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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Documentary in which Leicester's Riaz Khan explains why looking after his gravelly ill father and bedridden mother under their roof is a family duty tightly bound to his culture. Show more

Railways: The Making of a Nation

Capitalism and Commerce

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series about Britain's railways. Liz McIvor explores how railways stimulated great changes to the nation's economy, changing how business was done. Show more

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Ellesmere Port to Audlem

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Available for 10 days

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. Robbie battles his way through blanket weed on the Shropshire Union Canal and discovers industrial secrets in Audlem, Cheshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Available for 10 days

The reality of life afloat with Robbie Cumming. On the last leg of his journey across England, Robbie crosses an epic aqueduct near Stratford-upon-Avon and gets stuck in a lock in central Birmingham.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Market Drayton to Stourport-on-Severn

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One West Midlands

Available for 10 days

Life on England’s waterways with Robbie Cumming. Robbie gets stuck in the mud in Woodseaves Cutting and explores the charming canal-side village of Kinver in Staffordshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Stourport Basins to Kingswood Junction

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 10 days

The real side of boat life with Robbie Cumming. Robbie navigates the mighty River Severn and takes an unexpected bath as he takes a tumble at the Tardebigge lock flight in Worcestershire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Producer:
Nisha Chopra

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Barton Swing Aqueduct to Liverpool Docks

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. There are engine issues and a leaky boat to fix before Robbie reaches Liverpool Docks.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Britain Afloat

Series 1

The Narrow Boat

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary-Ann Ochota explores the story of the working narrow boat, discovering how it helped power the Industrial Revolution. Show more

The Best Bottoms in the Land

Shakespeare's Dream in Hucknall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Charting the amateur actors taking part in the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Hucknall actors prepare for their first night at Theatre Royal Nottingham. Show more

Nature's Calendar

Series 1

Episode 14: Spring: Freshwater

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Chris Packham with a guide to the best places to see wildlife in spring. He goes panning for gold in Northern Ireland and Mike Dilger travels the Llangollen canal. Show more

Nature's Calendar

Series 1

Episode 19: Spring: Wetlands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A guide to the best places to see wildlife in spring. Chris Packham joins a coachload of Brummie birders on a spring visit to a Manchester wetland. Show more

Nature's Calendar

Series 1

Episode 20: Spring: Parks & Estates

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A guide to the best places to see wildlife in spring. Chris Packham goes rockpooling in Scotland and Sanjida O'Connell meets the red deer of Calke Abbey. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Liz McIvor tells the story of the people who operated the canal boats, carrying fuel and goods around the country. Show more

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Marple to Huddersfield

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

The reality of life afloat with Robbie Cumming. A fallen tree and a leaking lock pound hamper Robbie's journey across the Pennines.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

Ben Robinson uncovers the story of Cromford, a Derbyshire village at the heart of industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright's mechanised cotton mills and a textile revolution. Show more

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Shardlow to Stoke-on-Trent

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. Robbie tackles a propeller problem and tricky locks on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Sowerby Bridge to Manchester

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

The real side of boat life with Robbie Cumming. Robbie runs aground on the Rochdale Canal - will he make it to Manchester?

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker