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Volcanoes are either active, dormant or extinct. The Earth consists of three basic layers: crust, mantle, core. Magma erupts through weak points in the crust. When tectonic plates meet and rub, volcanoes result. Volcanoes come in various shapes and sizes: strato, shield, subglacial, and submarine.

Strato volcanoes are the most prevalent and dangerous. More than 3, people died when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Stromboli has been continuously erupting for the last 2, years; it is topped only by Mt. Etna which has erupted for 3, years. When Krakatoa, a volcanic island, erupted it made the loudest sound ever made on Earth. All four engines of a passenger air plane failed while flying through a cloud of ash from erupting Mount Galunggung.

The second most common type of volcano is the shield. The most-studied volcano is Kilauea in Hawaii. Even when erupting, subglacial volcanoes do not break through the ice. Submarine volcanoes make themselves known by blasting steam and debris above the surface. In , Iceland's Eldfell erupted. The town was evacuated. The town was destroyed.

The Laki eruption occurred in June , when a 16 mile fissure opened up on the south of the island. It produced one of the greatest lava flows ever seen; it was up to miles wide in places. Super volcanoes have the potential to cause devastation on an unimaginable scale. They could block out the sun and trigger a new ice age.

When Toba blew 75, years ago, it was said to be the most powerful eruption in the past 2 million years. In , Mount St. Helens exploded with a roar that could be heard 2, miles away. It killed 60 people and destroyed everything in its path. In , Mount Pinatubo erupted, the second largest of the 20th century, and was followed by a devastating typhoon. By the time it was over, nearly people were dead. It was ten times more powerful than the eruption of Mt.

In , Mount Nyiragongo erupted killing 45 people through carbon dioxide poisoning and falling houses. It is considered on of the most destructive eruption in recent times. Predicting when and where a volcano will erupt is not an exact science. Volcanologists prefer to use the word forecast rather than predict. Dan Farson, the great nephew of Bram Stoker, travels to Transylvania to investigate the facts, the legend and the business interests which surround Dracula. This film looks at their success in New York now and how it all began 15 years ago with Beyond the Fringe.

There are many examples of their most famous sketches from Not Only But Also. The Simpson family love travelling to remote parts of the world on holiday. Last summer they undertook a mile expedition in canoes and on foot across West Greenland. The story of the artist siblings Augustus and Gwen John, following their childhood in Wales, their days at art school in London, their love affairs and their painting careers.

Certainly, I have an interest in women. If it's beauty, it's love, in my case. She visits Kingswood Warren where BBC Research Department 'boffins' developed it; and looks at some of its uses: News, weather, travel, sports results, farm prices and business information. A look-behind-the-scenes at a television development that could be in everyone's home in just a few years' time.

This film includes a personal view of London's Bloomsbury area from actor Kenneth Williams, a visit to Brentford's Piano Museum, now known as the Musical Museum, before moving on for a spot of village cricket. Barry Norman covers the story as teams from Langleybury and Isleham battle it out in the Haig Village Cricket Championships to get to the final which will be played at Lords, "the Mecca of all cricketers everywhere.

A special 60th anniversary programme in which Leo McKern walks the fields of Picardy and retells the story of this heroic and tragic battle. With the letters, diaries, and memories of men who took part. In less than 24 hours 60, British soldiers became casualties; and nearly 20, of them died. The battle dragged on for another four-and-a-half months.

It turned a gracious part of northern France into a landscape like the moon's. It produced anger and cynicism, but also incredible gallantry and courage. During it 1,, British, French and Germans were killed or wounded. By the end of it the armies of Britain and her Empire had advanced about seven miles. First transmitted in , to celebrate the Poet Laureate's 70th birthday, Sir John Betjeman recalls in vivid detail the agonies and the delights of growing up, set against the background of his Highgate and Chelsea homes, holidays in Cornwall, boarding school and Oxford.

The commentary is taken entirely from Betjeman's autobiographical poem, Summoned By Bells, first published in Sea in the Blood Thalassaemia - meaning ' sea in the blood ' - is the name given to a once mysterious disease which was found in Mediterranean countries. More recently it was shown to be one of the most common genetic diseases in the world. Today, as a result of the applica-, tion of the most advanced methods of biology, more is known about this form of anaemia than any other disease.

But this knowledge will not simply affect the sufferers; there is no doubt that its consequences for genetics are widespread and will affect us all. In less than a generation it is likely that many people will face difficult, many think dangerous, choices as a result of the new biology. Robert Reid looks at the work, how it affects people in underdeveloped countries, how it is 'already affecting people in Britain ', and what its wider effects might be.

Raymond Baxter, a former fighter pilot himself, talks to some of the men who built and flew the plane that played a key part in preventing the invasion of Britain in We learn how the Spitfire narrowly escaped being called the Shrew and find out about the significance of the elliptical wings. Douglas Bader explains the flying tactics Spitfire pilots used against Messerschmitts and Gordon Mitchell recalls his father Reginald, who designed the plane but died before it went into full-scale production.

He was mentioned in dispatches for his dive-bombing of V2 sites in After the war, in , he joined the BBC and went on to have an illustrious career as a reporter, covering events such as the funeral of King George VI and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II He was also a presenter on major science series including Eye on Research and Tomorrow's World.

This documentary follows three months in the life of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Green Jackets also known as the Black Mafia as they move from their Dover barracks for a tour of duty at the Tower of London. The Royal Green Jackets are light infantry, trained to move fast. Above all they are riflemen and take pride in their reputation of being thinking fighting soldiers.

This programme tells the story of the private steam railway company the Strathspey Railway, which was engineered and run by a group of rail enthusiasts in Scotland. Through the use of restored locomotives the company was started purely to preserve steam passenger trains, as their fading presence across British rail networks, due to the introduction of diesel engines, was keenly felt among steam enthusiasts.

