Series 11


Series 11

Documentary series which ranges widely over Britain's social and cultural history, its narrative-led storytelling offering a richly immersive and varied window onto the past


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Hotel Deluxe

2. Timeshift: Series 11, Hotel Deluxe

How luxury hotels have met the needs of new forms of wealth with innovation and service.

All the Fun of the Fair

3. Timeshift: Series 11, All the Fun of the Fair

Documentary which explores the history of the fairground using rarely seen images.

When the Circus Comes to Town

4. Timeshift: Series 11, When the Circus Comes to Town

Documentary which explores the history of the circus using rarely-seen images.

The Picture Postcard World of Nigel Walmsley

5. Timeshift: Series 11, The Picture Postcard World of Nigel Walmsley

The story behind the humble picture postcard, told by comic creation Nigel Walmsley.

Dear Censor

6. Timeshift: Series 11, Dear Censor

The work of the BBFC, with a look at some of the most infamous cases in its history.

Of Ice and Men

7. Timeshift: Series 11, Of Ice and Men

How Antarctica fired the imagination of explorers, scientists, writers and photographers.

The Golden Age of Trams: A Streetcar Named Desire

8. Timeshift: Series 11, The Golden Age of Trams: A Streetcar Named Desire

How the tram liberated overcrowded cities and ushered in the age of the commuter.

Epic: A Cast of Thousands!

9. Timeshift: Series 11, Epic: A Cast of Thousands!

Documentary which tells the stories behind the biggest film genre of them all - the epic.

The Smoking Years

10. Timeshift: Series 11, The Smoking Years

Film telling the unnatural history of the now-threatened creature that is 'the smoker'.

The Rules of Drinking

11. Timeshift: Series 11, The Rules of Drinking

Using archive to discover the unwritten rules that have governed how we drink in Britain.