Timeshift

Series 13
1:00:00

Series 13, Episode 2 - When Coal Was King

0 x
Documentary which explores the lost world of coal mining and the rich social and cultural lives of those who worked in what was once Britain's most important industry.
Series 9

Series 9, Episode 6 - Oliver Postgate: A Life in Small Films

2 x
A celebration of the life and work of Oliver Postgate, the man behind some of Britain's best-loved children's TV programmes, including Bagpuss, the Clangers and Ivor the Engine.
Series 13
1:00:00

Series 13, Episode 6 - Hurricanes and Heatwaves: The Highs and Lows of British Weather...

2 x
A national obsession is explored in this archive-rich look at the evolution of the weather forecast from print via radio to TV and beyond - and at the changing weather itself.
Series 14
1:00:00

Series 14, Episode 2 - Killer Storms and Cruel Winters: The History of Extreme Weather...

4 x
Lucie Green looks back through Britain's most dramatic weather history and sees how our reactions helped forge a weather science that today allows us to predict the worst extremes.
Series 12
1:00:00

Series 12, Episode 7 - The Joy of (Train) Sets

10 x
The Model Railway Story: Documentary which explores how the British have been in love with model railways for over a century, with unique archive and contributions from modellers.
Series 14
1:00:00

Series 14, Episode 5 - The Nation's Railway: The Golden Age of British Rail...

1 x
Using the British Transport Films archive, Timeshift revisits Britain's railways during the era of public ownership in a corrective to the myth of the bad old days of rail.
Series 15
1:00:00

Series 15, Episode 4 - The People's Liners - Britain's Lost Pleasure Fleets...

22 x
A voyage in the company of passengers and crew of the vintage steamers which were a common sight on the rivers and coastal waters around Britain from the 1820s until the 1960s.

Series 2: The Great British Seaside Holiday

33 x
Timeshift presents a bank holiday celebration of the British seaside holiday experience from its Victorian origins and heyday in the 1950s to its slow decline and attempts at reinvention since.
Series 13

Series 13, Episode 3 - Bouffants, Beehives and Bobs: The Hairdos that Made Britain...

32 x
Timeshift takes a loving and sometimes horrified look back at the iconic hairdos and 'must have' haircuts that both men and women in Britain have flirted with in the past 60 years.
Series 12
1:00:00

Series 12, Episode 2 - Health before the NHS: A Medical Revolution

10 x
Robert Winston explores the extraordinary transformation of the hospital from Victorian workhouse to modern centre of medicine.
Series 15
1:00:00

Series 15, Episode 3 - The Engine that Powers the World

29 x
Mark Evans tells the surprising story of the hidden powerhouse behind the globalised world, the diesel engine, a 19th-century invention that has become indispensable to the 21st.
Series 12
1:00:00

Series 12, Episode 1 - Health before the NHS: The Road to Recovery

10 x
The shocking story of health before the NHS. In the early 20th century, getting treated if you were ill was a rudimentary, risky and costly business.
Series 16
1:00:00

Series 16, Episode 2 - Sailors, Ships & Stevedores: The Story of British Docks...

17 x
How Britain's docks in cities like Liverpool, London and Cardiff were not only commercial portals to the world, but also gateways for the arrival of sounds, styles and cultures.
Series 14
1:00:00

Series 14, Episode 4 - Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest...

4 x
The story of how film-makers turned the conquest of Himalayan peaks into great propaganda by Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and superpower America from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Series 15
1:00:00

Series 15, Episode 1 - The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain's Lost Railway Journeys...

20 x
Andrew Martin takes three railway journeys following the routes of three of the most famous named trains - the Flying Scotsman, the Cornish Riviera Express and the Brighton Belle.
Series 9
1:00:00

Series 9, Episode 2 - The Golden Age of Liners

21 x
Paul Atterbury travels around Britain finding out how the great ocean liners made such a mark on the popular imagination and why they continue to enchant.
Series 16
1:00:00

Series 16, Episode 1 - Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built...

41 x
The inside story of the design and construction of 'the most perfect suspension bridge in the world', and how its unique slimline structure arose by accident.
Series 3

Series 3, Episode 18 - Jet Set

39 x
A look at the glamorous heyday of the international jet set from the 1950s to the 1970s, the golden age before celebrity became a dirty word. Contributors include Jackie Stewart.

February 26, 2023

53 x
Live performance, filmed in an intimate venue, in which Emmylou Harris presents her ten rules for what makes a great country song, personally chosen from her own repertoire.

Series 6: Switch Off Something: Britain and the Three-Day Week...

50 x
Philip Glenister narrates a documentary about Britain and the Three-Day Week, which resulted from a confrontation between the unions and the government in the winter of 1973-74.
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