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A Documentary looking at the rise of The Beatles using rare footage and interviews.

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A Documentary looking at the rise of The Beatles using rare footage and interviews.

Presented by acclaimed hip hop artist Akala, Life of Rhyme explores spoken word and rap, featuring performances and the story of how the UK scene evolved and developed.

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Presented by acclaimed hip hop artist Akala, Life of Rhyme explores spoken word and rap, featuring performances and the story of how the UK scene evolved and developed.

David Attenborough's now legendary encounter with young gorillas is featured in this episode as he looks at the history of primates, whose ancestors sought their fortune in the treetops. There they developed binocular vision for accurately judging distances, and the ability to grasp trees with a firm grip. The group includes dazzling gymnasts, deafening choristers and highly cultured monkeys.

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David Attenborough's now legendary encounter with young gorillas is featured in this episode as he looks at the history of primates, whose ancestors sought their fortune in the treetops. There they developed binocular vision for accurately judging distances, and the ability to grasp trees with a firm grip. The group includes dazzling gymnasts, deafening choristers and highly cultured monkeys.

In a once-in-a-lifetime performance, some of the greatest stars ever seen on stage come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre.

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In a once-in-a-lifetime performance, some of the greatest stars ever seen on stage come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre.

A collection of performances from the BBC archives, celebrating the sights and sounds and the ups and downs of London through the words and songs through the years .

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A collection of performances from the BBC archives, celebrating the sights and sounds and the ups and downs of London through the words and songs through the years .

Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers.

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Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers.

Painted Life explores the life and work of Lucian Freud, undoubtedly one of Britain's greatest artists. Freud gave his full backing to the documentary shortly before his death. Uniquely, he was filmed painting his last work, a portrait of his assistant David Dawson.

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Painted Life explores the life and work of Lucian Freud, undoubtedly one of Britain's greatest artists. Freud gave his full backing to the documentary shortly before his death. Uniquely, he was filmed painting his last work, a portrait of his assistant David Dawson.

In the second episode, Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire, and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material culture, and a globalised economy of such scale that evidence of its side-effects can still be seen today, thousands of miles away from Rome.

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In the second episode, Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire, and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material culture, and a globalised economy of such scale that evidence of its side-effects can still be seen today, thousands of miles away from Rome.

This edition takes a look at the near life-size bronze statue of the Buddhist goddess Tara, which has long been one of the most striking and memorable exhibits in the Asia gallery of the British Museum

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This edition takes a look at the near life-size bronze statue of the Buddhist goddess Tara, which has long been one of the most striking and memorable exhibits in the Asia gallery of the British Museum

Celebrated conceptual artist Ryan Gander investigates the selfie – the icon of a new kind of self-regard that hardly existed just ten years

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Celebrated conceptual artist Ryan Gander investigates the selfie – the icon of a new kind of self-regard that hardly existed just ten years

  • Melvyn Bragg on Class and Culture

  • BBC 2

Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship, from 1911 to 2011, between class and culture

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Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship, from 1911 to 2011, between class and culture

In this three-part series, Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship, from 1911 to 2011, between class and culture. Melvyn starts with the period from 1911 to 1945.

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In this three-part series, Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship, from 1911 to 2011, between class and culture. Melvyn starts with the period from 1911 to 1945.

Melvyn Bragg looks at how his generation of writers, artists and film makers entered the breach made by the Angry Young Men of the Fifties, and came to dominate the culture and television, sweeping aside an earlier, powerful and more class bound generation. Alongside them were the teenagers whose new wealth and energy was spawning a rich pop culture, in music, art and fashion

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Melvyn Bragg looks at how his generation of writers, artists and film makers entered the breach made by the Angry Young Men of the Fifties, and came to dominate the culture and television, sweeping aside an earlier, powerful and more class bound generation. Alongside them were the teenagers whose new wealth and energy was spawning a rich pop culture, in music, art and fashion

Melvyn looks at the last 30 years of culture in the UK, and examines whether class is still relevant to what culture we create and consume.

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Melvyn looks at the last 30 years of culture in the UK, and examines whether class is still relevant to what culture we create and consume.

  • Michael Wood: The Story of India

  • Jeremy Jeffs

Michael Wood journeys through the Indian subcontinent, tracing the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes.

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Michael Wood journeys through the Indian subcontinent, tracing the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes.

Michael Wood journeys through the subcontinent, tracing the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. Through ancient manuscripts and oral tales Michael charts the first human migrations out of Africa. He travels from the tropical backwaters of South India through lost ancient cities in Pakistan to the vibrant landscapes of the Ganges plain.

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Michael Wood journeys through the subcontinent, tracing the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. Through ancient manuscripts and oral tales Michael charts the first human migrations out of Africa. He travels from the tropical backwaters of South India through lost ancient cities in Pakistan to the vibrant landscapes of the Ganges plain.

