Anni Albers enrolled in 1922 at the legendary Bauhaus school with hopes of becoming a painter. However, its founder feared that too many women might damage his new school’s reputation so Anni and the majority of female applicants were swiftly funnelled into the weaving class and workshop.
This film documents Anni’s rise and the turbulent final years of the Bauhaus when Anni was forced to flee Germany due to her Jewish heritage and start a new life in America. She went on to become the undisputed leader in her field, but while her husband Josef Albers’ paintings saw him become one of the world’s most famous living artists, Anni’s textiles were always side-lined as a feminine craft. She has since been recognised as a great artist.
Robert Bruce's 22-year struggle to secure Scottish independence is one of the most important chapters in the country's history. Neil Oliver explores the crucial role the Scottish church played in promoting the cause of Robert Bruce, how they launched repeated propaganda campaigns, both at home and abroad, and how the famous 1320 Declaration of Arbroath ultimately persuaded the Pope to finally recognise Scotland as an independent nation.
In 1919 an art school opened in Germany that would change the world forever. It was called the Bauhaus. A century later, its radical thinking still shapes our lives today.
Bauhaus 100 is the story of Walter Gropius, architect and founder of the Bauhaus, and the teachers and students he gathered to form this influential school. Traumatised by his experiences during the Great War, and determined that technology should never again be used for destruction, Gropius decided to reinvent the way art and design were taught. At the Bauhaus, all the disciplines would come together to create the buildings of the future, and define a new way of living in the modern world.
Presented by Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, Bauhaus Rules brings the radical principles of the Bauhaus to a new generation, to discover if the school’s groundbreaking approach to training artists still holds its power 100 years on.
Over the course of a week, six Central St Martins graduates - across fine art, fashion, graphic design and architecture - are challenged each day to create a new work of art, design or performance, sticking strictly to rules inspired by the artists who taught at the Bauhaus.
Susan Calman’s Fringe Benefits is the place to enjoy all the best entertainment and chat from this year's Edinburgh Festivals.
Joining Susan this week are special guests Iain Stirling, Phoebe Robinson, Game of Thrones star Daniel Portman, writer Gary McNair and many more, plus performances from Catherine Bohart, Jay Lafferty and forensic mindreader Colin Cloud.
As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang. Tommy Shelby starts to expand his legal and illegal operations, with an eye on the racetracks of the south. Meanwhile, an enemy from Tommy's past returns to Birmingham.
Tommy offers to help Polly by searching for her children, who long ago were taken from her. In London, Tommy risks his life by meeting enigmatic leader Alfie Solomons. Meanwhile Arthur continues to feel the devastating effects of the Great War.
Tommy hatches a plan to take control of the southern racecourses. He also meets the aristocratic May Carleton and sees an opportunity to move up in the world. Meanwhile both Major Campbell and London gangster Darby Sabini plan Tommy's downfall.
THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 2019
THU 19:00 Beyond 100 Days (m0007tqn)
The latest news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
THU 19:30 Top of the Pops (m0007tqq)
Simon Bates and Gary Davies present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 19 May 1988 and featuring Prefab Sprout, Kylie Minogue, Derek B, Aztec Camera, Heart, Ofra Haza, Hothouse Flowers, Debbie Gibson, Belinda Carlisle, Billy Bragg with Cara Tivey, Wet Wet Wet and Liverpool FC.
THU 20:00 Skies Above Britain (b07v77jd)
When Speed Counts
Racing champion Martin is a member of the oldest flying club in Britain, the Royal Aero Club. He is preparing to compete for the Schneider Trophy, where 14 pilots will fly wing to wing around outlying islands in Alderney in the Channel Islands. The hair-raising race attracts an eclectic mix of pilots, from Geoffrey, a baron, to dentist Roger, who has bought his first plane especially for the race.
Cargo pilot Mark flies solo from the Isle of Man to Dublin to East Midlands daily in his Piper Navajo plane, delivering anything from fresh flowers to human remains. His schedule is so tight that even during bad weather he must cross the Irish sea.
East Midlands Airport is the cargo hub that connects the whole of Britain to the world beyond. A hundred and fifty thousand parcels run through DHL's warehouse each night. Graham, a senior sorter, must make sure his team can respond when a crucial conveyor belt breaks down, while senior loader Tony Parkinson works against the clock to load thousands of parcels onto cargo flights.