Joan Bakewell visits Haworth in Yorkshire, home of the Brontes, to see the setting in which the novelists worked. It was the biggest gathering of British military troops and equipment since World War Two with over vehicles and aircraft present. This programme with Dudley Moore in the role of the layman investigates the physical and philosophical theories of time, including the variability of human estimation of time, the meaninglessness of concept of absolute time, the relativity twin paradox, time travel, the birth in detail and an envisioned death of the universe.

Those explaining these concepts to him include Isaac Asimov, and actors in dramatizations, together with graphics and simulations. It contains live concert performances featuring fifteen of Wings' greatest songs and home movies of Paul McCartney and his family, providing a fascinating profile of the McCartneys' life off-stage.

The tour itself was a major triumph for Wings - the first time the group had appeared in Australia and America, and Paul's first performance in the States for ten years. Three million people saw the shows and a then-world record attendance for an indoor concert of 67, was set at the Kingdome, Seattle. From these simpler experiments much larger concepts are drawn, such as the discovery of a Binary Pulsar, the nature of black holes and how they are created, and the ultimate theory of how the universe was formed.

Other demonstrations measure the speed of light, how time passes more slowly for people traveling in an airplane, the incredible accuracy of the Atomic Clock in Washington, DC and how time itself would appear to stop at the surface of a black hole. The conclusion of the program portrays Einstein as a great humanitarian. His famous letter to President Franklin Roosevelt warned that although the splitting of the atom to detonate an atomic bomb could be used to end World War II, it could also potentially be used for far more deadly ends.

This last thought is the subject of another Nigel Calder book, Nuclear Nightmares, and a second BBC program to explore this subject in more depth. James Burke looks back on the Apollo Moon landings. Now that ten years have passed, the full story of how and why America sent men to the Moon ' for all mankind ' can be told.

In this first programme, based on exclusive interviews with seven former Apollo astronauts and illustrated by the beautiful film they shot in space, the dramatic real-life adventure story of the Moon landings is told more frankly than ever before. Among other things, it is revealed that the first landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin ten years ago tonight was far closer to disaster than was admitted at the time.

James Burke looks back on the Apollo Moon landings, following the astronauts' version of Apollo earlier this evening, this second programme goes right behind the scenes to examine the political imperatives that first fostered, then disowned Project Apollo. Born out of J.

K Kennedy's frustration at Soviet success killed because of the cost of the Vietnam war, Apollo was a political football - as the top NASA managers reveal in exclusive interviews. Lunar scientists, too, have a story to tell. What, come to that, was in it for the rest of us? This programme looks at the Rainhill Locomotive Trials in Rainhill, Lancashire now Merseyside in , a competition to find the best passenger steam locomotive in Britain. On the th anniversary of the trials, replicas of its famous winner - Stephenson's 'Rocket' - and two of its competitors are rebuilt by modern day designers, and the trials are reconstructed in Hyde Park.

There is an explosion in naturist holidays. It is estimated that 15 million people spent their holidays with nothing on last summer - four times as many as ten years ago. One tour operator predicts that naturist holidays will soon be as popular as ski-ing. At Cap d'Agde in the south of France a gigantic naturist town is being built. Already it has accommodation for 20, Soon it will be twice the size. And its supermarkets, banks, cafes and restaurants are full of naked people English families explain why they choose to go naked - many preferring the less commercial, back-to-nature resorts; few approving of the Mr and Miss Nude Admerica pageants staged every year by a Californian entrepreneur ' to bring nudism out of the closet and into the public eye '.

Cardinal Tomas O' Fiaich, tracing the journeys of Columbanus and the early medieval Irish missionaries. Until , Fred Dibnah was a steeplejack working locally to his own area of Lancashire. As a result of this, Fred was approached by a television producer with a view to making 1 half-hour film as part of a series about people with unusual occupations. After several months of filming, the final article was an hour long documentary, screened in his own right.

This won two awards for the producer. In filmmaker John Samson went on the road with a year-old Eric Bristow, one of the rising stars of British darts. This film from the archives depicts Bristow between major competitions as he travels around the pubs and working men's clubs of Britain, challenging the local heroes and playing exhibition matches. Bristow takes on all-comers and breezily faces down a belligerent local radio host.

At the beginning of the war hundreds of British civilians were recruited for an intelligence operation which has remained a closely-guarded secret. They were called VI's and they worked alone in garden-sheds and back-rooms. Their only contact was a mysterious Post Office Box Number. Tonight their story is told by Rene Cutforth.

Introduced by Penelope Keith As midnight approaches and brings with it the beginning of the s, the final programme of the s brings back memories of some of the BBC television programmes which achieved popularity, esteem or even notoriety during the decade. Anthony Burton travels from York through Leeds and Harrogate to discover more about Britain's industrial past and the role of railway companies in the 19th Century.

Along the way, he finds out about the dark and dangerous work of tunnelling, the different classes of passenger coaches and the grandeur of railway hotels. Many directors will admit that music is crucial to a film's success, yet the composer's name is rarely known to the general public. Brian Redhead reports from the 'Rocket ' event held at Rainhill, Lancashire to mark the th anniversary of the world's first inter-city railway and the Stephensons' legendary Rocket locomotive.

On display are 'celebrity' engines from across the country, including the 'Green Arrow', the 'Flying Scotsman' and the record-breaking Mallard-class train that bore its designer's name, 'Sir Nigel Gresley', as well as the king of the modern electric railway, the Advanced Passenger Train APT. Are we facing in Britain an imminent tidal wave of crime? Certainly the way we are bombarded with crime stories in the press, on television and radio, we might be forgiven for a sense of unease.

