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Britain's Best Drives

Britain's Best Drives logoRichard Wilson takes a journey around Britain by car, following routes raved about in motoring guides of 50 years ago.

British Film Forever

British Film Forever logoRunning for 7 weeks from July 2007, each week focused on a different genre, examining British film by genre. Presented by Jessica Stevenson (Shaun Of The Dead) the series featured over 200 exclusive interviews with leading actors and directors including Sir Michael Caine, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Kate Winslet.

Cars, Cops and Criminals

Cars, Cops and Criminals logoNew series, following specialist police squads across the country as they tackle car crime. The first episode follows officers who are tracking down organised networks that are making millions of pounds by shipping stolen luxury motors abroad. The programme highlights the difficulties of locating cars in foreign countries and the lengths gangs go to, including identity theft.

Classic Albums

Classic Albums logoThis series looks at the writing and recording of some of the greatest albums of our era. Musicians, producers, and engineers are interviewed in the studio, and the master tapes are played, sometimes isolating particular channels, to highlight certain instrumental sounds or voices. Many of the musicians play live along with the tracks, demonstrating how they played the parts. In some cases, group members are reuniting after considerable time as they reminisce together. This is usually interspersed with some vintage clips and photos of concert performances. The BBC produced series began in 1997, with Ringo Starr as narrator. Later episodes have no narrator. The first seven episodes were licensed to VH1 for showing in the US, then periodically more were released, one at a time. Some have be...

Comedy Map Of Britain

Comedy Map Of Britain logoComedy has strong roots around the British Isles, and this documentary explores the places where some of the most legendary comedians of our time have come from. We’ll see their homes, their favorite clubs, and other significant locations that have had an impact in their lives. Complete with commentary and analysis from the comedians themselves, this series hopes to provide viewers with a new insight towards their favorite comedians.

Connections 2

Connections 2 logoWhat does relativity have in common with Hollywood movies? What links Ming vases and computer chips? How are the tractor and diesel engine related to the Smithsonian Institution? James Burke reveals the amazing web tying together history's seemingly unrelated chapters. CONNECTIONS2 teems with surprising and fascinating insights into the kind of history that you never knew happened

Cruise of the Gods

Cruise of the Gods logoCruise of the Gods was a one-off comedy/drama produced by Baby Cow Productions for the BBC. It starred Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and David Walliams. It aired in 2002 and has since been released on BBC DVD. Written by Tim Firth, Michael Marshall Smith and Peter Baynham, it told the story of a fan cruise held in honour of The Children of Castor, a fictitious 1980s post-apocalyptic sci-fi TV series, starring Andy Van Allen (Brydon) and Nick Lee (Coogan). Twenty years after the show's cancellation, Van Allen is the reluctant special guest on the fan cruise. For Van Allen, The Children of Castor was the height of his fame, whilst Lee went on to bigger and better things, currently Sherlock Holmes in Miami. Brian Conley and Jack Jones made cameo appearances as themselves.

Dangerous Knowledge

Dangerous Knowledge logoIn this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

Dragons Alive

Dragons Alive logoA fresh look at reptiles A three-part series reveals the amazing science behind some of the world's most mysterious animals.

Egypt's Lost Cities

Egypt's Lost Cities logoSatellite technology reveals that vast areas of Ancient Egypt remain uncovered. Follow presenters Dallas Campbell and Liz Bonnin as they travel around Egypt in search of these lost treasures of the Ancient world.
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