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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

First of a two-part documentary in which Dr Clare Jackson tells the story of the exiled Stuarts and of the threat the Jacobites posed to the embryonic British state. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Jackson
Director:
Russell Leven
Producer:
Russell Leven
Series Producer:
Richard Downes

A History of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 5: Project Scotland

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series. Neil Oliver looks at 20th-century Scotland, and how the country was driven to self-determination through a series of deep economic crises. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Director:
Colin Murray
Producer:
Colin Murray
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

A History of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 4: This Land Is Our Land

Duration: 1 hour

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

Neil Oliver looks at how, in the early 19th century, rural workers fled from Scotland's countryside into the industrial towns, becoming factory workforce. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Director:
Clara Glynn
Producer:
Clara Glynn
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Duration: 1 hour

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

Iain Stewart visits places that gave birth to the earth's oil riches, discovers the people who fought over its control and explores how the need for oil is changing the planet. Show more

The Silk Road

Episode Two

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

In this episode, historian Dr Sam Willis continues to retrace the steps of explorer Zhang Qian to the city of Dunhuang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Director:
Tim Niel
Assistant Producer:
Jon Morrice
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

A History of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 3: The Price of Progress

Duration: 1 hour

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

Neil Oliver examines how, in the late 18th century, Scotland was transformed from a poor country into one of the richest nations on Earth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Director:
Sarah Barclay
Producer:
Sarah Barclay
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

The Last Explorers

Episode 3: John Muir

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Neil Oliver recounts the life of John Muir, who was instrumental to the modern conservation movement and one of the founders of America's National Park movement. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Producer:
Tim Niel
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Director:
Tim Niel

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 Stuarts

Episode 3: A Family at War

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. In the final programme, Clare Jackson looks at how the Stuarts were fatally divided by religion and how Scotland lost its sovereignty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Jackson
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Director:
Clara Glynn

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia PacificLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

Simon Sebag Montefiore explores how the Habsburg emperors transformed Vienna from a fortress into a great cultural capital. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore discovers how Vienna marked Europe's front line in the struggle to defend both Christendom and the Catholic Church. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Simon Sebag Montefiore finds out how Vienna defeated the Ottoman threat at the end of the 17th century, with the help of a pan-European army which rushed to the rescue. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

Duration: 23 minutes

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

This week Simon Sebag Montefiore follows the Habsburgs' efforts to stay in power, as Emperor Franz Josef's empire and his family proved impossible to control. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

imagine...

Winter 2017/18

Episode 6: Andrew Lloyd Webber: Memories

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Alan Yentob talks to Andrew Lloyd Webber about his autobiography, bohemian childhood and the memories he has chosen to reveal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Scotland from the Sky

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

How powered flight and photography changed how the world is understood. This episode reveals how planners and architects took to the skies to redesign Scottish towns and cities. Show more

Scotland from the Sky

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

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

How powered flight and photography changed how the world is understood. This episode explores how aerial photography has revealed Scotland's hidden ancient past. Show more

Scotland from the Sky

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

How powered flight and photography changed how the world is understood. This episode begins with the story of aerial photography itself. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary exploring the lesser-known side of Arthur Conan Doyle, who solved real crimes as chilling and baffling as those investigated by his creation Sherlock Holmes. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Writer Ian Rankin investigates The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, tracing Robert Louis Stevenson's story back to events in Stevenson's childhood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Rankin
Executive Producer:
Andrea Miller