The prospect of being overwhelmed by crime clearly is disturbing. But has it fostered our fears unfairly and unnecessarily. Do we ironically face another different but hidden danger not so much from our lawbreakers but from our law enforcers? Will that prospect drastically change tne lives of each and every one of us? Tonight's documentary follows the police at work in the streets and the public's response to them.

In this documentary he talks about his life and loves. Historic news-reel film shows him growing up in a changing world under the influence of older members of his family. His schoolfriends recall the shy boy coming out of his shell. Prince Charles wants to succeed in everything he does, and his polo coach and helicopter instructor tell how he pushes himself to the limit.

Hugh Scully follows the royal progress, including the Prince's recent visit to Australia and America, and looks at the woman who will have more influence on him than anyone else - Lady Diana Spencer. Aubrey Beardsley was a phenomenon, as his contemporaries recognised. Between and when he died from tuberculosis aged just 25 he developed into one of the world's most exciting graphic artists, and turned out hundreds of black and white drawings, which retain their power to fascinate, to amuse and to shock.

In this film Brian Reade, Brigid Brophy, Ralph Steadman and a psychiatrist, discuss Beardsley's work and recall the story of his short life. The film has been made almost exclusively from Beardsley's original drawings. Broadcast the week he died, this short documentary about Alex Harvey covers his background and his life as a musician and includes footage from performances and interviews with Alex.

A decrepit bus with nine entertainers on board leaves Inverness in a desperate bid to persuade the corpse of the variety road show to sit up. Through the Highlands to the island of Skye, the cast hump their ' props' from village to village playing up to three shows a night. Conditions are hard, complaints are many; jokes are cracked about the ' escape committee' until, finally, they form one The second of three programmes written and narrated by Ian Wooldridge.

In this film B. Robertson examines the Scottish contribution to rock and pop. The programme contains some rare and atmospheric film of Scottish stars in performance and in the recording studio. Barry Norman looks at the attitudes towards success and failure among the famous and not quite so famous figures of Hollywood.

Four years later a German immigrant carpenter, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, was convicted of the murder of the baby and died in the electric chair. But doubts have existed from the beginning about the guilt of Hauptmann. In , with new evidence, his year-old widow reopened the case and sued the State of New Jersey for the wrongful execution of her husband, but her claim was dismissed. Ludovic Kennedy looks at the evidence only recently made public and shows that doubts are now more than ever justified.

Barry Norman tells the story of a famous training establishment for would-be stars in the s and 50s. Millions of Americans are determined to live through what they foresee as an inevitable nuclear war. Others are heading for camps in the remote back-country to escape the chaos of an impending political or economic cataclysm. They sing hymns, chant psalms of war, preach the survival of the fittest and arm themselves to the teeth.

They are the Survivalists This film talks to women training with machine guns, to undergraduates taking courses in How to Stay Alive, to retired generals who run schools for mercenary killers, and to self-appointed clergy who say their native America has 'gone soft on the Devil and the Reds' and has become a 'Disneyland for Dummies'. James Hunter traces the history of the crofter's struggle to gain security of tenure on the land they occupied from the beginning of the s.

A documentary on the remaking, over ten years, of the A9 between Perth and Inverness - the highest trunk road in Britain. Work involved the diversion of a river and the building of many bridges. Documentary telling the story of Richard Noble's various attempts on the land speed record, including his successful record-breaking run on Nevada's Black Rock Desert on October 4th Thirty years ago this week Elizabeth II was crowned.

This programme celebrates and assesses the Queen's changing role and conveys something of the nature of the job itself. It shows the Queen in London and on her recent American tour as well as key events of the reign. Special permission was given to film the Queen holding an investiture at Buckingham Palace, with her family and President Kaunda during the recent state visit, and on the Royal Yacht with Prime Minister Trudeau and President Reagan. From the royal tour comes a rich variety of comment and behind-the-scenes activity at a time when the British monarchy is arousing worldwide interest.

Written and narrated by Ludovic Kennedy. Highlights of the team's expedition to Morocco begin this celebration of Blue Peter's 25th birthday year. Documentary in which the survivors of the eleven members of a Belfast schoolboy football team in , talk about their experience of the troubles in Ireland and about two others members of the team UVF member Michael Atcheson, now in prison, and IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands.

Interpretations of Bosch's paintings have been varied and extreme: heresy, alchemy, drugs, witchcraft and, the most popular, that he was a member of a secret sect which practised orgies. Nicholas Baum , who has been fascinated by these haunting paintings for many years, began his investigation in the belief that we would never know their full meaning. After a journey which took him to Holland, Spain.

In the BBC produced a short black and white film of a train journey from London to Brighton in four minutes. The journey was repeated in Here are the two films side by side in wide screen. By the time of the partial collapse of the storey Ronan Point tower block due to a natural gas explosion in , local authorities were waking up to the scale of the deficencies and the cost of making safe the , flats built during the ten year boom.

It then emerged that up to 6 million people were living in poorly constructed or dangerous system-built housing erected in the s, s and s and beyond. Ironically, many of the proposed expensive remedial systems were found to be similarly untried, untested and unfit for purpose, and in some cases offered by the same construction industry chiefs previously vending the very inadequate building systems that now needed remedying. Fans of Adam Curtis's work should note that, as an early Curtis production, this solid investigative documentary lacks the narrative thread and unique voice that characterises his later work, but favourite themes are present, such as the collusion of the powerful and opportune, and the inability to learn from past lessons.

