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Britain's Biggest Dig

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 11 months

In advance of the construction of HS2, the biggest ever cemetery excavation in Britain reveals the forgotten stories of rich and poor in Georgian London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Yasmin Khan
Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Composer:
Ty Unwin
Producer:
Izzy Charman
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Series Producer:
Harvey Lilley
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani embark on an epic road trip around India. Anita has reached Mumbai, while Justin meets rural farmers who are getting their first taste of motoring. Show more

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The Rift Valley

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Simon Reeve leads a team of journalists on a journey down east Africa's Rift Valley, encountering awe-inspiring landscapes as well as famine. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Presenter:
Tanya Datta
Presenter:
Emeka Onono
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Executive Producer:
Lucy Hetherington

Series

Explore

Duration: 1 hour

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

Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani take two very different road trips around India to investigate how the booming car industry has changed the country and the lives of its people. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Justin Rowlatt
Presenter:
Anita Rani
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 11

Episode 7: Martin Shaw

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Celebrity genealogy series. Actor Martin Shaw investigates the story of his grandfather, Edwin Shaw, who walked out on his family when Martin's father was just a boy. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Ian Hislop investigates Britain's emotional history. He takes a wry and witty look at the ups and downs of the stiff upper lip since the First World War. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A family gives up its 21st-century technology and travels back in time. Rob and Steph share more time together, playing darts with Eric Bristow. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Giles Coren
Executive Producer:
Emily Shields
Series Producer:
Nancy Bornat
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Production Company:
Wall to Wall Media

The 70s

Episode 3: Goodbye Great Britain 75-77

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Historian Dominic Sandbrook explores Britain in the 1970s. He looks at sex discrimination laws, football hooliganism and industrial unrest. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Series

The 70s

This World

Cuba with Simon Reeve

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Reeve heads to Cuba to find a communist country in the middle of a capitalist revolution and asks if the new economic openness could lead to political liberalisation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Series Producer:
Sarah Waldron
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Production Manager:
Theresa Lydon

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A family gives up its 21st-century technology and travels back in time. The family embrace the 80s, where TV and shopping dominated our leisure time. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Giles Coren
Executive Producer:
Emily Shields
Series Producer:
Nancy Bornat
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Production Company:
Wall to Wall Media

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 5

Episode 8: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series in which celebrities trace their ancestry. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen investigates whether his ancestors were wealthy squires whose lands were stolen. Show more

Britain's Biggest Dig

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Professor Alice Roberts and Dr Yasmin Khan dig deeper through the excavations at St James’s burial ground on the hunt for the lost explorer who extended Britain’s empire across the globe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Yasmin Khan
Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Composer:
Ty Unwin
Producer:
Izzy Charman
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Series Producer:
Harvey Lilley
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 months

Ben Macintyre explores the truth behind the most famous double agent in modern history. Nicholas Elliott continues to defend Kim Philby as suspicion grows that he is a Soviet spy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Macintyre
Kim Philby:
David Oakes
Nicholas Elliot:
William Beck
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Series Producer:
Francis Whately
Executive Producer:
Dominic Corssley-Holland
Assistant Producer:
Ben Ryder
Production Manager:
Gezz Mounter
Production Coordinator:
Jane Chan

This World

Cuba with Simon Reeve

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Simon Reeve heads to Cuba to find a communist country in the middle of a capitalist revolution and asks if the new economic openness could lead to political liberalisation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Series Producer:
Sarah Waldron
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall

Genres

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 12

Episode 5: Gareth Malone

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Celebrity genealogy series. Choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out to find out more about how far back his family's passion for music goes. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 18

Josh Widdicombe

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Comedian Josh Widdicombe embarks on a rollercoaster ride through his extraordinary family history, including a courtier with very personal access to King Charles I. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 16

Sharon Osbourne

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Sharon Osbourne uncovers the difficult circumstances of her mother’s and grandmother’s lives, and is stunned to learn that her great-grandmother was born in the US. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 16

Kate Winslet

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 9 months

Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet follows a rumour of Scandinavian ancestry on her mother's side of the family and is delighted to find that she has Swedish heritage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Winslet
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Series Producer:
Sarah Feltes
Executive Producer:
Colette Flight
Production Company:
Wall to Wall Media