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Inside Versailles

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A closer look at the history behind Versailles. In this episode, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner explore Louis XIV's troubled relationship with religion.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Williams
Presenter:
Greg Jenner
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Woman's Hour

Nail varnish, Deaths of women in prison, Cindy Holland, Emma Hamilton

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

With Sali Hughes and Sophy Robson on the joy of painted nails, blogger Prison Bag on being the wife of a convict, and Emma Hamilton, much more than the woman who seduced a war hero. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest:
Josie Bevan
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Lyon
Interviewed Guest:
Cindy Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Sali Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Sophy Robson
Interviewed Guest:
Quintin Colville
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Williams

Inside Versailles

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A closer look at the history behind Versailles. In this episode, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner examine how Louis XIV created an absolutist monarchy during his reign.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Williams
Presenter:
Greg Jenner
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Inside Versailles

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 6 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A closer look at the history behind Versailles. In this episode, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner shine a light on Philippe's new bride Liselotte.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Williams
Presenter:
Greg Jenner
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Saturday Review

Committee, Terrence Malick, Neel Mukherjee, Frieze Sculpture, Gay Britannia radio drama

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Donmar Warehouse's Committee, Terrence Malick's Song to Song, Neel Mukherjee's A State of Freedom, Frieze Sculpture's summer art fair, Gay Britannia radio drama on BBC Radio 3. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Moggach
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Durham
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Nigel Rees hosts the quotations quiz with Sally Phillips, Matthew Parris, Kate Williams and Frog Stone. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Rees
Panellist:
Kate Williams
Panellist:
Frog Stone
Panellist:
Sally Phillips
Panellist:
Matthew Parris
Producer:
Katie Tyrrell

Insert Name Here

Series 2

Episode 1: Christmas Special

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Comedy panel show about people with the same name. Danny Baker, Sara Pascoe, Deborah Meaden and Kate Williams join Sue, Richard and Josh for a festive special. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Panellist:
Sara Pascoe
Panellist:
Danny Baker
Panellist:
Deborah Meaden
Panellist:
Kate Williams
Executive Producer:
Paul McGettigan
Executive Producer:
Michael Mannes
Executive Producer:
Dan Gaster
Producer:
Breid McLoone
Production Company:
12 Yard Productions
Production Company:
Black Dog Television

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mockumentary starring Diane Morgan as Philomena Cunk, who explores the traditions and trappings of Christmas, including pagan festivals, the Nativity and 'Sir Charles Dickings'. Show more

Contributors

Philomena Cunk:
Diane Morgan
Participant:
Kate Williams
Participant:
Ann Easter
Participant:
Ronald Hutton
Participant:
Paul Lewis
Participant:
Jay Rayner
Executive Producer:
Annabel Jones
Series Producer:
Alison Marlow

Insert Name Here

Series 3

Episode 6: John

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy panel show about people with the same name. Josh is joined by Miles Jupp and historian Kate Williams and Richard is joined by Sally Phillips and Roisin Conaty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Panellist:
Roisin Conaty
Panellist:
Miles Jupp
Panellist:
Sally Phillips
Panellist:
Kate Williams
Executive Producer:
Paul McGettigan
Executive Producer:
Michael Mannes
Executive Producer:
Will Ing
Producer:
Breid McLoone
Production Company:
12 Yard Productions

Genres

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 10 days

Richard Osman hosts as actress Chizzy Akudolu, author and comedian Charlie Higson, historian Kate Williams and comedian Tom Allen test their general knowledge skills. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Panellist:
Chizzy Akudolu
Panellist:
Charlie Higson
Panellist:
Kate Williams
Panellist:
Tom Allen
Series Producer:
Stephen Lovelock
Executive Producer:
Tamara Gilder
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Production Company:
Remarkable Television

The Rest is History

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 3 months

Frank Skinner, with historian Kate Williams and guests John Lloyd and Katy Brand, ponders history’s funniest moments. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Frank Skinner
Panellist:
John Lloyd
Panellist:
Katy Brand
Panellist:
Kate Williams
Producer:
Dan Schreiber

Genres

Front Row

Queen Anne, John Napier, Google Cultural Institute, Sunset Song

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Including Kate Williams reviewing Queen Anne at the RSC, stage designer John Napier, Google Cultural Institute and a review of Sunset Song. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Williams
Interviewed Guest:
John Napier
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Franklin-Wallis
Interviewed Guest:
Crystal Mahey-Morgan
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Pointless Celebrities

Series 10

Episode 38: Academia

Duration: 49 minutes

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

An academia special, with Dr John Cooper Clarke, Suzannah Lipscomb, Mark Horton, Alice Roberts, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Jim Al-Khalili, Robin Ince and Kate Williams. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
John Cooper Clarke
Participant:
Suzannah Lipscomb
Participant:
Mark Horton
Participant:
Alice Roberts
Participant:
Jim Al-Khalili
Participant:
Robin Ince
Participant:
Kate Williams
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Executive Producer:
Dom Waugh
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Series 6

Episode 19: Suzannah Lipscomb and Kate Williams

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 3 months

Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. It is a journey into antiquity with historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Kate Williams. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Suzannah Lipscomb
Participant:
Kate Williams
Series Producer:
John Redshaw
Executive Producer:
Liam Hamilton
Production Company:
STV Productions

The Rest is History

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 4 months

Frank Skinner is joined by historian Kate Williams, Dave Gorman and Sara Pascoe to ponder history’s funniest moments. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Frank Skinner
Panellist:
Dave Gorman
Panellist:
Sara Pascoe
Panellist:
Kate Williams
Producer:
Dan Schreiber

Genres

The Museum of Curiosity

Series 9

Reeves, Wyatt, Williams

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

John Lloyd and Noel Fielding welcome comedian Vic Reeves, zoologist Dr Tristram Wyatt and Professor Kate Williams. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ParliamentLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Recorded coverage of proceedings from the Palace of Westminster including the Queen's Speech, presented by Daniel Brittain, with Lord Hennessy, Kate Williams and Sally Dixon-Smith. Show more

Pointless Celebrities

Series 8

Episode 6: History

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Celebrity version of the quiz, with Kate Williams, Adam Hart-Davis, Janina Ramirez, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ben Willbond, Laurence Rickard, Lars Tharp and Tim Wonnacott. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Kate Williams
Participant:
Adam Hart-Davis
Participant:
Janina Ramirez
Participant:
Ben Willbond
Participant:
Laurence Rickard
Participant:
Lars Tharp
Participant:
Tim Wonnacott
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

The Rest is History

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 3 months

Frank Skinner with guests Kate Williams, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Andy Zaltzman ponder history’s funniest moments. From 2014. Show more