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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

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.

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 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 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 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.

A Stitch in Time

Series 1

Episode 1: Charles II

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 22 days

Fusing biography, art and the history of fashion, Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore. Here, she looks at Charles II.

A Stitch in Time

Series 1

Episode 2: Arnolfini

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 21 days

Fusing biography, art and fashion history, Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through their clothes. She looks at van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait. Show more

A Stitch in Time

Series 1

Episode 3: The Hedge Cutter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 20 days

Fusing biography, art and the history of fashion, Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through their clothes. A rare portrait of a working man.

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

The Old Grey Whistle Test

For One Night Only

Duration: 3 hours, 2 minutes

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

Available for 1 month

Bob Harris hosts a tribute to the series, featuring music, special guests and rare archive footage to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the last broadcast. Show more

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

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A look back at some of BBC Two's most popular series, including Red Dwarf, Top Gear, Later... with Jools Holland, Gardeners' World and Have I Got News For You? Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Rob Grant
Participant:
Robert Llewellyn
Participant:
Chris Barrie
Participant:
Jeremy Clarkson
Participant:
Jeanette Winterson
Participant:
Beeban Kidron
Participant:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Bob Long
Participant:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Anthony Minghella
Participant:
Mark Cooper
Participant:
Jools Holland
Participant:
Alan Titchmarsh
Participant:
Michael Jackson
Participant:
Brian Lapping
Participant:
Norma Percy
Participant:
Michael Wearing
Participant:
Peter Flannery
Participant:
Mark Strong
Participant:
Tony Garnett
Participant:
Amy Jenkins
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

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 One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

An affectionate celebration of Sir Terry Wogan, featuring classic moments and interviews with good friends, including Graham Norton, Fearne Cotton, Rob Brydon and many more. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Phil Dolling
Participant:
Graham Norton
Participant:
Fearne Cotton
Participant:
Dermot O'Leary
Participant:
Len Goodman
Participant:
Ken Bruce
Participant:
Alesha Dixon
Participant:
Rob Brydon