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What the Tudors did for Us

What the Tudors did for Us logoWhat an unruly lot! Beheadings, murder, divorce, rows with the Pope, civil war, fire and plague. The headline stories from the Tudor and Stuart years represent a roller-coaster ride through one of the most important periods of history in the development of modern Britain. The Tudors and Stuarts left us with a lot of blood-stained pages in the history books but what else did they leave behind? Well, quite a lot, in fact. The opening up of the New World, the development of the cast-iron cannon, the first lead pencil, the first shopping centre, the first theatre and even the first spy network - were just some of the legacies from the Tudors and Stuarts.

What's Really in Our Food (UK)

What's Really in Our Food (UK) logoPresented by Gregg Wallace, BBC One's What's Really In Our Food? series peels back the baffling world of food labelling, investigates junk food and the UK's love of ready meals. Gregg also looks at why some patients are going hungry in hospital and whether so called "superfoods" really are that "super".

When the Boat Comes In

When the Boat Comes In logoA former Army sergeant returns home to an economically depressed Gallowshields in Tyneside at the end of World War One. But this sergeant always lands on his feet...

Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968)

Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) logoA university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when, during a vacation to a remote coastal village in Norfolk, he blows through an ancient whistle discovered on a beach, awakening horrors beyond human understanding.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? logoWell known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history

Wild Wales

Wild Wales logoIolo Williams shares his passion for Welsh wildlife. Filmed over a year, the series features stunning aerial and wildlife photography

Wild West

Wild West logoThe small Cornish town is host to all manner of odd occurrences, in Simon Nye's dark comedy. Dawn French and Catherine Tate star as Mary and Angela - a tempestuous lesbian couple, who will do anything to preserve their village from the hordes of holiday home buyers and thrill-seeking bungee-jumpers. Pretty much all outsiders are a target for suspicion. Nye said, ''I wanted to show life in a small community because there's nothing like an inward-looking village for paranoia, jealousy and fear, and these emotions can be horribly funny. They say writers' work gets darker as they get older, but in fact mine is generally getting sunnier and sillier.''

Wildlife on One

Wildlife on One logoWildlife on One was the BBC's flagship natural history programme, first broadcast in 1977. Each programme ran for half an hour. The narrator was Sir David Attenborough. When repeated on BBC2, the programmes were retitled Wildlife on Two. The programme was terminated in 2005. The 2003 season currently airs on Animal Planet in the US.

Wildlife Specials

Wildlife Specials logoOccasional series of one-off documentaries, each examining the lifestyle of a particular animal.

Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp logoA classic 1980's BBC comedy animation series, featuring a group of characters who all live in the excellent and picturesque Doyley Wood. It was narrated by Kenneth Williams (the main story teller even looks like Williams!), who, in his unique style brought this 2D animation to life.
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