Fiona Bruce follows Falklands War hero Simon Weston over three months, as he becomes the first person chosen by the public to be painted for the National Portrait Gallery.
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how a group of 19th-century architects and artists spurned the modern age and turned to Britain’s medieval past to create iconic works and buildings.
Simon Schama celebrates the masterpieces of the last years to coincide with the National Gallery’s major exhibition on late Rembrandt.
Sir Nicholas Hytner interviews living legend and playwright Alan Bennett on the eve of his 80th birthday. Ranging across 40 … More
EPISODE 1: ADEVENTURE AND EXPLORATION David Dimbleby sails the south west coast of England – along the coast of Devon … More
The Manor REBORN” (2012) THE MANOR REBORN (Factual/Obs – BBC 1)
Shakespeare was in love with Italy. Following the trail of his imagination, Francesco da Mosto hosts this beautiful travelogue exploring … More
A 2012 BBC and Open University co-production, written and presented by Jeremy Paxman, charting the rise of the British Empire from … More
Written and hosted by British journalist David Dimbleby, “Seven Ages of Britain” traces 2,000 years of the country’s history through … More
Fiona Bruce traces the story of one of history’s great royal love affairs: the love between Queen Victoria and Prince … More
Conquest. Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland. Bartlett shows how William the … More
Jeremy Paxman continues his exploration of the Victorian world by entering the typical Victorian home, a haven of order, respectability … More
Beauty Historian and writer Dan Cruickshank celebrates architecture as a creative force as he explores the world’s greatest cities, buildings … More
The series follows Venetian architect Francesco da Mosto as he follows the historical trading route from Venice through the Adriatic Sea, Corinth Canal, Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles to Istanbul.
Francesco da Mosto sets off to travel the length and breadth of Italy in a classic Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider
Episode 1: The East: A New Dawn David Dimbleby journeys through Britain, and through 1,000 years of our history, to … More
(3 episodes x 60”) “Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists – … More
The flamboyant Renaissance artist Raphael Santi stands accused of having the sexual mores of a Premiership footballer and the political … More
A sardonic look at the dark secrets of the British Film Industry of the 1920s and 30s, where scandal and … More
“One upon a time” How Art Made The World is a 2005 five-part BBC One documentary series, with each episode … More