Last Watched

"William Godwin"  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.
Wild South America

Wild South America

2005  Nature
The Sky at Night

The Sky at Night

2018  Science
Black Hole Apocalypse

Black Hole Apocalypse

2018  Science
Shine a Light

Shine a Light

2008  Art
Evolution

Evolution

2004  Science
Coldplay Live

Coldplay Live

2012  Art
Planet Earth

Planet Earth

2007  Nature