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And not just history. 

 

The Arts, architecture, great houses, culture, design, fashion, travel and the most glamorous auctions in the world all feature in hundreds of documentaries made for broadcasters worldwide.

George Clooney narrates the story of the day President Kennedy was assassinated - as seen through the eyes of veteran CBS newsman Walter Cronkite. 

 ‘One PM Central Standard Time artfully entwines profound tragedy and professional triumph’ 

- Variety Magazine

‘Deftly assembled piece effectively recapturing the shock and urgency of one of our nation’s darkest days.’ 

- Los Angeles Times.

Morgan Freeman on President Lyndon Johnson’s battle to enact the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 which changed America forever. 

‘I speak tonight for the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy'  

- Lyndon Johnson

How art influences the great architects of our time,

from Santiago Calatrava to Sir David Adjaye. 

‘Treats architecture with the seriousness it deserves.’ 

- The Daily Telegraph

 

 ‘Delves into the minds of some of the greatest architects of our time.’ 

- The Times.

 

 ‘A towering look at great modern buildings.’ 

- Daily Mail

The remarkable story of Elizabeth II’s long reign starting with the death of her father, George VI, in 1952. (Also in 3D)

‘History hangs by such a narrow thread. Here was this young girl, aged 24. Nobody knew all that much about her but she slipped into the role with grace and dignity. She just captured people’s hearts ’ 

- Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia 1973 - 1983

Selina Scott discovers the treasures of Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth, Boughton House, Holkham Hall and Burghley. (Also in 3D)

‘Tempting Selina Scott back on to TV wasn’t easy. But a tour of Britain’s grandest stately homes was impossible to resist ’ 

- Daily Mail

The world’s greatest auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonham’s in London, New York, Paris and Geneva. Now in its eleventh season.

News anchors Walter Cronkite and Alastair Stewart on America’s entry to the Second World War. 

The re-building of post-war Europe. Walter Cronkite returns to London – from where he reported in 1944 – and to the courtroom in Nuremberg where he watched the trial of the Nazi High Command in 1945.

Ten outstanding art collections including the 35,000 objects belonging to Professor David Khalili and the 450 Old Masters owned by David Lewis. Presented by Emmeline Hallmark.

Author Peter Ackroyd on the history of the city they call ‘La Serenissima’ - based on his book Venice Pure City.