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Duration: 1 hour

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

Jonathan Dimbleby traverses Africa on a 7,000-mile journey to discover how it is changing. He visits Mali, Ghana and Nigeria, taking in business, royalty, fashion and music. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

On the final leg of his odyssey, Jonathan travels from Congo to Durban in search of revealing stories. He learns how China's billion-dollar deals have rebooted African economies. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

On the second leg of his illuminating journey across Africa, Jonathan Dimbleby travels 2000 miles through East Africa's Rift Valley, starting in Ethiopia. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Theologian Robert Beckford takes a road trip across America retracing President Barack Obama's journey from religious sceptic to devout Christian. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Beckford
Executive Producer:
Roy Ackerman
Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale
Producer:
Mark Rossiter
Director:
Mark Rossiter
Producer:
Paul Yule
Director:
Paul Yule

BBC at War

The War of Words

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

In episode one, Jonathan Dimbleby reveals how the BBC prepared for the first war broadcast and fought off government attempts to control it. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale

BBC at War

Into Battle

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

In the second programme, Jonathan Dimbleby looks at how the BBC prepared to report from the front line during World War II.

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Documentary telling the story of the 1951 Festival of Britain, which in a period of austerity showed how to carve out a bright new future through design and ingenuity. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Julian Hendy
Director:
Julian Hendy
Executive Producer:
Michael Proudfoot
Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale

A South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

Episode 2: Colombia and Venezuela

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The stories behind this rapidly changing continent. Jonathan travels across Colombia and Venezuela, South America's Caribbean giants. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ruhi Hamid
Producer:
Ruhi Hamid
Assistant Producer:
Caroline Jones
Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The stories behind this rapidly changing continent. Dimbleby embarks on a 6000-mile journey through Brazil, the continent's largest country and home to 190 million people. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Artists love the story of Mary Magdalene. Waldemar Januszczak explores how the image of Mary Magdalene has evolved in art. Show more

Contributors

Composer:
Simon Russell
Editor:
Kirsi Pyy
Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale
On-line editing:
Rob Grainger
Production Company:
ZCZ Films

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The stories behind this rapidly changing continent. In Chile, Dimbleby discovers a nation transformed since the demise of the dictator General Pinochet. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jonathan Dimbleby travels to the key locations in the North African campaign of World War Two, and sheds new light on the significance of this crucial campaign. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale

The BBC at War

Episode 2: Into Battle

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jonathan Dimbleby uncovers the story of how the BBC became the institution that it is today. He looks at how the BBC prepared to report from the front line during WWII. Show more

The Renaissance Unchained

Episode 2: Whips, Deaths and Madonnas

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak traces the Italian Renaissance from its perceived origins with Giotto, and looks at the importance of religious narrative in art. Show more

The Renaissance Unchained

Episode 1: Gods, Myths and Oil Paints

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak challenges the idea of the Renaissance having fixed origins in Italy and showcases northern European artists like Van Eyck and Durer. Show more

The BBC at War

Episode 1: The War of Words

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jonathan Dimbleby uncovers the compelling story of how the BBC went into battle against Hitler and Whitehall's ministers, and how the conflict transformed the BBC. Show more

The Renaissance Unchained

Episode 4: Hell, Snakes and Giants

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak looks at the climax of the Renaissance as it spiralled into madness and distortion, a period full of war, confusion and darkness. Show more

The Renaissance Unchained

Episode 3: Silk, Sex and Sin

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak looks at Venice's impact on art. He celebrates colour, drama and vitality in the works of Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Show more

Documentary following the return to performing of musician Nic Jones, whose career was cut short after a car crash broke almost every bone in his body and caused brain damage. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale
Participant:
Eliza Carthy
Participant:
Jim Moray
Participant:
Sam Carter
Participant:
Blair Dunlop
Participant:
Martin Carthy
Participant:
Ashley Hutchings
Participant:
Anais Mitchell
Participant:
Chris Wood
Participant:
Martin Simpson
Participant:
Stewart Lee