Film telling the life story of the dancer, actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.
Margaret Mountford goes in search of the truth behind the legend of Sappho.
Representation of the Antarctic expedition of 1911-12 led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott.
Series exploring the history of archetypal streets in Britain.
Engaging experts reveal favourite hidden objects, forgotten places and artistic passions.
Professor Richard Fortey embarks on a quest to discover the lives of rock pool creatures.
Three-part documentary which celebrates the birth of motorways.
Series showing how bones have enabled vertebrates to dominate most habitats on Earth.
The story of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and the discoveries they made.
Documentary about the problem page's enduring appeal, presented by Philippa Perry.
Featuring The Performance of My Life, Goldfinger, Big Spender and Diamonds are Forever.
Our team of astronomers tell us what's on view in the night sky.
People from all walks of life from around the UK tell their favourite gags.
Archive footage of rock, pop and soul performances from the 1980s.
Documentary about a band of female pilots who aided the war effort in World War II.
A series of journeys by steam train.
Series showcasing the best in international documentaries
Richard Fortey travels across the globe to find the survivors of mass extinction events