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3. Life Story: Home

Animals must find homes that provide shelter from the elements and a refuge from enemies.

Episode 6

6. Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook: Series 1, Episode 6

Featuring an engineer who fixed his own heart.

Episode 3

3. The Repair Shop: Series 1, Episode 3

A highly-prized Davenport desk, a travel clock and some daleks are restored.

Episode 12

12. Fugitives: Series 1, Episode 12

An armed robber is tracked down to the Netherlands, six years after a violent escape.

School Chickens

18. My Pet and Me: Series 3, School Chickens

Rory visits a special school in Wales that keeps chickens.

East

3. Digging for Britain: Series 5, East

Finds include the theatre where Shakespeare premiered Romeo and Juliet and Henry V.

How Quizzing Got Cool: TV's Brains of Britain

How Quizzing Got Cool: TV's Brains of Britain

A look at how ordinary TV quiz contestants turned into the pro-quizzers of today.

Inside My Head

Newsround Specials: Inside My Head

Inside My Head - A Newsround Special.

Are You Ready for This?

11. My Life: Series 8, Are You Ready for This?

Documentary following an 11-year-old who dreams of being the UK's youngest grime artist.

Witness

2. American Justice: Series 1, Witness

Police battle with the 'snitches get stitches' attitude when witnesses refuse to testify.

Episode 2

2. The Repair Shop: Series 1, Episode 2

A piano stool, a vintage telephone and a magic lantern are restored.

Indian

3. The Best of British Takeaways: Series 1, Indian

Cherry Healey learns how Queen Victoria put curry on the British menu.

Episode 11

11. Fugitives: Series 1, Episode 11

The Metropolitan Police are on the hunt for a man with a history of domestic violence.

Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad

Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad

Documentary following Rio Ferdinand a year after the loss of his wife to cancer.

Charlie the Welsh Mountain Pony

17. My Pet and Me: Series 3, Charlie the Welsh Mountain Pony

Ferne visits Emily and they get her pet pony, Charlie, ready to perform in a show.

Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives

Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives

Physics professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity.

Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me

Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me

Former postman Alan Johnson MP tells the story of 500 years of the Royal Mail.

Celia Imrie

8. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 9, Celia Imrie

Actress Celia Imrie uncovers tales ranging from political intrigue to impotence.

First Steps

1. Life Story: First Steps

Fur seals and flightless barnacle goose chicks fight to survive the challenges of infancy.

Ninja Girl!

12. My Life: Series 8, Ninja Girl!

Documentary following ten-year-old world champion kick-boxer Jesse-Jane.

Episode 1

1. The Repair Shop: Series 1, Episode 1

In the repair shop, a Gothic clock, a wooden flying fish and an accordion are restored.

Episode 10

10. Fugitives: Series 1, Episode 10

Police stage a dawn raid as they search for two brothers on the run from the USA.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

1. Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby: Series 1, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Giles Coren and Monica Galetti join the vast workforce at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands.

Tractors

1. Keepin 'er Country: Series 2, Tractors

Following farmers as they head to Donegal to attempt a world record with a difference.

Honey Bees

16. My Pet and Me: Series 3, Honey Bees

Rory meets Rosie and Henry, who show him all the equipment used by beekeepers.

Last Days of Solitary

Storyville: Last Days of Solitary

An extraordinary and harrowing portrait of life in solitary confinement in the US.

Episode 2

2. Home Ground: Series 2, Episode 2

Jo Scott enters the world of competitive ploughing.

A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin

4. imagine...: Spring 2006, A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin

A profile of Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain's most successful living painters.

The Black Forest to Hannover - Part 2

10. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4 - Reversions, The Black Forest to Hannover - Part 2

At Goettingen,Michael discovers two sides of student life at the turn of the 20th century.

Gallipoli to the Syrian Border

1. Turkey with Simon Reeve: Series 1, Gallipoli to the Syrian Border

Simon visits Istanbul and the beaches of the Aegean Sea, before reaching the Syrian border

Tank Men

Tank Men

Rob Bell tells the story of the First World War tank men.

The Rewritten Universe

2. The Century That Wrote Itself: The Rewritten Universe

How the 17th century's writing revolution helped rewrite our vision of the world.

Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories

Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories

A unique insight into the life of celebrated painter Paula Rego, directed by her son.

When Lynn Barber Met Phyllida Barlow

When Lynn Barber Met Phyllida Barlow

Journalist Lynn Barber meets sculpture artist Phyllida Barlow.

Rogues Gallery

3. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Rogues Gallery

Sam Willis looks at urban crime, fraud and corruption in the 18th century.

Sweet Little Sixteen

1. Rock 'n' Roll America: Sweet Little Sixteen

In mid-1950s America, out of the Deep South came a new rhythm-driven fusion music.