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The Romantics

Episode 1: Liberty

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Peter Ackroyd reveals how the radical ideas of liberty that inspired the French Revolution opened up a world of possibility for British writers such as Blake and Wordsworth. Show more

The Romantics

Episode 2: Nature

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Series presented by Peter Ackroyd about a group of visionary writers. As the Industrial Revolution took hold, the Romantics embraced nature in search of sublime experience. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson
William Wordsworth:
David Threlfall
William Blake:
Dudley Sutton
John Clare:
Rafe Spall
Lord Byron:
Joseph Millson

The Romantics

Episode 3: Eternity

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Series presented by Peter Ackroyd about a group of visionary writers. Byron, Keats and Shelley lived short lives but the radical way they lived them would change the world. Show more

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Documentary that follows Don McCullin, who at the age of 83 is taking pictures of his country from inner cities to seaside towns, 60 years after starting out as a photographer. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Don McCullin
Director:
Adrian Sibley
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent

Andrew Marr's Megacities

Episode 3: Sustaining the City

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary. Andrew Marr looks at transport routes and finds out how the world's megacities stay fed, and he joins Mexico City's traffic cops in the air. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Director:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson
Series Producer:
Jobim Sampson
Executive Producer:
Billy Paulett
Executive Producer:
Billy Paulett
Executive Producer:
Sam Wilson
Executive Producer:
Mark Rubens

Andrew Marr's Megacities

Episode 1: Living in the City

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary in which Andrew Marr looks at how people live in five of the world's biggest megacities: London, Dhaka, Tokyo, Mexico City and Shanghai. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Director:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson
Series Producer:
Jobim Sampson
Executive Producer:
Billy Paulett
Executive Producer:
Billy Paulett
Executive Producer:
Sam Wilson
Executive Producer:
Mark Rubens

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of London using the whole range of visual records - from familiar paintings to drawings, posters, cartoons, architectural sketches, maps, plans, photos and film. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson

Francesco's Venice

Episode 3: Sex

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series telling the story of Venice. This episode looks at the decadent age of Casanova and the courtesan, when Venice was the red-light district of Europe. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 4: Death

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Francesco da Mosto moves towards the present day and the problems of the sinking city, for which he partly blames the tourist industry inspired by the likes of Byron. Show more

Berlin

Episode 2: Ruined Visions

Duration: 1 hour

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

This episode of the documentary series examines Berlin's architecture - always looking to the future, but also bearing testimony to the city's chequered past. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
David Vincent
Producer:
David Vincent

Series

Berlin

Berlin

Episode 3: Ich bin ein Berliner

Duration: 1 hour

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

A look at how the character of Berliners has been defined by a struggle for freedom, from oppression in Nazi Germany to global politicking during the Cold War. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson

Series

Berlin

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Autumn 2006

Episode 5: Who Cares About Art?

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Documentary which tells the stories of five people who spend their days guarding great treasures in museums and galleries, and how it has affected them in their personal lives. Show more

Inside the Vatican

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Filmed over a historic year, with unprecedented access, we see Pope Francis and those who work in the Vatican prepare for the most sacred celebration in the Church calendar, Easter Show more

Contributors

Director:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Inside the Vatican

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

This episode follows new cardinals arriving in Rome and tracks the fallout as a sex abuse scandal erupts when Pope Francis visits Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Francesco's Venice

Episode 2: Beauty

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice. The golden age of architecture arrived and stone and marble palaces replaced wooden houses. Show more

Storyville

The PM, the Playboy and the Wolf of Wall Street

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

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

Available for years

Storyville documentary about the investigation into the theft from a Malaysian wealth fund of 3.5 billion US dollars, a crime traced to the very top of Malaysia's government. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Sam Hobkinson
Producer:
Mike Lerner

Genres

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Francesco's Venice

Episode 1: Blood

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice. In this edition, Francesco da Mosto reveals a secret history of violence, torture, political intrigue and revenge. Show more

Berlin

Episode 1: Dangerous Ideas

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series telling the story of Berlin. Matt Frei examines the legacy of 18th-century king Frederick the Great, one of militarism and enlightened idealism. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson

Series

Berlin

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary which follows historian Dan Cruickshank and photographer Don McCullin into war-torn Syria on a mission to document the cultural destruction wrought by Islamic State. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Participant:
Don McCullin
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television
Production Company:
Bright Yellow Films
Director:
Adrian Sibley
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson