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A Very British History

Series 1

A Very British History: Ugandan Asians

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Food writer Meera Sodha tells the story of the 1972 refugee crisis when thousands of Asian people arrived in Britain after being expelled from
Uganda by dictator Idi Amin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Meera Sodha
Producer:
Ed Barlow
Series Producer:
Diana Hare
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

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

Yorkshire Walks

Series 1

Runswick Bay to Whitby

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Available for 3 months

This historic coastal walk takes Shanaz Gulzar along a stretch of the 109-mile Cleveland Way. From Runswick Bay, Shanaz climbs the steep steps to the cliff top before strolling the coastal path. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shanaz Gulzar
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Series Producer:
Cy Chadwick
Assistant Producer:
Ellie Hunt

Yorkshire Walks

Series 1

Leyburn to Bolton Castle

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC One North East & Cumbria

Available for 3 months

With the dawn chorus of bird song in the air, Yorkshire artist Shanaz Gulzar takes time out from the hustle and bustle of life to indulge in
Wensleydale and its wonderful vistas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shanaz Gulzar
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Series Producer:
Cy Chadwick
Assistant Producer:
Ellie Hunt

Yorkshire Walks

Series 1

Bolton Abbey to Simon's Seat

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Available for 3 months

Beginning at Bolton Priory, Shanaz Gulzar meanders along the banks of the treacle-coloured River Wharfe before climbing up through the Valley of Desolation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shanaz Gulzar
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Series Producer:
Cy Chadwick
Assistant Producer:
Ellie Hunt

Yorkshire Walks

Series 1

Heptonstall to Stoodley Pike

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Shanaz Gulzar steps back in time walking through the historic village of Heptonstall. Filming on her 360-degree selfie-style camera, she rambles past Hell Hole, and along the canal in Hebden Bridge. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shanaz Gulzar
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Assistant Producer:
Ellie Hunt
Series Producer:
Cy Chadwick

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Ben Robinson unlocks the ancient roots of the Northumberland village of Warkworth, discovering clues that point back almost 1,000 years to the Norman conquest. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores the rise, fall and rise of Lavenham in Suffolk, the best-preserved medieval village in the country. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 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 2 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

Our Lives

Series 4

Soul Boy

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Available for 3 months

A teenager in care finds a home on Nottingham’s Northern Soul scene. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Luke Radford
Director:
Toby Curson
Producer:
Nisha Chopra
Executive Producer:
Sally Bowman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Ben Robinson uncovers the story of Cromford, a Derbyshire village at the heart of industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright's mechanised cotton mills and a textile revolution. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Chris Packham explores his past as he walks a familiar path in the Hampshire countryside. Chris cut his teeth as a naturalist in this beautiful corner of England. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Director:
Cy Chadwick
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores London, the ultimate 'city of villages', including a new breed of urban villages like Crouch End and Walthamstow. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Ben Robinson explores the Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac, behind whose quaint facade lies something far more gritty. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The secrets of a lost archive of portrait photos showing the changing face of Bradford in the 20th century. Presenter Shanaz Gulzar tracks down people in the portraits. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shanaz Gulzar
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Ben Robinson reveals the story of the village of Milton Abbas in Dorset, which perfectly captures the romantic notion of what the idyllic English village should look like. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 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: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Archaeologist Ben Robinson reveals the story of this Devon coastal gem’s transformation from fishing village to romantic Victorian seaside resort. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Robinson
Producer:
Jo Horsey
Director:
Jo Horsey
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Executive Producer:
Diana Hare