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Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series. Steven Johnson discovers the unsung heroes of invention in the surprising journey from the candle to the neon lights of Las Vegas and the world of lasers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Paul Olding

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

From submariners who live on an 18-hour day to the railway clerk who fought to standardise time zones, Steven Johnson discovers the surprising journey of time in our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Julian Jones
Director:
Nic Stacey

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series. A look at the unsung heroes who allowed us to transport our voices over long distances - one of the greatest transformations in how we live our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Julian Jones

Duration: 1 hour

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

From the clean environment of a microchip factory to the engineer who lifted a city to install sewers, Steven Johnson traces the journey from dirty to clean in our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Producer:
Nic Stacey
Director:
Nic Stacey

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The series celebrating the story of BBC Two concludes with a look at more recent highlights, including comedy classics The Office, The League of Gentlemen and Goodness Gracious Me. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Patricia Llewellyn
Participant:
Mark Thompson
Participant:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Participant:
Michael Jackson
Participant:
Stephen Poliakoff
Participant:
Jane Root
Participant:
Reece Shearsmith
Participant:
Steve Pemberton
Participant:
Jeremy Dyson
Participant:
Anne Robinson
Participant:
Ian McNeice
Participant:
Simon Schama
Participant:
Janice Hadlow
Participant:
Matt Lucas
Participant:
Jeremy Clarkson
Participant:
Mo Mowlam
Participant:
Ricky Gervais
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Duration: 1 hour

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

For at least 100,000 years, humans have been able to make fire, but the skill to make cold is a modern technique. Steven Johnson traces the unsung heroes of this technology. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Julian Jones

Last Word

Clarissa Dickson Wright, Lord Ballyedmond, L'Wren Scott, Mohammed Fahim, Peter Callander

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on TV chef Clarissa Dickson-Wright, entrepreneur Lord Ballyedmond, lyricist Peter Callander, Afghan politician Mohammed Fahim and fashion designer L'Wren Scott. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Dillie Keane
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Root
Interviewed Guest:
Mitch Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Lyse Doucet
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
John Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Reg Empey
Producer:
Neil George

Front Row

Front Row Special on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Naomi Alderman explores the creative legacy of cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with help from Joss Whedon, Anthony Head, Neil Gaiman, Rhianna Pratchett and other fans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Joss Whedon
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Head
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Gaiman
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Pratchett
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Root
Interviewed Guest:
Susanne Daniels
Interviewed Guest:
Blake Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Bim Adewumni