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How to Grow a Planet

Episode 1: Life from Light

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

How plants have driven the greatest changes to the Earth. Prof Iain Stewart shows how they first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. Show more

How to Grow a Planet

Episode 2: The Power of Flowers

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary series. Professor Iain Stewart explains the role of the earliest flowers in sculpting the earth and driving the evolution of all animals. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Iain Stewart
Producer:
Nigel Walk
Director:
Nigel Walk
Series Producer:
Andrew Thompson
Executive Producer:
Mark Hedgecoe

How to Grow a Planet

Episode 3: The Challenger

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary series. Professor Iain Stewart explains how grass fought its enemy, the forests, how it transformed ocean life and how it triggered human civilisation. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary revealing the vital role that satellites play in the daily life of the modern world and exploring the huge advances they have made possible. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary telling the story of the Voyager space mission, as the two spacecraft leave the area of the sun's influence after 35 years and 11 billion miles. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Chris Riley
Director:
Chris Riley
Executive Producer:
Mark Hedgecoe

Richard Hammond Builds...

Episode 1: A Planet

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

On his two-mile high construction tower, Richard Hammond sets about building a planet just like Earth. He starts by gathering raw materials in a massive truck delivery. Show more

Richard Hammond Builds...

Episode 2: A Universe

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Richard Hammond takes on the ultimate engineering project. How do you make a planet, or a solar system, a galaxy or even a universe? To find out, he opens up his cosmic toolbox. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary telling the story of an extraordinary 1960s experiment in which a scientist and a young woman try to teach a dolphin to speak English in a flooded house. Show more

Earth's Natural Wonders

Series 1

Episode 2: Vast Wonders

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Series combining photography and human drama as it reveals 12 remarkable places, uncovering the stories of people fighting to survive in Earth's natural wonders. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Olivia Colman
Series Producer:
Arif Nurmohamed
Executive Producer:
Mark Hedgecoe
Producer:
Matt Barrett
Director:
Matt Barrett
Photographer:
Robin Cox
Photographer:
Simon de Glanville
Photographer:
Johnny Rogers
Re-recording mixer:
Danny Finn
Colourist:
Ross Baker
On-line editing:
Alan Jones
Film Editor:
Doug Moxon
Film Editor:
Gerard Evans
Film Editor:
Louise Salkow
Production Assistant:
Naomi Buchanan
Production Assistant:
Ruth Carter
Production Coordinator:
Fiona Dorman
Production Coordinator:
Katy Engels
Production Manager:
Jenni Shaw
Assistant Producer:
Michael Duffy
Assistant Producer:
Kate Pringle
Director:
Dina Mufti
Director:
Rob Sullivan

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

BBC-produced factual drama starring Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton, telling the story of the battle behind the hit video game Grand Theft Auto. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
James Wood
Producer:
Jim Spencer
Director:
Owen Harris
Executive Producer:
Mark Hedgecoe
Sam Houser:
Daniel Radcliffe
Jack Thompson:
Bill Paxton
Dan Houser:
Ian Keir Attard
Jamie King:
Joe Dempsie
Terry Donovan:
Mark Weinman
Patricia Thompson:
Fiona Ramsay
Jen Kolbe:
Shannon Esra
Devin Moore:
Thabo Rametsi
Johnny Thompson:
Garion Dowds
Tom Masters:
James Alexander
Pat Vance:
Jenna Dover
Ray Reiser:
Dean Fourie
Lt Col Dave Grossman:
Stephen Jennings
Judge James Moore:
David Morin
Patrick Wildenborg:
Gideon Lombard
Doug Lowenstein:
Nick Boraine
Michelle Gerilikos:
Inge Beckmann
Federal Agent:
Dale Jackson
Judge Dava Tuni:
Nicole Sherwin
Steve Strickland:
Thorsten Wedekind
Congregation Lady:
Vanessa Cook
Dr John Murray:
David Butler

Panorama

Crisis in Care: Follow the Money

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 7 months

Tens of thousands of elderly people live in care homes owned by international investors. Panorama asks how much money is being taken out of the system.

Contributors

Reporter:
Alison Holt
Producer:
Angie Mason
Director:
Angie Mason
Producer:
James Melley
Executive Producer:
Roger Graef
Executive Producer:
Mark Hedgecoe
Executive Producer:
Diana Martin
Production Company:
Rogan Productions

Operation Iceberg

Series 1

Episode 1: Birth of a 'berg

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Scientists and explorers travel to the Arctic to reveal the unknown world of icebergs, starting with the birth of an iceberg at Greenland's Store glacier. Show more

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Family and friends contribute to a celebration of the late scientist Richard Feynman, who helped design the atomic bomb and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Chris van Tulleken and Professor Tanya Byron join a team of experts to put 75 overweight volunteers on diets designed to tackle the specific reasons why they eat too much. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Experts put overweight volunteers on diets designed to tackle the specific reasons why they eat too much. It is time to see if personalised dieting will work in everyday life. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Experts put overweight volunteers on diets tackling the specific reasons why they eat too much. In the final two months of the diet, the volunteers' bodies are fighting back. Show more

Earth's Natural Wonders

Series 1

Episode 1: Extreme Wonders

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Series combining photography and human drama to reveal twelve remarkable places, uncovering the stories of people fighting to survive, and even triumph, there. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Olivia Colman
Producer:
Matt Barrett
Director:
Matt Barrett
Photographer:
Simon de Glanville
Photographer:
Johnny Rogers
Photographer:
Will Edwards
Photographer:
Barrie Britton
Re-recording mixer:
Danny Finn
On-line editing:
Alan Jones
Film Editor:
Doug Moxon
Film Editor:
Gerard Evans
Film Editor:
Louise Salkow
Production Assistant:
Naomi Buchanan
Production Assistant:
Ruth Carter
Production Coordinator:
Fiona Dorman
Production Coordinator:
Katy Engels
Production Manager:
Jenni Shaw
Assistant Producer:
Michael Duffy
Assistant Producer:
Kate Pringle
Director:
Rob Sullivan
Director:
Nicolas Brown
Director:
James Aldred
Executive Producer:
Mark Hedgecoe
Series Producer:
Arif Nurmohamed
Special thanks:
The Peregrine Fund

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

The extraordinary story of Freddie Mercury’s battle with Aids and the groundbreaking tribute concert Queen staged in his memory after he died. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Brian May
Executive Producer:
Mark Hedgecoe
Executive Producer:
Soleta Rogan
Producer:
Dan Hall
Director:
James Rogan
Production Company:
Rogan Productions