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Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

After 53 years Television Centre, the BBC's TV headquarters, is closing its doors and Michael Grade gathers together many of its best-loved faces to stroll down memory lane. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Bruce Forsyth heads to Las Vegas, the 'Entertainment Capital of the World', in search of the stories behind such legendary entertainers as the Rat Pack, Elvis and many more. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Eddie Izzard is among those paying tribute to a comic genius, a man who blasted his way through six decades of comedy with his unique brand of surreal, classless humour. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Lucy Kenwright
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Russ Abbot
Participant:
Bruce Forsyth
Participant:
Eddie Izzard

Duration: 1 hour

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

Cliff Richard, Bruce Forsyth, Michael Crawford and Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrate the 100th birthday of the world's most famous theatre. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright
Participant:
Cliff Richard
Participant:
Bruce Forsyth
Participant:
Michael Crawford

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stars and programme-makers look back at landmark series from BBC Two, including Arena, Fawlty Towers, Life on Earth, Boys from the Blackstuff, DEF II, Newsnight and The Late Show. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
Tony Garnett
Participant:
Derek Martin
Participant:
Michael Abbensetts
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Jonathan Powell
Participant:
Ian Richardson
Participant:
Patrick Stewart
Participant:
Michael Jayston
Participant:
Jeremy Paxman
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
Will Wyatt
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Michael Angelis
Participant:
Duncan Campbell
Participant:
Peter Bazalgette
Participant:
Magenta De Vine
Participant:
undefined Normski
Participant:
Sarah Dunant
Participant:
John Whiston
Participant:
Michael Jackson
Participant:
Tracey MacLeod
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

EastEnders: Secrets from the Square

Series 1

Karen, Chantelle and Gray

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 10 months

Lorraine Stanley, Jessica Plummer and Toby-Alexander Smith join Stacey Dooley to talk all things Karen, Chantelle and Gray.

Armchair Britain

Series 1

Episode 2: Armchair Britain

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

A tour of the United Kingdom. This episode focuses on the East End of London and goes on a trip around famous markets, historic pubs and some notorious London streets. Show more

Armchair Britain

Series 1

Episode 5: Blackpool

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

A tour of the United Kingdom. This episode goes to Blackpool, taking in beautiful beaches, fun-packed piers and the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Genres

Sport Relief

2018

The Final Score

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A look back at 2018's Sport Relief. Reliving some of the best bits, finding out where the money's been spent and celebrating some incredible fundraisers.

EastEnders: Secrets from the Square

Series 1

Landladies Special

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 10 months

Stacey Dooley is joined by Letitia Dean and Kellie Bright to look back at 35 years of iconic Queen Vic landladies. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Rick Wakeman, Rowland Rivron and Pete Murray are among those telling the story of the secretary-turned-pianist who shared a manager with the Stones and a studio with the Beatles. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright
Participant:
Rowland Rivron
Participant:
Rick Wakeman
Participant:
Chas Hodges
Participant:
Bobby Crush
Participant:
Pete Murray

London on Film

Episode 1: The West End

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Using a mix of archive material, this film paints a colourful and surprising portrait of London's beating heart, the West End, from showbusiness and shops to riots and sleaze. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Duration: 1 hour

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

Penelope Keith looks into the BBC's secret dealings with some of the 20th century's most intriguing figures, including Winston Churchill, Tony Hancock and Alec Guinness.

Contributors

Presenter:
Penelope Keith
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Candid portrait of actor John Le Mesurier, from his turbulent marriage to Hattie Jacques to his life-changing role as Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright
Participant:
Ian Lavender
Participant:
Clive Dunn
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Jimmy Perry
Participant:
Joan Le Mesurier

Duration: 1 hour

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

As he prepares to grace the Strictly ballroom for the final time, Len Goodman looks back over a dozen years beneath the glitter ball. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Len Goodman
Participant:
Darcey Bussell
Participant:
Bruno Tonioli
Participant:
Tess Daly
Participant:
Claudia Winkleman
Participant:
Jay McGuiness
Participant:
Ed Balls
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary in which Michael Grade sets out to discover whether jokes come and go with the passing of time or whether we are still laughing at the same things our ancestors did. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Grade
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

What happened to the variety stars once the theatres closed and the cameras beckoned? Michael Grade tells the ups and downs of the variety stars on television.