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Queen Victoria's Children

Episode 1: The Best Laid Plans...

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series exploring the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships. This episode focuses on her tempestuous marriage to Prince Albert. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy McDowell
Director:
Lucy McDowell
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Queen Victoria's Children

Episode 2: A Domestic Tyrant

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships. This episode concentrates on Victoria's relationship with her daughters. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Queen Victoria's Children

Episode 3: Princes Will Be Princes...

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series exploring the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships. This final episode focuses on her sons and on Albert's model of purity. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Documentary unravelling the mystery of King Edward VII - dynasty builder and sex addict, boorish philistine and civilised cosmopolitan - and shows his legacy is still relevant. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years

Episode 3: Midnight in Moscow, Twilight in London

Duration: 1 hour

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

As Margaret Thatcher strode onto the world stage, and the election campaign gathered pace, her colleagues began to feel disenchanted. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Hugh Scully
Executive Producer:
Samir Shah

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama documentary. A personal portrait of the victor of Waterloo, drawing on his own vast correspondence and the letters and memoirs of those who knew him best. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Company:
Blakeway Productions
Duke of Wellington:
Richard E Grant

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years

Episode 4: Wielding the Knife

Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes

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

The former Premier recalls in candid terms her feelings about cabinet members and their ultimate treachery. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Samir Shah
Executive Producer:
Hugh Scully

Duration: 59 minutes

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

On the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Jeremy Paxman tells the story of his state funeral and examines whether Churchill's immense legacy still has resonance today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

In this accompanying programme to Civilisations, Mary Beard goes in search of extraordinary works of art from all over the world that can be seen here in Britain. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Painted Life explores the life and work of Lucian Freud. Including interviews with those closest to him and unique footage of him painting his last work shortly before his death. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

With distinctive wit and flair, Mary Beard takes a personal view of the nude in western art and its troubling power to provoke ideas about gender, sex and moral transgression. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Director:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Helena Hunt
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Manager:
Victoria Kelly
Editor:
Bruce Law
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Two-part series telling the story of Britain's war in Afghanistan starts by examining the buildup to the conflict, revealing a story of confused aims. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary examining the couple who saved the monarchy from disaster. Queen Mary always put duty first, but after King George's death in 1936, she took centre stage. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Filmmaker and Sikh Billy Dosanjh tells the story of his community in his hometown of Smethwick. Using archive and testimony, it's a story of 50 years of tradition and change. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mary Beard looks at how artists have rejected the 'body beautiful', challenging viewers to question what it is to be human. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Director:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Helena Hunt
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Manager:
Victoria Kelly
Editor:
Bruce Law
Production Company:
Lion Television
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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Suzy Klein examines how the music of the 19th century was able to flourish through economic and social change, as well as a technological revolution. Show more

Disowned and Disabled

Episode 2: Breaking Free

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film about disabled people's battle for equality in the second half of the 20th century - a story of how one of society's most vulnerable groups fought to be accepted. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Matthew Collings charts the rise of abstract art over the last 100 years, whilst trying to answer a set of basic questions that many people have about this often-baffling art form. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Graham Strong
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years

Episode 2: Best of Enemies

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series examining Margaret Thatcher's eleven years as Prime Minister. This episode looks at her second term in office after victory in 1983. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Hugh Scully
Executive Producer:
Samir Shah