At NATS, bad weather grounds planes and dangerous wind sheer causes pilots to abort landings, wrecking the carefully planned landing and take-off schedule.
THU 21:00 Operation Wild (b04f8ylf)
Clare Balding and vet Steve Leonard join vets around the world whose ingenuity and dedication is transforming animals' lives. For the first time ever, a vet attempts to treat a moon bear using keyhole brain surgery deep in the jungle. Vets try to remove an elephant's massive tusk after he develops an infection, and will a prosthetic tail help a dolphin called Fuji swim again?
THU 22:00 From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature (b09t9txy)
Playing with Fire
Dr Helen Czerksi explores the extraordinary science of heat. She reveals how heat is the hidden energy contained within matter, with the power to transform it from one state to another. Our ability to harness this fundamental law of science has led to some of humanity's greatest achievements, from the molten metals that enabled us to make tools, to the great engines of the Industrial Revolution powered by steam, to the searing heat of plasmas that offer almost unlimited power.
THU 23:00 Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher (b06yjrgg)
In the third episode, Joann explores the magnificent Colossi of Memnon, built under Egypt's greatest pharaoh - Amenhotep III.
Joann explores the dizzying heights of Egypt's civilisation and the lives of the workers and artisans caught up in Egypt's most ambitious building project: the Valley of the Kings. But this golden age is threatened by the growing power of Karnak's priests. When Amenhotep's successors Akhenaten and Nefertiti strike back at the priests with a religious rebellion, it is their son Tutankhamen who tries to rectify it.
By finding clues in Tutankhamen's treasure, Joann reveals how his early death was a chance for Egypt to start afresh and rewrite history. With the country restored to its former glory, Egypt's fate lay in the hands of Theban priest kings. Joann retraces their final act of desecration - decades of state-sanctioned looting of the Valley of the Kings. This lays Egypt bare, making way for a new era of foreign invaders.
THU 00:00 Top of the Pops (m0007tqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today
THU 00:30 Anni Albers: A Life in Thread (m0007vft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 on Wednesday
THU 01:00 Peaky Blinders (b04mlypg)
Tommy finds out exactly what mission Major Campbell is forcing him to undertake. Arthur spearheads a ferocious takeover of London's Eden Club. Meanwhile, Polly's son Michael is welcomed into the business and quickly experiences the dark side of the Peaky Blinders.
THU 02:00 Peaky Blinders (b04n6zyy)
Tommy is caught by surprise when his powerbase in London is obliterated. As Tommy struggles to save his family and regain the upper hand, May expresses her feelings for him, and he is paid a visit by an old friend.
THU 03:00 Peaky Blinders (b04nyw0f)
As derby day arrives, Tommy is faced with impossible decisions as he plans to strike back at his enemies and take the family business to another level. Meanwhile, Major Campbell has one final card to play - one that he is certain will bring about Tommy's demise.
FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2019
FRI 19:00 World News Today (m0007tqh)
LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
The latest news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
FRI 19:30 BBC Proms (m0007tqk)
Rattle conducts Belshazzar's Feast
Join Suzy Klein as she explores the percussive sound worlds of jungles in Charles Koechlin's Les bandar-log, city life in Varèse's Amériques and Walton's cantata of biblical proportions, Belshazzar’s Feast. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, the LSO Chorus, Orfeó Català and the Orfeó Català Youth Choir.
FRI 21:00 Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain and Ireland (b0b99nq0)
Two 80s icons explore the distinct sounds that came out of different parts of Britain and Ireland in one of pop's golden decades.
Midge Ure, lead singer of Ultravox and one of the men behind Band Aid, and Kim Appleby, who had a string of hits with her sister Mel in the Stock, Aitken and Waterman-produced band Mel and Kim, go on a journey back in time to the 80s to figure out why certain cities produced their own diverse tunes.
It's a fascinating tale. Emerging from the ashes of punk, British and Irish music ripped up the pop rule book in the 80s and topped the charts worldwide. But there was no definitive 'British' pop sound. Innovative chart-toppers were being produced by artists hailing from all over the UK and Ireland.
