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The Secret Life Of The Airport

The Secret Life Of The Airport logoThree-part series charting the development of Britain's airports and how they have transformed the country, in the process creating both freedom and fear.

The Secret Life of the Motorway

The Secret Life of the Motorway logoFirst broadcast in 2007 on BBC Four this three part documentary series tells the story of the motorway in Britain from the 1950s to early 21st century. Its shows how public perception and love for this form of travel has changed over the decades.

The Secret Life of the National Grid

The Secret Life of the National Grid logoAt the heart of Britain sits something so all pervasive we don't even notice it's there - the national electricity grid. This three-part series charts how our lives got wired and the impact electrification has had.

The Sky At Night

The Sky At Night logoSince April 1957, Sir Patrick Moore has presented The Sky at Night. Airing a new episode every month, the show continues explor our solar system and beyond. Many famous people have appeared on The Sky at Night, amoung them: Harlow Shapley, Carl Sagan and Jocelyn Bell-Burnell. Also many astronauts, headed by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Most of the early episodes no longer exist on film.

The Spies of Warsaw

The Spies of Warsaw logoA military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

The Story of British Pathe

The Story of British Pathe logoSeries delving into film and newsreel company British Pathé's treasure trove of images, which documented almost every aspect of everyday life in Britain and around the world in the 20th century

The Story of Maths

The Story of Maths logoMarcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, escorts you through the most important of all intellectual disciplines. Mathematics is the Empress of the Sciences. Without her, there would be no physics, nor chemistry, nor cosmology. Any field of study depending on statistics, geometry, or any kind of calculation would simply cease to be. And then, there are the practical applications: without maths there’s no architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps, or time-keeping: therefore no navigation, nor aviation, nor astronomy. She is all-powerful: and she rules ruthlessly. Imperious and unyielding, mathematics brooks no dissent and tolerates no error. In an age of uncertainty, mathematics is the only discipline that generates knowledge that’s immutably, incontest...

The Story of Musicals

The Story of Musicals logoSeries which tells how the British musical became a driving force behind musical theatre around the world - a tale of shows, daring, rivalries, talent and fortunes set in just a single square mile.

The Strange Case of the Law

The Strange Case of the Law logoIn his first television series, barrister Harry Potter tells the remarkable story of English justice for BBC Four. As an ordained priest in the Church of England, Harry spent eight years as a prison chaplain. He then trained as a barrister, was called to the Bar in 1993, and works exclusively in criminal defence.

The Thirties In Colour

The Thirties In Colour logoFour-part series using rare, private and commercial film and photographic archives to give poignant and surprising insights into the 1930s, a decade which erupted into colour as polychromatic photographic technology came of age and three important processes - Dufaycolour, Technicolor and Kodachrome - were brought to the market.
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