Last Watched

"Fanny Burney"  Sort by

Birth of the British Novel

   2011    Art
Author Henry Hitchings explores the lives and works of Britain's radical and pioneering 18th-century novelists who, in just 80 years, established all the literary genres we recognise today. It was a golden age of creativity led by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Fanny Burney and William Godwin, amongst others. Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Tom Jones and Tristram Shandy are novels that still sparkle with audacity and innovation. On his journey through 18th-century fiction, Hitchings reveals how the novel was more than mere entertainment, it was also a subversive hand-grenade that would change British society for the better. He travels from the homes of Britain's great and good to its lowliest prisons, meeting contemporary writers like Martin Amis, Will Self, Tom McCarthy and Jenny Uglow on the way.
In Search of
In Search of

   2018    Technology
Seven Ages of Rock
Seven Ages of Rock

   2007    Art
Blue Planet II
Blue Planet II

   2017    Nature
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
Nature Great Events
Nature Great Events

   2009    Nature
How Earth Made Us
How Earth Made Us

   2010    Science
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine