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Britain's Lost MasterpiecesBritain's Lost Masterpieces
BBC Four, 2016 | Mystery, History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 4/5

Join Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein as they seek out the work of some of the biggest names in art, lying hidden in local museums and country houses all across Britain. Britain's publicly owned art collection contains over 210,000 paintings. But at any one time, over 80 percent of these are locked away in storage. And, among this secret treasure trove of mystery paintings are some of the finest works of art the public owns - but didn't know they had. There might even be some priceless Old Masters lost in the vaults.

Raiders of the Lost Past with Janina RamirezRaiders of the Lost Past with Janina Ramirez
BBC Four, 2019 | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Dr. Janina Ramirez looks back at the discovery of three extraordinary pre-war treasures, and the explorer-archaeologists who came across them.

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.

Dangerous EarthDangerous Earth

Series showing how new camera technology is revealing the inner workings of the Earth's most spectacular natural wonders.

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.

Lost Kingdoms of South AmericaLost Kingdoms of South America

Dr Jago Cooper visits South America to find out the truth behind some of the ancient civilizations that lived there.

The Prosecutors: Real Crime and PunishmentThe Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment

A series which documents the work of the crown prosecution service.

The Yorkshire RipperThe Yorkshire Ripper

In May 1981, truck driver Peter Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering thirteen women and attempting to kill seven others. His trial concluded the biggest manhunt in British criminal history, for a killer nicknamed "The Yorkshire Ripper". But after an intense six year search, Sutcliffe was only caught when stopped for a minor motoring offence. And it transpired that he'd in fact already been questioned nine times during the investigation. The series re-investigate this infamous case from a wholly new perspective, asking whether prevailing attitudes of the time, towards women and prostitutes in particular, influenced the investigation and meant that Peter Sutcliffe was caught years too late.

Treasures of Ancient RomeTreasures of Ancient Rome

This is a documentary series presented by Alastair Sooke. The Romans have always had a reputation for being brilliant engineers and soldiers, but the fact that isn't as well known is that they also created fantastic artistic treasures.

Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers Andrew Marr's Paperback HeroesSleuths, Spies & Sorcerers Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes

Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how these books keep us turning the page.