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A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin

4. imagine...: Spring 2006, A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin

A profile of Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain's most successful living painters.

The Rewritten Universe

2. The Century That Wrote Itself: The Rewritten Universe

How the 17th century's writing revolution helped rewrite our vision of the world.

When Lynn Barber Met Phyllida Barlow

When Lynn Barber Met Phyllida Barlow

Journalist Lynn Barber meets sculpture artist Phyllida Barlow.

Rogues Gallery

3. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Rogues Gallery

Sam Willis looks at urban crime, fraud and corruption in the 18th century.

Sweet Little Sixteen

1. Rock 'n' Roll America: Sweet Little Sixteen

In mid-1950s America, out of the Deep South came a new rhythm-driven fusion music.

Blondie: One Way or Another

Blondie: One Way or Another

Documentary about New York band Blondie, with performance footage and interviews.

Street Dance Final

1. BBC Young Dancer: 2017, Street Dance Final

Five hopefuls compete for the street dance category title at The Lowry in Salford.

Life, Power Rangers,The Lost City of Z

The Film Review: Life, Power Rangers,The Lost City of Z

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

Pirates

2. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Pirates

Charting the devastating impact pirates had during an era of colonial expansion.

Episode 3

3. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History: Series 1, Episode 3

How the colour boom and digital revolution have shaped modern British photography.

The Final

6. The Big Painting Challenge: Series 1, The Final

Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles host the final of the competition.

Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100

Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100

Celebrity advocates explore ten key objects from the Imperial War Museums's collection.

Get Out, The Salesman, Personal Shopper

The Film Review: Get Out, The Salesman, Personal Shopper

Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to give his take on the week's cinema releases.

The Shires: New Country

The Shires: New Country

A look at the rise of The Shires as they launch their second album and head to Nashville.

On Camera: Photographers at the BBC

On Camera: Photographers at the BBC

A revealing insight into several great modern photographers, drawn from the BBC's archive.

Smile! The Nation's Family Album

Smile! The Nation's Family Album

A portrait how of we have documented our changing lives via the family photograph.

Dougie Wallace

26. What Do Artists Do All Day?: Dougie Wallace

Following photographer Dougie Wallace as he documents the super-rich in Knightsbridge.

Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

1. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

Though romanticised in literature, the highwayman became a social menace on the roads.

Episode 2

2. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History: Series 1, Episode 2

Eamonn traces the emergence of photojournalism in the early 20th century.

A Day in the Life of Andy Warhol

A Day in the Life of Andy Warhol

A portrait of the real Andy Warhol, the man behind the enigmatic pop art superstar.

Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies

Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies

Al Murray is joined by three guests for a fresh look at the great British spy movie.

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

3. imagine...: Winter 2014, Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

Alan Yentob talks to all-round entertainer Bette Midler.

Jeanette Winterson: My Monster and Me

5. imagine...: Winter 2012, Jeanette Winterson: My Monster and Me

Author Jeanette Winterson returns with Alan Yentob to the scenes of her childhood.

Movement

5. The Big Painting Challenge: Series 1, Movement

For the semi-final, the artists are tasked with capturing the human body in movement.

Kong: Skull Island, The Love Witch, Elle

The Film Review: Kong: Skull Island, The Love Witch, Elle

Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to talk through the latest cinema releases.

The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun

The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun

The story of photographer Harry Burton, who documented the Tutankhamun excavation.

Toni Morrison Remembers

4. imagine...: Summer 2015, Toni Morrison Remembers

Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison talks to Alan Yentob about her life and work.

Alice Neel: Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde

3. imagine...: Winter 2017, Alice Neel: Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde

A portrait of American painter Alice Neel, a prolific figurative painter.

Episode 1

1. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History: Series 1, Episode 1

Exploring how the new art of photography developed in 19th-century Britain.

Episode 2

2. Art of China: Episode 2

A look at the period from the 10th to the 15th century - the golden age of art in China.

Portraiture

4. The Big Painting Challenge: Series 1, Portraiture

The seven artists face two portraiture challenges as they fight for a semi-final place.

Kiri Te Kanawa at the BBC

Kiri Te Kanawa at the BBC

The New Zealand soprano looks back at her life in song through 40 years of performances.

Mix It Up and Start Again

3. Sound of Song: Mix It Up and Start Again

In the modern era, song creation was transformed by digital technology and the computer.

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Film bringing to life the paradox of the insecure yet brazen rock star Janis Joplin.

Logan, Viceroy's House and Certain Women

The Film Review: Logan, Viceroy's House and Certain Women

Mark Kermode gives his take on films including Logan, Viceroy's House and Certain Women.

Better Than the Original: The Joy of the Cover Version

Better Than the Original: The Joy of the Cover Version

Celebrating the role of the cover in pop music, and how to reinvent someone else's song.