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A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley

Episode 1: The New Taste for Blood

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Lucy Worsley investigates our curious relationship with killing, exploring notorious real-life crimes from the first half of the 19th century. Show more

Timeshift

Series 11

Episode 5: The Picture Postcard World of Nigel Walmsley

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The story behind the humble picture postcard, told by comic creation Nigel Walmsley. With their own language and bespoke rules, postcards were the texts and emails of their era. Show more

Contributors

Voice of Nigel Walmsley:
Christopher Douglas
Producer:
Gerry Dawson
Producer:
Gerry Dawson
Director:
Gerry Dawson
Director:
Gerry Dawson
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell

Seaside Rescue

Series 6

Episode 7

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary series. Navy Rescue helicopter 193 gets called to an emergency far out in the Atlantic, while the crew of the RNLI's Torbay lifeboat are sent to help one of their own. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Julian Mercer
Producer:
Gerry Dawson

Seaside Rescue

Series 6

Episode 3

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Documentary series following Britain's maritime rescue services. Three people are spotted in the sea in Torbay. The lifeboat is scrambled but conditions hamper the rescue. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Gerry Dawson
Executive Producer:
Julian Mercer

Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency

Episode 3: The Many and the Few - A Divided Decade

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Lucy Worsley examines a world turned upside down by change, as the Prince Regent's excesses provoke riots, political unrest and assassination attempts. Show more

Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies

Episode 2: The Shape of Things to Come

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series celebrating the British aviation industry looks at how, by 1960, the UK's passenger airline industry was the largest in the world. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sam Willis looks at urban crime, fraud and corruption in the 18th century, uncovering a fascinating rogues' gallery of charmers, fraudsters and villains. Show more

Timeshift

Series 1

Episode 4: The Sailing Sixties

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary recalling the British obsession with boats in the 1960s. New materials made sailing dinghies easily affordable, producing a new generation of weekend sailors. Show more

Timeshift

Series 9

Episode 4: The Last Days of the Liners

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary telling how, in the years after the Second World War and with national pride and prestige at stake, countries competed to launch the most magnificent passenger ships. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Atterbury
Producer:
Gerry Dawson
Director:
Gerry Dawson
Series Producer:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

The Home That 2 Built

Episode 2: The Seventies

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for over a year

Mel Giedroyc narrates as The Seventies trawls the archives to show how BBC Two has been a guide to lifestyle trends. Show more

Timeshift

Series 8

Charles Wheeler: Edge of Frame

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

A look at the decisive moments of the latter 20th century through the eyes of Charles Wheeler, who has been at the forefront of world news reporting for over 50 years. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Humphrys
Producer:
Gerry Dawson