Programme Index

Discover 10,242,482 listings and 242,462 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 12 of 12 for your search filters
Filter by channel

Railways: The Making of a Nation

Capitalism and Commerce

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Series about Britain's railways. Liz McIvor explores how railways stimulated great changes to the nation's economy, changing how business was done. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series about Britain's railways. Liz McIvor examines how the railways enabled people to live further and further from the places where they worked. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Documentary series about Britain's railways. This edition charts how, in the 1800s, the trains gradually acted as a great catalyst in mixing the classes. Show more

Canals: The Making of a Nation

Episode 3: Capitalism

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Liz McIvor recounts the story of 'canal mania', the period of activity that helped develop Britain's modern financial economy, now centred in London. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Documentary series about Britain's railways. A look at how the idea of an excursion to distant places became popular from the 1840s onwards. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Liz McIvor tells the story of the people who operated the canal boats, carrying fuel and goods around the country. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

Liz McIvor charts the struggles of the builders and engineers tasked with creating a landscape of canals over the rugged terrain surrounding the Pennine hills. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 8 months

Liz McIvor explores how the nation's canals were saved following years of postwar neglect, becoming places of tranquillity and popular for boating holidays. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

How the process of building Britain's canals resulted in furthering geological knowledge, as surveyor William Smith created the first geological map of England and Wales. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series about Britain's railways. How the railways changed culinary tastes in London, as rapid transport enabled people to enjoy food from across the nation. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Liz McIvor recounts the tales of the men who built the canals - the navigators, or navvies - focusing on their work on the Manchester Ship Canal. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Exploring how Britain's expanding rail network sparked a social revolution. How do you organise a network in a country of separate time zones and no recognised timetables? Show more