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     * History
       Art of Persia
       1/3 A remarkable trip around Iran’s rich, colourful past
       Samira Ahmed unveils the stunning history of a Persian empire, its people and culture.
       59 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * Arts
       The Snow Queen
       A glittering winter fairy tale from Scottish Ballet to celebrate the festive season.
       86 minsAvailable for 20 days
       
     * Documentary
       Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude
       Series 1: Episode 1
       Mary Beard's witty, personal view on the story of the nude in western art.
       59 minsAvailable for 28 days
       
     * Documentary
       Arena
       Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat
       The Nigerian icon who pioneered the sound of a continent and fought injustice with music.
       82 minsAvailable for 19 days
       
     * Arts
       The Billion Dollar Art Hunt
       Has the heist been solved?
       Delving into a very different art world, one where good art is in the hands of bad men.
       59 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * Documentary
       The Romantics and Us with Simon Schama
       Series 1: 1. Passions of the People...
       Simon Schama explores the artists who created the secular icons of our democratic world.
       59 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Music
       BBC Young Musician
       The 2020 jazz final
       Accompanied by Nikki Yeoh’s Infinitum, five exceptional finalists compete for the title.
       120 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Arts
       Barack Obama Talks to David Olusoga
       Barack Obama discusses long-awaited memoir A Promised Land with historian David Olusoga.
       29 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Documentary
       Robert Burns: The People's Poet
       Andrew O'Hagan journeys to the places in Scotland that inspired poet Robert Burns.
       88 minsAvailable for 28 days
       
     * Arts
       Between the Covers
       Celebrate the joy of reading
       Sara Cox entertains a host of celebrity guests where books spark the banter.
       29 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * Documentary
       Bob Ross: The Happy Painter
       How American painter Bob Ross became a pop culture icon.
       59 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * Documentary
       Jazz 625
       The British Jazz Explosion
       The iconic jazz show showcases the buzzing UK scene, with Sons of Kemet and more.
       89 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Documentary
       Age of the Image
       Series 1: 1. A New Reality
       James Fox explores how the power of images has transformed the modern world.
       59 minsAvailable for 3 months
       
     * Documentary
       21st-Century Mythologies with Richard Clay
       Signs, symbols and secrets
       Exploring the hidden meanings in 21st-century pop culture, from money to Madonna.
       59 minsAvailable for 11 months
       

Stories To Get Stuck Into

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     * Documentary
       Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'
       1/3 Legends and Pioneers
       When art met activitism – a host of stars on the quest for inclusion on and off screen.
       59 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * History
       African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power
       Series 1: 1. Ethiopia
       Afua Hirsch traces Ethiopia's 3,000-year history through its art and culture.
       58 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * History
       Civilisations
       The epic story of the art that makes us human
       Simon Schama looks at the pivotal role art has played in the forging of humanity itself.
       59 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Documentary
       imagine...
       Lenny Henry: Young, Gifted and Black
       His journey from working-class Dudley to one of our most celebrated black performers.
       74 minsAvailable for 30 days
       
     * Documentary
       Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
       The definitive story of international art sensation Keith Haring, told in his own words.
       89 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * History
       Whoever Heard of a Black Artist? Britain's Hidden Art History
       59 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * History
       Art of Persia
       1/3 A remarkable trip around Iran’s rich, colourful past
       Samira Ahmed unveils the stunning history of a Persian empire, its people and culture.
       59 minsAvailable for 6 months
       

Short Films, New Talent

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     * Arts
       New Creatives
       BOYSHAPEDSPACE
       A spoken-word film uncovering the emptiness felt after the death of a young person
       4 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Arts
       New Creatives
       This Camera Is Broken
       An ageing director comes face to face with her younger self while shooting her final film
       7 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Arts
       New Creatives
       Bitch
       From dog to diva, this film explores the reclamation of the word bitch.
       4 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Arts
       New Creatives
       Blow Your Brains Out
       An isolated man sneezes so hard his brains come out
       5 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * Arts
       New Creatives
       +44
       Caught moments of flamboyance in tension with received ideas of masculinity
       3 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Arts
       Loop
       The Land and The Sea
       An audiovisual poetry film showing the creative scope of Sign Language Poetry (Sign Art)
       4 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Arts
       New Creatives
       So Perfect It Frightens Me
       A young boy becomes mesmerised by something peculiar on the edge of town
       4 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Comedy
       New Creatives
       Anoraks
       Arthur & Gwen are siblings, they're also obsessive Cornish re-enacters on a quest.
       6 minsAvailable for over a year
       

Culture in Quarantine: Great Performances

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     * Documentary
       Opera Mums with Bryony Kimmings
       Performance artist Bryony Kimmings writes and directs an operetta inspired by single mums.
       59 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * Drama
       Unprecedented
       The radical way our world has changed
       Lennie James, Alison Steadman, James Norton and many more star in tales of lockdown.
       29 minsAvailable for 5 months
       
     * Drama
       Performance Live
       The Way Out
       Expect the unexpected - a surreal theatrical adventure through an old town hall at night.
       42 minsAvailable for 4 months
       
     * Drama
       A Midsummer Night's Dream
       Classic Shakespeare play adapted for television by Russell T Davies.
       90 minsAvailable for 4 months
       
     * Drama
       Dracula by Northern Ballet
       The legendary vampire lives on in this ballet adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic romance.
       104 minsAvailable for 5 months
       
     * Arts
       Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
       A performance capture of Revisor from dance-theatre makers Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
       89 minsAvailable for 5 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       Filmed in Lockdown: Swan Lake Bath Ballet
       Elite dancers from across the globe create a modern-day Swan Lake from their own bathtubs.
       3 minsAvailable for 7 months
       

Made in Lockdown

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     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       Filmed in Lockdown: Home Carnival Queen
       A beautiful exploration of UK carnival culture, from the lens of black women.
       5 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       Filmed in Lockdown: Where I Go (When I Can’t Be Where I Am)
       A short film about love, isolation and living with chronic pain.
       17 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       Filmed in Lockdown: Her & Her
       A lyrical and musical story told using poetry and beatboxing.
       13 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       How Hard Is Waving?: 1. Week One
       Follow Ryan and his family over five days of comic and poignant online meet-ups.
       10 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       Filmed in Lockdown: Sign Night
       Two deaf women separated by lockdown unite through sign language in poetic projection.
       6 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       good dog: little dog, big dog
       good dog explores the everyday injustices, people and places that make us who we are.
       11 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       Airlock: A Graphic Novel: 1. The Cosmonaut
       200 miles above the Earth, Roza is trapped in her tiny, airless vessel.
       8 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * Arts
       Culture in Quarantine
       Filmed in Lockdown: We Are Not The Virus
       An uplifting spoken word film exploring isolation through Black and migrant perspectives.
       4 minsAvailable for 7 months
       

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