Television Archive

 

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The Taking of Prince Harry

Drama documentary examines the risks of redeploying Prince Harry to the front line in Afghanistan...

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The Trouble with the Pope

Peter Tatchell examines the Pope Benedict XVI's beliefs and positions on a wide range of issues, as well as the impact his pronouncements have had on both the developing and Western world.

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The Execution of Gary Glitter

A feature-length drama set in an imaginary Britain in which the death penalty has been re-introduced and the first person to be tried under the new legislation is Paul Gadd, aka 1970s glam rock star Gary Glitter.

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How do you know God Exists?

Five leadings figures in the UKs principle denominations and faiths address the big questions on faith put to them by producer/director Antony Thomas.

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In Search of England's Green & Pleasant Land

Julia George takes us on a journey through Kent's beautiful unspolit land.

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Close-up: blood on the nile

Kajbar is a tiny village on the river Nile, selected by Sudan as the site for a 100m dam which will flood dozens of surrounding villages.

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The Undercover Diplomat

Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's Chief of Staff tells this extraordinary story of his own secret role in the peace process

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Equally Different: The Equality and Human Rights Commission

Innovative shorts created and devised for the then EHRC to show that everyone is equally different

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Building Britain: London

Monday 18th, June 2007, 22:35 on BBC ONE (London)
Peter Ackroyd leads this journey into the future of London's skyline.

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Battle for the holy land, love thy neighbour

Rod Liddle meets with Palestinians in Bethlehem and the villages nearby to see the effect on their lives of the checkpoints.

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The Hidden Story of Jesus

Tuesday 25th December 2007, Channel 4 The amazing parallels between Christ and other faiths are investigated by Robert Beckford

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Edwardian Winners and Losers

16th May 2007 - BBC4
A social history of Edwardian Britain for BBC 4 presented by Dan Snow.

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The Indian Miracle

Channel 4 presenter Krishnan Guru-Murphy travels across India to investigate the underbelly of the Indian economic miracle...

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Cameron - Toff at the Top

26th March 2007 - Channel 4
Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens casts a caustic eye over the rise of David Cameron & his first year as Tory leader.

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The Trouble with Atheism

Rod Liddle argues that atheism is becoming as dogmatic as religion...

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The Blunkett Tapes

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett becomes the most senior minister to reveal his experiences at the heart of the New Labour cabinet in this two-part Dispatches special. Central to the film is the unique taped diary...

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Aberfan - the Untold Story

2006 September - BBC
Forty years ago a terrible tragedy struck at the Welsh mining village of Aberfan.

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True Brit

2006 August - Channel 4
This series of 4 three-minute films will investigate British identity.

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Dispatches - What Muslims Want

2006 August - Channel 4
A Channel 4 Dispatches with Jon Snow as he journeys into Muslim Britain.

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The Great British Black Invasion

2006 August - Channel 4
A Channel 4 Dispatches with Jon Snow as he journeys into Muslim Britain.

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Mark Lawson talks to James Lovelock

2006 May - BBC 4
Mark Lawson talks to James Lovelock, the renowned 86 year-old scientist about his radical views.

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Stealing Your Freedom

2006 March - Channel 4

Political commentator, Peter Hitchens takes a look at how security legislation has affected the...

The New Fundamentalists

The New Fundamentalists

2006 March - Channel 4

Columnist Rod Liddle, a member of the Church of England, condemned...

Iraq the reckoning

Iraq the reckoning

In 2004 Peter Oborne, political editor of the Spectator (at that time), reports on the West's exit strategy for Iraq

Trouble Online: Furniture Farm

Trouble Online: Furniture Farm

2005 September - Channel 4

Sarah Green is no ordinary nineteen-year-old. Her shrewd business sense and hard graft has earned her online

Trouble Online: Cashing in on Clubbing

Trouble Online: Cashing in on Clubbing

2005 September - Channel 4

For most, making a living out of clubbing is just a mad idea. But that's just what John, Dave and Tim are doing...

Trouble Online: Surfing the Gap

Trouble Online: Surfing the Gap

28th September, 9.55 am on Channel 4

Whether it's back packing across the Gobi desert or Trekking over the Himalayas, taking a gap year...

Trouble Online: Hip Hop Shop

Trouble Online: Hip Hop Shop

29th September, 9.55 am, on Channel 4

Up and down the country, millions of wannabe rap superstars and hopeful music producers...

Trouble Online: Message Received

Trouble Online: Message Received

30th September, 9.55 am on Channel 4

It has been estimated that the average person receives more than three thousand marketing messages everyday...

Election Unspun: Why Politicians Can't Tell The Truth

Election Unspun: Why Politicians Can't Tell The Truth

Monday, 25th April, 2005 on Channel 4
Election 2005: Peter Oborne casts a wry eye over politicians just before the general election

Immigration: A Time Bomb

Immigration: A Time Bomb

Thursday, March 10th, 9pm on Channel 4
In 2006, Rob Liddle argues that the politicians were ignoring the immigration timebomb...

From The Top: Ava Vidal

From The Top: Ava Vidal

Monday, 8th May, 09.30am on Channel 4
Ava Vidal is one of Britain's most upcoming young black comics but three years ago she was a prison officer at Pentonville prison.

From The Top: Bruce Oldfield

From The Top: Bruce Oldfield

Tuesday, 9th May, 09.30am on Channel 4
Bruce Oldfield is one of the world's leading fashion designers.

From The Top: Lesley Johnston

From The Top: Lesley Johnston

Wednesday, 10th May, 09.30am on Channel 4
At 18 Lesley Johnston successfully beat 40,000 members of the public to win a part on a popular teen soap.

From The Top: Russell Watson

From The Top: Russell Watson

Thursday, 11th May, 09.30am on Channel 4
Russell Watson discovered his amazing vocal talent during a Karaoke competition after his shift in a Salford factory.

From The Top: Lex Baillie Friday

From The Top: Lex Baillie

Friday, 12th May, 09.30am on Channel 4
Sergeant Lex Baillie became a professional footballer for Celtic FC at just 16.

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The dirty race for the white house

Peter Oborne takes a look at the state of American democracy

The Great British Asian Invasion

The Great British Asian Invasion

Thursday, 7th October, 2004, 9:00 pm on Channel 4
The story of how Asian culture has influenced the English.

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Agincourt

Monday, 4th October, 9:00 pm on Channel 4 / Arté
Drama documentary examining the battle of Agincourt.

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Brief Histories

17 short films, 2004,on Discovery
A series of shorts on the history of everyday objects

Rivals

Rivals

A series which looked at famous rivals in films, love, music and sport.

World War Two: Our Finest Hour?

World War Two: Our Finest Hour?

June 2004, on Channel 4
On the eve of 60th anniversary of D- Day, Jonathan Freedland chairs a debate on the legacy of the Second World War.

John Updike: American Storyteller

John Updike: American Storyteller

American literary giant the late John Updike in conversation with British writer and Booker prize winner Ian McEwan.

Mandela: Beneath The Halo

Mandela: Beneath The Halo

This is a strong authored film in which journalist Peter Hitchens examines and evaluates the role and influence of Nelson Mandela on

When Black Became Beautiful

When Black Became Beautiful

For over a century mass-produced images of the worlds most beautiful women have captivated us.

From the Top

From the Top

January, 2004 on Channel 4 Learning
A series of 6 films that demystify particular jobs that specific well-known people do.

Sex before 16 Why The Law is Failing

Sex before 16 - Why The Law is Failing

November, 2003 on Channel 4
Miranda Sawyer argues for lowering the age of consent.

Disaster at the Tube: The Real Story of the Bethnal Green Disaster

Disaster at the Tube: The Real Story of the Bethnal Green Disaster

September, 2003 on BBC 2
An investigation into the 1943 tube disaster that claimed hundreds of lives

Whatever Turns You On

Whatever Turns You On

September, 2003 on Channel 5
A documentary series with David Aaronovitch looking at cultural differences in sexual attraction

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Living With The Dead

August 2003 on Channel 4
Single documentary examining the growth in interest in psychics

Whatever Turns You On

Invitation to a Hanging

2003 May - Channel 4
The story of highwayman and thief, Jack Sheppard who became a hero and outlaw in Georgian England...

Gandhi: gods eunuch

Gandhi: gods eunuch

Channel 4
A controversial study on Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever Turns You On

Bare Knuckle Boxer

2003 May - Channel 4
The legendary story of bare knuckled boxer, Bill Richmond and his nemesis Tom Cribb...

Mugabe's Secret Famine

Mugabe's Secret Famine

2003 Jan - Channel 4
Our journalists defy Mugabe's ban on foreign media by going undercover in Zimbabwe to get at the truth behind the rumours.

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Shebas Secret Mummies: the immortals of ancient sheba.

2002/2003 - Nat Geo/Channel 4
Archaeologist Howard Reid goes on an expedition which unveils an unknown mummification culture in Yemen.

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Secrets of the Honours System

2002 June - Channel 4
Jon Snow unravels the workings of the honours system

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Tony:President or King?

2002 May - Channel 4
Nick Cohen on Tony Blairs style of government

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Culture Clash

2002 March - Channel 4
The late Charles Wheeler, a distinguished correspondent, meets young Muslims throughout the country...

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Black On Black

2001 Sept - Channel 4
This documentary sets out to explore tensions between the African and Afro-Caribbean communities.

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Politics Isnt Working: The Dumbed Down Election

2001 June - Channel 4
The biggest story of the election: the likely refusal of a third of the electorate to vote.

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Im Not Racist But...

2001 Sept - Channel 4
The IPPRs Matthew Taylor asks how racist is Britain?

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The Difference

2000 November - Channel 4
What can modern genetics tell us about racial differences. This series tackles the thorny issue of genetics and race.

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The End Of Politics

2001 May - Channel 4
Noreena Hertz is taking a look at how global corporations and industries.

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Just William And Ffion

2000 October - Channel 4A fly on the wall documentary following William Hague and Ffion

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Tonys New Boy Network

2000 May - Channel 4
Nick Cohen casts a wry eye over cronyism in the Labour Government.

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The Real Peter Mandelson

1999 May - Channel 4
Author and journalist Donald McIntyre follows the career of Peter Mandelson

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Playing The Race Card

1999 October - BBC
This was a truly revealing series in which we got truly behind the scenes and got unprecedented access to civil servants.