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Celia Imrie

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

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

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.

BBC Ouch: Storytelling Live

BBC Ouch: Storytelling Live

People with disabilities and mental health difficulties tell their own stories on stage.

Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

The rise and fall of motor racing driver Tommy Byrne.

The Real Cost of Caring

Week In Week Out: The Real Cost of Caring

Sian Lloyd uncovers a recruitment crisis in the care industry.

Britain's Home-Care Crisis

Panorama: Britain's Home-Care Crisis

An investigation which reveals the nationwide shortage of home-care workers.

A Fighting Spirit

4. Wales in the Nineties: A Fighting Spirit

The story of the economic regeneration of Wales and the people who helped bring it about.

Dame Vera Lynn: Happy 100th Birthday

Dame Vera Lynn: Happy 100th Birthday

A happy birthday tribute celebrating the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn.

Marine A: The Inside Story

Panorama: Marine A: The Inside Story

Panorama re-examines the killing of a Taliban insurgent.

Me, My Spots and I

Newsbeat Documentaries: Me, My Spots and I

Katie Snooks investigates how people cope with acne.

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

How 19th-century countess Ada Lovelace helped give rise to the modern era of computing.

Life Changers

3. Wales in the Nineties: Life Changers

The stories of men and women who faced and overcame huge personal challenges.

In the Shadow of the Shipyard

3. Groundbreakers: In the Shadow of the Shipyard

Dan Gordon returns to his native east Belfast to explore the work of four writers.

Geri's 1990s: My Drive To Freedom

Geri's 1990s: My Drive To Freedom

Geri Horner looks back on the 1990s and her journey from working-class girl to superstar.

Sophie Raworth

10. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Sophie Raworth

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale.

Beti and David: Lost for Words

Beti and David: Lost for Words

Following Beti George as she cares for her partner David Parry-Jones.

Conquer the World

2. Wales in the Nineties: Conquer the World

The Welsh people who rose from obscurity and conquered the world of rock music.

Episode 1

1. Birds of Paradise: The Ultimate Quest: Series 1, Episode 1

Frank Gardner and Benedict Allen journey through Papua New Guinea to see birds of paradise

Martin Scorsese: True Confessions

Martin Scorsese: True Confessions

Nick James quizzes Martin Scorsese on masculinity, religion, crime and New York.

A Nation for All

1. Wales in the Nineties: A Nation for All

A look at how Wales became more diverse and self-confident than ever before.

Sunetra Sarker

9. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Sunetra Sarker

Actor Sunetra Sarker sets out to explore her Bengali heritage.

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax

The remarkable true story of the woman behind the worldwide waxworks empire.

To See Sunshine One Must Weather The Storm

8. An Island Parish: Anguilla, To See Sunshine One Must Weather The Storm

Islanders prepare for the threat of hurricanes as the rainy season begins.

Omar Sharif

45. Talking Pictures: Omar Sharif

A look back at the life of the actor Omar Sharif, who died in July 2015 at the age of 83.

John Hurt

57. Talking Pictures: John Hurt

A look back at the life and work of Sir John Hurt - one of Britain's acting greats.

June Brown at 90: A Walford Legend

June Brown at 90: A Walford Legend

Celebrate a 90th birthday and all things Dot Cotton with EastEnders actress June Brown.

Episode 6

6. Hospital: Episode 6

The surgeons must use unconventional methods to get their operations completed.

Warwick Davis

8. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Warwick Davis

Actor Warwick Davis finds humanity and humour in some uncomfortable stories.

Episode 3

3. Cardiff: Living on the Streets: Series 1, Episode 3

With Christmas fast approaching, Danielle struggles to cope.

The Spirit of Life

7. An Island Parish: Anguilla, The Spirit of Life

It's carnival time. From boat races to parades, there are celebrations all over the island

Beauty Queen and Single

Beauty Queen and Single

A beauty queen changes her style to try to find a connection that is more than skin deep.

The Scottish Bounty Hunter

The Scottish Bounty Hunter

Following a young Scottish man forging a career as a professional bounty hunter in America

Terry Pratchett - Back in Black

Terry Pratchett - Back in Black

Poignant and humorous film telling the story of author Terry Pratchett in his own words.

Episode 2

2. Birds of Paradise: The Ultimate Quest: Series 1, Episode 2

As Frank gets close to realising his dream, his old injuries return to haunt him.

Love in a Day

1. Love in a Day: Love in a Day

An intimate insight into who and what people love.

Episode 5

5. Hospital: Episode 5

This episode looks at pioneering treatments for some of the oldest and youngest patients.