Bilko , featuring some classic moments from the series. Phil Silvers , star of the show, remembers the making of Bilko and the personalities involved. BBC 2 looks back at its ill-fated launch night in , through the memories of some of the main players in the Story, as recounted by Ludovic Kennedy. The War Game is a television film on nuclear war. It was scheduled for broadcast on 6 August the twentieth anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing but was cancelled, the corporation publicly stating that "the effect of the film has been judged by the BBC to be too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting".

It remained unseen on British television until To the World's End follows the No. The one-hour documentary explores the possible ecological and atmospheric consequences of nuclear war, particularly as they would be expressed in a ''nuclear winter. The planet would survive, but not as a hospitable place.

Billie Holiday's tragic story, from her traumatic childhood ' in Baltimore to her premature death in a New i York hospital at the age of 44, is told in the words of her closest friends and colleagues - but mostly through the songs themselves. Arena has assembled an unprecedented number of her filmed performances. From his first job on the Hamilton Advertiser via the Daily Sketch and the Express, Benson has now reached the pinnacle of photojournalism, the prestigious magazine, Life.

In this film he is interviewed at his Manhattan apartment by the Scottish novelist, William Mcllvanney , and seen on assignment in New York. Richard Cooke is a photographer with a passion for air-to-air pictures. He is obsessed by a single aerial photograph: 'the RAF Aerobatic Team,'the 'Red Arrows', trailing smoke, flying straight at his camera. They say it is impossible and too dangerous. But that doesn't stop Richard.

George Stevens's remarkable film is acclaimed by historians as the most important colour footage taken during the war. Milestones covered include the liberation of Paris, the link-up between the Russian and American armies on the River Elbe and the Allied capture of the Dachau concentration camp. Portrait of a community in the heart of South Wales almost one year into the miners' strike. This film does not involve actors, but portrays the lives and experiences of the people.

The traders are followed throughout a typical day in order to demonstrate the challenges and dedication of each trader. Robert Symes investigates the background to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Was her idea for creating human life based on fact? And who was the original Frankenstein? This time last year, 5-year-old Joseph Horsley had been virtually written-off by his doctors. He was probably blind. He couldn't sit, talk or do anything for himself.

Joseph is a spastic quadriplegic. His parents were told to have another baby if they wanted to enjoy the pleasures of parenthood. Now his doctors say he will walk and eventually talk. But they are not the same doctors.

This remarkable transformation has taken place not in England, but behind the Iron Curtain - in Hungary - by a method known as Conductive Education. It is a system beyond the reach of Britain's 10, cerebral palsied. This documentary film tells the story of the Horsley family's flight to Hungary, and their appeal to the Peto Institute to accept their son for treatment.

Caine shares valuable trade secrets about character development; script preparation; voice, sound and movement; working with directors; and the sometimes brutal politics of movie-making. The design of this legendary warship - powered by oarsmen and with a deadly battering ram - had long been forgotten.

But the triremes had once given the Greeks supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean and allowed their culture to flourish. This year, after a lifetime of detective work among the art and literature of the ancient world, this gentle Cambridge scholar saw his dream come true.

A replica, based on his findings, was built - and a trireme put to sea in the Aegean again for the first time in 2, years. There is one crime on the record of Edward Earl Johnson, a year-old African-American man from Mississippi - murder. He was convicted on the sole evidence of signing a confession he had not written.

Johnson always denied the killing and appealed against his death sentence for eight years in the US courts. Fourteen Days in May is a countdown to an execution, revealing the effect on prison staff and other death-row inmates as time runs out for one young man. This year's animal drama from wildlife film-makers John and Simon King features a female hedgehog called Priddy, who lives on the Mendip Hills.

All the adventures that happen to Priddy in this film have been experienced by one hedgehog or another in real life. In this world-exclusive interview, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band talk to David Hepworth , with extracts from 14 previously unseen performances including 'Sandy' from Springsteen's English debut performance at the Hammersmith Odeon concert in In a studio setting, Stephen Hawking, Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan who joins them via satellite discuss the Big Bang theory, God, our existence as well as the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

Michael Wood tells a story of how a small Midland town rescued one of the largest castles of medieval England. Yesterday, Stafford Castle was reopened to the public after a ten-year dig in which archaeologists have filled gaps in the castle's year history and in which Stafford has learnt that the past can be an asset.

How did Hitler win the support of the German people? Having fallen prey to his "fatal attraction," they were ready to support him in his road to war, genocide and an imperial German Reich that his propaganda machine claimed would reign for a 1,years. John Davidson, a year-old from Galashiels in Scotland, who had severe Tourette syndrome. John's life was explored in terms of his family and the close-knit community around him, and how they all coped with a misunderstood condition.

Oliver Sacks, a neurologist, offers observations on aspects of John's behaviour. The documentary was narrated by the actress Eleanor Bron. The world's most famous small car celebrates its 30th birthday. Mini enthusiasts around the world, including Spike Milligan and Tony Benn, explain the little car's unique character. First transmitted in , this frank and candid pair of films provides a thought-provoking record of life in the Army - here for the 1st Battalion, Light Infantry in Berlin - and highlights the very different perspectives of the squaddies and officers who made them.

A rock review of the decade with highlights from the most outstanding performances on BBC television over the past ten years. In July , the space race ended when Apollo 11 fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to earth.

No-one who witnessed the lunar landing will ever forget it. Breathtaking both in the scope of its vision and the exhilaration of the human emotions it captures, Al Reinert's classic documentary is the story of 24 men who travelled to the moon, told in their words, in their voices and using the images of their experiences.

