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Timeshift

Series 15

Episode 3: The Engine that Powers the World

Duration: 1 hour

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

Mark Evans tells the surprising story of the hidden powerhouse behind the globalised world, the diesel engine, a 19th-century invention that has become indispensable to the 21st. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Evans
Producer:
Steve O'Hagan
Director:
Steve O'Hagan
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Janina is in Crete on the trail of the millionaire who discovered the mythical palace of the Minotaur and the first western civilisation, but who is now mired in controversy.

Timeshift

Series 11

Episode 1: Retrial by TV: The Rise and Fall of Rough Justice

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the BBC's Rough Justice series, which began investigating miscarriages of justice in the early 1980s and helped overturn the convictions of 18 people in 13 cases. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Robert Murphy
Producer:
Steve O'Hagan
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 4: Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The story of how film-makers turned the conquest of Himalayan peaks into great propaganda by Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and superpower America from the 1920s to the 1960s. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Steve O'Hagan
Director:
Steve O'Hagan
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary showing how the long-playing album changed popular music for ever between the mid-1960s and the late 1970s by allowing artists to express themselves as never before. Show more

Handmade in Mexico

Series 1

Episode 1: Huipil

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

An intricate look at the creation process of three Mexican art forms. A huipil is a loose-fitting tunic crafted by Zapotec women who live in a matriarchal culture. Show more

An Art Lovers' Guide

Series 2

Episode 2: Beirut

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke explore the city of Beirut, the enthralling capital of Lebanon, at the time it rebuilt its reputation as a cosmopolitan city. Show more

Nigel Slater's Middle East

Series 1

Episode 3: Iran

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 19 days

Nigel Slater's adventure concludes in a country shrouded in mystery and often in the headlines - Iran. He begins his journey in the bustling capital Tehran, where he samples dizi. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Slater
Director:
Matt Brandon
Director:
Steve O'Hagan
Executive Producer:
Pete Lawrence
Sound Recordist:
Robbie Johnson
Assistant Producer:
John Gray
Series Editor:
Katie Brosnan
Production Company:
Hungry Gap Productions
Executive Producer:
James Thompson
Executive Producer:
Alla Salehian

Handmade in Mexico

Series 1

Episode 2: Tree of Life

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

A look at the creation process of Mexican art forms. The Tree of Life is a clay sculpture originally intended to teach Bible stories to indigenous people. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 days

Documentary that reveals the truth behind an email hack at the University of East Anglia in 2009 that suggested that scientists had manipulated data to exaggerate evidence of climate change. Show more

The Home That 2 Built

Episode 3: The Eighties

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for over a year

In the 1980s, more money was spent on homes than ever before, and at the heart of this was a changing role for women. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alinka Echeverria reveals how radical Mexican artists shook off European influence by capturing Mexico's landscapes, creating a distinct and extraordinary artistic style. Show more