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Duration: 59 minutes

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

As many as 250,000 boys under the age of 18 served in the British Army during World War I. Fergal Keane looks at their stories and tries to find out what made them enlist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fergal Keane
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson

Decisive Weapons

Series 1

Episode 3: The P-51 - Cadillac of the Skies

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Series exploring the impact of technology on war. A look at the decisive role played by the P-51 Mustang in protecting US bombers from German attack. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sean Bean
Producer:
David Upshal
Series Producer:
Martin Davidson

The Queen's Castle

Episode 2: Four Seasons

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series which goes behind the scenes at the Queen's favourite home, Windsor Castle. This part covers Easter and also takes a look at the Queen's horses. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Matt Reid
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Andy Goodsir

Decisive Weapons

Series 2

Episode 5: The Soul of the Samurai - the Japanese Sword

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The impact of technology on the history of war. This programme looks at the sharpest, strongest blade ever - the samurai sword. Show more

Decisive Weapons

Series 1

Episode 6: The Harrier - Jumping Jet Flash

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Series chronicling the impact of technology on war. Untested in combat and generally derided, the Harrier proved itself in the Falklands conflict. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sean Bean
Producer:
David Upshal
Series Producer:
Martin Davidson

Decisive Weapons

Series 1

Episode 2: The Bell Huey - Vietnam War Horse

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series which chronicles the impact of technology on war focuses on the Bell Huey helicopter, which symbolised the American involvement in Vietnam. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sean Bean
Series Producer:
Martin Davidson
Director:
Paul Tilzey

Decisive Weapons

Series 1

Episode 1: T34: The Queen of Tanks

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series chronicling the impact of technology on warfare. How the Soviet T34 tank helped the Red Army fight back against the Germans in World War II. Show more

Decisive Weapons

Series 1

Episode 5: The Longbow - Wood Against Steel

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series chronicling the impact of technology on war shows how the longbow was a killing machine that could stop an armoured knight in his tracks. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Adam Levy
Series Producer:
Martin Davidson
Narrator:
Sean Bean

Decisive Weapons

Series 1

Episode 4: The Bayonet - Cold Steel

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series chronicling the impact of technology on war focuses on the bayonet, which remained an enduring symbol of British military grit for over 300 years. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sean Bean
Producer:
Paul Tilzey
Series Producer:
Martin Davidson

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Amateur footage of frontline and civilian stories that offers new insights into life and atrocities in WWII Germany and the occupied territories, as Hitler's dreams crumble. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard takes in the mythology, history and archaeology of Rome. In the first episode, Mary reaches back to the myths and legends of the origins of Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Photographer:
Craig Hasting
Photographer:
Liam Ayres
Photographer:
Marco Rossi
Aerial Photographer:
Denis Gliksman
Colourist:
Martin Mayos
On-line editing:
Martin Mayos
Re-recording mixer:
Gavin Allingham
Production Coordinator:
Isabelle Burn
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Assistant Producer:
Johnny Crockett
Film Editor:
James Dowd
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard takes in the mythology, history and archaeology of Rome. Mary explores the physical world of the Roman Empire and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Photographer:
Craig Hasting
Photographer:
Liam Ayres
Photographer:
Marco Rossi
Photographer:
Piers Leigh
Colourist:
Martin Mayos
On-line editing:
Martin Mayos
Re-recording mixer:
Gavin Allingham
Production Coordinator:
Isabelle Burn
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Assistant Producer:
Johnny Crockett
Film Editor:
James Dowd
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard explores the mythology, history and archaeology of Rome. In this episode, she takes an in-depth look at the question of identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Photographer:
Craig Hasting
Photographer:
Marco Rossi
Photographer:
Brendan Easton
Location Manager:
Said Chitour
Location Manager:
Munir Akdogan
Location Manager:
Sibel Samli
Location Manager:
Alper Turkkan
Colourist:
Dominic Hutton
On-line editing:
Dominic Hutton
Re-recording mixer:
Gavin Allingham
Production Coordinator:
Isabelle Burn
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Assistant Producer:
Johnny Crockett
Film Editor:
Ross Bradley
Film Editor:
James Dowd
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard takes in the mythology, history and archaeology of Rome. In the final episode, Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Photographer:
Craig Hasting
Photographer:
Marco Rossi
Photographer:
Liam Ayres
Location Manager:
Oren Rosenfeld
Location Manager:
Munir Akdogan
Location Manager:
Sibel Samli
Location Manager:
Alper Turkkan
Colourist:
Martin Mayos
On-line editing:
Martin Mayos
Re-recording mixer:
Gavin Allingham
Production Coordinator:
Isabelle Burn
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Assistant Producer:
Johnny Crockett
Film Editor:
Tracey Joss
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Amateur footage of frontline and civilian stories that offers new insights into life in prewar Germany and during the early days of the WWII. Nazi control pervades all and anti-Semitism is explicit. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Professor Niall Ferguson argues that Britain's decision to enter the First World War was a catastrophic error that unleashed an era of totalitarianism and genocide. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Niall Ferguson
Director of photography:
Dewald Aukema
Editor:
Paul Frost
Composer:
Ben Carrigan
Re-recording mixer:
Olatz Gonzalez
Colourist:
Enge Gray
Lighting Director:
Paul Devine
Floor Manager:
David Gold
Vision mixer:
Jack Carter
Producer:
Melanie Fall
Executive Producer:
Alexandra Henderson
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Studio Director:
Claire Bellis
Sound Supervisor:
David Chamberlain
Script Supervisor:
Lesley Boden
Assistant Producer:
John Owen
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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs. The cubs, now a year-and-a-half old, must learn to hunt for themselves. Their mother soon loses patience. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Wildlife documentary. David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs using footage collected by hidden-camera-carrying elephants. The cubs learn to hunt. Show more