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10 Things You Didn't Know About…

10 Things You Didn't Know About… logoIain Stewart reveals some surprising facts about natural phenomena.

100 Years of Wildlife Films

100 Years of Wildlife Films logoThis new two-hour documentary is the centrepiece in a dazzling wildlife season on BBC Four. Bill Oddie highlights the passionate, eccentric and pioneering individuals who have often risked life and limb to break new boundaries in wildlife films. He charts the extraordinary changes in technology that have driven the industry forward, and reveals how the last hundred years of wildlife films has as much to do with our social attitudes as it has to do with the animals themselves. With stunning, exciting and sometimes shocking footage, the documentary explores the changing trends throughout the last century, from shooting animals for fun in the 1930s to campaigning to save them from extinction today. As Oddie says: "To me the ultimate aim, the hope, the prayer behind every wildlife film... it...

A Child's Christmases in Wales

A Child's Christmases in Wales logoOne-off period comedy, peeping into the lives of a south Wales family's Christmases across the 1980s, written by comedian Mark Watson and inspired by a Dylan Thomas short story. Christmas in this household may be a less than poetic affair, but it is just as eventful. So much changes across a decade in any family, and yet so much manages to remain the same.

A History of Art in Three Colours

A History of Art in Three Colours logoFor the very first civilisations and also our own, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all. From the midst of pre-history to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything we have held as sacred.

A History of Christianity

A History of Christianity logoProfessor Diarmaid MacCulloch - one of the world's leading historians - reveals the origins of Christianity and explores what it means to be a Christian.

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss logoThree-part series in which actor and writer Mark Gatiss celebrates the greatest achievements of horror cinema.

A Pembrokeshire Farm

A Pembrokeshire Farm logoA series that sees Griff Rhys Jones begin a personal restoration project at a 200 year old farmhouse at Trehilyn Farm, in Pembrokeshire.

A Poet's Guide to Britain

A Poet's Guide to Britain logoPoet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores six great works of poetry set in the British landscape. Each poem explores a sense of place and identity across Britain and opens the doors to captivating stories about the places and the lives of the poets themselves.

A Taste of Iran

A Taste of Iran logoThe BBC’s Iranian Expert Sadeq Saba travels around his home country meeting its people and exploring the culinary history and culture of the different regions.

A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley

A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley logoThe history of our curious relationship with murder is explored by Lucy Worsley.