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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

The Genius of Design

Episode 5: Objects of Desire

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The story of design. After the drab days of the late 70s, an explosion of wild creativity defined the 'designer decades' of the 80s and early 90s. Show more

The Genius of Design

Episode 3: Blueprints for War

Duration: 1 hour

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

A look at the rival war machines designed and built during World War II, and how definitions of good design shift dramatically when national survival is at stake. Show more

The Genius of Design

Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of the birth of industrial design, from celebrated names to the work of anonymous designers responsible for prosaic but classic designs. Show more

The Genius of Design

Episode 2: Designs for Living

Duration: 1 hour

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

In the 1920s and 30s, with the world at the tipping point between two global wars, design suggested dramatically different ideas about the shape of things to come. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Denis Lawson narrates a light-hearted look at how Calvinism has affected the Scottish psyche, with contributions from the likes of Jack Vettriano, Bill Drummond and Pat Nevin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Denis Lawson
Producer:
Eleanor Horne
Director:
Eleanor Horne
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 1: Salmon

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Preschool adventure series. Gudrun is learning archery, but it's harder than it looks. When she sees salmon leaping up a waterfall, she is inspired by their persistence. Show more

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 2: Mountain Hare

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Preschool adventure series. Winter has fallen in the Viking lands. Gudrun goes with King Sigurd to follow the trail of a mysterious white hare. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 3: Reindeer Antlers

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Preschool adventure series. As they journey through the snow, Sigurd, Gudrun and Olaf find a reindeer antler in the snow. Is it a sign of Viking treasure? Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 4: Sand Martins

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Preschool adventure series. While everyone in the village helps clear the latest fall of snow, Sigurd sends Gudrun off to scout for signs of spring. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 5: Roe Deer

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Preschool adventure series. While playing hide-and-seek with Frida, Gudrun stumbles upon a roe deer hiding her kid in the long grass. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 6: Osprey

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Preschool adventure series. Gudrun and her friends are out with the King's bowman, when Gudrun spots a huge bird swooping over the water. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 7: The Eagle Owl

First broadcast: on CBeebies HDLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Preschool adventure series. Gudrun has been learning to navigate with a sun compass, but now it's evening and they have to go home through the forest. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 8: Pine Martens

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Preschool adventure series. Gudrun and Frida are taking a message to King Sigurd in the woods when they wander into the land of the pine martens. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 9: The House Mouse

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Preschool adventure series. A mouse has got into the grain store, but when the cook decides to send in the cat, Gudrun and Olaf race to the rescue. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Gudrun: The Viking Princess

Series 2

Episode 10: Capercaillie

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Preschool adventure series. With the summer fast approaching, Gudrun and Frida are struggling for inspiration for their May Day festival dance. Show more

Contributors

King Sigurd:
Johnny McGuinness
The King's Bowman:
Darren Mitchell
Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Pope
Executive Producer:
Simon Parsons
Composer:
Fraser Purdie

Timeshift

Series 12

Episode 5: The British Army of the Rhine

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary telling the affectionate story of British servicemen and their families who had to make Germany a home from home in the decades after the Second World War. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Denis Lawson
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Producer:
Francis Welch
Director:
Francis Welch

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Hexham’s fortnightly market brings hope to farmer Andrew and daughter Emma selling their lamb and beef, and couple Lee and Shelly are selling produce from their Tamworth pigs. Show more

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Two proud farmers, Jim and Stuart, compete in one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious sheepdog trials at Longshaw. The competition is strong in this part of the Peak District! Show more