In this one-hour documentary produced by the BBC in and broadcast on BBC2, Douglas falls asleep in front of a television and dreams about future time when he may be allowed to play a more active role in the information he chooses to digest. It lives in Britain, but few people have heard of it. It is adorable, but it is a pest. The Romans used to feast on them and some people still do. Diana Rigg narrates a programme on the edible dormouse - an animal that looks like a cross between a squirrel and a hamster, has invaded houses in the Home Counties, destroyed electrics and killed trees This was one of two documentaries intended to mark 20 years of the Monty Python team in but broadcast the following year after the death of team member Graham Chapman.

Alexander Frater's film follows the arrival of monsoon the length of India, from the South coast, north to the "wettest place on earth". Unreliable, dirty, expensive and outdated - the familiar complaints of commuters on British Rail. Andrew Harvey reports on how Network South East measures up and examines lessons that could be learnt from its European counterparts.

Looks at the simple patterns that underlie the myriad diversity of form in plants and flowers. Despite apparent complexity most leaf patterns and flowers are variations on three basic patterns, which are seen in vegetative and flowering primordia.

Professor Paul Green of Stanford University explains how he thinks these pattern-generating mechanisms are controlled. Professor Brian Goodwin then uses time-lapse photography and computer animation to show how his mathematical model of pattern formation reproduces the patterns observed in the growth of a giant algae. Elton John introduces this special programme celebrating the life and work of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of rock band Queen, who died yesterday.

The great showman is remembered by friends and colleagues, and featured in concert footage, including Queen's Live Aid appearance. Join the BBC cameras as they go behind the glitter of Buckingham Palace and the pomp of Windsor Castle for a close-up look at the minutia of the monarchy. Culled from a year of unprecedented access to Queen Elizabeth II, the documentary trails the queen as she interacts one-on-one with her family, her staff, her public, and international heads of state.

Go behind closed doors for Christmas with the royal family, eavesdrop on cocktail chatter with Ron and Nancy Reagan, and catch unguarded moments when the queen pilots her own jeep or romps with her dogs. Elizabeth R. This program tells the story of the final thunderous battle of the Napoleonic era featuring stunning excerpts from major feature films, specially filmed authentic reconstruction and re-enactment footage, plus dramatized 'eye-witness' accounts of the battle, it provides a unique record of one of the turning points in world history.

Two men can rightly claim to have invented calculus, one of the most basic and fundamental tools in modern mathematics -- Isaac Newton and Godfrey Wilheim Leibniz. This presentation discusses the similarities and differences in the two men's findings published in the late 's. The story of Granada, the company responsible for Britain's most enduring soap opera Coronation Street, the current affairs series World in Action, and highly praised drama from Brideshead Revisited to Prime Suspect.

A celebration of the cultural heritage of the mythical land filled with pigeons, whippets and endless cups of tea. Ever since when Dickie Valentine stormed the charts with A Christmas Alphabet, the season of goodwill has been a bonanza for the record industry. This programme plunders the best, and the worst, from the Yuletide pop archive, and combines them with some classic comedy.

What do the Beatles, Chernobyl and the Wombles have in common? Rock nostalgia, news footage and comedy archive have been rolled into one for a green Rock 'n Roll Years special which charts the growing concern for the state of our planet over the last 25 years. Those wonderful sunny family holidays in Portrush during the late 50s are recaptured on mainly amateur film. The film follows the progress over three months of two teams on the scheme.

The last of the fascist dictators, General Franco outlived Hitler and Mussolini to rule Spain for 40 years. As modern Spain prepares to host the Olympic Games, the truth about Franco is a story it doesn't want to hear. Was he the saviour of Spain or a cruel tyrant? With unique access to Franco's family, including his only daughter Carmen, his confessor and key aides, and using previously hidden archives, including Franco's own home movies, Jonathan Dimbleby probes behind the veil of secrecy and amnesia which has obscured the true face of the man.

Producer Anthony Geffen is acknowledged for his hard-hitting documentaries on world leaders such as Hirohito, Arafat and Ceausescu. Advice for women on personal safety. The Home Office estimates that , rapes and sexual assaults take place every year in England and Wales. American research suggests that women double their chances of avoiding rape if they fight back. Some women who did share their views.

Presented by Lynsey de Paul. A documentary about Ava Gardner , the daughter of a sharecropper who became one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Her hugely successful career spanned 44 years, but she had a troubled personal life. By the time of her death three years ago, she had made more than 50 films including Pandora and the Flying Dutchman.

It is filmed in and around Mostar at the height of the Bosniak-Croat conflict during the Bosnian War. Bowen himself recent appeared a war crimes trial at The Hague, to respond to accusations that he was biased by Croats, where the documentary had featured as evidence. This program tells of the destruction of Mostar and the Serb, Croat and Muslim soldiers who are fighting together in the Bosnian Army for the right to live together as they did before the war.

A year in the life of the "Hard Living" gang in Cape Town South Africa, led by the notorious Staggie twins, who capture a hostage from the rival "Mongrel" gang. Then one of the twins murders a leader of the "American" gang. The ANC tries to avert a full-scale gang war. A specially extended video edition of the documentary filmed to mark the 30th anniversary of the long-running BBC Science Fiction serial, "Doctor Who".

A week of diverse programmes examining the Margaret Thatcher legacy begins with this chronicle of her "rock'n'roll years". The music of her decade in power forms the soundtrack to a rich seam of archive film that includes landmark events in the news, sport, television and cinema - the Kings Cross fire, the end of the Cold War, the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise, the Tiananmen Square massacre, the storms of , the falling of the Berlin Wall, and the famine in Ethiopia which spawned Live Aid and 'Feed the World'.

Clips of the Prime Minister in action include some previously unseen on television, and chart her rise, her rule and her fall. Queen Elizabeth II's coronation was one of the biggest ceremonial occasions ever. Broadcast live, the events of 2 June were a defining moment of the 20th century, not least for television, as cameras brought the new medium into millions of British homes for the first time. It was the most ambitious and technically difficult broadcast the BBC had ever tackled. Jonathan Meades explores the architecture of Nazi Germany, from its holiday camps to its concentration camps.

