Show more

Contributors

Amber Murdoch:
Lorna Anderson
Iona McIntyre:
Claire Knight
Andy Carroll:
Jamie Michie
Ruth Rossi:
Morag Calder
Raymond Henderson:
Paul Samson
Eileen Donachie:
Deirdre Davis
Bob Adams:
Stephen Purdon
Derek Henderson:
Gordon McCorkell
Stella Walker:
Keira Lucchesi
Jennifer Bowie:
Lorna Craig
Mrs Carroll:
Alison Peebles
Charlie Bowie:
Ryan Smith
Producer:
Lizzie Gray
Director:
Bill MacLeod

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC ALBA

Available for 4 months

Drama series based on Finlay J MacDonald's account of life in the Scottish Hebrides in the 1930s. Finlay travels to Tarbert to spend the holidays at his grandparents. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Wildlife cameramen reveal some of their favourite natural history moments. Polar cameraman and diver Doug Allan relives some of his most hair-raising encounters. Show more

A History of Scotland

Series 1

Episode 4: Language is Power

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series charting Scottish history. Neil Oliver reveals the story of the infamous Highland/Lowland divide, which was the result of a family struggle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Producer:
Bill MacLeod
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald
Director:
Bill MacLeod
Series Producer:
Richard Downes

The Secret Life of Books

The Secret Life of Children's Books

Episode 2: The Water-Babies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Rev Richard Coles dives beneath the surface of children's classic The Water-Babies to reveal the revolutionary science behind the story and the influence it had on social reform. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 2: Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Nicholas Parsons explores the fine line between joy and melancholy in Edward Lear's writing and discovers how this epileptic, asthmatic depressive pioneered a new kind of poetry. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 3: The Mill on the Floss

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Fiona Shaw explores the genesis of The Mill on the Floss, and discovers how the scandal that caused George Eliot to take a male pen name also plays out in the plot of her novel. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 1: The Faerie Queene

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Janina Ramirez unravels Edmund Spenser's Elizabethan epic The Faerie Queene to reveal how this fantasy world was written during Tudor occupation of Ireland. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 5: Cider with Rosie

Duration: 1 hour

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

Author Joanna Trollope traces the roots of her favourite book Cider with Rosie to uncover how Laurie Lee blended fact and fiction in his wistful elegy to a disappeared rural world. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 6: Swallows and Amazons

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

John Sergeant learns how Arthur Ransome came to perfect a new, more authentic kind of children's literature that featured real children doing real things in real places. Show more

Glamour's Golden Age

Episode 1: The Luxe Experience

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

How the architecture and design of the 20s and 30s created and reflected the spirit of the age, with the fun of Art Deco next to the functionality of Modernism. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Jacobi on Garrick: Godfather of the British Stage

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Derek Jacobi goes in search of David Garrick, 18th-century superstar and the man who reinvented acting for the modern era.

The Secret Life of Books

The Secret Life of Children's Books

Episode 1: Five Children and It

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Samantha Bond reveals how a rootless childhood and terrible personal tragedy led Edith Nesbit to create a new kind of children's fiction, a blend of magic and realism. Show more

River City

18/01/2011

Duration: 1 hour

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

Leo's mental and physical health deteriorates. Big Bob becomes a pariah following his arrest for curb crawling. Andy is offered a job in Dubai - but will he accept it? Show more

Contributors

Michael Brodie:
Andy Clark
Hayley McCrone:
Pamela Byrne
Ruth Carroll:
Morag Calder
Andy Carroll:
Jamie Michie
Scarlett Mullen:
Sally Howitt
Bob O'Hara:
Tom Urie
Jimmy Mullen:
Billy McElhaney
Raymond Henderson:
Paul Samson
Annie Sobacz:
Reanne Farley
Gabriel Brodie:
Garry Sweeney
Iona McIntyre:
Claire Knight
Leyla Brodie:
Maryam Hamidi
Military Policeman:
Craig Smith
Adeeb Brodie:
Taryam Boyd
Conor Brodie:
Rian John Gordon
Scott Wallace:
Tony Kearney
Liz Buchanan:
Eileen McCallum
Malcolm Hamilton:
Johnny Beattie
Bob Adams:
Stephen Purdon
Therese O'Hara:
Maureen Carr
Molly O'Hara:
Una McLean
Producer:
Lizzie Gray
Director:
Bill MacLeod

Holby City

Series 11

Episode 10: Maria's Christmas Carol

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

After visiting a clairvoyant on Christmas Eve, Maria makes an important decision when she is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Show more

Contributors

Ric Griffin:
Hugh Quarshie
Michael Spence:
Hari Dhillon
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Mark Williams:
Robert Powell
Faye Morton:
Patsy Kensit
Rachel Baptiste:
Ayesha Antoine
Connie Beauchamp:
Amanda Mealing
Elliot Hope:
Paul Bradley
Sam Strachan:
Tom Chambers
Joseph Byrne:
Luke Roberts
Maria Kendall:
Phoebe Thomas
Linden Cullen:
Duncan Pow
Maddy Young:
Nadine Lewington
Donna Jackson:
Jaye Jacobs
Daisha Anderson:
Rebecca Grant
Annalese Carson:
Anna-Louise Plowman
Ghost of Christmas...:
Jonny Phillips
Alex Deacon:
Ceri Mill
Chris Moorhouse:
Charlie Roe
Director:
Bill MacLeod

Secret Knowledge

The Hidden Jewels of the Cheapside Hoard

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Jewellery designer Shaun Leane uncovers some of the secrets of the hoard of nearly 500 Elizabethan and Jacobean jewels discovered by workmen in London's Cheapside district in 1912. Show more