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Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe

Episode 1: The Romantic North

Duration: 1 hour

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

Francesco da Mosto travels the length and breadth of Italy. He gets romantic in Verona, witnesses the birth of western art and has a makeover from Giorgio Armani. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe

Episode 3: The Heart of Italy

Duration: 1 hour

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

Francesco da Mosto travels the length and breadth of Italy. He discovers why Rome is the Eternal City and goes head to head with Mussolini, then on to Naples. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe

Episode 4: The Land of My Mother

Duration: 1 hour

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

Francesco da Mosto travels the length and breadth of Italy. To end his journey, he visits the south and Sicily, home of his mother's family for over 500 years. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 5: Corfu and Greece

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Francesco da Mosto meets David Bellamy in Corfu who tells him about the island's animal life, visits the town of Ioannina and views medieval frescoes in Meteora. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 6: The Gulf of Corinth

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Francesco da Mosto continues his voyage from Venice to Istanbul, visiting Mount Parnassus, the site of the Delphic Oracle and meets Nana Mouskouri in Athens. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 1: Arrivederci Venezia

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Series following historian Francesco da Mosto as he crosses the Mediterranean Sea in a 19th-century clipper. In episode one, Francesco prepares for the journey. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 2: Istria and Split

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto heads down the Croatian coast, visiting the amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus in Pula, an isolated lighthouse in Porer and the city of Split. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto continues his tour of the Mediterranean. He visits the beautiful island of Spinalonga and is invited to a Cretan wedding - for which he must cook. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 10: The Dodecanese

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto approaches the Dodecanese. He explores the Dalyan Tombs on the Turquoise Coast, and the island of Leros, ravaged by Mussolini. Show more

Doctor Who Confidential

Series 5

Episode 6: Death in Venice

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Behind-the-scenes of Doctor Who. The cast and crew get a trip abroad to Trogir, a small medieval town in Croatia that is the spitting image of 16th century Venice. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 1: Blood

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice. In this edition, Francesco da Mosto reveals a secret history of violence, torture, political intrigue and revenge. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 2: Beauty

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice. The golden age of architecture arrived and stone and marble palaces replaced wooden houses. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 3: Sex

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series telling the story of Venice. This episode looks at the decadent age of Casanova and the courtesan, when Venice was the red-light district of Europe. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 4: Death

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto moves towards the present day and the problems of the sinking city, for which he partly blames the tourist industry inspired by the likes of Byron. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 7: The Peloponnese

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto journeys across the Mediterranean. He visits the Greek wild west, sampling the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and a tiny cave-like church. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 8: The Cyclades

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Francesco da Mosto continues his sea tour around the Mediterranean from Venice to Istanbul by visiting the magical, mystical Greek islands known as the Cyclades. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 3: Bosnia and Dubrovnik

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto continues his journey, visiting Medugorje, where locals claim to have seen the Virgin Mary, the island of Hvar and medieval Dubrovnik. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 4: Montenegro and Albania

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto sails into the Bay of Kotor where Venetian sailors knew they were leaving safe waters for the dangers of pirates. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 11: The Dardanelles

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Francesco da Mosto makes stops at the haunting beaches of Gallipoli, visits a mosque in the city of Edirne, and drops in on Bursa, the birthplace of the doner kebab. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto reaches Istanbul, the final stop of his marathon voyage, where he explores the Palace of Topkapi, huge underground cisterns and the Grand Bazaar. Show more