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Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Afua Hirsch tells the epic story of Kenya, exploring how artists, musicians and writers have responded to the country's colonial past and asserted a new identity through art. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Documentary series. Afua Hirsch traces Ethiopia's proud 3,000-year history through its art and culture, exploring a civilisation as significant as any in the west. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

James Fox uses art to explore how our ancient relationship with nature changed with the advent of farming, cities, and faiths, and how we tried to gain control over the natural world. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

James Fox uses art to explore the relationship between humans and nature across the last hundred years. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. In his exploration of the collision of the West and Pacific culture, James Fox explores how the West has created a vision of Polynesia as paradise. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series. James Fox explores how New Zealand's indigenous Maori people resisted colonisation and marginalisation and maintained their distinctive culture. Show more

Utopia: In Search of the Dream

Series 1

Episode 2: Build It and They Will Come

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Can utopian visions for living ever reconcile the tension between the group and the individual, the rules and the desire to break free? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Clay
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Assistant Producer:
Alex Brisland
Production Manager:
Clare Burns
On-line editing:
Tristan Lancey
Researcher:
Sabrina Scollan
Re-recording mixer:
Phitz Hearne
Director of photography:
Pete Allibone
Sound Recordist:
Adam Prescod
Colourist:
Tim Waller
Sound Recordist:
Tom Redhead
Camera Operator:
Will Churchill
Camera Operator:
Tim Platten

Utopia: In Search of the Dream

Series 1

Episode 3: A Good Place Within

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

Richard Clay asks if utopia is, ultimately, a state of mind. Can we all find our utopia in a perfect moment of transcendence, artistic expression or hedonism? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Clay
Interviewed Guest:
Tas Bahir
Interviewed Guest:
David Bingham
Interviewed Guest:
James Delaney
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Heimann
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Matlock
Interviewed Guest:
Sid Meier
Interviewed Guest:
Deimantas Narkevicius
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Reich
Interviewed Guest:
Gerald Simpson
Musician:
Anthony Negus
Musician:
Stephen Rooke
Music Group:
Aslam Ali
Music Group:
Mubarik Ali
Music Group:
Nabeel Ghori
Music Group:
Asad Iqbal
Music Group:
Haji Ameer Khan
Music Group:
Jatinder Kwatna
Music Group:
Zilgarnain Mahomed
Music Group:
Kamaldeep Mathary
Music Group:
Imad Undre
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Executive Producer:
Russell Barnes
Assistant Producer:
Alex Brisland
Production Manager:
Clare Burns
On-line editing:
Ben Harris
Researcher:
Sabrina Scollan
Re-recording mixer:
Phitz Hearne
Director of photography:
Pete Allibone
Sound Recordist:
Adam Prescod
Colourist:
Tim Waller
Sound Recordist:
Phil Nockles
Camera Operator:
Will Churchill
Camera Operator:
Tim Platten

Utopia: In Search of the Dream

Series 1

Episode 1: Blueprints for Better

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Richard Clay explores utopian visions for a better world - from radical politics to online communities - and asks if they can inspire real change. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Clay
Production Company:
ClearStory Ltd
Assistant Producer:
Alex Brisland
Production Manager:
Clare Burns
Director of photography:
Pete Allibone
Sound Recordist:
Adam Prescod
On-line editing:
Ben Harris
Re-recording mixer:
Phitz Hearne
Colourist:
Tim Waller
Sound Recordist:
Tom Redhead
Camera Operator:
Will Churchill
Camera Operator:
Tim Platten

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

In Senegal, Afua Hirsch discovers how exuberant hip-hop, film and fashion scenes have fed off colonial history, and she traces the story of a poet who became the father of Senegalese independence. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

James Fox takes us from East Asia and India to Europe and America, charting the 1,000-year story about our quest to understand nature. Show more

Handmade in the Pacific

Series 1

Episode 1: Yidaki

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 16 days

Documentary series. In Arnhem Land, Northern Australia, a family works to create a 'yidaki' - an ancient and sacred Aboriginal instrument also known as a didgeridoo. Show more

Handmade in the Pacific

Series 1

Episode 2: Taupoo

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 18 days

Documentary series. One of the last traditional weavers on the Polynesian island of Rurutu creates a ceremonial 'taupoo', a hat made from pandanus leaves. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series. James Fox tells the story of Australia's indigenous culture, the oldest continuous culture anywhere in the world. Show more

Handmade in the Pacific

Series 1

Episode 3: Pou

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 27 days

Documentary series. With chainsaws, adzes, and over 30 different chisels, Maori carver Logan Okiwi Shipgood crafts a 6ft tall 'pou' statue from native New Zealand timber. Show more

Handmade in the Pacific

Series 1

Episode 4: Kapa

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 27 days

For artist Dalani Tanahy, the painstaking process of creating 'kapa' - cloth made from tree bark - symbolises the resurgence of indigenous Hawaiian pride and identity. Show more