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Duration: 1 hour

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

Janina Ramirez tells the story of three books that defined the Reformation in England - Tyndale's New Testament, Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer and Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Show more

How God Made the English

Episode 1: A Chosen People?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Diarmaid MacCulloch explores what it means to be English. In this episode, he chronicles the roots of the idea that the English think themselves better than others. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Jean-Claude Bragard

How God Made the English

Episode 2: A Tolerant People?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Diarmaid MacCulloch explores what it means to be English. He challenges the commonly held assumption that the English have a long tradition of tolerance. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Jean-Claude Bragard

Genius of the Modern World

Episode 2: Nietzsche

Duration: 1 hour

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

Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of great modern thinkers. Nietzsche's uncompromising ideas smashed the safe presuppositions and assumptions of religion, morality and science. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

As Ramadan approaches, this documentary tells the story of three English gentlemen who embraced Islam at a time when to be a Muslim was to be seen to be a traitor to your country. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Cox
Producer:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 1

Episode 2: Desmond Tutu

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

In a frank and moving interview, Fern Britton talks to Archbishop Tutu, who has spent a lifetime fighting injustice in South Africa, about his faith. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Anita Anand tells the fascinating and largely unknown story of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh - descendant of Sikh royalty, goddaughter of Queen Victoria and pioneering suffragette. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anita Anand
Producer:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Documentary following the story of the restoration of a forgotten and dilapidated burial ground for 27 Muslim soldiers who gave their lives fighting for Britain in two world wars. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Adil Ray
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed
Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Documentary following Ravi Singh, a Sikh charity worker who, inspired by his religious principles, puts his life on the line to help people in need. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Anita Rani
Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Sharron Ward
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Documentary tracing the history of the turban in the Sikh faith. A crucial symbol of Sikhism, many followers claim the turban has been mistakenly linked to religious terrorism. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Anita Rani
Director:
Anna Cox
Producer:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In the birthday week of the founder of Sikhism, TV auctioneer James Lewis tells the story of the lost treasures of the 19th-century maharajah, Ranjit Singh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Lewis
Producer:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Julian Mercer

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Anglican priest Peter Owen Jones explores the huge number of ancient Christian texts that didn't make it into the New Testament, many of which were both shocking and challenging. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Jean-Claude Bragard

Rome: A History of the Eternal City

Episode 1: City of the Sacred

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Simon Sebag Montefiore uncovers the central role played by religion in the power of the city of Rome. Every event in ancient Rome revolved around religion. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In Diwali week, the history of one of Hinduism's most sacred symbols. Before being appropriated by the Nazis, the swastika has for centuries been an emblem of benevolence and luck. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Sebag Montefiore looks at Istanbul's Greek roots, its transformation into the capital of a Christian empire and reveals how clashes forced eastern and western churches apart. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 6

Episode 4: Richard Coles

Duration: 1 hour

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

Former Communards band member Richard Coles explores his extraordinary journey from 80s pop star to Church of England vicar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Coles
Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 1

Episode 1: Dolly Parton

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Fern Britton talks to high-profile figures about how their beliefs shape their lives. She begins with a heart-to-heart with the queen of country music, Dolly Parton. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 2

Episode 2: Clarissa Dickson Wright

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fern Britton meets Clarissa Dickson Wright, who was one half of the Two Fat Ladies TV cookery duo, and whose faith has helped her through some dark times. Show more