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Iran and the West

Episode 1: The Man who Changed the World

Duration: 1 hour

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

Key figures, including former US president Jimmy Carter, tell the inside story of Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power. Show more

Iran and the West

Episode 2: The Pariah State

Duration: 1 hour

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

Inside stories are told by two ex-presidents of Iran, Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami, by two founders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and by top westerners. Show more

Iran and the West

Episode 3: Nuclear Confrontation

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series. Contributors including Iran's President Khatami tell the inside story of the West's continuing nuclear confrontation with Iran. Show more

Trump Takes on the World

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In his first year and a half, Trump falls out spectacularly with some of America’s oldest allies as he relentlessly pursues his ‘America First’ agenda. Show more

Trump Takes on the World

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Trump turns to the Middle East, where he takes America to the brink of war with Iran, shocks the world by pulling troops out of Syria, and announces agreements between Israel and Arab states. Show more

Trump Takes on the World

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In the final episode, Trump sets his sights on Asia. We hear the extraordinary story of how threats of nuclear war against North Korea give way to bromance with Kim Jong-un. Show more

Putin, Russia and the West

Episode 2: Democracy Threatens

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma and other statesmen discuss Putin's role in the rigged 2004 Ukrainian elections and the impact of the Orange Revolution that followed. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Norma Percy
Director:
Paul Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Brian Lapping
Producer:
Wanda Koscia
Director:
Wanda Koscia

Putin, Russia and the West

Episode 1: Taking Control

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Documentary series. In June 2001 Russian president Vladimir Putin met with George W Bush and gave a prophetic warning about Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Taliban. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Norma Percy
Narrator:
Rupert Graves
Executive Producer:
Brian Lapping
Director:
Paul Mitchell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Kremlin officials and western statesmen profile Vladimir Putin and discuss how the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 nearly led to war between America and Russia. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Norma Percy
Executive Producer:
Brian Lapping
Producer:
David Alter
Director:
David Alter
Director:
Paul Mitchell

Putin, Russia and the West

Episode 4: New Start

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

The inside story of Barack Obama's campaign to win over Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, and Medvedev's own complex dealings with Vladimir Putin. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Norma Percy
Director:
Paul Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Brian Lapping
Producer:
David Alter
Director:
David Alter

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Available for years

Europe’s leaders and their top advisers reveal how the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants on Europe’s shores plunged the European Union into turmoil. Show more

Watergate

Series 1

Massacre

Duration: 49 minutes

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

The so-called Saturday Night Massacre, the chain of events that unfolded on 20 October 1973, when President Nixon demanded that special prosecutor Archibald Cox be fired.

Watergate

Series 1

Impeachment

Duration: 49 minutes

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

President Nixon clings on to the White House as the case against him mounts. The automatic recording system he ordered to be installed in the Oval Office, however, contains damning evidence.

Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil

Series 1

Episode 1: We Quit

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Documentary series. David Cameron's closest advisers reveal how he tried to tackle the Europe question, and his battles at home and in Brussels before the referendum. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Caroline Catz
Series Producer:
Norma Percy
Director:
Tim Stirzaker
Assistant Producer:
Max Stern
Assistant Producer:
Nicholas de Taranto
Composer:
Simon Russell
Camera Operator:
Vlad Trivic
Camera Operator:
Nina Bernfeld
Camera Operator:
Georgi Lazareveski
Camera Operator:
Will Pugh
Re-recording mixer:
George Foulgham
On-line editing:
Laurence Thripp
Colourist:
Vanessa Taylor
Graphic Designer:
Dom Bailey
Production Manager:
Amy Tapper
Executive Producer:
Lucy Hetherington
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Production Company:
Brook Lapping Productions
Researcher:
Declan Smith

Watergate

Series 1

Cover-Up

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Documentary series about the Watergate scandal. Nixon's burglars are caught, and the president himself is at the head of a cover-up that links the crime to the White House. Show more

Watergate

Series 1

Scapegoat

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Nixon pays the Watergate burglars to keep silent, but his adviser, John Dean, turns state's evidence after John McCord, one of the thieves, reveals the administration's involvement. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Available for years

Europe’s leaders and top advisers reveal how the near bankruptcy of Greece threatened the euro itself – and how they battled against the clock to save the single currency. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Caroline Catz
Series Producer:
Norma Percy
Director:
Tim Stirzaker
Assistant Producer:
Max Stern
Assistant Producer:
Nicholas de Taranto
Researcher:
Declan Smith
Researcher:
Korner Helena
Researcher:
Tulasi Das
Composer:
Simon Russell
Camera Operator:
Nina Bernfeld
Camera Operator:
Vlad Trivic
Camera Operator:
Georgi Lazareveski
Camera Operator:
Laurent Fenart
Colourist:
Vanessa Taylor
Assistant Editor:
Dom Bailey
Assistant Editor:
David Brockton
Assistant Editor:
Leo Pepperell
Production Manager:
Amy Tapper
Production Coordinator:
Alex Nicholson
Consultant:
Brian Lapping
Executive Producer:
Lucy Hetherington

Cuba: Castro vs the World

Series 1

The Charm Offensive

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The story of how Castro saved his revolution post-Cold War. Through ingenious diplomacy and soft power, Cuba broke its isolation. But with Trump, it could be short-lived. Show more

Watergate

Series 1

Break-In

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Documentary series. In 1972, a break-in at the Democratic Party's headquarters sparks the Watergate scandal and a cover-up that goes to the very top of the US government. Show more

Inside Obama's White House

Episode 1: 100 Days

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

The story of how Barack Obama tried to reshape America. A month after his victory, Obama discovered America was on the verge of a great depression. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Brook Lapping Productions
Series Producer:
Norma Percy
Director:
Paul Mitchell
Producer:
Paul Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Brian Lapping