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Spring 2006

Episode 2: The Artist Formerly Known as Cat Stevens

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Alan Yentob presents a documentary telling the story of Yusuf Islam, the 70s singer/songwriter named Cat Stevens who converted to Islam after a search for a deeper meaning to life. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Believing the kiss has lost its value, Jo Brand explores the subject by watching bonobo monkeys, learning about its history and science and perfecting her own kissing technique. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Brand
Presenter:
Jo Brand
Director:
Paul Bernays
Director:
Paul Bernays
Executive Producer:
Claire Whalley
Executive Producer:
Claire Whalley

Beautiful Minds

Series 1

Episode 2: James Lovelock

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James Lovelock discusses his controversial theory that proposes Earth be seen as a single living organism and the consequences that this could have for its future. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
James Lovelock
Director:
Paul Bernays
Series Producer:
Diana Hill
Executive Producer:
Anne Laking

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Profile of Steve Winwood, founding member of the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, whose career sums up British rock 'n' roll and R&B from the 1960s to the present. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Profile of veteran country singer Emmylou Harris, witnessing the heady success of her career, while discussing her late flowering of intensely personal and groundbreaking music. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Emmylou Harris
Participant:
Elvis Costello
Participant:
Keith Richards
Participant:
Ryan Adams
Participant:
Beth Orton
Participant:
Willie Nelson
Director:
Paul Bernays

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Charles Hazlewood has the UK's top instrument makers transform junk into an orchestra of instruments to be used by the BBC Concert Orchestra to perform three pieces at the Proms. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Kieran Smith
Executive Producer:
Kieran Smith
Director:
Paul Bernays
Director:
Paul Bernays
Producer:
Paul Bernays
Producer:
Paul Bernays