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Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary. While the Irish divisions fought together at Messines, Ireland was split over the issue of conscription, leading to partition and the creation of two nations. Show more

True North

The Giant Gene

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The film follows Brendan Holland who suffers from a condition known as Gigantism, as he explorers the history and genetic nature of his disease. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Chris Nikkel
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Executive Producer:
Paul McGuigan

Art on the BBC

Series 2

Van Gogh - Life and Art

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Art historian Kate Bryan explores the BBC archives to create a television history of a man who has become the embodiment of the 'tortured
artist', Vincent Van Gogh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Bryan
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Heslewood
Interviewed Guest:
Lucrezia Walker
Executive Producer:
Ed Stobart
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Director:
Chris Nikkel

A Timewatch Guide

Series 2

Episode 3: Queen Elizabeth I

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Using archive film, Vanessa Collingridge examines the life of Elizabeth Tudor - her upbringing, her conflicts with her enemies and her greatest victory against the Spanish Armada. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Neil Younger
Participant:
Susan Doran
Participant:
Anna Whitelock
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel
Production Company:
360 Production

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary revealing how Irish Nationalists and Unionists came together for a common cause at the start of the First World War, with three Irish divisions formed. Show more

A Timewatch Guide

Series 2

Episode 4: World War Two

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Saul David uses the BBC archive to examine the most important stories, and how our understanding of them has been re-defined since World War Two ended over 70 years ago. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Saul David
Participant:
Richard Overy
Participant:
Simon Trew
Participant:
Stephen Badsey
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Explorers: Conquest and Calamity

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How our attitude towards the age of exploration has changed, from marvelling at incredible tales of adventure to the consequences of conquest. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Max Jones
Participant:
Sujit Sivasundaram
Participant:
Benedict Allen
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel
Production Company:
360 Production

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Following the restoration of HMS Caroline, the last remaining ship from the Battle of Jutland in WWI, as it becomes Belfast's newest tourist attraction. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
David Starkey
Director:
John Carlin

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 months

Shakespeare is often credited with revolutionising English, but is the real story more complex? Dr John Gallagher uncovers the surprising tale of how English conquered the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Culpeper
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Horobin
Interviewed Guest:
Farah Karim-Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Shrank
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Executive Producer:
Ed Stobart
Director:
Chris Nikkel

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology from Ireland, including some perfectly preserved Iron Age bog bodies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Matt Williams
Series Producer:
Catherine Ross
Production Company:
360 Production
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel