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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema, not in Hollywood but in pre-1914 Britain and France. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Director:
Paul Merton
Producer:
Kate Broome
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 9

Episode 7: Clement Freud: In His Own Words

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary which draws together interviews with the late Clement Freud - Liberal MP, cookery expert, newspaper columnist and author - from across four decades. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Kate Broome
Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Paul Merton pays tribute to Hollywood to mark its 100th anniversary. In this episode, he explores how the early pioneers laid down the blueprint for today's cinema industry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Director:
Paul Merton
Series Producer:
Kate Broome
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Camera Operator:
Mike Fox
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph

Duration: 1 hour

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

Paul Merton traces the rise of the studios through the story of Metro Goldwyn Mayer - the biggest dream factory of them all, which boasted of 'more stars than the heavens'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Director:
Paul Merton
Series Producer:
Kate Broome
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Camera Operator:
Mike Fox
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Paul Merton's journey through Hollywood reaches the 1920s when in prohibition America the cinema industry was on a collision course with its public because of a run of scandals. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Director:
Paul Merton
Series Producer:
Kate Broome
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Camera Operator:
Mike Fox
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph

Natural World

2014-2015

Episode 5: The Pygmy Hippo: A Very Secret Life

Duration: 1 hour

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

Wildlife documentary. Little is known of the endangered pygmy hippo. In an attempt to save it, an ecologist in a West African rainforest sets about unravelling its secret life. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The UK's best live wildlife stories with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. What's happening to one of the UK's most iconic birds - the kestrel? Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. The latest news from the bird families. Plus the team reveals their top wildlife tracking tips. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 4

Duration: 58 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. Naturalist Iolo Williams is on the road, tracking down one of the UK's rarest birds of prey. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 6

Duration: 58 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. Iolo Williams looks at why bottlenose dolphins are visiting a busy shipping harbour in Scotland. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. Martin reveals his top tips for tracking deer, plus an update on the drama at the osprey's nest. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 7

Duration: 58 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. Iolo Williams is live in Oxfordshire, where red kites have made a remarkable comeback. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 9

Duration: 58 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. The team report on how herring gulls have taken over our cities. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 10

Duration: 58 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. The team delve into a rock pool to explore its hidden depths. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 11

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. Richard Taylor-Jones explores the wildlife of an English orchard. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Springwatch returns with the best of the UK's wildlife - live. Stories include the strange late spring of 2013, red kites, wild boar, dolphins and otters. Show more

Springwatch

2013

Episode 8

Duration: 58 minutes

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

UK wildlife action from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. Iolo Williams reports on red kites in Wales, plus the nest-building secrets of long-tailed tits. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Paul Merton profiles some of the great stars of silent comedy. This edition features Buster Keaton, without whose influence Paul might never have become a comedian. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Producer:
Kate Broome

Timeshift

Series 4

British Space Race

Duration: 40 minutes

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

The story of the unsung pioneers of British space exploration - the rocket engineers, the scientists and the dreamers who never gave up on their vision despite lack of resources. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Kate Broome

Springwatch

2013

Episode 12

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The final update after three weeks of the very best wildlife stories from Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. Including the latest news from the nest cameras. Show more