In this first episode, Midge Ure and Kim Appleby explore London's new romantic movement, travel to Coventry to investigate the rise of ska and speak to some of Sheffield's electronic music pioneers.
The show features interviews with key figures, like Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet, Marco Pirroni from Adam and the Ants, Pauline Black from The Selecter, Martin Ware and Glenn Gregory from Heaven 17 and 'super-producer' Trevor Horn. But of course the star is the music - and this episode includes some of the best tunes, videos and performances from the early part of this marvellous musical decade.
FRI 22:00 Snow Patrol at Ward Park 3 (m0005s70)
Northern Ireland’s finest purveyors of music return to Ward Park in Bangor. Snow Patrol perform a spectacular homecoming gig to local and international fans alike.
The band, who are celebrating 25 years in music, take us on a journey from early classics to their most recent album.
FRI 23:00 Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business (b09p6stj)
On the Road
Music promoter John Giddings takes us on an entertaining ride behind the stage lights to tell the story of how live performance has become a billion-pound industry.
As the founder and promoter of the modern Isle of Wight festival and one of the world's biggest live promoters, John knows more than most how to put a show on the road. And how the world of live performance has changed.
Where once bands would tour to promote an album, in the age of downloads and disappearing record sales, the live arena is a huge business. Bigger than ever before.
For a genuine behind-the-scenes insight into the scale and logistics of the modern mega-tour, John takes us backstage at U2's latest stadium spectacular. We also join John behind the scenes at Isle of Wight 2017, the festival he runs and where Rod Stewart and Run DMC are among the big names on the line-up.
But we also travel back to tell the story of the original Isle of Wight Festival, where a bunch of young promoters with big ideas persuaded Bob Dylan, The Who and Leonard Cohen to perform. A tale of unpaid artists, frantic last-minute negotiations and general mayhem, it was an event that transformed the music industry. And for a young John Giddings, who was in the audience, it was the beginning of a whole career.
Along the way, some of the biggest names in rock and pop share their insights from life on the road and how the world of live performance has changed.
Phil Collins reminisces about his youthful trips to the Marquee Club. Earth, Wind & Fire reveal the extraordinary planning that went into their theatrical stage shows. Stewart Copeland recalls The Police's pioneering international tours, including a memorable visit to India at the invitation of a local women's organisation, The Time and Talents Club. Melanie C talks of her nerves taking to the road with the Spice Girls, who unlike most touring bands had no real experience of live performance. And Alex James remembers the thrill of live performance but also the reality behind some of their tours... not just to please the fans but to pay the taxman.
FRI 00:00 The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities (b0555xv8)
Film telling the story of how rock music helped to change Ireland. The 40-year-old story of Irish rock and pop music is grounded in the very different musical traditions of the two main cities of the island, Belfast and Dublin.
This musical celebration charts the lives and careers of some of the biggest selling acts in Irish rock, punk and pop from Van Morrison and Thin Lizzy to The Undertones and U2. From the pioneers of the showbands touring in the late 50s through to the modern day, the film examines their lineage and connections and how the hardcore, rocking sound of Belfast merged with the more melodic, folky Dublin tradition to form what we now recognise as Irish rock and pop.
The film explores where these bands and musicians came from and the influence the political, social and cultural environments of the day had on them and how the music influenced those environments.
With contributions from many of the heavyweights of Irish rock and pop, including U2, Sinead O'Connor and Bob Geldof, it follows their careers as they forged an international presence and looks at how they helped change the island along the way.
FRI 01:00 Peaky Blinders (b079vtpm)
It is Thomas Shelby's long-awaited wedding day. In the middle of the celebrations, a mysterious visitor imperils the entire Shelby family, and Tommy finds himself pulled into a web of intrigue more lethal than anything he has yet encountered.
FRI 02:00 Peaky Blinders (b07bksbb)
Tommy discovers the extent of the mission given to him and the extreme lengths his new paymasters are willing to go to in their quest for power.
Meanwhile his own family's activities lead to escalating danger in Birmingham.
FRI 03:00 Peaky Blinders (b07cgpy2)
Responding to the Italians' actions, Tommy is set on a path of deadly vengeance. Meanwhile, as he makes plans for his mission on behalf of the Russians, he realises there is a traitor in his midst.
