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D-Day to Berlin

Episode 3: The Dream That Died

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Drama-documentary about the struggle to defeat Hitler's Third Reich. With British and American armies poised to cross the Rhine, victory seemed certain. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sean Bean
Producer:
Martina Hall
Director:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Laurence Rees

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 5: The Culture Show at Edinburgh: Leonardo da Vinci - The Anatomist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Art critic Alastair Sooke heads to the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Edinburgh, where he takes a look at a collection of some of da Vinci's anatomical drawings. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 4 months

Peter and Dan Snow on the battles that shaped our nation, using state-of-the-art graphics. The story of the turbulent events culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Snow
Presenter:
Dan Snow
Producer:
Martina Hall

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 5: Darcey Bussell, Philip Pullman, Armando Iannucci and Ghostpoet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A review of the week's arts events. Darcey Bussell celebrates the legacy of Kenneth MacMillan, Stig Abell talks to Philip Pullman and Ghostpoet performs live. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Darcey Bussell
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 6: Mary Beard, Nathan Coley and David Gilmour

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Mary Beard visits The Roman Singularity exhibition to explore the work of Adam Nathaniel Furman. David Gilmour talks about his recent film and performs live. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Participant:
Nathan Coley
Interviewed Guest:
Kengo Kuma
Performer:
David Gilmour
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Following the Academy as it prepares for its annual extravaganza. Grayson Perry takes the helm to coordinate the world's longest running and largest open-submission show. Show more

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Series 1

Episode 8: Turner Prize 2017

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A Turner Prize special ahead of the 2017 winner announcement, following this year's shortlisted artists including interviews and a special guest performance. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brenda Emmanus
Participant:
Maureen Lipman
Participant:
David Bailey
Participant:
Polly Morgan
Performer:
Martin Creed
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the history of Britain's female police force, exploring the careers and ambitions of police officers determined to succeed in a profession that never wanted them. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
If Not Us Films
Executive Producer:
David Herman
Executive Producer:
Lindsay Shapero
Director:
Martina Hall
Producer:
Martina Hall
Production Manager:
Lynette Slight
Assistant Producer:
Molly Crossthwaite

The Culture Show

2014/2015

Episode 7: Girls Will Be Girls

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Miranda Sawyer meets some of the key female figures of the punk era to look at how they radically changed the cultural landscape and inspired a generation of young women. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Viv Albertine
Participant:
Chrissie Hynde
Participant:
The Raincoats
Participant:
Jordan
Director:
Martina Hall
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 7: Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Phelps and Father John Misty

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Giles Coren and guests are in the studio for an Agatha Christie special. Kenneth Branagh talks about directing and starring in the remake of Murder on the Orient Express. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Presenter:
Giles Coren
Participant:
Sarah Phelps
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Branagh
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 1: Nihal Arthanayake, Viv Groskop and Wolf Alice

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Giles Coren is joined by radio DJ Nihal Arthanayake and writer and comedian Viv Groskop to cherry-pick the best of the cultural week. Wolf Alice perform live in the studio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Giles Coren
Interviewed Guest:
Nihal Arthanayake
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Performer:
Wolf Alice
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row

Agatha Christie Special

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Giles Coren and guests are in the studio for an Agatha Christie special. Kenneth Branagh talks about directing and starring in the blockbuster remake of Murder on the Orient Expres Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Presenter:
Giles Coren
Participant:
Sarah Phelps
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Branagh
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Series

Front Row

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan Cruickshank reveals the history of Britain's public parks, travelling the country to discover a story of class, civic pride and changing fashions in sport and recreation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Executive Producer:
Stephen McGinn
Producer:
Martina Hall
Director:
Martina Hall

Secret Knowledge

The Russian Revolutionary: Zaha Hadid on Kazimir Malevich

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

Architect Zaha Hadid considers the influence of Russian abstract artist Kazimir Malevich's avant-garde art on her own avant-garde architecture. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 3: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Tim Minchin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Discussion of the week's arts events. Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling to talk about Blade Runner 2049 and Ian McKellen gives a masterclass in the art of playing King Lear. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amol Rajan
Interviewed Guest:
Harrison Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gosling
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McKellen
Performer:
Tim Minchin
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row

Episode Two: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Tim Minchin

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Presenter Amol Rajan and studio guests offer critical discussion of recent arts events, as John Wilson meets actors Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling to talk about Blade Runner 2049. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amol Rajan
Interviewed Guest:
Harrison Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gosling
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McKellen
Performer:
Tim Minchin
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Series

Front Row

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 1

Episode 6: Burning Convictions

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Simon Schama tells the story of the Reformation, from Henry VIII's love for Anne Boleyn to Bloody Mary's unsuccessful attempt to return England to Catholicism. Show more

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 3

Episode 2: Victoria and Her Sisters

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A look at the social and economic changes which took place during Queen Victoria's reign, such as industrialisation and changing roles for women. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 2: Carlos Acosta, Basquiat and Sparks

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Nikki Bedi is joined in the studio by Ekow Eshun and Professor Sarah Churchwell to cast a critical eye on the week's arts offerings. Sparks perform live in the studio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Participant:
undefined Bambi
Participant:
John Wilson
Performer:
Sparks
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row

Episode One: Carlos Acosta, Basquiat and Sparks

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Nikki Bedi is joined by writer Ekow Eshun and Professor Sarah Churchwell to cast a critical eye on topical arts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Participant:
undefined Bambi
Participant:
John Wilson
Performer:
Sparks
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Series

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