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Kew on a Plate

Episode 2: Summer

Duration: 1 hour

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

Gardening and cooking show with Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble. Summer has arrived and there are new crops to tend, harvest and cook with, including carrots and cacao. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Raymond Blanc
Presenter:
Kate Humble
Participant:
Marc Meltonville
Series Producer:
Giulia Clark
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Assistant Producer:
Emma Randle-Caprez
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Amy Tapper

Kew on a Plate

Episode 4: Winter

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Gardening and cooking show. As the year at Kew draws to an end, the garden is prepared for its next cycle - seeds are saved and soil is mulched. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Raymond Blanc
Presenter:
Kate Humble
Series Producer:
Giulia Clark
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Assistant Producer:
Emma Randle-Caprez
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Amy Tapper

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 visit the South Devon Railway to explore the life of the branch line before the Beeching cuts of the 60s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer:
Nick Catliff
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Rachael Pagett
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Camera Operator:
Tom Pilbeam
Researcher:
Fjolla Iberhysaj
Participant:
Sandra Fry
Participant:
Jim Jeffrey
Participant:
Dave Knowling
Participant:
Alan Taylor
Participant:
Barbara Turner
Participant:
Alasdair Page
Participant:
Mike Esbester
Participant:
Brian Robinson
Participant:
Alan Johnson
Participant:
Darren Robinson
Participant:
John Brodribb
Participant:
Jeremy John
Participant:
Marc Lucas

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

Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution

Episode 1: Hawaii: A New Eden

Duration: 1 hour

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

Richard Fortey investigates why islands are laboratories of evolution. On Hawaii he finds honeycreeper birds, carnivorous caterpillars and silversword plants. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Fortey
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Shaun Trevisick
Camera Operator:
Sebastian Duthy
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Production Manager:
Emma Falkus
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Participant:
Hannah Mounce
Participant:
Chipper Wichman
Participant:
Steve Montgomery
Participant:
Brendon Coat
Participant:
Ellie Armstrong
Participant:
Don Swanson
Participant:
Andy Rossiter
Participant:
Molly Hagerman
Participant:
Chris Warren
Participant:
Sam Gon III

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's extraordinary story fits together. Joann explores the magnificent Colossi of Memnon, built under Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
Production Company:
Lion Television

Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution

Episode 2: Madagascar: A World Apart

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Richard Fortey investigates why islands are laboratories of evolution. On Madagascar he discovers lemurs, the giraffe-necked weevil and the aye-aye. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Fortey
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Shaun Trevisick
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Production Manager:
Emma Falkus
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Participant:
Rainer Dolch
Participant:
Regis Razafiarison
Participant:
Jonah Ratsimbazafy
Participant:
Devon Edmonds
Participant:
Eddie Manatijara
Participant:
Mrs Medolin
Participant:
Karen Simmonds
Participant:
Yousef undefined
Participant:
Mad undefined

Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution

Episode 3: Madeira: Island Ark

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Richard Fortey travels to Madeira to examine what happens to a volcanic island as it nears the end of its life cycle and starts sinking back into the sea. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Fortey
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Shaun Trevisick
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Production Manager:
Emma Falkus
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Participant:
Umberto Silva
Participant:
Jose Jesus
Participant:
Jao Canning Claud
Participant:
Manuel Biscoito

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's story fits together. In the final episode, Joann discovers how Egypt's enemies exploited a country weakened by internal strife. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's story fits together. She explores how the Pyramid Age ended in catastrophe and Egypt was plunged into the dark ages and civil war. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
Production Company:
Lion Television

Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher

Episode 1: The Road to the Pyramids

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's story fits together. In the first episode, she goes in search of the building blocks of Egyptian civilisation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
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. 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

Kew on a Plate

Episode 1: Spring

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Gardening and cooking show. Raymond makes a light spring dish of grilled asparagus tips and plants some crowns. Ruth Goodman shows Kate Humble an old Roman asparagus recipe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Raymond Blanc
Presenter:
Kate Humble
Participant:
Ruth Goodman
Series Producer:
Giulia Clark
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Assistant Producer:
Emma Randle-Caprez
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Amy Tapper

Kew on a Plate

Episode 3: Autumn

Duration: 1 hour

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

Gardening and cooking show with Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble. It's autumn at Kew, and the vegetable garden is set to produce a bumper harvest. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Raymond Blanc
Presenter:
Kate Humble
Series Producer:
Giulia Clark
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Assistant Producer:
Emma Randle-Caprez
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Amy Tapper

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the expansion of railways in the Victorian era. Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn find out how railways transformed the British diet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Participant:
John Martin
Participant:
Glenn Kilpatrick
Participant:
Barry Brown
Participant:
Mike Bull
Participant:
Don Tyler
Participant:
Daniel Dickinson
Participant:
George Willy
Participant:
Guy Debes
Participant:
James Harper
Executive Producer:
Nick Catliff
Production Manager:
Claire Smith
Production Coordinator:
Rachael Pagett
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Assistant Producer:
Tom Pilbeam
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Stuart Elliott
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. 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