Programme Index

Discover 10,336,302 listings and 247,642 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 20 of 25 for your search filters
Filter by channel

The Genius of Design

Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

In the 1950s and 60s, plastic, combined with the miracles of electronic miniaturisation, allowed designers to offer consumers more freedom. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

In the British Library, Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of illuminated manuscripts of the first Anglo-Saxon rulers to create a united England. Show more

Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings

Episode 3: Libraries Gave Us Power

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of the British Library's Royal Manuscripts collection reaches its end with the last great flowering of illumination, in the courts of the Tudors. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

The journey through bohemian history reaches the early 20th century, when the Bloomsbury Group and others were determined to challenge sexual taboos. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Peter Sweasey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Molly Parkin
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Virginia Nicholson
Participant:
Grayson Perry
Participant:
Richard Coles
Participant:
Stephen Calloway
Participant:
Maggi Hambling
Participant:
Jonny Woo
Participant:
Fiona MacCarthy

imagine...

Summer 2012

Episode 5: Dancing with Titian

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Arts series. Alan Yentob meets the all-star creative team who are transforming mythological paintings of the goddess Diana into contemporary dance. Show more

This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

Victorian Bakers

Episode 4: Christmas

Duration: 59 minutes

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

How the Victorians invented Christmas as it's known today, through the eyes of four bakers, who make favourite festive products from a revolutionary era in British history. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Peter Sweasey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Executive Producer:
Cate Hall
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Annie Gray
Production Company:
Wall to Wall Media

David Starkey's Music and Monarchy

Episode 3: Great British Music

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr David Starkey's exploration of how the monarchy shaped Britain's music reaches the 18th century, which brought such patriotic classics as God Save the King. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

In the 17th century, religious conflict threatened not only the lives of musicians and monarchs, but the monarchy's future and the tradition of British music itself. Show more

David Starkey's Music and Monarchy

Episode 4: Reinventions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr David Starkey's exploration of how the monarchy shaped Britain's music concludes in the 19th and 20th centuries, when the crown rediscovered the power of pageantry. Show more

The Brits Who Built the Modern World

Episode 2: The Power of the Past

Duration: 1 hour

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

Modern British architects such as Richard Rogers, Terry Farrell and Norman Foster reveal the stories behind some of their most famous creations of the 1980s. Show more

The Brits Who Built the Modern World

Episode 1: The Freedom of the Future

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A look at some of the stunning recent work of an exceptional generation of British architects born in the 1930s, led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers. Show more

The Brits Who Built the Modern World

Episode 3: The Politics of Power

Duration: 1 hour

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

A look at the period from the late 90s to the present day, when the architects were at the peak of their success but also faced some huge controversies. Show more

David Starkey's Music and Monarchy

Episode 1: Crown and Choir

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr David Starkey reveals how the story of British music was shaped by its monarchy, beginning with kings who were also composers, Henry V and Henry VIII. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Recreating festivities from Henry VIII's era, Lucy Worsley dresses, eats, drinks, sings and parties like it is 500 years ago - discovering long-lost traditions as well as familiar customs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Production Company:
Burning Bright Productions
Executive Producer:
Susanne Curran

Duration: 1 hour

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

David Starkey hosts performances of music created for royalty by some of the nation's finest musicians in the splendid historic locations for which the pieces were first written. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Starkey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent

Petworth House: The Big Spring Clean

Episode 1: Putting the House to Bed

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Andrew Graham-Dixon gets up close and personal with a Turner painting, does the dishes the National Trust way and vacuums one of Britain's rarest rugs. Show more

Petworth House: The Big Spring Clean

Episode 2: Pride & Petworth

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Andrew Graham-Dixon learns how to vacuum-clean sculptures, polish banisters, preserve Capability Brown's immense parkland and buff-up baroque angels in the chapel. Show more

Petworth House: The Big Spring Clean

Episode 3: Natural Beauty

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

At Petworth House, Andrew Graham-Dixon discovers an ingenious approach to caring for crumbling wood carvings and sets sail across an 18th-century water feature. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Andrew Graham-Dixon and the team leave the grandeur of the main house to tackle the servants' block, and he polishes some of the 1,000-piece copper cookware range. Show more