Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Cinema, theatre, literature, music and sport. Watch on "British Pathé's Heritage Hub", an award-winning video streaming service featuring hundreds of full-length documentaries for specialist audiences. Available on iOS, tvOS, Android, Android TV, Roku, Fire TV, and online.

Arts & Culture
  • 20th Century Hall of Fame

    1 season

    This series, produced in association with the BBC, chronicles the lives of the most important and well-known figures of the 20th century, whether they be politicians, musicians, or sports stars.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Actors & Musicians

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered actors and musicians: Chaplin, Elvis, Laurence Olivier, Louis Armstrong, Laurel and Hardy, Maurice Chevalier, John Lennon, Richard Burton, and Bob Hope.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Actresses

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered actresses: Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Cultural Icons

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered cultural icons: Dalí, Fontaine & Nureyev, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, Edward & Mrs Simpson, Yuri Gagarin, and Mary Quant.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Leaders

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several leaders: Emmeline Pankhurst, Ronald Reagan, Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Eisenhower, De Gaulle, Fidel Castro, Kennedy, Khrushchev.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Sports Stars

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered sports: Stanley Matthews, Amelia Earhart, Bobby Jones, Juan Fangio, Donald Campbell, Charles Lindbergh.

  • Ageless Iraq

    Documentary about life in Iraq - political history, religion, traditions, industry - as it was in 1954.

  • Brilliant Gardens

    This programme features the Royal Botanic Gardens, Ness Gardens, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Wisley RHS Gardens, Chelsea Physic Gardens, Kew Gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

  • Britain By Jove

    1 season

    Famous comedy travelogue produced in the 1960s to promote holidays in Great Britain. The shows were presented by much-loved ventriloquist Ray Alan and his celebrated companion Lord Charles. “A vision of Britain halfway between winsome nostalgia and surreal nightmare” – The Sunday Times, 2019.

  • British Passions on Film

    1 season

    A lovely series first shown on BBC 4 that depicts the hobbies and leisure activities of Britons during the 20th century. It utilises fabulous vintage footage from the British Pathé archive.

  • Classic British Motorcycles - BSA On Show

    This special interest documentary features meetings with owners of Classic BSAs across the UK. BSA was probably one of the best known British motorcycle manufacturers in the world, turning out more different models than any other company. From British Pathé TV's Motorsport Collection.

  • Classic Cars - MG

    The MG car company was founded in the 1920s by Cecil Kimber. The MG name was in production for over 50 years, creating some of the most iconic and much-loved sports cars in motoring history. From British Pathé TV's Motorsport Collection.

  • Gardens of the National Trust

    1 season

    The gardens featured in this Alan Titchmarsh series are carefully managed to reflect the beauty and spectacle of the original designs. They are impressive examples of the history of horticulture and a vital aspect of British heritage.

  • How to Encourage Wildlife in the Garden

    Learning how to encourage wildlife in the garden, focusing on the management of soils and plants and discovering the thinking behind ecological wildlife gardening.

  • Know the British

    Fabulous documentary made to educate American businessmen on the peculiar ways, customs, etiquette and traditions of the British as they were in 1974.

  • Land of Magic

    This lovely film shows us the wonders of Northern Ireland in the 1960s, featuring great scenic shots and local characters.

  • Land Rovers

    Follow the fascinating story of the Land Rover's development. From British Pathé TV's Motorsport Collection.

  • Le Mans 1955

    Documentary covering the 1955 Le Mans endurance race - the one with the terrible crash that influenced the future of motor racing.

  • Mirror to the Soul

    1 season

    This feature-length documentary, divided into two parts, is a unique collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and British Pathé, made up entirely of newsreel footage about the Caribbean filmed during the period 1922-1970.

  • National Trust - Finest Gardens through the Year

    These six stunning gardens are among the National Trust's finest and represent some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United Kingdom, offering a widely differing range of horticultural styles and periods of gardening history.

  • Secret Gardens

    Alan Titchmarsh visits eight of England's lesser-known gardens. The small gardens on display include: Hestercombe House in Gloucestershire; Brook Cottage in Oxfordshire; Cobblers on the Kent/Sussex border; the Kensington Roof Garden; Calke Abbey's kitchen gardens; and the Salcombe estuary estate.

  • See You At The Pillar

    Oscar-nominated travelogue showing the beauty of Ireland and its suitability as a holiday destination.

  • Sport
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    Sports of all varieties - Football, Cricket, Rugby, Golf, Tennis, motorsport, and more

  • The Agatha Christie Code

    What makes Agatha Christie such a successful writer? On the 75th anniversary of the creation of her immortal character Miss Marple, this documentary introduces viewers to new fields of scientific inquiry using sophisticated computer analyses of Christie’s every written word, her sentence structur...