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Duration: 59 minutes

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

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: 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 FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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

Politics Live

19/09/2019

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Andrew Neil is joined by Conservative MP Ben Bradley, Labour candidate Faiza Shaheen, Cambridge professor David Runciman, Emily Ashton and film-maker Denys Blakeway. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Neil
Participant:
Ben Bradley
Participant:
Faiza Shaheen
Participant:
David Runciman
Participant:
Emily Ashton
Participant:
Denys Blakeway

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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

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

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years

Episode 2: Best of Enemies

Duration: 1 hour

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

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

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

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

Disowned and Disabled

Episode 1: Nowhere Else to Go

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The first of two films traces the way care of disowned and disabled children changed in the decades after the Second World War, using interviews and case studies. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Series in which Suzy Klein explores the transformation of music in the 19th century. She shows how it became a revolutionary force that changed the world. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary. The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Tim Kirby
Director:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Company:
Blakeway Productions

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Documentary about artist David Hockney, from his early life in working-class Bradford to his relocation to Hollywood, with access to his personal archive of photographs and film. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Kate Ogborn
Film Editor:
Paul Binns
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer:
Lisa Marie Russo
Executive Producer:
Lizzie Francke
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Executive Producer:
Hugo Heppell
Executive Producer:
Steve Milne
Executive Producer:
Christian Eisenbeiss
Executive Producer:
David Royle
Executive Producer:
Charles Poe

The Cameron Years

Series 1

The Best Is Yet to Come

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

Examining David Cameron's leadership, from his rise to the top of the Conservative Party in 2005 to his 'sweetest victory' at the 2015 election. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ian Leese
Producer:
Melanie Fall
Producer:
James Parris
Producer:
Ian Leese
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Company:
Menace Productions Ltd

Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 1: Second Moment of Creation

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Simon Schama looks at the formative role art and the creative imagination have played in the forging of humanity itself. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Schama
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Series Producer:
Melanie Fall
Director:
Tim Niel
Assistant Producer:
Billie Shepherd
Production Company:
Nutopia