Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.
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A documentary exploring the life and work of the great Italian composer.
This Oscar winning feature documentary is the first and, to this day, the only truly comprehensive eye-witness account of the life and legacy of the iconic child diarist, Anne Frank. Combining surprising and often emotional interview, photographs, previously undiscovered family letters, rare archive footage (including the only known moving footage of Anne herself) with evocative contemporary film, and this haunting documentary was halied as a masterpiece in the British and American press when it was first released in 1995. By peeking away the onion skin layers of mythology and concentrating closely on the details of Anne's brief life, rather than her famous Diary the film makes real, as never before, the story of this one child and her family, and those who lived and died with her.
This World AIDS Day episode looks back at the public attitude towards gay men afflicted with AIDS before effective treatment regimes were available.
A 30-minute documentary broadcast on BBC2 in 1995, Ian Hislop delves into the story of the little known Roman satirist Juvenal, a man of whom his quotations are much more widely known than is anything about the man himself.
Presented by Ian Hislop, starring Stephen Fry as Juvenal with comments from Auberon Waugh.
The BBC's award winning documentary looking at the impact the death of Ayrton Senna had upon the world of motor racing. Featuring interviews with key people from Senna's life in motor sport
A tribute to the humorist and musician Viv Stanshall , best known as a member of the 60s group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, who died last month. The programme features a summary of his career and another showing of his last major work, Crank, first broadcast in 1991 on The Late Show. An autobiographical playlet, it combines monologue with six original songs and explores Stanshall's relationship with his father. Introduced by John Peel.
Hugh Doherty has spent a lifetime building tunnels. But now he is facing his biggest challenge yet - building London Underground's new Jubilee Line extension
In this special one-off chat show Bob Monkhouse talks to Ben Elton about his techniques, styles, working methods and influences. As well as being recognised as one of the country's leading comic talents, Ben Elton is also a scriptwriter, successful novelist and playwright.