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Icons, Episode 1 of 8, Leaders
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directed by Peter Sweasey, fl. 1993; presented by Sir Trevor McDonald, 1939-; produced by Peter Sweasey, fl. 1993, Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Bernadette Ross, fl. 2001, British Broadcasting Corporation, 72 Films and Open University, in Icons, Episode 1 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 49 mins
Eight-part series exploring the achievements and legacies of some of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Seven well-known advocates each front an hour-long documentary arguing the case for four people from a different field of human endeavour - leaders, explorers, scientists, entertainers, sports stars, arti...
directed by Peter Sweasey, fl. 1993; presented by Sir Trevor McDonald, 1939-; produced by Peter Sweasey, fl. 1993, Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Bernadette Ross, fl. 2001, British Broadcasting Corporation, 72 Films and Open University, in Icons, Episode 1 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 49 mins
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Icons, Episode 2 of 8, Explorers
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directed by Elizabeth Dobson, fl. 1991; presented by Dermot O'Leary, 1973-; produced by Tom Harrad, fl. 2017, Elizabeth Dobson, fl. 1991 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University; interview by Jane Goodall, 1934-, in Icons, Episode 2 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 50 mins
The second in series charts the story of exploration in the 20th century. 20th-century exploration began with flag planting in the name of empire, and over the decades, improvements in technology saw explorers take on greater and greater challenges - pursuing prizes from the poles, to the highest points on earth -...
directed by Elizabeth Dobson, fl. 1991; presented by Dermot O'Leary, 1973-; produced by Tom Harrad, fl. 2017, Elizabeth Dobson, fl. 1991 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University; interview by Jane Goodall, 1934-, in Icons, Episode 2 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 50 mins
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Icons, Episode 3 of 8, Scientists
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directed by Joe Myerscough, 1986-; presented by Chris Packham, 1961-; produced by Bernadette Ross, fl. 2001 and Joe Myerscough, 1986-, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 3 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 49 mins
This episode sees naturalist Chris Packham assess the lives of the 20th century's greatest scientists. Chris examines the lives of Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Alan Turing and Tu You You. He explores some of their most famous discoveries - as well as the lesser known human stories behind them - so often overshado...
directed by Joe Myerscough, 1986-; presented by Chris Packham, 1961-; produced by Bernadette Ross, fl. 2001 and Joe Myerscough, 1986-, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 3 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 49 mins
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Icons, Episode 4 of 8, Entertainers
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directed by Julian Jones, fl. 2005; presented by Kathleen Turner, 1954-; produced by Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Julian Jones, fl. 2005, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 4 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 49 mins
The fourth in the series, this episode charts the story of entertainment in the 20th century. This episode sees Hollywood star Kathleen Turner examine the achievements and legacies of four of the century's greatest entertainers. The story of entertainment in the 20th century ranged from vaudeville clowns to Space...
directed by Julian Jones, fl. 2005; presented by Kathleen Turner, 1954-; produced by Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Julian Jones, fl. 2005, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 4 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 49 mins
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Icons, Episode 5 of 8, Activists
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directed by Michael Ogden, fl. 2004; presented by Sanjeev Bhaskar, 1962-; produced by Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, Michael Ogden, fl. 2004 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 5 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 48 mins
Sanjeev Bhaskar explore the lives of the 20th century's greatest activists, examining the lives of Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King Jr. He'll assess the qualities that made them great, and the groundbreaking ways in which each of them fought for their causes. The 20th Century...
directed by Michael Ogden, fl. 2004; presented by Sanjeev Bhaskar, 1962-; produced by Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, Michael Ogden, fl. 2004 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 5 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 48 mins
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Icons, Episode 6 of 8, Sports
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directed by David Vincent, fl. 2004; presented by Clare Balding, 1971-; produced by Sam Elvin, fl. 2011, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, David Vincent, fl. 2004 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 6 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 48 mins
Clare Balding examine the achievements of four of the 20th century's most influential sports stars. Clare will be assessing the legacies of Pele, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and Tanni Grey Thompson. Each of them transcended their sport, and had an impact on the century far beyond their professional record. As t...
directed by David Vincent, fl. 2004; presented by Clare Balding, 1971-; produced by Sam Elvin, fl. 2011, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, David Vincent, fl. 2004 and Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 6 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 48 mins
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Icons, Episode 7 of 8, Artists & Writers
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directed by Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002; presented by Lily Cole, 1987-; produced by Lucy Evans, fl. 2001, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 7 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 50 mins
This episode sees actress Lily Cole examine four of the 20th century's greatest artists and writers. Lily explores the lives of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol - finding out what inspired their most celebrated works, and why they still resonate today. In the 20th century, history un...
directed by Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002; presented by Lily Cole, 1987-; produced by Lucy Evans, fl. 2001, Clementine Mortelman, fl. 2010, Tamsin Curry, fl. 2009 and Stephen Mizelas, fl. 2002, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 7 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 50 mins
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Icons, Episode 8 of 8, Live Final
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directed by James Morgan, fl. 2012; presented by Claudia Winklemann, 1972- and Nick Robinson, 1963-; produced by Emma Jay, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 8 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 48 mins
In this live final hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Nick Robinson, the celebrity advocates return to fight their winning icon's case, and the public vote for the person they think was the greatest figure of the 20th century. Who will the greatest icon be? Voting opens near the start of the programme and there will...
directed by James Morgan, fl. 2012; presented by Claudia Winklemann, 1972- and Nick Robinson, 1963-; produced by Emma Jay, fl. 2009, 72 Films, British Broadcasting Corporation and Open University, in Icons, Episode 8 of 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 48 mins
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Stars of the Silver Screen, Season 10, Episode 1, Al Pacino
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produced by 3DD Productions, in Stars of the Silver Screen, Season 10, Episode 1 (London, England: 3DD Productions, 2019), 48 mins
Stars Of The Silver Screen, celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Each episode focuses on a classic star and their film biography.
produced by 3DD Productions, in Stars of the Silver Screen, Season 10, Episode 1 (London, England: 3DD Productions, 2019), 48 mins
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Big Cats, Big Cats, Episode 2
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directed by Anna Place, fl. 2014, Sara Douglas, fl. 2012 and Paul Williams, fl. 2010; produced by Paul Williams, fl. 2010, France Télévisions, Thirteen Productions and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Big Cats (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 56 mins
Advances in remote and low-light filming technology provides new insight into the secret life of the mysterious small cats. In South Africa, we follow the nocturnal pursuits of the tiny black-footed cat that stakes its claim to the title of the world's deadliest, and in remotest Mongolia we reveal the rarely seen...
directed by Anna Place, fl. 2014, Sara Douglas, fl. 2012 and Paul Williams, fl. 2010; produced by Paul Williams, fl. 2010, France Télévisions, Thirteen Productions and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Big Cats (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 56 mins
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