The Stars and Stripes
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The BBC's Radio 4 online presence offers viewers and listeners another way to engage with BBC content and in the run up the Presidential Elections in the USA we were asked to make a film that explains the symbolic power of their national flag.
In the film we ponder Why do Americans love their flag so much? Whatever other American icons come and go, one thing remains to rally the people – the Stars and Stripes.
Dr Adam Smith, senior lecturer in history at UCL takes a look at the origin and life of the star-spangled banner. Its story explains why it holds such an important place in the hearts of the people who live in 'the land of the free' and 'the home of the brave'.
The film was created for the BBC as part of their US Election Programme Collection
One hundred years after women won the right to vote, Scarlett Moffatt tells the story of the suffragettes.
Showcasing six shortlisted titles for 2017’s Man Booker International Prize.
From prejudice to pride, the story of how gay sex was de-criminalised is a story of double-lives, suicides and brave fights.
With people living longer that ever before and not saving enough for their later years, is retirement headed for an uncertain future? Money Box explores whether retirement is a thing of the past.
Professor Mary King describes how the song became a symbol of hope.
For Christmas 2015 we created an animated Christmas animation based on the Nativity story and voiced by some of BBC Radio 2’s most popular presenters
Each year, the BBC invites a leading figure to give a series of lectures and in 2015, Professor Stephen Hawking delivered two lectures on the nature of black holes.
This explainer video for the BBC 6 O’Clock News was made in 2016 just before the EU referendum in the UK and explains how the EU works and how it operates.
What will be the future of Humanity? In this short film for Radio 4, historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari makes a prediction