A revealing and often ribald look at the seaside resort where people can let their hair down, whether in the sedate atmosphere of the Tower Ballroom or on the world's biggest and fastest rollercoaster. Actor David Thewlis returns to his home town, a place where beer is drunk and dreams are played out against the backdrop of a thoroughly British fantasy. Since the discovery of the body of children's nanny Sandra Rivett on 7 November , Lord Lucan has been the prime suspect for her murder.

This documentary sheds new light on the accepted theory of what happened that fateful November night in Belgravia. With the cult of the Carpenters continuing to rival that of those other 70s stars Abba, here is another chance to see the Carpenters' debut BBC concert, recorded on their first British tour in September Karen's drumming and Richard's keyboards are supported by their five-piece touring band and an orchestra under Johnny Pearson.

Earlier this year comedian Paul Merton achieved a life-long ambition when he topped the bill for a season at the London Palladium. Tonight viewers have an opportunity to watch the show which ran the comedy gamut from the sardonic wit for which Merton is famous to his hilarious salute to the ice skaters Torvill and Dean, not forgetting a comic version of the pantomime Aladdin, as never seen before.

Featuring Lee Simpson and Richard Vranch. The battle is often regarded as a tactical masterpiece. The French victory at Austerlitz effectively brought the Third Coalition to an end. Russian troops were allowed to head back to home soil. Victory at Austerlitz also permitted the creation of the Confederation of the Rhine, a collection of German states intended as a buffer zone between France and central Europe.

These achievements, however, did not establish a lasting peace on the continent. The story of Project Apollo, the US space programme, from the early days of the space race with the Soviet Union to the first moon landing 25 years ago in Featuring interviews with astronauts and ground staff, plus spectacular and rarely seen archive film. Introduced by Neil Armstrong , the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon.

Writers Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert claim that the 4, year old pyramid is an instrument of worship in the stellar cult of the fourth Egyptian dynasty. Emma Freud talks to experts who have studied the pyramids. Part of a celebration of Top of the Pops 30th anniversary, with a documentary looking at dance troupe Pan's People who appeared weekly on UK pop music show from There may seem to be limitless patterns on wallpaper but mathematically speaking there are only seventeen.

This Oscar winning feature documentary is the first and, to this day, the only truly comprehensive eye-witness account of the life and legacy of the iconic child diarist, Anne Frank. Combining surprising and often emotional interview, photographs, previously undiscovered family letters, rare archive footage including the only known moving footage of Anne herself with evocative contemporary film, and this haunting documentary was halied as a masterpiece in the British and American press when it was first released in By peeking away the onion skin layers of mythology and concentrating closely on the details of Anne's brief life, rather than her famous Diary the film makes real, as never before, the story of this one child and her family, and those who lived and died with her.

The BBC's award winning documentary looking at the impact the death of Ayrton Senna had upon the world of motor racing. Featuring interviews with key people from Senna's life in motor sport. A tribute to the humorist and musician Viv Stanshall , best known as a member of the 60s group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, who died last month.

The programme features a summary of his career and another showing of his last major work, Crank, first broadcast in on The Late Show. An autobiographical playlet, it combines monologue with six original songs and explores Stanshall's relationship with his father. Introduced by John Peel. Hugh Doherty has spent a lifetime building tunnels. But now he is facing his biggest challenge yet - building London Underground's new Jubilee Line extension.

In this special one-off chat show Bob Monkhouse talks to Ben Elton about his techniques, styles, working methods and influences. As well as being recognised as one of the country's leading comic talents, Ben Elton is also a scriptwriter, successful novelist and playwright. Many writers are associated with one particular location, but the poet John Betjeman is linked with a number of places in Britain, including north Cornwall, Highgate in London, Oxford, the Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire, and Norfolk.

This programme traces Betjeman's steps around many of the places he enjoyed and the words he used to celebrate them. Pop band Pulp have been making music since the early eighties, but they had to wait until before achieving idol status with their hit single Common People. Tonight's documentary follows the band on tour around Britain over a period of three weeks, culminating in their triumphant homecoming to Sheffield City Hall, and shows them dealing with stardom with a mixture of bewilderment and style.

The first of a two-part documentary on the role of the British Board of Film Classification in shaping British film-making and film-going. The second of a two-part documentary about the history of British film censorship looks at the films that have faced problems since the s, a decade in which there were storms over "A Clockwork Orange," "Last Tango in Paris" and "The Exorcist. Plus an examination of the video-nasty panic of the mid-eighties, which brought statutory censorship to Britain for the first time, and a look to the future in the age of the Internet.

Armed only with the most basic survival techniques and his banjo, Billy spends 10 days there, recording his experiences and emotions on a videocamera. Billy often jokes about his early days in Glasgow, but it left him tough, adaptable and used to the cold which should stand him in good stead when facing hunger and temperatures of minus 40 degrees Centigrade. An Eskimo ranger gives him a crash course in some of the tricks of the trade: how to build and repair an igloo, how to make water, how to catch and cook fish, how to spot crevasses and the wrong kind of snow, how to prevent sunblindness, how to ski pulling a pulk sledge , how to walk on snowshoes, skidooing, kayaking, how to spot the onset of frostbite and how to deal with polar bears.

An SAS Army expert is also on hand to give Billy basic survival tips, especially the rules of keeping warm. With great good humour, Billy fortifies himself for the real challenge which is to come: two days completely on his own. Only his self-operated video camera holds the secret of his hours of solitude long, lonely evenings and nights with no crew and no one to call on the phone.

