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A Bucket O' French And Saunders

A Bucket O' French And Saunders logoTwenty years of the French and Saunders sketch show are celebrated in a new series starting in September. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders raid their back catalogue and present favourite sketches and new material. It's another chance to visit the country home of the Fat Men, watch Britney Spears take on Madonna and no series would be complete without the famed movie pastiches. Alan Sugar, Simon Cowell and Amy Winehouse are some of the new faces who are tackled in a fresh batch of sketches.

A Passion For Angling

A Passion For Angling logoThe much acclaimed series of six BBC films in which famous anglers Chris Yates and Bob James take us on a grand fishing adventure across Britain.

A Perfect Spy

A Perfect Spy logoAn adaptation of John le Carré's spy novel of the same name. It follows the career of the British MI6 spy Magnus Pym from his early days as a schoolboy to his eventual disapareance as a suspected agent of the Czech secret service.

A Picture of Britain

A Picture of Britain logoTake a journey through Britain that explores the beauty and contrasts of scenery that inspired artists, poets, writers and composers. Features the landscapes and seascapes of the North that are linked with Turner and Wordsworth, the landscapes and skies of Constable's Suffolk and the West Country of Conan Doyle. Tapping in to the love of landscapes that is a fundamental part of the British character, we follow Dimbleby in six programmes that take him around the country covering the North, South, East and West of Britain, the Heart of England and the Highlands and Glens. By exploring the artistic response to the landscape, A Picture of Britain contemplates subjects such as travel, nationhood and romantic yearning.

Alan Whicker's Journey of a Lifetime

Alan Whicker's Journey of a Lifetime logoAlan Whicker travels the world on a journey reflecting his varied career.

Alistair Cooke's America

Alistair Cooke's America logoFirst transmitted in 1972, Alistair Cooke's America was a series of thirteen, fifty-minute films in colour, written and narrated by Alistair Cooke. The programmes trace the history of the United States from the early voyages of discovery to the present.

Amazon Abyss

Amazon Abyss logoFollow the high-adrenaline adventures of a team of divers as they explore and film the depths of the Amazon river system – home to many of the strangest and fiercest creatures in the world. Led by celebrated wildlife photographers Mike deGruy and Kate Humble, the team goes in search of the biological treasures hidden beneath Amazon's silty surface. What they discover – electric eels, anacondas, wood-eating fish, freshwater dolphins and more – are unlike anything you'd find at the local aquarium. But the surrounding jungle holds secrets, as well. From frightening, 140-lb. semi-aquatic rodents to the frolicsome giant otter, the labyrinthine tributaries and offshoots of the Amazon yield encounters as spectacular as the river itself.

Ancient Apocalypse

Ancient Apocalypse logoDisaster that struck the ancients. Throughout the ages, civilisations have risen up and then disappeared. Ancient Apocalypse seeks to explain how human achievements were destroyed by the forces of nature.

Ancient Rome The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Ancient Rome The Rise and Fall of an Empire logoThis dramatised documentary series tells the story of the rise and fall of Ancient Rome through the six key turning points. Factually accurate and based on extensive historical research, it reveals how the greed, lust and ambition of men like Caesar, Nero and Constantine shaped the Roman Empire. It describes how Rome destroyed Carthage, was conquered by Caesar, how it suppressed the Jewish revolt, and converted to Christianity. CGI is mixed with compelling drama and spectacular live-action battles to tell the definitive television story of how the Empire was formed, how it achieved maximum power, and why it eventually failed.
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