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The Grand Final

5. BBC Young Dancer: 2017, The Grand Final

London's Sadler's Wells hosts the grand final of BBC Young Dancer 2017.

21/04/2017

The Film Review: 21/04/2017

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

The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove

The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove

How funk burst out of the black community at a time of self-discovery and social change.

Paris 1928

2. Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: A Tale of Three Cities: Paris 1928

Paris in 1928 attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I.

Big Gold Dream

Big Gold Dream

The story of the Scottish post-punk scene.

Fast & Furious 8, The Handmaiden, The Sense of an Ending

The Film Review: Fast & Furious 8, The Handmaiden, The Sense of an Ending

James King reviews Fast & Furious 8, The Handmaiden and The Sense of an Ending.

Contemporary Dance Final

4. BBC Young Dancer: 2017, Contemporary Dance Final

The last of the category finals, with the spotlight firmly on contemporary dance.

The Story of 1980

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980

1980 saw a new generation of British pop, while TOTP underwent many changes.

Mary Magdalene: Art's Scarlet Woman

Mary Magdalene: Art's Scarlet Woman

Waldemar Januszczak explores the impact of Mary Magdalene's myth on art and artists.

Episode 2

2. The Silk Road: Episode 2

Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, a place pivotal to the Silk Road's success.

Psychedelic Britannia

Psychedelic Britannia

A visionary period in British music history, when a handful of dreamers reimagined pop.

I Am Not Your Negro, Raw, A Quiet Passion

The Film Review: 07/04/2017

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

South Asian Dance Final

3. BBC Young Dancer: 2017, South Asian Dance Final

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

Galen and Leonardo

1. The Beauty of Anatomy: Galen and Leonardo

Roman anatomist Claudius Galen and the artist and part-time dissector Leonardo da Vinci.

The Secret Surrealist: Desmond Morris

The Secret Surrealist: Desmond Morris

How noted zoologist Desmond Morris leads a double life as a painter of dreamlike images.

How to Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry

How to Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry

A playful journey into the unconscious to discover the deep roots of Surrealism.

Fishermen to Kings: The Forgotten Photographs of Olive Edis

Fishermen to Kings: The Forgotten Photographs of Olive Edis

Rankin explores the story of pioneer photographer Olive Edis.

Giselle: Belle of the Ballet

Giselle: Belle of the Ballet

Tamara Rojo explores the great Romantic ballet Giselle, a defining role for any ballerina.

Graduation, Ghost in the Shell, Free Fire

The Film Review: 31/03/2017

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

Ballet Final

2. BBC Young Dancer: 2017, Ballet Final

Five more hopefuls compete for the ballet category title at The Lowry in Salford.

The Story of 1978

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978

How Top of the Pops turned the credibility corner and showed punk and new wave bands.

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.

How Quizzing Got Cool: TV's Brains of Britain

How Quizzing Got Cool: TV's Brains of Britain

A look at how ordinary TV quiz contestants turned into the pro-quizzers of today.

Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me

Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me

Former postman Alan Johnson MP tells the story of 500 years of the Royal Mail.

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.

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.