Hours during which he is contemplative, melancholy, miserable, witty and plain freezing cold. There are some beautiful shots of the majestic frozen scenery, some useful tips on keeping warm in the cold, and some entertaining moments, but the really fascinating thing about this programme are the insights into Billy's complex personality. This rare and revealing documentary from about artist Sarah Lucas is being shown to coincide with Lucas's retrospective at London's Whitechapel Gallery.

Made by acclaimed director Vanessa Engle, the film shadows Lucas over four months as she makes her witty and provocative sculptures, often using everyday objects. A minute documentary broadcast on BBC2 in , Ian Hislop delves into the story of the little known Roman satirist Juvenal, a man of whom his quotations are much more widely known than is anything about the man himself.

Docudrama about the matrimonial disaster that took place years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick. The scientists on an expedition into the feared depths of the Bermuda Triangle, a region of the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami Florida and Puerto Rico where a number of aircraft, ships and surface vessels are reported to have mysteriously disappeared. Dusty Springfield narrates a documentary profile of the songwriter who won an Oscar for the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid score, enjoyed stage success with Promises, Promises and whose classic songs continue to influence modern music.

Special documentary made after opening of the Second Severn Crossing in , replacing the old suspension bridge as the primary link between England and Wales The program focuses on the design and construction techniques required to build the UK's longest bridge across an estuary with the second highest tidal range in the world.

Ever since the starship Enterprise first whisked across television screens in , Star Trek has inspired audiences with its portrayal of a future, space-faring humanity boldly going where no one has gone before. Science: The Final Frontier takes a look at the science featured in the Star Trek shows and films and discusses whether any of it is possible. An investigation into the unearthing of the supposedly lost lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt- which was regarded as the seventh wonder of the ancient world.

The expedition was led by the archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur. African American writer and poet Maya Angelou visits Burns Country in Scotland, where she enjoys performances of Burns's songs and poems as well as reading one of her own works. For all those bored by the general election, this programme reveals the truth behind election night television coverage and reports on the mistakes, the wobbly sets, the internal battles and the fierce rivalry between the BBC and ITN.

Some of the most famous faces on TV can be seen floundering in front of the cameras. In a tale of changing times, the viewers have seen the illegible charts of the fifties give way to the slick graphics of the nineties. Singer David Essex narrates a behind-the-scenes history of the nation's favourite radio station, from its launch by DJ Tony Blackburn to the present day. Documentary about Black Wednesday, which looks at the events leading up to the GBP collapse and why it happened.

The sasquatch has pervaded American imaginations for generations. Many have dedicated their lives to searching for it. Go with a world-class photographer and group of bigfoot experts on the hunt, and find out what it's like to search for the sasquatch. The th anniversary of the birth of artist and satirist William Hogarth is marked by this film, which ties in with a major exhibition at London's Tate Gallery.

The engraver of The Rake's Progress might well have recognised general election issues such as Euroscepticism and sleaze allegations. The story of the cigar - from the tobacco fields west of the Cuban capital of Havana into the factories where poetry and daily newspapers are read aloud to the workers, to Hollywood cigar bars and the gentlemen's haunts of St James's, London.

With the worldwide cigar market growing, smoking cigars is perceived as glamorous and yet this is occurring at a time when it is nearly impossible to smoke a cigarette in any public place in the United States. Cigar clubs are opening up in America despite the fact that Cuban cigars are banned.

The film looks at the rituals and traditions of cigar smoking, the history of cigars and famous cigar smokers from all walks of life. Almost everyone who experienced Britain's devastating "great storm" of has a story to tell.

Ten years on, this programme features reconstructions of extraordinary escapes, as well as amateur video and news footage of the millions of pounds' worth of damage caused across the South. Among the stories is that of an elderly couple who survived the destruction of their caravan some of their neighbours' vehicles were blown five miles away ; a boy who describes a supernatural experience worthy of The X Files; and the pregnant woman who couldn't get to hospital in time.

However, the prize for the most extraordinary tale goes to the hotel guest who was found lying in bed exposed to the night sky, having slept through the entire roof being ripped off. In tonight's special one-off documentary Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker present a tribute to one of the most popular events in world sport-the FA Cup final.

A celebration of artists who have enjoyed a top-ten hit and then disappeared without trace. The grand themes of Albert Camus' work and life are documented in three chapters: the Absurd, Revolt, and Happiness. His life is spoken about by the narrator, his sister-in-law, his son, his daughter, friends, critics, scholars and mistresses. The impression is of Camus as a charismatic, flawed, and yet principled man when it came to the task of confronting human existence without conforming.

Actress Joanna Lumley embarks on a oersonal adventure, as she retraces ajourney made by her grandparents in - through the mysterious kingdom of Bhutan in central Asia, one of the most isolated countries in the world. Documentary from following the band as they discussed their recent career, revisited their old neighbourhood in Manchester and performed songs from their album Be Here Now.

Documentary celebrating the 21st anniversary of Grange Hill, the children's drama set in a comprehensive school. In this programme, cast members past and present reveal the backstage dramas behind the series. Documentary about the making of former Beatles' producer George Martin 's final album In My Life, featuring Beatles' songs performed by a host of actors, comics and musicians. This documentary incorporates footage from rare shows like "Ultra Q" and films like "King Kong Escapes".

Arena explores the rise of the legendary crooner Frank Sinatra from his early family background to overwhelming showbusiness success. Interviews with friends, family and associates reveal a star-studded career in music and film alongside a fascinating private life of four marriages, liaison with the Kennedy family, Las Vegas business interests and an alleged association with the Mafia. Panel: Steven Pinker, professor of psychology at MIT Meredith Small, Cornell professor of anthropology Steve Jones, biologist and a professor of genetics and head of the biology department at University College London Sir Jonathan Miller, theatre and opera director, neurologist, author, television presenter, humorist and sculptor.

