Icons - Entertainers The fourth in the ICONS series, Entertainers is an hour-long documentary charting t...he story of Entertainment in the 20th Century. Tonight’s episode sees Hollywood star Kathleen Turner examine the achievements and legacies of four of the Century’s greatest entertainers. The story of Entertainment in the 20th Century ranged from vaudeville clowns to Space Oddities, and everything in between. This was 100 years where technological developments changed the face of entertainment forever – givin
Icons - Explorers The second in the ICONS series, Explorers is an hour-long documentary charting the ...story of Exploration in the 20th Century. Passionate about the subject since he was a child, tonight’s episode sees Dermot O’Leary examine the achievements and legacies of four of the Century’s greatest explorers. 20th Century exploration began with flag planting in the name of empire, and over the decades, improvements in technology saw explorers take on greater and greater challenges – pursuing prizes fr
Icons - Activists Sanjeev Bhaskar explore the lives of the 20th century's greatest activists, examini...ng the lives of Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King Jr. He'll assess the qualities that made them great, and the groundbreaking ways in which each of them fought for their causes.
The 20th Century was the century of activism. It was a century in which a series of extraordinarily brave individuals encouraged whole swathes of society to throw off the shackles of oppression and ge
Icons - Sports Clare Balding examine the achievements of four of the 20th century's most influenti...al sports stars. Clare will be assessing the legacies of Pele, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and Tanni Grey Thompson. Each of them transcended their sport, and had an impact on the century far beyond their professional record. As the 20th century began, sport largely belonged to those who could afford leisure time, and was often an amateur pursuit. By the year 2000, sport provided some of the most watched moments