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Songs of Praise

Ten Years of School Choirs

Duration: 35 minutes

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

David Grant introduces highlights from ten years of the School Choir of the Year competition, and speaks to the choir starring in a blockbuster movie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Grant
Producer:
Karen Selway
Series Producer:
David Taviner
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Songs of Praise

Fame and Faith

Duration: 35 minutes

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

David Grant meets adventurer Bear Grylls, actress Danniella Westbrook and Lord Taylor of Warwick to discover how they deal with fame and faith in the public eye. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Grant
Participant:
Bear Grylls
Participant:
John Taylor
Producer:
Karen Selway
Series Editor:
David Taviner
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Churches: How to Read Them

Episode 3: Medieval Death

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Richard Taylor shows how churches were designed to give medieval people a way to escape death, with their Judgement scenes, cadaver tombs and crucifixion depictions. Show more

Britain's Christmas Story

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Gareth Malone and Karen Gibson conclude their series by looking at Christmas traditions in Victorian times, and the archbishop of Canterbury reveals how he celebrates Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gareth Malone
Presenter:
Karen Gibson
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Executive Producer:
Rob Unsworth

Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City

Episode 2: Invasion, Invasion, Invasion

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Simon Sebag Montefiore continues his history of Jerusalem by discovering the impact of Islam and the crusaders' attempt to win it back for Christianity. Show more

Churches: How to Read Them

Episode 6: The Victorians and After

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Richard Taylor discovers how medieval imagery made a surprise return to Victorian places of worship and how WWI brought back the commemoration of the dead. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 3: Barbara Dickson

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fern Britton speaks to recording artist and actress Barbara Dickson. They discuss her singing career, struggles with anxiety and the role that faith has played in her life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Dickson
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Songs of Praise

Celebrating Diana

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Songs of Praise celebrates how she broke down barriers through her amazing charity work. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sally Magnusson
Presenter:
Aled Jones
Presenter:
Pam Rhodes
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Producer:
Karen Selway
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Britain's Christmas Story

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Gareth Malone and Karen Gibson reveal the story of Christmas in Britain from its origins to the banning of the celebration in the 17th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gareth Malone
Presenter:
Karen Gibson
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Executive Producer:
Rob Unsworth

Around the World in 80 Faiths

Episode 5: United States of America

Duration: 1 hour

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

Pete Owen Jones's adventures continue as he embarks on the American leg of his religious odyssey to find out why, when it comes to ritual, anything goes. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 4

Episode 5: Dionne Warwick

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Fern talks to Dionne Warwick about her life and career, including her trailblazing battle against racism, the death of her cousin Whitney Houston and her enduring faith. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 1: Gregory Porter

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Fern Britton meets American jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter, who reflects on his upbringing and speaks about how his mother's influence lives on in his music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Porter
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 2: Stef Reid

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Fern Britton speaks to Paralympic athlete Stef Reid, who has won two silver medals at the Paralympics and a gold in the world championships. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Stef Reid
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 4: Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Fern meets the Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, a chaplain to both the Queen and the speaker of the House of Commons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Duration: 1 hour

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

Celebrities re-enact Jules Verne's literary odyssey for Children in Need. Torchwood star John Barrowman and presenter Myleene Klass race across southern America. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Barrowman
Presenter:
Myleene Klass
Narrator:
Frank Skinner
Producer:
Karen Selway
Director:
Karen Selway
Producer:
Kez Margrie
Executive Producer:
Julian Mercer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Documentary. As the name Muhammad rises both in popularity and notoriety in Britain, nine people with that name challenge the stereotypes of being a British Muslim. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ranvir Singh
Producer:
Karen Selway
Director:
Karen Selway
Executive Producer:
Jean-Claude Bragard

Songs of Praise

Behind the Big Sing

Duration: 35 minutes

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

David Grant visits the Royal Albert Hall as preparations are underway for the Big Sing. He meets seasoned Big Sing stars as well as those making their debut. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Grant
Producer:
Karen Selway
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Executive Producer:
David Taviner