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Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 1: Windows on the World

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can be tools of power and snapshots of history. Henry VIII's maps of the British coast helped him exert control over the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Saving Britain's Past

Episode 5: The Pit

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series about Britain's post-war conservation movement. Tom Dyckhoff visits Big Pit in South Wales to see how a mining community used industrial heritage to reinvent itself. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Saving Britain's Past

Episode 1: The City

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series about Britain's post-war conservation movement. Tom Dyckhoff tells how Bath was almost destroyed by bombs, before narrowly escaping further damage from developers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

The Plantagenets

Series 1

Episode 3: The Death of Kings

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Robert Bartlett charts the downfall of the Plantagenet dynasty. In the last century of their rule, four Plantagenet kings are deposed and murdered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Series Producer:
Jamie Simpson
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Britain and the Sea

Episode 2: Invasion and Defence

Duration: 59 minutes

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

David Dimbleby continues his voyage round Britain, sailing along the south east coast from Hampshire to Kent - the edge of Britain essential to its defence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Alexander Leith

The Culture Show

2014/2015

Episode 5: Deller and Kane - Folk Devils

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Artists Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane preview Tate Britain's exhibition looking back at the tradition of folk art, and reveal that folk art is all around us. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Rolf Harris and Kirsty Wark investigate their families' roles in the Great War. Rolf discovers how closely his father and uncle's tale follows the story of Two Little Boys. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Rolf Harris
Participant:
Kirsty Wark

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Lucy Worsley and Helen Castor tell the real-life stories behind one of the world's grandest buildings, revealing the Machiavellian world that Louis XIV created and inhabited. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Presenter:
Helen Castor
Participant:
James Daybell
Participant:
Mark Wallis
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

How to Get Ahead

Episode 1: At Medieval Court

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 9 months

Writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith finds out what it took to get ahead at the court of Richard II, who presided over the first truly sophisticated and artistic court in England. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan Snow looks at how the 19th-century Navy used gunboat diplomacy to push British interests further afield, before losing its naval supremacy after the First World War. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 16

Daniel Radcliffe

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Available for 10 months

Actor Daniel Radcliffe discovers that the Hatton Garden robbery of his great-grandfather’s jewellery business was far more dark and dramatic than he ever imagined. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 14

Episode 5: Emma Willis

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Celebrity genealogy series. Presenter Emma Willis explores her family history, with a marriage in Ireland leading her down two very different paths. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 14

Episode 1: Charles Dance

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Celebrity genealogy series. Actor Charles Dance explores his family history and is determined to learn about his dad, who died when Charles was four. Show more

Vikings

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Neil Oliver reveals the truth behind the legend of the Vikings. He heads out to Russia, Turkey and Ireland to trace the beginnings of a vast trading empire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

Series

Vikings

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Stephen Smith uncovers the secret history of the humble fig leaf, opening a window onto 2,000 years of western art and ethics, from Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin to modern art. Show more