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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary which follows the singer of US rock band Eels, Mark Everett, as he travels across America to learn about the father he never knew, quantum physicist Hugh Everett III. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Everett
Narrator:
Annie Mac
Executive Producer:
Andrew Thompson

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Summer 2011

Episode 1: The Man Who Forgot How to Read and Other Stories

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alan Yentob meets clinical neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks. Through fascinating case studies, the film explores how humans see, not just with their eyes, but also with the mind. Show more

ArtWorks Scotland

Mackintosh's Masterpiece: The Glasgow School of Art

Duration: 1 hour

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

As the Glasgow School of Art celebrates the centenary of the opening of its remarkable home, Artworks Scotland tells its story, with contributions from the graduates. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Playful, moving portrait of Raymond Briggs, told through interviews with Raymond, animation illustrated by Chris Riddell, and contributions from friends and admirers. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Raymond Briggs
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Park
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Serkis
Interviewed Guest:
Posy Simmonds
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Bell
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Assistant Producer:
Amy Cameron
Production Manager:
Claire McCluskey
Production Coordinator:
Susan Scott
Animator:
Ross Hogg

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2018

Hockney, The Queen and the Royal Peculiar

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 4 months

David Hockney undertakes a commission to design and install a stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey to commemorate the sixty-fifth year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
David Hockney
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Faith Ringgold - Part Two

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Faith Ringgold painted some of the most truthful and empowering representations of African Americans during the civil rights and women's movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Featured Artist:
Faith Ringgold
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Kirsty Wark celebrates the best of this year's Edinburgh Festival, now in its seventieth year, looking at how the idealism and bravura of the original 1947 festival live on today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Executive Producer:
Matthew Springford

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

British fashion photographer Rankin explores South Africa's rich photographic tradition, discovering how its photographers have captured this complex and often turbulent nation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rankin
Executive Producer:
Susanne Curran

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Episode 7: Shani Rhys James

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Profile of Welsh artist Shani Rhys James as she prepares for her exhibition in Aberystwyth, capturing her deep in concentration working on a new large oil painting. Show more

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2019

Faith Ringgold: Tell It Like It Is

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes

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

Available for 1 month

Alan Yentob meets Harlem-born artist, author and activist Faith Ringgold as she prepares for her London show at the Serpentine Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Featured Artist:
Faith Ringgold
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Duration: 1 hour

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

Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives, making a case for restoring it to the centre of our civilisation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger Scruton
Executive Producer:
Andrea Miller

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Faith Ringgold - Part One

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South AsiaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Faith Ringgold painted some of the most truthful and empowering representations of African Americans during the civil rights and women's movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Featured Artist:
Faith Ringgold
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

A Life in Ten Pictures

Series 1

Amy Winehouse

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Amy Winehouse’s image is known around the world. But just a handful of iconic shots and private snaps reveal a new story: an extraordinary life through a unique lens. Show more

Contributors

Production Manager:
Jenni Shaw
Series Producer:
Chris Wilson
Executive Producer:
Julia Harrington

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Hockney, the Queen and the Royal Peculiar

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Westminster Abbey has commissioned an historic new work - a towering stained-glass window. The creator behind it is David Hockney - the California based artist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
David Hockney
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary, using dramatised inserts, in which Denise Mina investigates the tortuous and peculiar relationships between horror writer Edgar Allan Poe and the women in his life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Denise Mina
Virginia Poe:
Lucille Sharp
Eliza Poe:
Lauren Marcus
Frances Sargent Osgood:
Anita Vettesse
Sarah Helen Whitman:
Tamara Kennedy
Executive Producer:
Lindsay Shapero

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

The true story of a trans man, Adam Kashmiry, and his remarkable struggle across genders and borders. Based on the acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland play, with Adam himself in the lead role.
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Contributors

Mental Health Nurse:
Stephen McCole
Home Office Representative:
Neshla Caplan
Malak:
Haqi Ali
Egyptian Adam:
Yasmin Al-Khudhairi
Manager and Stranger:
Hamish Wyllie
Director:
Cora Bissett
Production Company:
Adam On Screen Ltd
Production Company:
Hopscotch Films
Production Company:
National Theatre of Scotland

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Two-part documentary revealing life on Fair Isle, Britain's most remote inhabited island. Following the arrival of a new couple as they settle in and adapt to island life. Show more