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)
... Sings Musicals 01:00 SAT (b019jshd)
A History of Scotland 20:00 WED (b00fr2gm)
Anni Albers: A Life in Thread 19:30 WED (m0007vft)
Anni Albers: A Life in Thread 00:30 THU (m0007vft)
Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age 01:00 MON (b04mq9x6)
BBC Proms 19:00 SUN (m0007tq5)
BBC Proms 19:30 FRI (m0007tqk)
Bauhaus 100 21:00 WED (m0007trf)
Bauhaus 100 02:45 WED (m0007trf)
Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves 22:00 WED (m0007tqs)
Below the Surface 21:00 SAT (m0007tn9)
Below the Surface 21:45 SAT (m0007tnc)
Beyond 100 Days 19:00 MON (m0007tp4)
Beyond 100 Days 19:00 TUE (m0007tpg)
Beyond 100 Days 19:00 WED (m0007trc)
Beyond 100 Days 19:00 THU (m0007tqn)
From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature 22:00 THU (b09t9txy)
Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business 23:00 FRI (b09p6stj)
How the Celts Saved Britain 00:00 MON (b00ktrby)
How to Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry 02:00 MON (b08l6qd8)
Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher 23:00 THU (b06yjrgg)
Iolo's Snowdonia 19:30 MON (b09rjs4p)
Iolo's Snowdonia 19:30 TUE (b09sbs00)
James May's Cars of the People 22:00 SUN (b0467lv5)
Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City 23:00 MON (b017znj7)
Life 20:00 MON (b00p90d6)
Lost Land of the Volcano 19:00 SAT (b00mqjx2)
Lost Land of the Volcano 02:00 SAT (b00mqjx2)
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands 20:00 SAT (b07n2hmt)
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands 03:00 SAT (b07n2hmt)
Operation Wild 21:00 THU (b04f8ylf)
Peaky Blinders 22:00 TUE (p01fj94w)
Peaky Blinders 23:00 TUE (b03bgw2m)
Peaky Blinders 00:00 TUE (b03bsw9p)
Peaky Blinders 01:00 TUE (b03c58wp)
Peaky Blinders 02:00 TUE (b03cntw3)
Peaky Blinders 03:00 TUE (b03dwq3x)
Peaky Blinders 23:45 WED (b04kklnm)
Peaky Blinders 00:45 WED (b04l8zyp)
Peaky Blinders 01:45 WED (b04lssgp)
Peaky Blinders 01:00 THU (b04mlypg)
Peaky Blinders 02:00 THU (b04n6zyy)
Peaky Blinders 03:00 THU (b04nyw0f)
Peaky Blinders 01:00 FRI (b079vtpm)
Peaky Blinders 02:00 FRI (b07bksbb)
Peaky Blinders 03:00 FRI (b07cgpy2)
Rams: Principles of Good Design 21:00 MON (m0007tp6)
Rams: Principles of Good Design 03:00 MON (m0007tp6)
Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World 21:00 TUE (m0007tpj)
Secret Knowledge 00:10 SUN (b03z08mv)
Sir Chris Hoy: 200mph at Le Mans 22:00 MON (b07z7yfh)
Skies Above Britain 20:00 THU (b07v77jd)
Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain and Ireland 21:00 FRI (b0b99nq0)
Snow Patrol at Ward Park 3 22:00 FRI (m0005s70)
Storyville 23:00 SUN (b0b95v0m)
Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits 23:00 WED (m0007pdx)
Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt's Greatest Lost City 21:00 SUN (b04lss20)
Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt's Greatest Lost City 02:45 SUN (b04lss20)
The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank 00:40 SUN (b036f9vc)
The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities 00:00 FRI (b0555xv8)
The Riviera: A History in Pictures 01:45 SUN (b01ps9jr)
The Vietnam War 22:30 SAT (b096v3dw)
The Vietnam War 23:30 SAT (b096v3f2)
Timeshift 20:00 TUE (b03p7jh9)
Top of the Pops 00:30 SAT (m0007n22)
Top of the Pops 19:30 THU (m0007tqq)
Top of the Pops 00:00 THU (m0007tqq)
World News Today 19:00 FRI (m0007tqh)