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Little Women: Episode 1

This dramatization of Louisa May Alcott's novel is about the lives of the four March sisters. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth are at home with Aunt March and their mother, a very outspoken woman for her time. The story reveals how the sisters learn to navigate love, loss, and the trials of growing up. In episode one, the women prepare for Christmas and look forward to attending a ball.
2017; 1970

Great Expectations: Episode 2

Pip starts his new life as a gentleman in London, quickly acquiring expensive tastes, and mounting debts. He falls deeper in love with Estella and escorts her around town. As his twenty first birthday approaches, Pip waits for his benefactor and their intentions to be revealed.
2017; 2011

Royal Opera House: Angela Gheorghiu

The Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu is now regarded as one of the most exciting and charismatic of the new generation of singers and is welcomed here by the Royal Opera House in a concert performance of some of opera's greatest arias and recitatives. Repertoire includes Mozart's "Porgi Amor" (Le Nozze di Figaro), Bellini's "Casta Diva" (Norma), Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" (Gianni Schicchi), and My Fair Lady's "I Could Have Danced All Night."
2017; 2001

Soap Opera

He revamped Granada. Put the fizz back into Coca-Cola. Now charismatic, Irish business guru Sir Gerry Robinson turns his attentions to smaller, family-run operations. The first company in crisis is County Linen laundry.
2017; 2004

BBC Proms 1996: Dawn at Dusk

An evening featuring Dawn Upshaw, celebrating the range and vitality of the American music she grew up with, ranging from opera to songs from the shows. With the London Sinfonietta she performs music by Bernstein, Copland, Weill and Gershwin, and, for the first time at the Proms, Rodgers and Hart and Stephen Sondheim. Songs include numbers such as "I Feel Pretty," "Manhattan" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."
2017; 1996

Summer Day's Dream

Adaptation of J. B. Priestley’s play set in a post-apocalyptic future. A world government is in place and an old man’s peaceful existence in the country is threatened.
2017; 1994

Making Sound

Dr. Helen Czerski investigates the extraordinary science behind sounds we're familiar with and sounds we normally can't hear. At the Palace of Westminster,she teams up with scientists from the University of Leicester to carry out state-of-the-art measurements to reveal how Big Ben vibrates to create pressure waves in the air at particular frequencies. With soprano singer Lesley Garrett, Helen explores the science of the singing voice. At the summit of Stromboli, Helen and volcanologist Dr. Jeffrey Johnson use a special microphone to record the extraordinary deep tone produced by the volcano as it explodes—a frequency far too low for the human ear to detect. Finally, at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy, Helen meets a scientist who has discovered evidence of sound w [...]

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Episode 1

Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper has vivid dreams of killing his beloved nephew Edwin Drood and stealing his fiancée Rosa. When two exotic strangers arrive in town Jasper's dark desires take shape and his life will never be the same again.
2017; 2012

The Line of Beauty: The Love Chord

Andrew Davies' adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel set in London in the 1980s. It's 1983 and Oxford graduate Nick Guest is adopted by the rich, privileged family of Tory MP Gerald Fedden. Nick is drawn into the seductive world of the Feddens and finds his feet in London's gay scene, embarking on a secret love affair with a black council worker, Leo Charles.
2017; 2006

The Pickwick Papers: Episode 1

A twelve-part BBC Adaptation of Charles Dickens' first novel. In this episode, Mr. Samuel Pickwick and his gang begin their travels through England visiting coaching inns. Starring Nigel Stock, Clive Swift, Alan Parnaby, and Jeremy Nicholas.
2017; 1985


With the help of the latest 3-D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr. Michael Scott explore the watery wonderland of Venice. They uncover how a city built in a swamp became one of the most powerful in Medieval Europe. They dive into its canals to experience how the city, constructed on mud, remains standing to this day. They then uncover how it became such a military and trading powerhouse and how its beauty once masked a ruthless secret state and a world of excess and vice—home to one of the greatest lovers and polymaths of all time, Casanova.

The Pickwick Papers: Episode 2

A twelve-part BBC Adaptation of Charles Dickens' first novel. In this episode, due to a case of mistaken identity Mr. Winkle has been challenged to a duel. Starring Nigel Stock, Clive Swift, Alan Parnaby, and Jeremy Nicholas.
2017; 1985


Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena on Earth: tornadoes and auroras. We look into the heart of the storm to find out how advances in technology and eyewitness footage are transforming our understanding of tornadoes—the fastest winds on the planet. New technologies are furthering our understanding of the extreme weather events that produce them and what gives them their incredible destructive power. Understanding the subtle changes deep within the storm is key to predicting when and where these devastating beasts will strike—and to extending the warning times which could save lives. Dedicated camera networks that capture the true influence of the solar winds are providing important scientific insight into the aurora—dancing lights in the night sk [...]
2017; 2016

Fear and Danger

Children from a drama class in Gloucester, a choir in Liverpool and a school on the Isle of Mull explore how they see fear and danger. Nine-year-old Eoin is anxious about the reaction to using a wheelchair to help his dwarfism, Jade takes her first independent steps from her Liverpool estate, and 6-year-old Bruce fears his own imagination, which teleports him from Mull to exotic adventures.

Lost Love

On this episode of Madame Bovary, Rodolphe Boulanger and Emma Bovary decide to run away together. After he ends the relationship the night before, Emma falls deathly ill. While Charles Bovary is attempting to cheer up his wife with a trip to the opera, the couple discovers Leon Dupuis has relocated to Rouen. Tom Conti and Francesca Annis star in this adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's debut novel.
2017; 1975

Future Frontiers

In the culmination of this 600-mile scientific expedition aboard the Alucia, Liz Bonnin and the team of scientific experts journey south to visit the oldest islands in the Galapágos to see first-hand the impact that humans have had on this pristine wilderness. Back on the larger island of Isabela, Liz descends into a spectacular vertical lava cave. Deep inside, she discovers how this hidden world could even provide an answer to how it might be possible to inhabit other planets. On her last land-based stop, on Santa Cruz, Liz comes face to face with the effects of man as she explores the misty scalesia forests. She also checks on a giant tortoise population, whose ancient migration pathways have come under threat from the largest human population on the archipelago. Finally, Liz dives [...]

Operation Arctic: Episode 3

A team of intrepid presenters travels to the edge of the Arctic – and beyond – to find out what life is like on top of the world. Discover the polar bears of Hudson Bay, in Canada, as they wait for the sea ice to form so they can begin their winter hunt. Meet the citizens of the tiny town of Churchill – the “polar bear capital of the world.”
2017; 2016

Wild Extremes

The most extreme and wild parts of New Zealand are in the South Island, which lies towards Antarctica, in the path of the tempestuous "roaring forties." This is home to some of the most rapidly rising mountains in the world, the Southern Alps. From hyper-intelligent parrots to sinister snails with teeth and magical constellations of glow-worms, this is the story of New Zealand's wildest places and its most resilient pioneers, all of whom must embrace radical solutions to survive.
2017; 2016


Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on the planet. From Asia's bizarre-looking saiga antelope to the giant anteaters of Brazil, grassland animals have adapted in extraordinary ways to cope with these extremes. In the flooded Okavango, lions take on formidable buffalo in epic battles, on the savannah bee-eaters take advantage of elephants to help catch insects and, on the freezing northern tundra, caribou embark on great migrations shadowed by hungry Arctic wolves.
2017; 2016

Shakespeare in Perspective: Titus Andronicus

Anthony Clare offers his personal view of the play which portrays the family as "the source of all our strengths, the genesis of our noblest hopes and foulest desires."
2017; 1985