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BBC Documentaries

Season 1974 1974

  • 1974-10-29T21:00:00Z on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins (5 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.

6 episodes

1974x01 The Bomb Disposal Men

  • Season Premiere

    1974-10-29T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

A documentary about bomb disposal teams, their training, and the problems of maintaining a family life in one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. It follows three Ammunition Technical Officers in the British Army.

A 1974 documentary in which Dave Allen meets a variety of eccentrics, including a man who lives in a box on wheels and a man who pretends to fly a Lancaster bomber in his garage.

1974x03 A Passion for Churches

  • 1974-12-07T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

First transmitted in 1974, Sir John Betjeman, poet laureate, visits and explains the architecture of various churches in the Diocese of Norwich.

Among the churches he visits are Sandringham church on the Queen's private estate, the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham and Norwich Cathedral

1974x04 The Dracula Business

  • 1974-08-06T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

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 200-mile expedition in canoes and on foot across West Greenland.