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A Picture of Britain

Episode 3: Highlands and Glens

Duration: 59 minutes

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

David Dimbleby sees how Britain's countryside has inspired its art. He visits the Scottish Highlands and crosses the Irish Sea to see the paintings of Paul Henry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Andrew Marr charts the events that shaped Britain. Britain gets its first taste of total war, which transformed the lives of people on the frontline and at home. Show more

On Hannibal's Trail

Episode 6: Hannibal at the Gates

Duration: 29 minutes

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

As they complete their journey, the Woods make a sacrifice to the gods at Lake Averno, come face to face with Hannibal in Rome and cross the Mediterrenean Sea to Tunisia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danny Wood
Presenter:
Sam Wood
Presenter:
Ben Wood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

On Hannibal's Trail

Episode 4: Over the Alps

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Danny, Ben and Sam Wood retrace Hannibal's route through the Alps. They brave snow, altitude and exhaustion before arriving in northern Italy, ready to take on Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danny Wood
Presenter:
Sam Wood
Presenter:
Ben Wood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Director:
Fiona Cushley
Producer:
Fiona Cushley

Voyages of Discovery

The Making of Captain Cook

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Paul Rose tells the true story of an eventful voyage as he explores how Captain James Cook's discoveries changed the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Series Producer:
Jeremy Philips
Series Producer:
Jeremy Philips

Robert Peston Goes Shopping

Episode 3: Revolution

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Robert Peston reveals how shopping in Britain was transformed over the 20th century, focusing on how the high street is coping with online shopping and the recession. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Peston
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp
Director:
James Giles
Producer:
James Giles

Empire

Episode 2: Making Ourselves at Home

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the British Empire. He continues by examining how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Director:
John Hay
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Series

Empire

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Stephen Baxter reveals the human and political drama that lies within the parchment of England's earliest surviving public record, the Domesday Book, commissioned in 1086. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Baxter
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 6 months

British film-maker Gurinder Chadha travels from Southall to Delhi to find out about the Partition of India - one of the most seismic events of the 20th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gurinder Chadha
Executive Producer:
Ricardo Pollack
Production Manager:
Sara Revell
Associate Producer:
Renasha Khan
Director of photography:
Justin Evans
Production Company:
Bend It TV Limited

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Marr revisits Britain at the dawn of the 20th century. He finds the country mourning the death of Queen Victoria and enjoying the bawdy pleasures of music hall. Show more

Robert Peston Goes Shopping

Episode 1: Seduction

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series. Robert Peston charts how shopping in Britain was transformed from a chore to be endured in the 1950s into our favourite pastime by the 1980s. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Available for 7 months

Andrew Marr revisits the Britain of Margaret Thatcher and comes to some surprising conclusions about the British national character. Show more

Sex and the Church

Episode 3: Christianity v The West

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how the offical Christian Church and Western society have moved apart on issues of sex and gender over the last 300 years. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Neil Oliver joins a team of historians and scientists investigating the final resting place of Alfred the Great as they exhume the contents of an unmarked grave. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Sex and the Church

Episode 1: From Pleasure to Sin

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Documentary. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality throughout history. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Britain's Great War

Original Series

Episode 3: The Darkest Hour

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series charting how the First World War affected Britain. How Germany's attempts to starve Britain into submission edged the nation closer to defeat than ever. Show more

Robert Peston Goes Shopping

Episode 2: Addiction

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. The remarkable story of the 1990s and 2000s, when the goods we bought got cheaper, fashion got faster and supermarkets got smarter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Peston
Director:
Adam Grimley
Producer:
Adam Grimley
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood

On Hannibal's Trail

Episode 2: Barca! Barca! Barca!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The Wood brothers cycle along Spain's east coast, watching a football match at Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium and visiting the ancient Greek ruins of Ampurias. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danny Wood
Presenter:
Sam Wood
Presenter:
Ben Wood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

On Hannibal's Trail

Episode 1: Hitting the Road

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Three brothers cycle on the trail of ancient warrior Hannibal. On the east coast of Spain, they pass through Elche's palms, Benidorm's beaches and Valencia's zoo. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danny Wood
Presenter:
Sam Wood
Presenter:
Ben Wood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund