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The Great British Photography ChallengeThe Great British Photography Challenge

The Great British Photography Challenge follows world-famous photographer Rankin as he mentors the contestants, providing a unique masterclass in the art and craft of photography. Every shot counts as Rankin's 'students' build up to the task of creating and presenting a portfolio of their work, to be revealed at a climatic exhibition in the final episode. Although a winner is ultimately chosen, no-one is eliminated from the series, which takes a nurturing approach and embraces different perspectives as we follow all six throughout the process.


From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of TemperatureFrom Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature

Helen Czerski explores the incredible science of temperature. She'll take us from a starting point of the simple human sensations of heat and cold deep into the world of molecular physics, fluid dynamics and high-energy plasmas to reveal the mind-bending science that lies at the heart of this most immediate of our senses. She'll reveal that temperature is so much more than a nice hot cup of tea or the cool of a winter breeze. In fact, what we perceive as temperature is just our senses reacting to the vibration of atoms and molecules. But these vibrations have the ability to change the state of matter, forge new elements from old and start reactions that can transform the world in beautifully constructive or horrifically destructive ways.


Going ForwardGoing Forward

Employed by a failing outsource provider as a Care Assistant in the community, Kim receives little more than the minimum wage for a package which consists of unpaid overtime, management bullying and horrendous shifts. Her daily slog is matched only by that of her husband, Dave, a self-employed private hire driver battling long days and grumpy customers, with only the rattlings of fellow driver Terry to fill the endless hours of waiting. Add to the above an ailing mum, three kids, a dog called Carpet, an unfinished extension and a sister Jackie with a plan to sort out all their woes at a stroke. Going Forward is a universal tale and holds a mirror to modern Britain and the sacrifices made as lives are put on hold for the sake of others. The unique series treads its own fine line between tragedy and triumph to add its own bittersweet voice to this well-trodden ground.


Royal Institution Christmas LecturesRoyal Institution Christmas Lectures

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures have been held in London annually since 1825. They serve as a forum for presenting complex scientific issues to a general audience in an informative and entertaining manner. In the mid 1820s Michael Faraday, a former Director of the Royal Institution, initiated the first Christmas Lecture series at a time when organised education for young people was scarce. He presented a total of 19 series, establishing an exciting new venture of teaching science to young people that was eventually copied by other institutions internationally.


The Life Of Rock With Brian PernThe Life Of Rock With Brian Pern

Brian Pern presents a spoof of some of the biggest events that have taken part in rock history.


The Secret Life of BooksThe Secret Life of Books

This show explores the world of books. Each episode focuses on one book and examines its history and author, the author's intent, and many other deeper insights.


The Beginning and End of the UniverseThe Beginning and End of the Universe

Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all, the universe, through a series of critical observations and experiments that revolutionized our understanding of our world.


The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime StoryThe Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story

Documentary series about the Yorkshire Ripper investigation starting with its first three years, examining how the police's theory of a 'prostitute killer' drove the case.


Guitar, Drum and BassGuitar, Drum and Bass

An exploration of the contribution of key instruments to modern popular music.


Handmade: By Royal AppointmentHandmade: By Royal Appointment
BBC Four, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 1/5

The series celebrates the world of handcrafted objects made under the royal warrant.