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A Place to Live

1. Supersized Earth: A Place to Live

Dallas explores how we've conquered the skies as we build astonishing places to live.

Blackpool to Manchester Victoria

6. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Blackpool to Manchester Victoria

Michael unveils a new monument to 87 railwaymen who lost their lives in the Great War.

Episode 2

2. Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney: Episode 2

Andy Torbet tries to cross the Pentland Firth as the ancient Orcadians would have done.

Episode 16

16. Caught Red Handed: Series 5, Episode 16

A shop manager is forced into fighting off a burglar much stronger than he is.

Wise as a Serpent, Harmless as a Dove

2. An Island Parish: Anguilla, Wise as a Serpent, Harmless as a Dove

Bishop Brooks oversees renovations at St Mary's Anglican church on the island of Anguilla.

Margam Country Park

2. Iolo's Great Welsh Parks: Series 3, Episode 2

Iolo Williams explores the Margam Country Park on the outskirts of Port Talbot.

Episode 1

1. The Mart: Series 2, Episode 1

Sheep farmer Willie Millar battles a late spring snowfall to get his lambs to auction.

Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC

Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC

Celebrating the early on-screen appearances of some of Britain's greatest actors.

Omnibus

School Swap: Korea Style: Omnibus

Three British teenagers swap their teachers and parents for school life in South Korea.

The Central Heartland

2. Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise: The Central Heartland

In central Thailand's forests, plains and city streets, nature lives alongside people.

Climbing

2. Andy's Baby Animals: Climbing

Andy Day looks baby animals as they learn vital climbing skills.

The Trouble with Space Junk

13. Horizon: 2014-2015, The Trouble with Space Junk

Horizon reveals the scale of the problem of space junk, with accounts from experts.

Richard Harris

42. Talking Pictures: Richard Harris

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Richard Harris.

David Bowie: The Last Five Years

David Bowie: The Last Five Years

An intimate portrait of the last five years of David Bowie's life.

First Steps

1. Andy's Baby Animals: First Steps

Andy Day looks at the tricky first steps of baby animals.

Ghana's Child Labourers

Our World: Ghana's Child Labourers

How tens of thousands of children in Ghana have been trafficked into forced labour.

Child Stars

51. Talking Pictures: Child Stars

Sylvia Syms examines the world of the big screen's smallest stars - the child actors.

Episode 15

15. Caught Red Handed: Series 5, Episode 15

Councillor Ken loves his garden bench, but a local thief seems to love it too.

Mountain

1. The World's Most Extraordinary Homes: Mountain

Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin explore extraordinary homes built in mountain locations.

Longniddry to Edinburgh

5. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Longniddry to Edinburgh

Michael discovers the history of body snatchers and murderers who contributed to science.

The Story of 1983

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1983

1983, and there are signs that the show is going through something of a mid-life crisis.

Jack Lemmon

35. Talking Pictures: Jack Lemmon

A retrospective of television appearances made by Jack Lemmon.

Secretive Creatures

2. Pets - Wild at Heart: Secretive Creatures

Documentary using innovative techniques to reveal the secrets of pets' behaviour.

Episode 14

14. Caught Red Handed: Series 5, Episode 14

A teenager in his first job is shot at by an armed robber, but he fights back.

Darlington to Dunbar

4. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Darlington to Dunbar

Michael heads up the East Coast Main Line, testing a state-of-the-art train on the way.

Welwyn Garden City to Peterborough

2. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Welwyn Garden City to Peterborough

Michael heads north from London, and in Bedfordshire he gets to drive a 'locomobile'.

The Blazing Summer

3. Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer: The Blazing Summer

Summer's hot dry conditions create a new danger - deadly wildfires burn out of control.

Cut & Thrust

1. Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History: Cut & Thrust

Dr Sam Willis discovers how medieval weapons shaped Britain.

Anthony Hopkins

47. Talking Pictures: Anthony Hopkins

A look back at the life of Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Playful Creatures

1. Pets - Wild at Heart: Playful Creatures

Documentary using innovative techniques to reveal the secrets of pets' behaviour.

My Perfect Body?

1. Hayley: My Perfect Body?

The hospital horror stories and surgery successes of those having cosmetic procedures.

Invaders of the Isles 1

9. Coast: Series 8 Reversions, Invaders of the Isles 1

Exploring the remarkable history of Guernsey and the infamous Isle of Man TT.

Naples

1. Italy's Invisible Cities: Naples

Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples.

Episode 13

13. Caught Red Handed: Series 5, Episode 13

A woman thinks her elderly aunt is being targeted in her own home and sets up a stakeout.

Newark-on-Trent to Stockton

3. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Newark-on-Trent to Stockton

Tracing the path of the Flying Scotsman, Michael heads to Stockton-on-Tees.

The Toughest Spring

2. Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer: The Toughest Spring

As winter turns to spring, temperatures rise and Yellowstone bursts into life.