Welsh comedian, actor and presenter Rob Brydon retraces his rocky road to success, from his early days in Porthcawl to the bright lights of Hollywood. Featuring a host of famous friends that joined Rob on his journey including Sir Tom Jones, Steve Coogan, Ruth Jones and David Walliams.
Using the BBC film archives, historian Vanessa Collinridge explores how our view of Cleopatra has changed and evolved over the years - from Roman propaganda, through Shakespeare's role in casting her as a doomed romantic heroine, to her portrayal in the golden age of Hollywood. Along the way Vanessa investigates Cleopatra's relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, her role as a politician, whether she should be seen as a murderer, and her tragic end. Drawing on the views of academic experts, BBC documentaries and drama, Vanessa charts how, throughout history, Cleopatra's image has been subject to myth, cliché and propaganda.
In 1959 Britain's biggest cinema company, the Rank Organisation, decided to replace its newsreels with a series of short, quirky, topical documentaries that examined all aspects of life in Britain. For the next ten years, Look at Life chronicled - on high-grade 35mm colour film - the changing face of British society, industry and culture.
BBC series examining how the changing seasons impact on the wildlife flora and landscapes of Britain. Looking at different locations across the country over the course of a year these documentaries show how nature is affected by and adapts to the altering climate.