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Britain's Greatest Buildings

Series 1

Episode 1: The Palace of Westminster

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ParliamentLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Architecture series. Dan Cruickshank explores the Palace of Westminster, examining its architecture and history.

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dan Cruickshank tells the triumphant and tragic story of the greatest architectural dynasty of the 19th century - Sir George Gilbert Scott, son George Junior and grandson Giles. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Tim Dunn
Director:
Tim Dunn
Assistant Producer:
Ivan Lazic
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Karl Mercer spends 24 hours on the frontline of a hospital trauma unit. Dan Cruickshank discovers how a buried time capsule is revealing the secrets of a pioneering hospital. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Reporter:
Karl Mercer
Series Editor:
Dippy Chaudhary
Series Producer:
Andy Richards

Duration: 1 hour

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

The transformation Of Avebury Manor continues. While Penelope Keith gets to grips with gorging Georgians, Paul Martin travels to China to see the making of an exotic wallpaper. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Penelope Keith
Presenter:
Penelope Keith
Presenter:
Paul Martin
Presenter:
Paul Martin
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Kate Shiers
Set Designer:
David Howard
Set Designer:
David Howard
Set Designer:
Russell Sage
Set Designer:
Russell Sage

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series. Work at Avebury Manor finally gets under way, but will the National Trust accept the outlandish colour scheme being proposed for the Queen's bedroom? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Penelope Keith
Presenter:
Penelope Keith
Presenter:
Paul Martin
Presenter:
Paul Martin
Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Presenter:
Anna Whitelock
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Kate Shiers
Set Designer:
Russell Sage
Set Designer:
Russell Sage
Set Designer:
David Howard
Set Designer:
David Howard

Duration: 1 hour

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

A team of historians, experts, and volunteers restore 500-year-old Avebury Manor in Wiltshire as a place to touch, experience and enjoy. Hosted by Penelope Keith and Paul Martin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Penelope Keith
Presenter:
Penelope Keith
Presenter:
Paul Martin
Presenter:
Paul Martin
Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Presenter:
Anna Whitelock
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Kate Shiers
Set Designer:
Russell Sage
Set Designer:
Russell Sage
Set Designer:
David Howard
Set Designer:
David Howard

Bargain Hunt

Series 49

Episode 17: London 12

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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Natasha Raskin Sharp presents from Spitalfields Market in London's East End, as experts Nick Hall and Caroline Hawley help two teams buy items to take to auction. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Dan Cruickshank
Expert:
Nick Hall
Series Producer:
Carole Lochhead
Director:
Tim Holt
Director:
Chris Perry
Director:
Susie Povie
Production Manager:
Moira Edwards
Executive Producer:
Paul Tucker

Timewatch

2001-2002

The Victorian Way of Death: From Body Snatching to Burning

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Dan Cruickshank investigates the circumstances and rituals surrounding death in Victorian Britain. He unearths some bizarre tales of sinister bodysnatchers and stolen corpses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Executive Producer:
Laurence Rees

Duration: 1 hour

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

Uncovering the stories behind historic buildings as they are dismantled and resurrected in new locations. This looks at aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White's watchtower. Show more

The Country House Revealed

Episode 6: Marshcourt

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series exploring Britain's private country houses. Dan Cruickshank visits Marshcourt, an Edwardian pleasure palace considered by many to be Lutyens' masterpiece. Show more

The Country House Revealed

Episode 3: Easton Neston

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Exploring Britain's private country houses. Easton Neston was completed in 1702 by Nicholas Hawksmoor, but to what extent was its design directed by Christopher Wren? Show more

The Country House Revealed

Episode 4: Wentworth Woodhouse

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Exploring Britain's private country houses. Wentworth Woodhouse was once one of the most powerful places on earth, but today it is something of a mystery. Show more

The Country House Revealed

Episode 5: Clandeboye

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series exploring Britain's private country houses. Clandeboye is filled with artefacts found by Lord Dufferin on his travels, from stuffed bears to Egyptian monuments. Show more

The Country House Revealed

Episode 1: South Wraxall

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan Cruickshank visits houses never before open to public view. He takes an exclusive tour around one of Britain's oldest country homes, South Wraxall Manor. Show more

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Sarah Millican talks history, money and reality shows with historian Dan Cruikshank, money-man Martin Lewis, and Made in Chelsea star Gabriella Ellis.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan Cruickshank explores how architecture enables people to live together across the world, visiting Brasilia, the Rockefeller Centre in New York and Dharavi in Mumbai. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sarah Millican talks history, money and reality shows with special guests, historian Dan Cruickshank, money man Martin Lewis, and Made in Chelsea star Gabriella Ellis.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sarah Millican
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Cruickshank
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriella Ellis
Series Producer:
Mark Barrett
Executive Producer:
Graham Stuart

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Historian Dan Cruickshank explores how humanity has created beauty through architecture. Dan visits a penitentiary in Philadelphia and skyscrapers made entirely from mud. Show more

Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces

Episode 1: Towards an Architecture of Majesty

Duration: 59 minutes

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

From the Tower of London to Hampton Court Palace, Dan Cruickshank reveals a story of buildings which cemented the monarch's claim to the throne. Show more