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Roger Bannister: Everest on the Track

Roger Bannister: Everest on the Track

How Roger Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes and boosted Britain's morale.

Episode 1

1. Hospital: Episode 1

Two patients await life-saving surgery at St Mary's in Paddington.

Sighthill

Sighthill

The day-to-day life of some of the residents of Glasgow's Sighthill Estate.

Episode 1

1. Saved: At the Heart of the Health Service: Episode 1

Series taking a look at the health service in Northern Ireland.

Dan Snow on Lloyd George: My Great-Great-Grandfather

Dan Snow on Lloyd George: My Great-Great-Grandfather

Dan Snow traces the story of his forebear, Liberal prime minister David Lloyd George.

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.

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.

Child Stars

51. Talking Pictures: Child Stars

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

Jack Lemmon

35. Talking Pictures: Jack Lemmon

A retrospective of television appearances made by Jack Lemmon.

Anthony Hopkins

47. Talking Pictures: Anthony Hopkins

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

Unity, Strength and Endurance

1. An Island Parish: Anguilla, Unity, Strength and Endurance

This episode visits Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean.

Alan Rickman

55. Talking Pictures: Alan Rickman

A look back at the life and work of Alan Rickman, one of Britain's best-loved actors.

2016

5. Resolutions: 2016

The organiser of resettlement of Syrian refugees in Inverurie shares her story.

Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage

Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage

An intimate portrait of Judi Dench, told by some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Alan Bennett's Diaries

Alan Bennett's Diaries

Documentary inspired by Alan Bennett's acerbic and often hilarious diaries.

We Remember Part Two

Review: 2016, We Remember Part Two

The lives of David Bowie, Ronnie Corbett and Victoria Wood are celebrated.

We Remember Part One

Review: 2016, We Remember Part One

The lives of Muhammed Ali, Sir Terry Wogan and Prince are remembered and celebrated.

Ricky Tomlinson

5. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Ricky Tomlinson

Ricky Tomlinson traces his roots and discovers that he comes from generations of carters.

Ioan Gruffudd

1. Coming Home: Series 11, Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan Gruffudd unlocks the secrets of his family's royal past.

Episode 3

3. The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

Rosie wants the team to invent a new medical helmet for her that is less visible.

Episode 2

2. A Welsh-Italian Christmas with Michela Chiappa: Episode 2

Michela Chiappa puts together a six-course Welsh-Italian Christmas menu.

Episode 3

3. The Council: Episode 3

Marion provides critical care to some of the council's most vulnerable old people.

Episode 2

2. The Council: Episode 2

Nicola is desperate for the council to provide care for her severely autistic son Curtis.

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot

Darcey Bussell uncovers the tumultuous life of Margot Fonteyn.

Episode 3

3. The Greatest Gift: Episode 3

Anna-Louise comes to terms with having donated her son's organs.

Lenny Henry

A Life on Screen: Lenny Henry

Sir Lenny Henry tells the story behind his success.

Episode 1

1. A Welsh-Italian Christmas with Michela Chiappa: Episode 1

Michela Chiappa goes on a mouthwatering festive food trip around Wales.

Victoria Wood

Best Of British: Victoria Wood

A look back at the career of the award-winning comedian Victoria Wood.

Episode 2

2. Walt Disney: Episode 2

Exploring Disney's later years, including the realisation of his dream - Disneyland.

Fidel Castro - America's Nemesis

Fidel Castro - America's Nemesis

Documentary about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who passed away on 25 November 2016.

Episode 1

1. Walt Disney: Episode 1

Exploring the early achievements of Walt Disney, from Mickey Mouse to Snow White.

Episode 2

2. Muslims Like Us: Episode 2

The house discuss a survey exploring British opinion about the Muslim community.

Episode 1

1. Muslims Like Us: Episode 1

Ten British Muslims with contrasting world views move in together.

Cheryl

4. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Cheryl

Singer Cheryl traces her roots and discovers a sea-faring ancestor and a family tragedy.

Episode 2

2. The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

They team try to build a BMX bicycle for a young boy who was born with no hands or feet.