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Our Classical Century

Series 1

Episode 1: 1918 - 1936

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

This programme captures the influence of WWI on classical music and its impact on a generation of musicians and composers whose music became part of our sense of identity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Presenter:
Lenny Henry
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Director:
Ellen Hobson
Production Company:
Lion Television
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Manager:
Tricia Chacon

Our Classical Century

Series 1

1936 - 1953

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Suzy Klein and John Simpson explore the power of classical music between the coronations of George VI and Elizabeth II to console, unite and inspire us in war and peace. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Presenter:
John Simpson
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Director:
James Giles
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Margaret Thatcher's inner circle reveals how she managed to overcome her outsider status to become a prominent political figure in Britain. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Mrs Thatcher struggles to cling to power as the economy collapses, riots break out and she is subverted by members of her own cabinet. Show more

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Mrs Thatcher confronts her enemies, leading the country to war, taking the economic fight to her opponents in the trade union movement, and her life is threatened by the IRA. Show more

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

Series 1

That Bloody Woman

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

As Mrs Thatcher’s government transforms the British economy, tensions erupt within her inner circle and personal relationships in her own family are exposed. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Mrs Thatcher’s leadership style and judgement on Europe and the poll tax create splits in her cabinet and public anger, leading to the challenge that ends in her dramatic downfall. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Ordinary people share the objects that have helped define their lives since homosexuality was decriminalised, including naval discharge papers and even a pair of Ugg boots. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Susan Calman
Presenter:
Stephen K Amos
Production Company:
7 Wonder Productions
Interviewed Guest:
Austin Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Carolin
Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Hardy
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Roscoe
Interviewed Guest:
Liam Boudicca
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Elmslie
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Lucas
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Riley
Interviewed Guest:
Shaun Duggan
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Atkinson
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Susan and Gerrie
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Black
Interviewed Guest:
Khakan Qureshi
Executive Producer:
Eve Kay
Director:
James Giles
Editor:
Bruce Law
Production Manager:
Rosie Gray
Production Assistant:
Harry Gardner
Production Assistant:
Pada Schaaf
Assistant Producer:
Joseph Ingham
Assistant Producer:
Emma Love
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie

The People's History of Pop

Episode 5: 1997-2010 Closer Than Close

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of pop music through fans' memories and memorabilia. The last episode looks at an era when technology ripped up the rule book for fans forever. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sara Cox
Producer:
Tamsin Curry
Director:
Tamsin Curry
Series Producer:
Zoe Jewell
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Production Company:
7 Wonder Productions

Our Classical Century

Series 1

1953 - 1971

Duration: 59 minutes

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

From Brief Encounter to Last Night of the Proms, Suzy Klein and Joan Bakewell explore the post-war story of our growing relationship with classical music on television and film Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Presenter:
Joan Bakewell
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Director:
Ellen Hobson
Producer:
James Giles

The British Family

Episode 3: Money

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Kirsty Young explores the impact of money on British families. She charts the 1980s and 1990s when our pursuit of cash and career had a deep effect on many families. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Tom Giles
Executive Producer:
Louise Norman

The British at Work

Episode 3: To Have and Have Not, 1980-1995

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Kirsty Young looks at work in the 80s and 90s, an era of startling contrasts where jobs could enrich and exhilarate or humble and humiliate people. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Director:
Kate Misrahi
Director:
Kate Misrahi
Producer:
Kate Misrahi
Producer:
Kate Misrahi
Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp

The British Family

Episode 1: Marriage

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Kirsty Young begins a history of how British families have changed since the Second World War by looking at marriage, and how it has become a more equal relationship. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Director:
Helen Nixon
Producer:
Helen Nixon
Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Tom Giles
Executive Producer:
Louise Norman

The British Family

Episode 2: Sex

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Kirsty Young explores the impact of the sexual revolution on British families. She charts the explosion of sexual imagery in the 1970s and recalls the emerging Women's Movement. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Producer:
Phil Cairney
Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Tom Giles
Executive Producer:
Louise Norman

The British at Work

Episode 4: The Age of Uncertainty: 1995 - Now

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Kirsty Young looks at how work has changed from the late 90s to the present. She examines how work has crept into the very centre of our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Director:
Adam Grimley
Director:
Adam Grimley
Producer:
Adam Grimley
Producer:
Adam Grimley
Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp

The British Family

Episode 4: Children

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Kirsty Young looks at how children have come to dominate family life in the last decade and reveals just how far we have come from the 'seen and not heard' days of old. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Tom Giles
Executive Producer:
Louise Norman

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Ordinary people share the objects that have helped define their lives since homosexuality was decriminalised, including a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Susan Calman
Presenter:
Stephen K Amos
Production Company:
7 Wonder Productions
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Gill Williamson
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Quiney
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Hows
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Crowther
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Feather
Interviewed Guest:
Luchia Fitzgerald
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Carol Steele
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Hart
Interviewed Guest:
Sandi Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Frankie O'Reilly
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Gee
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Wade
Interviewed Guest:
Martyn Butler
Interviewed Guest:
Michelle Reid
Executive Producer:
Eve Kay
Production Manager:
Rosie Gray
Production Assistant:
Harry Gardner
Production Assistant:
Pada Schaaf
Assistant Producer:
Joseph Ingham
Assistant Producer:
Emma Love
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie

Our Classical Century

Series 1

1980s to the present

Duration: 59 minutes

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

From Torvill and Dean’s gold medal performance danced to the Bolero to the Three Tenors at Italia 90, Suzy Klein and Alexandra Burke chart how classical music found whole new audiences. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Presenter:
Alexandra Burke
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Director:
James Giles
Producer:
James Giles
Producer:
Mira Aroyo
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Tom Mangold's inside story of the scandal that rocked Britain, showing what it was really like to live with Stephen Ward as he became the scapegoat for the Profumo affair. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Mangold
Production Manager:
Carmen Deane
Production Coordinator:
Annika Hagemann
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Camera Operator:
Stephen Foote
Colourist:
Mike Sanders
On-line editing:
Dominic McMahon
Production Company:
Shearwater Media Limited

The British at Work

Episode 2: Them and Us 1964 -1980

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

In the second of this series on the history of work, Kirsty Young looks at the years in which the post-war baby boom generation joined the workforce. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Director:
Steve Condie
Director:
Steve Condie
Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Series Producer:
Steve Condie
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp
Executive Producer:
Darren Kemp