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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Famous faces explore their love of poetry. Malorie Blackman explains how poems have sustained her at the best and worst times, and finds out more about the poets who inspire her. Show more

Ian Hislop's Olden Days

Episode 2: Forward into the Past

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 months

Ian Hislop explores the British trait of obsession with the past. He shows how the Victorians turned to the Middle Ages to make sense of their era of progress. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Director:
Ian MacMillan

The Country House Revealed

Episode 6: Marshcourt

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series exploring Britain's private country houses. Dan Cruickshank visits Marshcourt, an Edwardian pleasure palace considered by many to be Lutyens' masterpiece. Show more

The Country House Revealed

Episode 1: South Wraxall

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan Cruickshank visits houses never before open to public view. He takes an exclusive tour around one of Britain's oldest country homes, South Wraxall Manor. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Robert Webb returns to his Lincolnshire classroom and visits Paris on a journey to find out more about the poem The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock and its author, TS Eliot. Show more

My Life in Verse

Episode 3: Cerys Matthews

Duration: 1 hour

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

In a personal journey across the British Isles, Cerys Matthews explores the legacy of Celtic poetry, from early Welsh bards to the writers of Northern Ireland's Troubles. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

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

The story of the birth of the NHS, revealing how close its opponents came to defeating it and why the some of the fiercest opposition came from the medical profession. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Edmund Coulthard
Executive Producer:
Grant McKee
Director:
Ian MacMillan
Producer:
Mark Hayhurst

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series on the revolution in 20th century music looks at the fragmented, abstract and discordant sound taken up by radical composers such as Schoenberg and Webern. Show more

Mountain

Episode 3: Central Scotland

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Griff Rhys Jones continues his tour of the mountains of Britain and goes to the central Highlands, where he explores Glencoe, the Cairngorm range and Ben Nevis. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Hamish Barbour
Series Producer:
Ian MacMillan

Series

Mountain

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series on the revolution in 20th century music looks at how modernism came under state control in the 1930s and how a new generation of composers tried to reinvent it. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about 20th century music shows how American composers re-invented the sound of classical music into a more simple form, bringing back harmonies and rhythms. Show more

Mountain

Episode 5: Wales

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Griff Rhys Jones's journey around the mountains of Britain brings him to Snowdonia in Wales. Tales of dragons, giants and King Arthur feature strongly in the local history. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Hamish Barbour
Series Producer:
Ian MacMillan

Series

Mountain

Mountain

Episode 2: The Lakes

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Griff Rhys Jones explores the mountains of Britain. Griff visits the Lake District, and recalls those who found artistic and spiritual inspiration in the mountains. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Hamish Barbour
Series Producer:
Ian MacMillan

Series

Mountain

Mountain

Episode 4: Pennines

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Griff Rhys Jones continues his exploration of Britain's mountains with a journey across the Pennines, the natural barrier between Yorkshire and Lancashire. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Hamish Barbour
Series Producer:
Ian MacMillan

Series

Mountain

Visions of the Future

Episode 2: The Biotech Revolution

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku looks at the revolution in genetics, which promises health and longevity but also raises ethical questions. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 28 days

Documentary series about the music used in television. Neil Brand explores the enduring power of the television theme tune, from Coronation Street to Game of Thrones. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 28 days

Neil Brand explores how television jingles and advertisements lodge themselves in our collective memory, including the long-forgotten test card tunes found in American hip-hop. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 21 days

Neil Brand reveals how television scores have grown in importance, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s, to reach a peak in the big-budget world of Netflix and HBO. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Much loved actress and memoirist Sheila Hancock sets out to explore how her love for poetry has become a lifeline since the death of her husband John Thaw in 2002. Show more