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Room at the Top

Room at the Top logoAdaptation of John Braine's novel. Joe arrives with money and sex on his mind, but his plan to marry into the middle classes is blown apart by his love for an older, married woman.

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures logoThe Royal Institution Christmas Lectures have been held in London annually since 1825. They serve as a forum for presenting complex scientific issues to a general audience in an informative and entertaining manner. In the mid 1820s Michael Faraday, a former Director of the Royal Institution, initiated the first Christmas Lecture series at a time when organised education for young people was scarce. He presented a total of 19 series, establishing an exciting new venture of teaching science to young people that was eventually copied by other institutions internationally.

Rude Britannia

Rude Britannia logoChallenging and provocative series exploring British traditions of satire, bawdy and lewd humour and the nation's taste for ridicule and mockery

Sacred Music

Sacred Music logoFour-part documentary series in which actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale explores the flowering of Western sacred music.

Sandhurst

Sandhurst logoWith extraordinary and privileged access, Sandhurst is a three-part observational documentary shot at the Royal Military Academy over the course of a year. The series follows the journey of one intake of cadets, both male and female, through the 200-year-old institution - three gruelling terms that turn them from civilians into officers, from followers into the leaders needed for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and beyond.

Science and Islam

Science and Islam logoJim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries

Secrets of Bones

Secrets of Bones logoEvolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod presents a six-part series looking at how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth.

Seven Ages of Starlight

Seven Ages of Starlight logoThis is the epic story of the stars, and how discovering their tale has transformed our own understanding of the universe. Once we thought the sun and stars were gods and giants. Now we know, in a way, our instincts were right. The stars do all have their own characters, histories and role in the cosmos. Not least, they played a vital part in creating us. There are old, bloated red giants, capable of gobbling up planets in their orbit; explosive deaths - supernovae - that forge the building blocks of life; and black holes, the most mysterious stellar tombstones. And, of course, stars in their prime, like our own sun. Leading astronomers reveal how the grandest drama on tonight is the one playing above our heads.

She Wolves: England's Early Queens

She Wolves: England's Early Queens logoIn the medieval and Tudor world there was no question in people's minds about the order of God's creation - men ruled and women didn't. A king was a warrior who literally fought to win power then battled to keep it. Yet despite everything that stood in their way, a handful of extraordinary women did attempt to rule medieval and Tudor England. In this series, historian Dr Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked and whether the term 'she wolves' was deserved.

Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History

Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History logoMaritime historian Dr Sam Willis looks at how and why the shipwreck came to loom so large in British history.
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