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Italy's Invisible Cities

Series 1

Episode 1: Naples

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series. Using the latest 3D technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the hidden history in Naples from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. Show more

Italy's Invisible Cities

Series 1

Episode 2: Venice

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series. Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the watery wonderland of Venice. Show more

The Quizeum

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Quiz show. Griff Rhys Jones puts two teams of expert panellists to the test at Britain's oldest public museum, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Historian Dr Michael Scott and a team of archaeologists unlock the secrets of a mysterious tomb containing over 2,000 bodies unearthed within the catacombs of Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Producer:
Paul Olding
Director:
Paul Olding
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Italy's Invisible Cities

Series 1

Episode 3: Florence

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Documentary series. Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the romantic city of Florence. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Using the latest 3D scanning technology Dr Michael Scott uncovers 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Series Producer:
Harvey Lilley
Director:
Harvey Lilley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Genres

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Dr Scott uncovers how a city built in a swamp became one of the most powerful in medieval Europe, and he dives into its canals to experience how the city remains standing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Series Producer:
Harvey Lilley
Director:
Harvey Lilley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Using the latest 3D scanning technology Dr Michael Scott explores the romantic city of Florence. He reveals how its wonderful facades and artworks mask a hidden story. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Series Producer:
Harvey Lilley
Director:
Harvey Lilley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott uncovers the secrets of the Greek oracle at Delphi, now a beautiful tourist site but in its time a gateway into the supernatural and a cockpit of political conflict. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Producer:
David Wilson
Director:
David Wilson
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in...

Episode 1: Ancient Greece

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary looking at the concept of luxury in ancient Greece, from its role in democracy's origins in Athens to its denial in Sparta. Show more

The Story of Luxury

Ancient Greece

Duration: 50 minutes

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

The first part of this two-part series follows the debate about luxury which convulsed ancient Greece from the beginning of the classical era. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Producer:
David Wilson
Director:
David Wilson
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

The Story of Luxury

The Middle Ages

Duration: 50 minutes

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

A look at the clash between luxury and Christianity in medieval Europe and how the Black Death paradoxically liberated it from the church. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Producer:
David Wilson
Director:
David Wilson
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in...

Episode 2: The Middle Ages

Duration: 1 hour

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

A look at the clash between luxury and Christianity in medieval Europe and how the Black Death paradoxically liberated it from the church. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Travelling across modern day Greece, Dr Michael Scott uncovers the ancient world of gods, democrats and warriors, inhabited by people who could be as brutal as they were brilliant. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Participant:
Panalotis Laggis
Participant:
Sherry Fox
Participant:
Olga Palagia
Participant:
Paul Millett
Producer:
Ishbel Hall
Director:
Ishbel Hall
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Michael Scott explores the legacies of ancient Greece, investigating what made the Greeks so successful and why they still have a powerful hold over our imaginations today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Participant:
Giovanni Verri
Participant:
Ian Jenkins
Participant:
Paul Cartledge
Participant:
Rosie Wyles
Performer:
Chris Vervain
Series Producer:
Ishbel Hall
Director:
Ishbel Hall
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott discovers that from the start, drama was about more than entertainment - it was a reaction to real events and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott looks at the decline of Athens and the triumph of theatre, which spread throughout the Greek world and beyond and gave rise to a new kind of comedy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Michael Scott explores how the Romans absorbed Greek theatre and how their empire provides a crucial connection between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Historian Michael Scott discovers how the Greeks began to settle on Sicily's east coast 3,000 years ago, building great city-states that soon came to rival even Athens itself. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Michael Scott continues his journey through Sicily, tracing the island's story through the arrival of the Muslim Arabs and then the Normans. Show more