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National Treasures of Wales

Series 1

Episode 2: Plas Newydd

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Griff Rhys Jones discovers how the National Trust looks after some of Wales's national treasures. In this programme, he visits Plas Newydd on the island of Anglesey. Show more

National Treasures of Wales

Series 1

Episode 1: Coastal Care

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Griff Rhys Jones discovers how the National Trust looks after some of Wales's national treasures. He begins with the 157 miles of coastline it owns and cares for. Show more

National Treasures of Wales

Series 1

Episode 3: Farms

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Griff Rhys Jones discovers how the National Trust looks after some of Wales's national treasures. In this programme he examines the management of the Trust's farmland. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Griff Rhys Jones meets the Sicilian cucumber-growing community of Essex, sails a gunpowder boat and trains with a team of veteran rowers as he explores the Lea. Show more

On Show

Two Ton Tessie!

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Entertainment and the arts magazine. A look at the colourful career of legendary music hall star Tessie O'Shea, who styled herself Two Ton Tessie from Tennessee. Show more

Hidden Killers

The Victorian Home

Duration: 1 hour

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

In a genuine horror story, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the lethal products, gadgets and conveniences that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Griff Rhys Jones
Executive Producer:
Liz Hartford
Executive Producer:
Sarah Broughton

National Treasures of Wales

Series 1

Episode 4: Tredegar House

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Griff Rhys Jones discovers how the National Trust looks after some of Wales's national treasures. In the final programme, Griff visits Tredegar House. Show more

Legends

Val Doonican Rocks

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

An affectionate portrait of popular Irish entertainer Val Doonican, as famous for his props such as cardigans and rocking chair as for his easy-listening style. Show more

Hidden Killers

The Post-War Home

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Available for 11 months

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores the time when British people embraced modern design for the first time after years of austerity. However, there were also unexpected dangers lurking. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Modern Television Ltd
Executive Producer:
Clare Paterson
Executive Producer:
Sarah Broughton

Hidden Killers

The Edwardian Home

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Available for 11 months

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb looks at the damage caused by the hazardous new inventions lurking in British people's homes as the 20th century dawned under the reign King Edward VII. Show more

Hidden Killers

New Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Available for 11 months

Suzannah Lipscomb looks at the killer products that surrounded the Victorians, as the domestic horrors of home life in the 19th century and the terrible consequences are laid bare. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Profile of the great British contralto Kathleen Ferrier. Contributors include Janet Baker, George Christie, Evelyn Barbirolli and Ian Jack.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Lindsay
Producer:
Valerie Croft
Participant:
Janet Baker
Participant:
Robert Souhami
Participant:
Ian Jack
Participant:
Evelyn Barbirolli
Participant:
Alan Blyth
Participant:
John Steane
Participant:
Marion Thorpe
Participant:
George Christie
Participant:
Veronica Dunne
Participant:
Adele Leigh

Legends

Josephine Baker - the First Black Superstar

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A look at the life of the black entertainer Josephine Baker, who was a pioneer in every sense of the word and whose impact on the cultural history of the 20th century was profound.

Legends

Vera Lynn - Sincerely Yours

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary, using unseen footage and exclusive interviews, which follows the dramatic story of `Forces Sweetheart' Dame Vera Lynn's rise to stardom and her impact during WW2. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary in which Charles Hazlewood explores contemporary dance and actively participates in it to find his own way into a greater understanding of an often misunderstood genre. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Paul Bullock

Hidden Killers

The Tudor Home

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 days

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to Tudor times, when the newly emergent middle classes had money for luxuries and early consumer goods, many of which contained hidden dangers. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Modern Television Ltd
Executive Producer:
Jobim Sampson
Executive Producer:
Sarah Broughton

New Power Generation: Black Music Legends of the 1980s

Episode 3: Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling

Duration: 1 hour

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

Film showing how Lionel Richie achieved his dream of becoming 'as big as The Beatles' and how much of what he learnt from his years with The Commodores prepared him for success. Show more