Collections

BBC Four Collections delve into the archives to select classic full-length BBC TV programmes and make them available for you to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Gothic Literature Collection Gothic Literature Collection

A collection of archive programmes exploring some of the most celebrated Gothic novels.

Space Race Space Race

Programmes charting America and Russia's attempts to reach for the moon and beyond.

The Art of Fashion The Art of Fashion

Archive programmes that celebrate the passion and creativity of the fashion industry.

Abstract Art Abstract Art

Influential abstract artists discuss their work in this selection of archive programmes.

Betjeman Collection Betjeman Collection

Rediscover the documentaries that made Betjeman a much-loved figure on British television.

50 Years of Horizon 50 Years of Horizon

A collection of programmes specially chosen to celebrate Horizon's 50th anniversary.

The Great War Interviews The Great War Interviews

A collection of interviews with World War One veterans and civilians filmed in the 1960s.

Post-War Architecture Post-War Architecture

A collection of programmes examining the triumphs and failures of post-war architecture.

Blues Blues

Blues programmes featuring influential musicians including B.B. King and Muddy Waters.

Archaeology Archaeology

Charting the BBC's first ventures into archaeology programming, dating back to the 1950s.

Modern Classical Music Modern Classical Music

A collection of programmes featuring trailblazing 20th Century classical music composers.

Steam Railways Steam Railways

Celebrating Britain's extraordinary Steam Railway legacy.

David Attenborough - The Early Years David Attenborough - The Early Years

A collection of programmes showcasing the early work of Sir David Attenborough.

London London

Celebrating the people and places of London.

Talk Talk

A collection of BBC interviews with influential figures of the 20th century.

All-American All-American

A collection of BBC programmes about American culture, available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Army: A Very British Institution Army: A Very British Institution

BBC programmes about the British Armed Forces, available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

About the BBC releasing the archive About the BBC releasing the archive

The BBC for the first time has a clear, defined remit to start building a 'permanent collection' of some of its best programmes for free online access by anyone in the UK.

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