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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jonathan Dimbleby travels to the key locations in the North African campaign of World War Two, and sheds new light on the significance of this crucial campaign. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Political and cultural figures join Andrew Marr for a Remembrance Day programme. Plus, Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, on the resignation of George Entwistle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Producer:
Libby Jukes
Producer:
Alex Bolton
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Patten
Interviewed Guest:
Theresa May
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Rusby
Participant:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Participant:
Max Hastings
Participant:
Catherine Mayer
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Derenalagi
Interviewed Guest:
David Richards
Broadcast Assistant:
Hannah Copeland

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Bill Gates: The Impatient Optimist

Duration: 50 minutes

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

In the 2013 Richard Dimbleby Lecture, one of the world's greatest entrepreneurs and leading philanthropists, Bill Gates, explains his optimism for a world free of polio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Bill Gates
Executive Producer:
Claire Popplewell

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Martha Lane Fox: Dot Everyone - Power, the Internet and You

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox delivers 2015's Richard Dimbleby Lecture on understanding the internet more deeply. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Martha Lane Fox
Executive Producer:
Phil Dolling

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Christine Lagarde: A New Multilateralism for the 21st Century

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the 2014 Richard Dimbleby Lecture, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, explains her thinking on the challenges facing the global economy. Show more

The BBC at War

Episode 1: The War of Words

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Jonathan Dimbleby uncovers the compelling story of how the BBC went into battle against Hitler and Whitehall's ministers, and how the conflict transformed the BBC. Show more

The BBC at War

Episode 2: Into Battle

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Jonathan Dimbleby uncovers the story of how the BBC became the institution that it is today. He looks at how the BBC prepared to report from the front line during WWII. Show more

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales: Facing the Future

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales gives The Richard Dimbleby Lecture from St James's Palace in London, setting out the serious challenges facing the world. Show more

Election

Episode 1: Auditions

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Angellica Bell and Jonathan Dimbleby scrutinise a set of ambitious youngsters as they compete to show their leadership skills and win a chat with the Prime Minister. Show more

Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

Episode 1: Breaking the Ice

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Jonathan Dimbleby explores ten thousand miles of one of the world's most awe-inspiring countries. Summer 2006, Jonathan visits Murmansk, Karelia and St Petersburg. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Jonathan Dimbleby explores ten thousand miles of Russia. He takes a train to Tolstoy's estate, before moving on to the Caucasus, Chechnya and the Caspian Sea. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Jonathan Dimbleby explores ten thousand miles of Russia and arrives in a tiny village not far from the port of Astrakhan that was once the capital of the Golden Horde. Show more

Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

Episode 4: National Treasures

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Jonathan Dimbleby continues his odyssey in Siberia, Russia's treasure chest. He visits an emerald mine and then Ekaterinburg, built to protect iron ore reserves. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Jonathan Dimbleby reflects on his journey across the ten thousand miles of Russia, visiting Stalin's Birobidzhan before completing his exploration in Vladivostok. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Jonathan Dimbleby traverses Africa on a 7,000-mile journey to discover how it is changing. He visits Mali, Ghana and Nigeria, taking in business, royalty, fashion and music. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

On the second leg of his illuminating journey across Africa, Jonathan Dimbleby travels 2000 miles through East Africa's Rift Valley, starting in Ethiopia. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

On the final leg of his odyssey, Jonathan travels from Congo to Durban in search of revealing stories. He learns how China's billion-dollar deals have rebooted African economies. Show more

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Michael Morpurgo: Set Our Children Free

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Children's author and campaigner Michael Morpurgo gives the 35th Dimbleby Lecture, exploring the issue of children's rights and the wrongs that many young people have to endure. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Phil Dolling

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The stories behind this rapidly changing continent. In Chile, Dimbleby discovers a nation transformed since the demise of the dictator General Pinochet. Show more

A South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

Episode 2: Colombia and Venezuela

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The stories behind this rapidly changing continent. Jonathan travels across Colombia and Venezuela, South America's Caribbean giants. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ruhi Hamid
Producer:
Ruhi Hamid
Assistant Producer:
Caroline Jones
Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale