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Episode 1

1. MAKE! Craft Britain: Series 1, Episode 1

Novice crafters master the art of hooky rugmaking and traditional letterpress.

The Private Life of a Dolls' House

Secret Knowledge: The Private Life of a Dolls' House

Exploring the history of dolls' houses from early examples to modern incarnations.

The Classical Revolution

2. Treasures of Ancient Greece: The Classical Revolution

Alastair unpicks the reasons behind the revolution that gave birth to classical Greek art.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Memories

6. imagine...: Winter 2017/18, Andrew Lloyd Webber: Memories

Alan Yentob talks to Andrew Lloyd Webber about his new autobiography.

Winged Bull in the Elephant Case

Performance Live: Winged Bull in the Elephant Case

Dance choreographed by Wayne McGregor and others, from the National Gallery, London.

Tomb Raider, The Square, Mary Magdalene

The Film Review: Tomb Raider, The Square, Mary Magdalene

Jason Solomons joins Jane Hill to talk about this week's cinema releases.

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities

The story of Irish rock through the different musical traditions of Belfast and Dublin.

Picturing Paradise

3. Civilisations: Series 1, Picturing Paradise

Simon Schama explores one of our deepest artistic urges - the depiction of nature.

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Exploring the mythic afterlife of the 18th-century poet Thomas Chatterton.

Ken Dodd's Happiness

Arena: Ken Dodd's Happiness

Profile of Ken Dodd, one of Britain's most enduring variety entertainers.

How Do We Look?

2. Civilisations: Series 1, How Do We Look?

Professor Mary Beard explores images of the human body in ancient art.

Nicholas Shakespeare

BOOKtalk: Nicholas Shakespeare

Mark D'Arcy talks to author Nicholas Shakespeare about his book on Churchill.

Gringo, You Were Never Really Here, Mom and Dad

The Film Review: Gringo, You Were Never Really Here, Mom and Dad

Mark Kermode joins Ben Brown for a look at the latest cinema and DVD releases.

New York

2. Tones, Drones and Arpeggios: The Magic of Minimalism: Series 1, New York

Charles Hazlewood meets the genre's superstars, Philip Glass and Steve Reich.

Philip Pullman: Angels and Daemons

4. imagine...: Winter 2017/18, Philip Pullman: Angels and Daemons

Delve into the world of Philip Pullman and explore the author's own dark materials.

Promises & Lies: The Story of UB40

Promises & Lies: The Story of UB40

UB40 recount their phenomenal rise to fame, featuring newly filmed interviews.

Red Sparrow, A Fantastic Woman, Game Night

The Film Review: Red Sparrow, A Fantastic Woman, Game Night

Mark Kermode and Jane Hill review Red Sparrow, A Fantastic Woman and Game Night.

California

1. Tones, Drones and Arpeggios: The Magic of Minimalism: Series 1, California

Charles Hazlewood explores the work of composers La Monte Young and Terry Riley.

Second Moment of Creation

1. Civilisations: Series 1, Second Moment of Creation

A look at the formative role art and imagination have played in the forging of humanity.

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

In-depth profile of the chameleon-like singer-songwriter Elvis Costello.

Professor Joyce Marie Mushaben

BOOKtalk: Professor Joyce Marie Mushaben

Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Professor Joyce Marie Mushaben about Madam Chancellor.

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The story of the international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

The Genius of Bert Jansch: Folk, Blues and Beyond

The Genius of Bert Jansch: Folk, Blues and Beyond

Interviews, archive footage and performances celebrating the songs of Bert Jansch.

Finding Your Feet, I, Tonya, Dark River

The Film Review: Finding Your Feet, I, Tonya, Dark River

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

The Old Grey Whistle Test Story

The Old Grey Whistle Test Story

Profile of the BBC's first flagship live music programme, The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

JK Rowling reveals the real-life counterparts to her fantastical world.

Jane Robinson

BOOKtalk: Jane Robinson

Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Jane Robinson about her latest book.

Akala's Odyssey

Akala's Odyssey

Writer and hip-hop artist Akala explores the world of Homer and the Odyssey.

Mel Brooks: Unwrapped

2. imagine...: Winter 2017/18, Mel Brooks: Unwrapped

Alan Yentob and Mel Brooks embark on an unpredictable journey through the city of stars.

Lady Bird, The Mercy, The Shape of Water

The Film Review: Lady Bird, The Mercy, The Shape of Water

Jason Solomons and Jane Hill review the week's film and DVD releases.

Robert Rauschenberg - Pop Art Pioneer

Robert Rauschenberg - Pop Art Pioneer

Alastair Sooke celebrates the protean genius of artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Charles I's Treasures Reunited

Charles I's Treasures Reunited

Charles I's incredible art collection is reunited for the first time since his execution.

Black Panther, Pad Man, Fifty Shades Freed

The Film Review: Black Panther, Pad Man, Fifty Shades Freed

Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to talk about Black Panther, Pad Man and Fifty Shades Freed.

Marie Antoinette

6. A Stitch in Time: Series 1, Marie Antoinette

Amber Butchart looks at the fashion sense of Marie Antoinette.

Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities

Secret Knowledge: Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities

The story behind a collecting craze that began in Renaissance Europe.

Modern Times

4. Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection: Series 1, Modern Times

How art was used to steady the ship of British monarchy through an uncertain age.