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Lost Cities of the Ancients

Episode 1: The Vanished Capital of the Pharoah

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The documentary series which unearths lost cities looks at the mystery surrounding the Egyptian city of Piramesse, built by Ramesses the Great. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Mark Halliley
Director:
Mark Everest
Series Producer:
Dan Clifton

Lost Cities of the Ancients

Episode 2: The Cursed Valley of the Pyramids

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series which unearths lost civilisations and cities. This edition visits northern Peru to find the ruins of 250 mysterious pyramids. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Mark Halliley
Director:
Aidan Laverty
Series Producer:
Dan Clifton

Lost Cities of the Ancients

Episode 3: The Dark Lords of Hattusha

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series on lost civilisations. The story of the formidable Hittite empire and the rediscovery of their astonishing capital, Hattusha. Show more

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

Modern Masters

Episode 2: Matisse

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Journalist Alastair Sooke sets out to discover just how much the artist Henri Matisse has influenced our modern lives, and explains why his art is considered so great. Show more

Britain's Great War

Original Series

Episode 1: War Comes to Britain

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jeremy Paxman presents a four-part documentary charting how the First World War affected Great Britain, with this episode focusing on the war's early stages. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 26 days

Alastair Sooke looks at great sculptors of the British Empire, mavericks who bucked prevailing trends, such as John Flaxman, Francis Chantrey and Alfred Gilbert. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 26 days

Alastair Sooke looks at British medieval sculpture and shows how it casts a new light on an era more sophisticated, fun-loving and maverick than is commonly believed. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 26 days

Alastair Sooke looks at the 20th century's mixture of innovation and shock and talks to Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley and Anthony Caro. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 days

Looking at the marriage of Charles Dickens through the eyes of his wife Catherine, Sue Perkins exposes the lesser-known reality of the Dickens family Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Producer:
Mark Halliley
Director:
Mark Halliley
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Slater
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Interviewed Guest:
Pen Vogler
Interviewed Guest:
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Tomalin
Interviewed Guest:
Lillian Nayder
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver James
Assistant Producer:
Nick Tanner
Production Manager:
Marian Lacey