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Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Alexander and Arit visit a serene garden at a Benedictine Abbey in Scotland, a magnificent Tudor-inspired garden in Gloucestershire and a beautiful botanic garden in Cambridge. Show more

The Story of Luxury

Ancient Greece

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

The first part of this two-part series follows the debate about luxury which convulsed ancient Greece from the beginning of the classical era. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Producer:
David Wilson
Director:
David Wilson
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

The Story of Luxury

The Middle Ages

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

A look at the clash between luxury and Christianity in medieval Europe and how the Black Death paradoxically liberated it from the church. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Producer:
David Wilson
Director:
David Wilson
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott uncovers the secrets of the Greek oracle at Delphi, now a beautiful tourist site but in its time a gateway into the supernatural and a cockpit of political conflict. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Producer:
David Wilson
Director:
David Wilson
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in...

Episode 1: Ancient Greece

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary looking at the concept of luxury in ancient Greece, from its role in democracy's origins in Athens to its denial in Sparta. Show more

Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in...

Episode 2: The Middle Ages

Duration: 1 hour

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

A look at the clash between luxury and Christianity in medieval Europe and how the Black Death paradoxically liberated it from the church. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott discovers that from the start, drama was about more than entertainment - it was a reaction to real events and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott looks at the decline of Athens and the triumph of theatre, which spread throughout the Greek world and beyond and gave rise to a new kind of comedy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Michael Scott explores how the Romans absorbed Greek theatre and how their empire provides a crucial connection between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 3 months

Alexander and Arit visit a garden surrounding sacred water at the Bishop’s Palace in Somerset, an ancient coronation site in Scotland and a joyful garden in Northumberland. Show more

Map Man

Series 1

Episode 6: William Smith's Geological Map of England and Wales

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Nicholas Crane examines maps that changed the face of Britain. William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales. Show more

Woman's Hour

Hayley Atwell; Lady Justice Arden

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Poetry inspired by the loss of a daughter, WH powerlister Lady Justice Arden, actress Hayley Atwell on treading the boards in London's West End, and can nudity be empowering? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Brownie
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Bennett
Interviewed Guest:
David Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Arden
Interviewed Guest:
Hayley Atwell
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Goss