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Duration: 59 minutes

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

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

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 Four

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 Four

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: 1 hour

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

David Starkey looks at the origins of Magna Carta, the document that has underpinned British liberties since it was created in 1215 to check the abuses of King John. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Starkey
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV

Duration: 30 minutes

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

David Starkey looks at the origins of Magna Carta, the document that has underpinned British liberties since it was created in 1215 to check the abuses of King John. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Starkey
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary covering Winston Churchill's failure to be re-elected following the Second World War, with input from first-hand witnesses and historians. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Christian Rodska
Alanbrooke:
Valentine Pelka
Clement Attlee:
Roy Weskin
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

The Royal Ballet gives full access behind the scenes for a landmark documentary as they prepare for this season's yuletide production of The Nutcracker. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Award-winning director Patrick Forbes goes beyond the headlines to film the bitter battle to govern Britain after 2016's referendum vote to leave the European Union. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Farage
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Soames
Interviewed Guest:
Boris Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Soubry
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Documentary that follows Don McCullin, who at the age of 83 is taking pictures of his country from inner cities to seaside towns, 60 years after starting out as a photographer. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Don McCullin
Director:
Adrian Sibley
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent

Inside the Vatican

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Filmed over a historic year, with unprecedented access, we see Pope Francis and those who work in the Vatican prepare for the most sacred celebration in the Church calendar, Easter Show more

Contributors

Director:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

In 1944, two prisoners miraculously escaped from Auschwitz. They told the world of the horror of the Holocaust and raised one of the greatest moral questions of the 20th century. Show more

Contributors

Zoe Wanamaker:
Zoe Wanamaker
Director:
Tim Dunn
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Inside the Vatican

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

This episode follows new cardinals arriving in Rome and tracks the fallout as a sex abuse scandal erupts when Pope Francis visits Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Silvia Sacco
Producer:
Silvia Sacco
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

One of the world’s greatest living writers - Hilary Mantel - delves into her past and present, intertwining the themes of the Wolf Hall trilogy with stories from her own life. Show more

Front Row

Dark Horse, National Theatre changes, artist Luke Jerram, playwright Danai Gurira

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

With Kirsty Lang. Including horse racing documentary Dark Horse, changes at the National Theatre, Danai Gurira on her play set during the Liberian Civil War and artist Luke Jerram. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest:
Luke Jerram
Interviewed Guest:
Danai Gurira
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Nicolas Kent
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair Smith

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 30 days

Michael J Shannon stars in Jonathan Myerson's imagined political drama, based on real events. Part of a season exploring the history of oil - and the price we've paid for it Show more

Contributors

Recruiting Sergeant:
Daniel Betts
Admiral:
Daniel Betts
Forbes McEwen III:
James McArdle
George HW Bush:
Michael J Shannon
Dick Cheney:
Sam Dale
UK Military Attache:
Chris Pavlo
Cashier:
Alex Tregear
Director:
Nicolas Kent

Genres

The Price of Oil

Stand Firm, You Cads!

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Anna Maxwell Martin, Raad Rawi and Luke Treadaway star in the first of a season of factual dramas exploring the history of oil - and the price we've paid for it. Show more

Contributors

Prime Minister Mossadegh:
Raad Rawi
Averell Harriman:
Paul Chahidi
Sir Richard Stokes:
Sam Dale
Sir Francis Shepherd:
David Acton
Director:
Nicolas Kent

Genres

The Price of Oil

Looking for Billy

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Nicholas le Prevost and Jemma Redgrave star in Nigel Williams' gumshoe road movie. Part of a season of dramas exploring the history of oil - and the price we've paid for it. Show more

The Price of Oil

No Two Days

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 28 days

Faye Marsay and Paul Higgins star in a maze of tales about risk, passion and deep-sea oil. Part of a season exploring the history of oil - and the price we've paid for it. Show more