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Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia PacificLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon continues his analysis of the British Royal Collection and finds out that in 1660, something miraculous began to happen.
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Contributors

Executive Producer:
Judith Winnan
Series Producer:
Sebastian Barfield
Production Manager:
Kate Horvath
Production Manager:
J Ruth Stevens
Expert:
Rufus Bird

The Strange Case of the Law

Episode 2: The Pursuit of Liberty

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Harry Potter relives the struggles and achievements of the 17th and 18th-century figures who used the law to challenge tyranny and the abuse of power. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Harry Potter
Series Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

David Suchet uncovers the lost story of Sid Field, whose unique brand of comedy thrilled wartime audiences and made him a star in the 1940s, but who is virtually unknown today. Show more

Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History

Episode 3: Civilising the Sea

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Dr Sam Willis tells how the Victorians found preventative solutions, from rockets that could fire rescue lines to lifejackets, lifeboats and the Plimsoll Line. Show more

The Strange Case of the Law

Episode 3: Presumed Innocent

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Harry Potter explores the transformation that enshrined fairness in English court procedure and put the defence on an equal footing with the prosecution. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Harry Potter
Series Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Lucy Worsley reveals the myths and deceptions in the story of America following the United States' emergence as a superpower after the Second World War. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 months

Sam Willis on the history of weapons that have shaped Britain. He charts the impact of gunpowder on the battlefield, from the first cannons to early handheld weapons. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Barrister Harry Potter looks at the history of English justice, from the early concept of compensation, through the development of the jury to the founding of the police. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Harry Potter
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Series Producer:
John Das

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 2: Killer Storms and Cruel Winters: The History of Extreme Weather

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Lucie Green looks back through Britain's most dramatic weather history and sees how our reactions helped forge a weather science that today allows us to predict the worst extremes. Show more

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to Venice to tell the story of one of the greatest purchases in the Royal Collection's history.
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Contributors

Executive Producer:
Judith Winnan
Series Producer:
Sebastian Barfield
Production Manager:
Kate Horvath
Production Manager:
J Ruth Stevens
Expert:
Rufus Bird

Duration: 1 hour

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

With the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, the Royal Collection sprang back into life. This episode follows its fortunes under Charles II and George III. Show more

Timeshift

Series 6

Machine Men

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary looking at the history of robots, androids and cyborgs in both fact and fiction. Contributors include sci-fi visionary Brian Aldiss and writer Kim Newman. 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

Chemistry: A Volatile History

Episode 3: The Power of the Elements

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 22 hours, 59 minutes

Jim Al-Khalili reveals the breakthroughs which harnessed elements' ability to release vast power, showing how scientists are trying to create new elements. Show more

Royal History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Series 1

Queen Anne and the Union

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 21 days

Documentary series. Lucy Worsley explores how Queen Anne’s legacy has been marred by historical fibs. Show more