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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 6 months

David Olusoga meets nurses, doctors and health workers from overseas who have transformed the NHS in spite of hostility and discrimination. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Director:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith
Executive Producer:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Charlotte Sacher
Production Company:
Uplands Television

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Starkey hosts performances of music created for royalty by some of the nation's finest musicians in the splendid historic locations for which the pieces were first written. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Starkey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 1: The Face of Power

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Simon looks at the eternal power of portraiture and sees how it can foster loyalty and control. Show more

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 2: Faces of the People

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Simon looks at artists who have created images of people who would otherwise have been forgotten. Show more

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 3: The Face of Fame

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Simon looks at portraits of the famous and examines the celebrated faces of Britain's past and present. Show more

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 4: The Look of Love

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Simon explores how love portraits allow us to fulfil our craving to keep the ones we love close to us. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Schama
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Series Producer:
Charlotte Sacher
Director:
Francis Hanly
Assistant Producer:
Georgia Braham
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV

Face of Britain by Simon Schama

Episode 5: The Face in the Mirror

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture. Here, Simon looks at the complex motivations behind some of the most intriguing self-portraits. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The story of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin over the 245 days that brought them to power. As the history unfolds, writers and historians debate the meaning of the Russian Revolution. Show more

Contributors

Trotsky:
Milo Twomey
Interviewed Guest:
Tariq Ali
Interviewed Guest:
Orlando Figes
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Kendall
Interviewed Guest:
China Mieville
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Amis
Interviewed Guest:
Victor Sebestyen
Composer:
John Hardy
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television
Production Manager:
Floury Crum
Production Manager:
Penny Davis
Director of photography:
James Swift
Focus Puller:
Mitchell Thomas
Sound Recordist:
David Runciman
Camera Operator:
Sam Hardy
Camera Operator:
Kelly Beaton
Make-up Designer:
Jutta Russell
Makeup Artist:
Sara Fagan
Makeup Artist:
Madlen Mierzwiak
Costume designer:
Heidi Miller
Production Designer:
Erik Rehl
Prop Buyer:
Kitty Walker
Production Coordinator:
Emily Rimmer
Assistant Producer:
Kathryn Ellinger

The Romantics and Us with Simon Schama

Series 1

Passions of the People

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

In this episode, Simon explores how romantic artists created the secular icons of the modern democratic age, whose power continues to inspire the passions of revolt to this day. Show more

The Romantics and Us with Simon Schama

Series 1

The Chambers of the Mind

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Simon explores how the romantics became the first intrepid explorers of dark recesses of the human mind, long before the modern psychological revolution. With contributions from Sir David Attenborough Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Simon Schama explores how the romantics created the secular cult of national belonging in their poetry, music and art, with enormous consequences for the modern world. Show more