The final episode examines the British Raj and India's freedom struggle. In South India, Michael sees how a global corporation, the East India Company, came to control much of the subcontinent. He visits the magical culture of Lucknow and discovers the enigmatic Briton, 'the rebel in the Raj' who helped found the freedom movement.

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The final episode examines the British Raj and India's freedom struggle. In South India, Michael sees how a global corporation, the East India Company, came to control much of the subcontinent. He visits the magical culture of Lucknow and discovers the enigmatic Briton, 'the rebel in the Raj' who helped found the freedom movement.

  • Modern Masters

  • BBC

A series charting the life and explaining the work of modern artists Picasso, Matisse, Dali and Warhol, and looking at their influence on contemporary art, design and architecture.

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A series charting the life and explaining the work of modern artists Picasso, Matisse, Dali and Warhol, and looking at their influence on contemporary art, design and architecture.

Art critic Alastair Sooke investigates the life and works of Andy Warhol.

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Art critic Alastair Sooke investigates the life and works of Andy Warhol.

Alastair Sooke discovers how the artist Henri Matisse has influenced our modern lives.

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Alastair Sooke discovers how the artist Henri Matisse has influenced our modern lives.

Alastair Sooke travels through Europe and the US to see some of Picasso's great works.

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Alastair Sooke travels through Europe and the US to see some of Picasso's great works.

Alastair Sooke explores his life and explains the thinking behind Dali's most famous works

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Alastair Sooke explores his life and explains the thinking behind Dali's most famous works

The northern soul phenomenon was the most exciting underground British club movement of the 1970s. At its highpoint, thousands of disenchanted white working class youths across the north of England danced to obscure, mid-60s Motown-inspired sounds until the sun rose. A dynamic culture of fashions, dance moves, vinyl obsession and much more grew up around this - all fuelled by the love of rare black American soul music with an express-train beat.

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The northern soul phenomenon was the most exciting underground British club movement of the 1970s. At its highpoint, thousands of disenchanted white working class youths across the north of England danced to obscure, mid-60s Motown-inspired sounds until the sun rose. A dynamic culture of fashions, dance moves, vinyl obsession and much more grew up around this - all fuelled by the love of rare black American soul music with an express-train beat.

en French women of foreign origin take the stage for the first time and tell their story. They are aged between 40 to 74, it is their first adventure in theater and they take this opportunity to share their experiences and their relatives to the general public by answering questions as "how can we be French? "

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en French women of foreign origin take the stage for the first time and tell their story. They are aged between 40 to 74, it is their first adventure in theater and they take this opportunity to share their experiences and their relatives to the general public by answering questions as "how can we be French? "

It's 30 years since Manchester four-piece The Smiths changed the face of British pop with their debut single Hand In Glove. In this half-hour Culture Show special, fellow Mancunian and lifelong fan Tim Samuels sets out to find out why The Smiths have such a special place in the hearts of a generation of Brits.

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It's 30 years since Manchester four-piece The Smiths changed the face of British pop with their debut single Hand In Glove. In this half-hour Culture Show special, fellow Mancunian and lifelong fan Tim Samuels sets out to find out why The Smiths have such a special place in the hearts of a generation of Brits.

In January 1995, the shocking crime gave way to the trial of the century. It would be like nothing before it, nor anything that's come since, and reshape the landscape of the media, and, American culture along the way.

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In January 1995, the shocking crime gave way to the trial of the century. It would be like nothing before it, nor anything that's come since, and reshape the landscape of the media, and, American culture along the way.

Alan Yentob tells the story of London's Olympic Opening Ceremony as seen through the eyes of its artistic director Danny Boyle and his creative team.

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Alan Yentob tells the story of London's Olympic Opening Ceremony as seen through the eyes of its artistic director Danny Boyle and his creative team.

Living through the first year of the pandemic, from lockdowns to funerals to protests, a look at how people responded to the virus across different countries and cultures.

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Living through the first year of the pandemic, from lockdowns to funerals to protests, a look at how people responded to the virus across different countries and cultures.

After a series of controversies, bosses at Barclays say they're changing the culture of the bank. But what went wrong? Reporter Richard Bilton investigates the bonus culture that drove one of our biggest banks.

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After a series of controversies, bosses at Barclays say they're changing the culture of the bank. But what went wrong? Reporter Richard Bilton investigates the bonus culture that drove one of our biggest banks.

Panorama investigates the rise of armed teenage street gangs and discovers how shockingly ingrained the culture of guns and violence is in parts of Britain

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Panorama investigates the rise of armed teenage street gangs and discovers how shockingly ingrained the culture of guns and violence is in parts of Britain