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Duration: 1 hour

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

Art history series. Amanda Vickery journeys from Renaissance Italy to the Dutch Republic, digging in storerooms and basements to rescue some female artists from the shadows. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Art history series. Amanda Vickery's journey reaches the 18th Century. The focus turns to the industrial powerhouse that is Britain and the French Court of Marie Antoinette. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

An exploration of the explosion in creative opportunities for women in the 20th Century. Western women demanded increasing roles in society, pushing art's boundaries even further. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Amanda Vickery and Tom Service reveal the story behind one of the world's most popular operas, Verdi's La traviata, and its incendiary premiere which scandalised Victorian London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amanda Vickery
Presenter:
Tom Service
Violetta Valéry:
Gabriela Istoc
Alfredo Germont:
Edgaras Montvidas
Giorgio Germont:
Stephen Gadd
Producer:
Tim Kirby
Director:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Elizabeth Hartford
Executive Producer:
Ben Weston
Production Company:
Reef Television Ltd

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series presented by Amanda Vickery exploring the origins of the suffragette movement, beginning with the impact of the revolutionary politics of the late 18th century. Show more

Saturday Review

Hieronymus Bosch, OJ Simpson, North Water, A Bigger Splash, Battlefield

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including the biggest Hieronymus Bosch exhibition ever, OJ Simpson's trial as a TV drama and Ian McGuire's North Water. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Jim White
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series presented by Amanda Vickery. During Victoria's reign extraordinary women gradually changed the lives and opportunities of their sex. Show more

At Home with the Georgians

Episode 2: A Woman's Touch

Duration: 59 minutes

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

On a journey from stately home to pauper's attic Amanda Vickery reveals how 'taste' became the buzzword of the age and gave women a new outlet for their creativity. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series presented by Amanda Vickery. Vickery explores how the Edwardian suffragette movement became a quasi-terrorist organisation enacting a violent campaign. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama documentary recreating the first performance of Handel's Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital in 1750, presented by Amanda Vickery and Tom Service. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amanda Vickery
Presenter:
Tom Service
Executive Producer:
Liz Hartford
Executive Producer:
Ben Weston
Executive Producer:
Richard Farmbrough
Lady Somerset:
Francesca Bailey
William Hogarth:
Christopher Staines

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Amanda Vickery and Tom Service reveal an exceptional story of triumph of human spirit over unspeakable terror. In August 1942, a concert took place in Leningrad that defies belief. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amanda Vickery
Presenter:
Tom Service
Producer:
Caroline Page
Director:
Tim Kirby
Executive Producer:
Ben Weston
Executive Producer:
Elizabeth Hartford
Production Company:
Reef Television Ltd

At Home with the Georgians

Episode 3: Safe as Houses

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Historian Amanda Vickery reveals how the 18th century home was constantly under threat. How did the Georgians make their houses havens of safety and security? Show more

At Home with the Georgians

Episode 1: A Man's Place

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Historian Amanda Vickery explores how the British obsession with our homes began 300 years ago and how the desire for a home revolutionised relationships. Show more

Start the Week

Russia: Tsars to Putin

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses Russia with Simon Sebag Montefiore, Amanda Vickery, Arkady Ostrovsky and David Aaronovitch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Arkady Ostrovsky
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Front Row

Roger Graef, Belle reviewed; The art of Dazzle Ships

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, reviews and interviews. Kirsty Lang talks to documentary maker Roger Graef, hears the verdict on the film Belle and explores the art of Dazzle Ships. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Graef
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Rachman
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Waldman
Interviewed Guest:
Eric Grove

Front Row

Kylie Minogue; V&A: William Kent; Jack O'Connell on Starred Up

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kylie Minogue on her career and her new album; Amanda Vickery on William Kent, leading designer of Georgian Britain; actor Jack O'Connell and writer Jonathan Asser on Starred Up. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Kylie Minogue
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Asser
Interviewed Guest:
Jack O'Connell

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour at 70: Poll results

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Poll results: What is life like for women in 2016? Bake-Off star Nadiya Hussain, historian Amanda Vickery, journalist Eve Pollard and Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney discuss. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Nadiya Hussain
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Eve Pollard
Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Cairney
Producer:
Rebecca Myatt

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Gemma Chan, Marguerite Patten

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Gemma Chan on her role in Humans, celebrating the life of Marguerite Patten, helping vulnerable girls avoid prison, Eliza Kennedy on her novel I Take You, and Souad Massi sings. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Chan
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Rocca
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Marlow
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Lyon
Interviewed Guest:
Lin Hinnigan
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Rollock
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Geeta Nargund
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Lees
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Minter
Interviewed Guest:
Souad Massi

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Historian Amanda Vickery and broadcaster Tom Service unearth the fascinating story of the life-long friendship between composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amanda Vickery
Presenter:
Tom Service
Executive Producer:
Ben Weston
Executive Producer:
Elizabeth Hartford
Production Manager:
Lisa Quilter
Editor:
Paul Binns
Production Company:
Reef Television Ltd

Woman's Hour

Gemma Chan, Women's Institute at 100, Ginny Mancini

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jenni Murray talks to Gemma Chan about Humans, the WI at 100, Amanda Vickery discusses La Traviata, Ginny Mancini on Moon River, and who are the women who influence what we eat? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Ruth Watts
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Glotz
Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Chan
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Ginny Mancini
Interviewed Guest:
Janice Langley