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Beautiful Minds

Series 1

Episode 1: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell describes how she discovered pulsars, the by-products of supernova explosions which make all life possible. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Diana Hill
Executive Producer:
Anne Laking

Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words

Episode 1: Human, All Too Human

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series featuring great minds of the 20th century using film from the BBC's archive, including Sigmund Freud, Margaret Mead, Benjamin Spock and Richard Dawkins. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary which brings together coverage from three decades of BBC programmes to present a biography of the space shuttle, from triumph to tragedy, and considers its legacy. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Danielle Peck
Executive Producer:
Danielle Peck

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt look at family finance issues. The team tackle spending and borrowing in these tough economic times, reporting on mortgage prospects. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sophie Raworth
Reporter:
Rajan Datar
Reporter:
Andrew Verity
Participant:
Martin Lewis
Producer:
Martin Small
Executive Producer:
Lucy Hetherington
Producer:
Lucie Hass
Director:
Ben Steele

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Xand van Tulleken stages the first ever large-scale experiment of its kind, looking for ways to reduce air pollution in the UK. Can air quality be improved for a single day? Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Simkin
Production Manager:
Patrick James
Production Company:
Amazing Productions

Beautiful Minds

Series 2

Episode 3: Professor Richard Dawkins

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dawkins discusses his book, the Selfish Gene, which divided the scientific community and made him the most influential evolutionary biologist of his time. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Richard Dawkins
Participant:
Richard Dawkins
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock

The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook

Episode 2: Under Pressure

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Dominic Sandbrook looks at a dynamic decade. By the mid-80s, Britain felt like an embattled nation, struggling to establish its identity on the global stage. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Series Producer:
Alexander Leith

Credit Crash Britain

Episode 1: HBOS: Breaking the Bank

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Paul Mason presents an examination of the credit crunch. Investigating the fall of HBOS and the changes that have swept through the UK's banking industry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Mason
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Business Boomers

Episode 1: Coffee Shop Hot Shots

Duration: 1 hour

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

Looking at why the nation became obsessed with coffee shops, and how the brands do battle for our custom. With behind-the-scenes access to staff and the bosses of the big brands. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sandi Toksvig
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman

Money Programme

2009

Episode 4: Gregg Wallace's Recession Bites

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

In the fourth programme of the series, MasterChef's Gregg Wallace examines the effect of the recession on the British food economy. Show more