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Duration: 1 hour

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

Paul Merton traces the rise of the studios through the story of Metro Goldwyn Mayer - the biggest dream factory of them all, which boasted of 'more stars than the heavens'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Director:
Paul Merton
Series Producer:
Kate Broome
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Camera Operator:
Mike Fox
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Paul Merton pays tribute to Hollywood to mark its 100th anniversary. In this episode, he explores how the early pioneers laid down the blueprint for today's cinema industry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Director:
Paul Merton
Series Producer:
Kate Broome
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Camera Operator:
Mike Fox
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Paul Merton's journey through Hollywood reaches the 1920s when in prohibition America the cinema industry was on a collision course with its public because of a run of scandals. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Merton
Director:
Paul Merton
Series Producer:
Kate Broome
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Camera Operator:
Mike Fox
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn explore how the introduction of steam railways in the early 19th century changed Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Participant:
Keith Payne
Participant:
Ian Wilkinson
Participant:
Medina Dick
Participant:
Phil Jones
Participant:
Ron Whalley
Series Producer:
Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer:
Nick Catliff
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Charlotte Lee
Production Coordinator:
Rachael Pagett
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph
Camera Operator:
Tom Pilbeam
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the expansion of railways in the Victorian era. Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn help get the most famous locomotive in the world, the Flying Scotsman, into steam. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Production Company:
Lion Television
Participant:
Paul Harrison
Participant:
Brian Hallett
Participant:
Philip Payne
Participant:
David Turner
Participant:
Bill Griffiths
Participant:
Patrick Rowe
Participant:
Meg Arnot
Participant:
Noel Hartley
Participant:
Richard Elliott
Participant:
Keiran Flynn
Participant:
Tony Green
Series Producer:
Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer:
Nick Catliff
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Researcher:
Fjolla Iberhysaj
Production Coordinator:
Rachael Pagett
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph
Camera Operator:
Tom Pilbeam
Graphic Designer:
Eddie Gachegua

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the expansion of railways in the Victorian era. This episode looks at how railways began to move people, rather than just goods, around the country. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Series Producer:
Stuart Elliot
Director:
Stuart Elliot
Executive Producer:
Nick Catliff
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Rachael Pagett
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph
Assistant Producer:
Tom Pilbeam
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard takes in the mythology, history and archaeology of Rome. Mary explores the physical world of the Roman Empire and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Photographer:
Craig Hasting
Photographer:
Liam Ayres
Photographer:
Marco Rossi
Photographer:
Piers Leigh
Colourist:
Martin Mayos
On-line editing:
Martin Mayos
Re-recording mixer:
Gavin Allingham
Production Coordinator:
Isabelle Burn
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Assistant Producer:
Johnny Crockett
Film Editor:
James Dowd
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard explores the mythology, history and archaeology of Rome. In this episode, she takes an in-depth look at the question of identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Photographer:
Craig Hasting
Photographer:
Marco Rossi
Photographer:
Brendan Easton
Location Manager:
Said Chitour
Location Manager:
Munir Akdogan
Location Manager:
Sibel Samli
Location Manager:
Alper Turkkan
Colourist:
Dominic Hutton
On-line editing:
Dominic Hutton
Re-recording mixer:
Gavin Allingham
Production Coordinator:
Isabelle Burn
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Assistant Producer:
Johnny Crockett
Film Editor:
Ross Bradley
Film Editor:
James Dowd
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mary Beard takes in the mythology, history and archaeology of Rome. In the final episode, Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Photographer:
Craig Hasting
Photographer:
Marco Rossi
Photographer:
Liam Ayres
Location Manager:
Oren Rosenfeld
Location Manager:
Munir Akdogan
Location Manager:
Sibel Samli
Location Manager:
Alper Turkkan
Colourist:
Martin Mayos
On-line editing:
Martin Mayos
Re-recording mixer:
Gavin Allingham
Production Coordinator:
Isabelle Burn
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Assistant Producer:
Johnny Crockett
Film Editor:
Tracey Joss
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the expansion of railways in the Victorian era. The team find out how more leisure time and cheap rail transport meant more freedom for working-class Victorians. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Production Company:
Lion Television
Participant:
Andy Croggon
Participant:
Matt Green
Participant:
Dan Wealden
Participant:
Paul MacDonald
Participant:
Simon Penn
Participant:
Joby Carter
Participant:
Basil Craske
Participant:
Billy Johnson
Participant:
Hal Debes
Participant:
Guy Debes
Participant:
John Spencer
Series Producer:
Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer:
Nick Catliff
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Rachael Pagett
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Sound Recordist:
Bill Rudolph
Camera Operator:
Tom Pilbeam