Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.
A documentary about Shak, one of several cubs born to an ageing and partially blind vixen.
A documentary about Ava Gardner , the daughter of a sharecropper who became one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Her hugely successful career spanned 44 years, but she had a troubled personal life. Following divorces from Artie Shaw and Micky Rooney , her marriage to Frank Sinatra also ended, in 1953. By the time of her death three years ago, she had made more than 50 films including Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
Documentary presented by Jeremy Bowen (BBC) from 1993. It is filmed in and around Mostar at the height of the Bosniak-Croat conflict during the Bosnian War. Bowen himself recent appeared a war crimes trial at The Hague, to respond to accusations that he was biased by Croats, where the documentary had featured as evidence. This program tells of the destruction of Mostar and the Serb, Croat and Muslim soldiers who are fighting together in the Bosnian Army for the right to live together as they did before the war.
A year in the life of the "Hard Living" gang in Cape Town South Africa, led by the notorious Staggie twins, who capture a hostage from the rival "Mongrel" gang. Then one of the twins murders a leader of the "American" gang. The ANC tries to avert a full-scale gang war. Part of the BBC Beloved Country season.
The long-time editor of Blue Peter talks to Sarah Dunant about children, animals and the Blue Peter badge.
A specially extended video edition of the documentary filmed to mark the 30th anniversary of the long-running BBC Science Fiction serial, "Doctor Who". Linked by specially filmed footage featuring members of the cast from the series and various old foes & monsters, the show is explored in depth and there are interviews with members of the cast & production team plus input from experts, critics and fans, as well as plenty of (often rarely seen) archive footage and clips from the series.
A week of diverse programmes examining the Margaret Thatcher legacy begins with this chronicle of her "rock'n'roll years".
The music of her decade in power forms the soundtrack to a rich seam of archive film that includes landmark events in the news, sport, television and cinema - the Kings Cross fire, the end of the Cold War, the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise, the Tiananmen
Square massacre, the storms of 1987, the falling of the Berlin
Wall, and the famine in Ethiopia which spawned Live Aid and 'Feed the World'. Clips of the Prime Minister in action include some previously unseen on television, and chart her rise, her rule and her fall.