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Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 12: In Shackleton's Footsteps

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A group of men follow in the footsteps of their ancestors who, under the leadership of Ernest Shackleton, tried to become the first men to reach the South Pole. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Sean Smith
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following modern-day missionaries in Britain. Pastor John Chilimtsidya from Malawi visits David Livingstone's home town, where attendance at the local church is in decline. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Executive Producer:
Lucy Hillman
Executive Producer:
Billy Paulett
Executive Producer:
James Hayes
Series Producer:
Denise Seneviratne
Producer:
Morgana Pugh

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following modern-day missionaries in Britain. Kshama Jayaraj from Mumbai travels to Belfast to see if she can spread the gospel through a mixture of dance, music and prayer. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Executive Producer:
Lucy Hillman
Executive Producer:
Billy Paulett
Executive Producer:
James Hayes
Series Producer:
Denise Seneviratne
Producer:
Alicia Arce
Director:
Alicia Arce
Producer:
Morgana Pugh

Waking the Dead

Series 1

The Blind Beggar - Part 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 8 months

The case drives Boyd to despair as it opens old wounds, whilst the rest of the team learns that the skeleton and a priest at the church may be related.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Writer:
John Milne
Moira Bowen:
Annette Crosbie
James Bowen:
James Hayes
Colm Hare:
Con O'Neill
Linsey Carr:
Caroline O'Neill
Father Kevin Ryan:
Peter Warnock
Father Sebastian Stuart:
Morse, Barry

Waking the Dead

Series 1

The Blind Beggar - Part 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 8 months

Renovations at a Catholic church reveal a skull buried within the concrete for over 20 years, bringing the team into contact with the church’s community as they investigate.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Writer:
John Milne
Moira Bowen:
Annette Crosbie
James Bowen:
James Hayes
Colm Hare:
Con O'Neill
Linsey Carr:
Caroline O'Neill
Father Kevin Ryan:
Peter Warnock
Father Sebastian Stuart:
Morse, Barry

Timewatch

2004-2005

The Lost Heroes

Duration: 49 minutes

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

History series. Explaining the mystery of the Tirpitz raid, 1943, in which British volunteers were pitted against a mighty enemy, Germany's biggest battleship. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 8: The Real Bonnie and Clyde

Duration: 59 minutes

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

With unprecedented access to gang members' memoirs, family archives and recently released police records, Timewatch goes in search of the true story of Bonnie and Clyde. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Chris Wilson
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

British rapper and poet Akala tells the story of roots reggae, when a group of Jamaican musicians took songs of Rastafari, revolution and hope to the international stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
undefined Akala
Writer:
James Hale
Producer:
James Hale
Director:
James Hale
Executive Producer:
James Hayes
Production Company:
Lazerbeam

Timewatch

2005-2006

The Battle of the River Plate

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama-documentary telling the story of a deadly sea duel and one of the best intelligence bluffs of WWII, as Commodore Henry Harwood takes on the pride of the German navy. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Michael Praed
Participant:
Eric Grove
Voice of Langsdorff:
Tim Hardy
Voice of Nedden:
Carol Royle
Producer:
James Hayes
Director:
James Hayes

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 10: WWI Aces Falling

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Edward Mannock and James McCudden were two of Britain's great fighter aces in World War One. This is the story of their battle to survive and the mystery surrounding one's death. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Timewatch

2007-2008

Bloody Omaha

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

History series. Researchers and historians are still arguing about why Omaha Beach was the hardest beach to capture in the D-day landings. Presented by Richard Hammond. Show more

Timewatch

2006-2007

Hadrian's Wall

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about Hadrian's Wall presented by Julian Richards. Using archaeological discoveries, Timewatch journeys back through time to unlock the secrets of a lost world. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

In a revealing and emotional journey, Lenny Henry travels to the Caribbean to investigate his heritage and the relationship between the Commonwealth, the Caribbean and the UK. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lenny Henry
Production Company:
Burning Bright Productions
Executive Producer:
Clive Tulloh
Executive Producer:
Seamus Murphy-Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Barbara Emile
Executive Producer:
Angela Ferreira
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary looking at roadside memorials. For friends and family the spot where these tributes are left becomes sacred, and behind each memorial is a story of personal grief. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Alison Millar
Producer:
Alison Millar
Assistant Producer:
Louise Liddy
Executive Producer:
James Hayes
Narrator:
Mark Strong

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 6: Queen Elizabeth's Lost Guns

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A mile off the coast of Alderney lies a shipwreck that could rewrite English naval history. Saul David joins a team of divers as they raise the ship's cannons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Saul David
Producer:
Ian Denyer
Producer:
James Hayes

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

The story behind Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Ian Hislop and John Eliot Gardiner bring to life the exciting times that shaped Beethoven personally and creatively. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 9: Captain Cook: The Man Behind the Legend

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Vanessa Collingridge travels in the footsteps of legendary explorer Captain James Cook to uncover the forces that drove him to success - and ultimately to his own death. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andrew Ferns
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Sue starts her journey in the Mexican city of Tijuana, where she discovers an unexpected community of migrants - American retirees looking to enjoy the good life at an affordable price. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Sue visits the Mexican city of Juarez, which adjoins El Paso, Texas. She meets Gabriela, who is bringing up her kids alone in El Paso as her husband, who is not legal in America, is stuck in Juarez. Show more