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Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Dr James Fox looks at how, during the Age of Reason, it was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white the most virtuous of colours. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Dr James Fox explores how the arrival in Europe of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour. Artists began to use it to offer us glimpses of worlds beyond our own. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Simon Armitage traces the evolution of the Arthurian legend through the literature of the medieval age and reveals that King Arthur is not the great national hero we think he is. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring the relationship between British rock and pop music and fashion begins in the 1960s with The Small Faces, Cilla Black, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring the relationship between British rock and pop music and fashion. The 70s saw Suzi Quatro's leathers, Queen's outrageous costumes and, of course, punk rock. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the relationship between British music and fashion. This episode examines the 1980s - the decade when, thanks to the music video, image became everything. Show more

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 2: Faces of the People

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Simon looks at artists who have created images of people who would otherwise have been forgotten. Show more

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 3: The Face of Fame

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Simon looks at portraits of the famous and examines the celebrated faces of Britain's past and present. Show more

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 1: The Face of Power

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Simon looks at the eternal power of portraiture and sees how it can foster loyalty and control. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

From the midst of prehistory to a bunker beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures reflect everything that has been held as sacred. Show more