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Wild Tales from the Village

Wild Tales from the Village

A year in the life of an extraordinary village, hidden away in the French countryside.

Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Feature-length drama telling the story of Damilola Taylor, who died aged ten in London.

Against the Law

Against the Law

When Peter Wildeblood fell in love with Edward McNally in 1952, homosexuality was a crime.

Theresa v Boris: How May Became PM

Theresa v Boris: How May Became PM

Drama documentary telling the story of the Conservative Party's 2016 leadership campaign.

Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!

Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!

Dramatised portrait of the popular but troubled comic actor Kenneth Williams.

The DIY Movement

1. Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie: The DIY Movement

A look at British indie music at a time when the industry was controlled by major labels.

Episode 3

3. 1066: A Year to Conquer England: Series 1, Episode 3

The armies of Duke William and King Harold meet at battle in Sussex on 14 October 1066.

Episode 2

2. 1066: A Year to Conquer England: Series 1, Episode 2

King Harold of England has to take on two invasion forces.

The Attack: Terror in the UK

The Attack: Terror in the UK

Drama documentary telling the story of an IS-inspired terrorist group planning an attack.

Episode 1

1. 1066: A Year to Conquer England: Series 1, Episode 1

Dan Snow explores the family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans.

The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital

The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital

The story of six healthy men who took part in a drug trial that went terribly wrong.

The Eichmann Show

The Eichmann Show

Drama telling the story of how the 1961 trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann came to be televised.

Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot

Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot

The inner secrets of the Gunpowder Plot using the words of the plotters themselves.

The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth

The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth

Documentary exploring the Pilgrims' journey across the Atlantic in the early 17th century.

Aberfan: The Fight for Justice

Aberfan: The Fight for Justice

Huw Edwards traces the story of Aberfan's decades-long battle for justice.

Into the Mainstream

3. Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie: Into the Mainstream

The influence of dance music, Britpop and the emergence of new labels in the late 90s.

The Alternative 80s

2. Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie: The Alternative 80s

In the 80s, independent labels transformed from cottage industries into real businesses.

War of the Three Kings, Part Two

2. After Bannockburn: War of the Three Kings, Part Two

The story of Robert the Bruce's invasion of English-occupied Ireland in 1315.

War of the Three Kings, Part One

1. After Bannockburn: War of the Three Kings, Part One

The story of Robert the Bruce's invasion of English-occupied Ireland in 1315.

Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night

Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night

Dramatised documentary exploring one of the most significant moments in gothic history.

Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

Docudrama about a schoolboy lured to his death after being groomed online while gaming.

Rudolf Nureyev - Dance to Freedom

Rudolf Nureyev - Dance to Freedom

The story of how Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West in 1961.

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

Documentary exploring the dramatic downfall and execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

Revealing the story of how Handel's Messiah helped save London's Foundling Hospital.

Churchill's First World War

Churchill's First World War

Drama-documentary about Winston Churchill's experiences during the First World War.

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

Will Nissan's latest all-electric vehicle continue the company's extraordinary success?

The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution

The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution

Documentary exploring the influence of the Industrial Revolution on the art of JMW Turner.

SOS: The Titanic Inquiry

SOS: The Titanic Inquiry

Paul McGann stars in a dramatised account of the official inquiry into the Titanic tragedy

My Murder

My Murder

My Murder tells the true story of what became known as the honey trap killing.

Countdown to Revolution

3. Versailles: Countdown to Revolution

Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette, attempt to stave off a revolution.

The Palace of Pleasure

2. Versailles: The Palace of Pleasure

A glorious costumed romp through the most scandalous years of the Palace of Versailles.

The Boarding School Bomber

The Boarding School Bomber

How an educated, privileged teenager planned a terrorist attack on a shopping centre.

Neanderthal

2. Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth: Neanderthal

As the ice caps retreated 35,000 years ago, the Neanderthal stronghold in Europe weakened.

Homo Erectus

1. Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth: Homo Erectus

Homo sapiens and Homo erectus meet for the first time following a super-volcanic eruption.

First Light

First Light

The story of one of the youngest Spitfire pilots to fight in the Battle of Britain.

The Dream of a King

1. Versailles: The Dream of a King

Drama-documentary recreating the life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV.