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Write Around the World with Richard E GrantWrite Around the World with Richard E Grant

In the footsteps of great writers. Richard E Grant immerses himself in the captivating cultures and stunning landscapes that inspired classic books - and their readers.


Martin Luther (Maximilian Brückner) and his 95 theses against the indulgence trade triggered a political quake in 1517, thanks also to the book printing. It is true that the Church excommunicated Luther, but the Reformation can no longer be stopped when he does not revoke his theses even before the Emperor. Nevertheless, Luther struggles for the right path, especially with his companion Thomas Müntzer (Jan Lennart Krauter). He also wants to enforce a more equitable world with revolutionary means against the sovereign, while Luther rejects all violence. Ultimately, this dispute leads to the devastating Battle of Frankenhausen, to the death of thousands of peasants and to Thomas Müntzer's execution.

BBC PromsBBC Proms
BBC Four, 1993 | Music

An eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts.

Stewart Copeland's Adventures In MusicStewart Copeland's Adventures In Music

Stewart Copeland has spent a life in music - listening, composing and playing. At the age of seven he was captivated by Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. 60 years and 25 bands later, including The Police, the spell is still strong, but why? How does music ignite that excitement? In this three part series, Stewart explores how music brings people together, moves them, binds them, communicates stories like no other art form. Why is it that music has seemingly transcendental powers that enable us to escape and connect with our Gods? Stewart travels the world meeting composers, musicians, filmmakers, DJs and scientists to ask the question, how does music work?

The Inca: Masters of the CloudsThe Inca: Masters of the Clouds

The show follows Dr Jago Cooper as he takes a look at the achievements of the Inca Empire.

Emergency Animal HospitalEmergency Animal Hospital
BBC Four, in development | Documentary

John Barrowman meets all kinds of pets struggling with ailments or behavioral issues at one of Europe's leading animal hospitals

The Secrets of Quantum PhysicsThe Secrets of Quantum Physics

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.

If Walls Could Talk: The History of the HomeIf Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home

Lucy Worsley, chief curator of the historic royal palaces, takes us through 800 years of domestic history by exploring the British home through four rooms, meeting experts and historians on the way

Secrets of Size: Atoms to SupergalaxiesSecrets of Size: Atoms to Supergalaxies

In this mind-bending series, Jim Al-Khalili explores the vast range of size in the universe, from tiny atoms to gigantic, interconnected galaxies.

The WalshesThe Walshes

Following the Walshes a typical Irish family living in West Dublin were the kids are outgrowing the family home since the state of the Irish economy has forced the kids Ciara and Rory to live at home with Mammy, Carmel and Dad, Tony.

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