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A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 1

Episode 6: Burning Convictions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Schama tells the story of the Reformation, from Henry VIII's love for Anne Boleyn to Bloody Mary's unsuccessful attempt to return England to Catholicism. Show more

Ancient Worlds

Episode 4: Return of the King

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Miles examines the legacy of Alexander the Great. In Pakistan he discovers traces of a city where west and east were united in an intriguing new way. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Miles
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Producer:
Tim Dunn
Director:
Tim Dunn
Series Producer:
Tim Kirby

Duration: 1 hour

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

Exploring the social history of America through its primetime television. Alan Yentob looks at heroes and the often slender line that separates them from the villains. Show more

The Genius of Photography

Episode 3: Right Place, Right Time

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One South

Documentary exploring the history of photography. Photography at its best makes viewers eyewitnesses to events like D-Day, the Holocaust and Hiroshima. Show more

The Genius of Photography

Episode 2: 1918-1945: Documents for Artists

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series on the history of photography. Following World War I, photography was the medium of the age, and used to promote radical utopia. Show more

Ancient Worlds

Episode 5: The Republic of Virtue

Duration: 1 hour

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

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic, from its mythical beginnings to the all too real violence of its end. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Miles
Series Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Producer:
Tim Dunn
Director:
Tim Dunn
Series Producer:
Tim Kirby

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary series examining the impact of four individual bombs during the Blitz. A look at the impact of the incendiary bomb that set fire to St Peter's Church, Bristol, in 1940. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Shaun Dooley
Director:
Kate Misrahi
Series Producer:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Cate Hall
Executive Producer:
Francesca Maudslay
Production Company:
Wall to Wall Media

The Genius of Design

Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of the birth of industrial design, from celebrated names to the work of anonymous designers responsible for prosaic but classic designs. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

David Olusoga explains how the First World War spread far beyond France and Belgium. He reveals stories from across the world of Indian, African and Asian troops. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Producer:
Ben Crichton
Series Producer:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Chris Grunland

Duration: 1 hour

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

David Olusoga reveals stories of the millions of Indian, African and Asian troops and ancillaries who fought alongside white European troops during World War I. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Chris Grunland
Series Producer:
Tim Kirby

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary. The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Tim Kirby
Director:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Company:
Blakeway Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Amanda Vickery and Tom Service reveal the story behind one of the world's most popular operas, Verdi's La traviata, and its incendiary premiere which scandalised Victorian London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amanda Vickery
Presenter:
Tom Service
Violetta Valéry:
Gabriela Istoc
Alfredo Germont:
Edgaras Montvidas
Giorgio Germont:
Stephen Gadd
Producer:
Tim Kirby
Director:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Elizabeth Hartford
Executive Producer:
Ben Weston
Production Company:
Reef Television Ltd

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Winter 2011

Episode 6: Books - The Last Chapter?

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Will the rise of electronic books mark the final chapter in the love story between traditional books and their readers? Alan Yentob discusses the subject with a host of writers. Show more

Ancient Worlds

Episode 2: The Age of Iron

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Richard Miles explores the roots of civilisation. He looks at the winners and losers of the Bronze Age collapse, and the powers that emerged in the Iron Age. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Miles
Series Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Producer:
Tim Kirby
Director:
Tim Kirby

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary series examining the impact of four individual bombs during the Blitz. This episode explores the ramifications of a bomb that fell on 6th Avenue in the city of Hull. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alan Yentob documents the history of US primetime television. This looks at how TV's misfits, some of the most high-risk characters in the primetime crowd, are born. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary series examining the impact of four individual bombs during the Blitz. Episode three follows a bomb that fell on Jellicoe Street in the Scottish town of Clydebank. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 months

David Olusoga meets nurses, doctors and health workers from overseas who have transformed the NHS in spite of hostility and discrimination. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Director:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith
Executive Producer:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Charlotte Sacher
Production Company:
Uplands Television

Art of France

Series 1

Episode 1: Plus Ça Change

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon takes a stunning visual journey through French art history. He traces its development to the arrival of classicism and the Age of Enlightenment. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Production Manager:
Imogen Stringer