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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.

The Funeral Murders

The Funeral Murders

Documentary about events that took place at two funerals in Belfast in March 1988.

The Dark Heart

2. Art of Spain: The Dark Heart

Andrew Graham-Dixon investigates Spain's Golden Age of art of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Picturing Paradise

3. Civilisations: Series 1, Picturing Paradise

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

The Fittie Squares, Aberdeen

3. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 2, The Fittie Squares, Aberdeen

Focusing on the Fittie Squares, a model housing scheme built for fishermen in 1809.

Crime and Punishment - The Story of Capital Punishment

9. Timeshift: Series 10, Crime and Punishment - The Story of Capital Punishment

Documentary using archive footage to trace the story of the ultimate sanction.

Episode 6

6. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 6

The Ellis family reflects on their time-travel adventure.

Chaos

2. Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher: Chaos

Joann explores how the Pyramid Age ended in catastrophe.

The Moorish South

1. Art of Spain: The Moorish South

Andrew Graham-Dixon travels from Cordoba to Granada looking at Moorish art.

How Do We Look?

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

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

Lucy Worsley's Fireworks for a Tudor Queen

Lucy Worsley's Fireworks for a Tudor Queen

Lucy Worsley recreates a spectacular Tudor firework display staged for Queen Elizabeth I.

Episode 5

5. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 5

The Ellis family experience the chintz of the 80s and swagger of the 90s.

David Starkey's Magna Carta

David Starkey's Magna Carta

A look at the origins of Magna Carta, a document underpinning British liberties since 1215

Wexford to Wicklow

11. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Wexford to Wicklow

Armed with his Bradshaw's Handbook, Michael Portillo begins a journey across Ireland.

Episode 4

4. Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit: Episode 4

Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall?

Episode 1

1. Sea City: Series 1, Episode 1

Cruise company P&O gathers its entire fleet for a review by the Princess Royal.

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.

Chapeltown to Doncaster

8. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Chapeltown to Doncaster

Michael follows in the footholds of the Victorian daredevil who made rock climbing a sport

Nelson in His Own Words

Nelson in His Own Words

Drama documentary about the life of Horatio Nelson.

Episode 4

4. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 4

In the 1970s the family enjoy time together with their first record player and car.

Florence

3. Italy's Invisible Cities: Florence

Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the romantic city of Florence.

Wellington: The Iron Duke Unmasked

Wellington: The Iron Duke Unmasked

A personal portrait of the victor of Waterloo, drawing on his own vast correspondence.

Episode 3

3. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 3

1960 marks the start of an era of prosperity. Dad Jon puts in a shift down the local pit.

PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster

PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster

Jeremy Clarkson tells the story of the Arctic convoys of WWII and their greatest disaster.

Episode 1

1. Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities: Episode 1

Simon Sebag Montefiore uncovers Istanbul's Greek roots.

Episode 2

2. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 2

The postwar years see the family on rations with no fridge, hot water or electric cooker.

Love Is All: 100 Years of Love and Courtship

Storyville: Love Is All: 100 Years of Love and Courtship

Documentary exploring love and courtship on screen in the 20th century.

Julius Caesar Revealed

Julius Caesar Revealed

Mary Beard is on a mission to uncover the real Julius Caesar.

An Enchanted Land

6. Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs: Series 1, An Enchanted Land

Paul Murton explores some lochs close to Scotland's densely populated central belt.

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.

Episode 1

1. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 1

The Ellis family's experience begins in 1918, when life for northern workers is tough.

Hull's Headscarf Heroes

Hull's Headscarf Heroes

The story of Hull's triple trawler tragedy and the women's protest for safety at sea.

A Rock and a Hard Place

5. Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs: Series 1, A Rock and a Hard Place

Paul Murton embarks on a grand tour from Lairg on Loch Shin to Lochinver.

The Black Prince

5. A Stitch in Time: Series 1, The Black Prince

Amber Butchart looks at Edward the Black Prince.