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BBC Documentaries

Season 1991

  • BBC
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins (5 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.

6 episodes

1991x01 Chasing India's Monsoon

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 60 mins

Alexander Frater's 1991 film follows the arrival of monsoon the length of India, from the South coast, north to the "wettest place on earth".

1991x02 A Network Under Scrutiny

  • 1991-02-21T21:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Unreliable, dirty, expensive and outdated - the familiar complaints of commuters on British Rail.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.

1991x03 Patterns in Green

  • 1991-07-21T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

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.

1991x04 Freddie Mercury: A Tribute

  • 1991-11-25T21:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

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.

Part of BBC2's August Bank Holiday 1991 celebration of Lime Grove Studios and it's illustrious history in Film and Television.