A personal portrait of Birmingham - home of Balti, ELO, heavy metal, conferences, 'Crossroads' and Cadbury's - from its architecture and canals to the Brummie accent and humour. The story of Blue Peter's fondly remembered canines. The programme follows Bonnie through a normal studio day, uncovers the scandal of the dog who died and had to be replaced, and why John Noakes and the BBC fell out over Shep's future.

For the first time in Blue Peter's history, this documentary reveals the true character of those working behind and in front of the camera on Britain's longest continuously running children's programme. It charts Blue Peter's evolution from a hobbies show about dolls and trains to the BBC's flagship children's programme and discovers how Blue Peter was very nearly taken off air.

Presenters of every Blue Peter generation give candid accounts of what it was like to work on the programme, and the editors past and present fight back at critics who say the show was too middle class. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, Blue Peter Confidential questions whether Blue Peter still has a future in the multi-channel digital age and sets the record straight on the missing Blue Peter presenter who until now has been written out of the BBC archives.

Documentary film looking at the remarkable life of one of America's greatest black heroes. Paul Robeson was a national football star who became a successful stage and screen actor, and enjoyed international acclaim in films such as Show Boat. He used his formidable reputation as a weapon in the fight for human rights for black people in the thirties and forties, but fell foul of both the black and white establishments as a result of his support for communism.

Robeson was denounced for un-American activities, trailed by the FBI, had his passport confiscated for eight years and finally died a depressed and reclusive man. In the centenary year of his birth he remains a shadowy and controversial figure in his native country. The programme uses eye-witness accounts and archive footage to construct this portrait of a complex man who sacrificed his career for the sake of social justice.

It describes the importance of the rural English West Midlands, where Tolkien grew up, in shaping his literary imagination and how the ancient northern languages he studied and taught throughout his life influenced his writing. These factors stimulated him to provide a context in which his own, invented languages might be spoken: an imaginary land called Middle-earth.

Accounts of the origins of The Hobbit and of The Lord of the Rings, and the phenomenal success that Tolkien somewhat reluctantly enjoyed when taken up by the counter-culture of the s are included. Bruce Springsteen reflects on his enduring career in an interview largely recorded in his New Jersey home. Ian Dury was unique! A poet, a great songwriter with good band around him : Kilburn and the High Roads, the Blockheads!

Remember the Roadette song, What a waste, Hit me with your rythm stick It's a really nice doc on his life, on his childhood,the polio, his music, his paintings, his battles! The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth is a month by month travelogue of the greatest sights of massed wildlife from all over the world. Each month focuses on just one such incredible show of wildlife.

This footage may scare the youngsters. Once again this footage could scare younger viewers due to the presence of Crocodiles. Documentary charting the career of diva Dusty Springfield, who died in March, from Catholic schoolgirl to superstar. Father and Son was a short documentary at the home of John Peel, exploring his relationships with his father and with his eldest son William. He mentions that at some date in he will be older than his father ever was.

Peel would subsequently apologise to William both privately and publicly for his comments about him in the programme. Documentary about one of Britain's greatest and best-loved bands. Slade scored six number ones in the 70s, a feat rivalled only by Abba.

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Montserrat volcano Item Preview. EMBED for wordpress. Want more? Those who remained had to uproot families and livelihoods, and restart in the part of the island designated safe for habitation. Daniel used to be a windsurfing instructor at one of Montserrat's upmarket hotels. Today he runs a restaurant with his English wife Margaret in the safe zone. The restaurant is in their living room. Danny is a prize fisherman and the sea is in his blood. If he is unhappy about not being on the beach, he does not show it.

He is chatty and full of stories about the famous people he taught to windsurf in the old days. He and his wife have had to move several times, when there have been flows from the volcano, so he understands the deep frustration others feel about having to start all over again. Overseas aid Many people in Montserrat think that the authorities are too strict in interpreting the data that the scientists give to them and are far too cautious in deciding how much of the island should be designated unsafe.

We have been living with this volcano for many years, they tell me, and there is no way - and here they mention one of the areas just inside the unsafe zone - there is no way that place is in danger. Jasmine, whom I met on the plane, has taken advantage of her British citizenship to come to live in the UK. But when it comes to the question of how much the mother country is doing to help, many of those back in Montserrat feel that Britain can do far more than they have done so far. But first they need the money to pay for the things - a bigger airport and a new harbour for a start - that will give them a fighting chance.

Debra Barnes Jones, who has just finished her tour of duty as governor, told me much of that money will have to come from private sector investment. Britain cannot fund it in full. More disruption The whole thing was brought home to me as I prepared to leave. Normal service had been disrupted and a smaller plane, with only seven seats, had been despatched to do the job. The pilot took one look at my equipment case and ordered it off the plane.

I asked him why. Please check the programme schedules for World Service transmission times. Most Popular Now 56, people are reading stories on the site right now. Low graphics Accessibility help. News services Your news when you want it. From Our Own Correspondent. About the programme. E-mail this to a friend Printable version. Nineteen people were killed in Those who remained have had to uproot families and livelihoods.

Montserrat's capital, Plymouth, was covered in volcanic ash. Alan Johnston in Italy. Kevin Connolly on intervention in Syria. Jenny Cuffe in Zimbabwe. Nick Thorpe in Hungary. Kieran Cooke in Ireland. Anniversary website. Podcast Download or subscribe to this programme's podcast. Regions and territories: Montserrat 19 Jul 07 Country profiles.

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