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Swimming with Crocodiles

Episode 1: Botswana

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ben Fogle heads to Botswana to join a research team studying the underwater behaviour of Nile crocodiles - they rarely attack when on the river bed.

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Documentary series. With Britain now the most obese country in western Europe, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall challenges food producers and high-street shops to confront this crisis. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall turns the spotlight on our most popular high street restaurant chains. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series exploring the obesity crisis. Hugh learns of simple and obvious changes which could be made to GPs surgeries that could help prevent obesity-related diseases. Show more

Japan with Sue Perkins

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Sue Perkins enjoys a night out with Kyoto's geishas, goes free diving with some ama divers and visits Hiroshima. In Tokyo, she explores how the Japanese are tackling the future. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The Bikers travel to Russia. The papers are awash with stories of Russia's latest anti-western political play, and the Bikers are slightly nervous, but they're going in. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Si King
Presenter:
Dave Myers
Producer:
Dick Sharman
Director:
Dick Sharman
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney

A Cook Abroad

Episode 1: Dave Myers' Egypt

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Hairy Biker Dave Myers travels to Egypt in search of the origins of some favourite dishes. He samples street food in Cairo, a family feast in Aswan and more along the River Nile. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Myers
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson
Series Producer:
Katy Fryer

A Cook Abroad

Episode 5: Rick Stein's Australia

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Cooking show. Rick Stein is in Australia, a country he fell in love with on his first visit at the age of 19, where he learns the art of cooking the aboriginal way. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rick Stein
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 4 months

Michel Roux Jr takes Fred to his favourite British city, Bristol, for a Christmas treat: from the perfect French bistro to a festive countryside escape and Jamaican jerk turkey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fred Sirieix
Presenter:
Michel Roux Jr
Producer:
Helen Simpson
Director:
Helen Simpson
Executive Producer:
Katy Fryer
Executive Producer:
Laura Mansfield
Production Company:
Outline Productions Ltd

Japan with Sue Perkins

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Sue Perkins starts her journey in Tokyo, home to 36 million people. She trains with a female sumo wrestling team and meets a family who live with robots. Show more

Remarkable Places to Eat

Series 2

Marrakesh

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 3 months

TV chef Andi Oliver takes Fred to Marrakesh to enjoy lamb and couscous at a legendary restaurant, chicken tagine for under £10 and breakfast on a spectacular roof terrace. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andi Oliver
Presenter:
Fred Sirieix
Composer:
Philip Guyler
Director of photography:
Cliff Evans
Executive Producer:
Katy Fryer
Series Producer:
Flora Fenton
Producer:
Helen Simpson
Director:
Helen Simpson
Production Company:
Outline Productions Ltd

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The Hairy Bikers head north on a big Baltic adventure in search of new cuisines. In Poland, they make sausages and cook Poland's national dish, bigos. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Si King
Presenter:
Dave Myers
Producer:
Stephen Leigh
Director:
Stephen Leigh
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney

The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure

Episode 2: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The Hairy Bikers head north on a big Baltic adventure in search of new cuisines. In Latvia, Si and Dave ride with the country's oldest biker gang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Si King
Presenter:
Dave Myers
Producer:
Stephen Leigh
Director:
Stephen Leigh
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney

Remarkable Places to Eat

Series 3

Yorkshire

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Nadiya Hussain takes Fred on a delicious road trip around Yorkshire. From fabulous bakes at Betty’s Tea Room, to the finest Wensleydale cheese, to spicy samosas for just 60p. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dave and Si travel to Finland and fall in love with the tranquil lakes. Dave learns how to have a traditional Finnish sauna experience, while Si cooks up Finnish pastries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Si King
Presenter:
Dave Myers
Producer:
Dick Sharman
Director:
Dick Sharman
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dave and Si arrive in Sweden and get straight back to basics with the Sami people. The bikers put together their own Nordic reindeer and fish dishes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Si King
Presenter:
Dave Myers
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney

Woman's Hour

Bridget Christie; Midori Goto; Midwife shortages

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Comedian Bridget Christie, violinist Midori Goto, the impact of midwife shortages, and Virginia Woolf's 'Lappin and Lapinova'. Jenni Murray presents the female perspective. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Midori Goto
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Linay
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Quarmby
Interviewed Guest:
Candy Sheridan
Interviewed Guest:
Janie Codona
Interviewed Guest:
Justine Picardie
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Simpson
Producer:
Shoku Amirani

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 20 days

The Bikers conclude their trip around the Baltic. They meet a local fisherwoman (and fisher-feminist) and see if they have any Viking blood flowing through their veins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Si King
Presenter:
Dave Myers
Series Producer:
Helen Simpson
Executive Producer:
Gill Tierney