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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the history of Britain's female police force, exploring the careers and ambitions of police officers determined to succeed in a profession that never wanted them. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
If Not Us Films
Executive Producer:
David Herman
Executive Producer:
Lindsay Shapero
Director:
Martina Hall
Producer:
Martina Hall
Production Manager:
Lynette Slight
Assistant Producer:
Molly Crossthwaite

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A revealing documentary looking at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its very heart, in a series of dramatised monologues set in 1967. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Tim Dunn
Producer:
Kate Shiers
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Elizabeth, Queen Mother:
Emma Davies
Wallis Simpson:
Gina McKee
Edward VIII:
Nick Waring
George VI:
John Sackville
Thelma Furness:
Emma Campbell-Jones
Participant:
Hugo Vickers
Participant:
Andrew Morton
Participant:
Anne Sebba
Participant:
Kate Auspitz

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary looking at how the work of writer Henning Mankell, creator of the Kurt Wallander detective series, reveals the hidden angst affecting present-day Sweden. Show more

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: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Following the story of Joan Stanley, a Cambridge science graduate who stole British nuclear secrets and passed them to the Soviet Union after WWII. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about children's storyteller Enid Blyton, following her career from ambitious young woman to household name and moral guardian, while glimpsing her own dark childhood. Show more

Contributors

Hugh Pollock:
Matthew Macfadyen
Kenneth Waters:
Denis Lawson
Hanly Blyton:
Joseph Millson
Theresa Blyton:
Pooky Quesnel
Thomas Blyton:
Philip Wright
Enid (aged 19):
Lisa Diveney
Maid Maggie:
Eileen O'Higgins
Mrs Waters:
Gabrielle Reidy
BBC Interviewer:
Douglas Reith
Dr Beresford:
Nicholas Lumley
Army Officer:
Travis Oliver
Librarian:
Toby Manley
Child at party:
Isabella Blake-Thomas
Director:
James Hawes