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Episode 1

1. Prejudice and Pride: The People's History of LGBTQ Britain: Series 1, Episode 1

Objects from 1967 to 1987 include a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine.

One Deadly Weekend in America

One Deadly Weekend in America

Documentary telling the stories of young lives devastated by gun crime in the USA.

Pigs

4. The Farmers' Country Showdown: Series 1 30-Minute Versions, Pigs

Pig farmers are hoping to win prizes for their best pigs at the Dorset County Show.

Episode 1

1. 10 Puppies and Us: Series 1, Episode 1

Border collie Jura joins a ski patroller in the Highlands of Scotland.

Adil Ray

4. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Adil Ray

Citizen Khan star Adil Ray explores rumours of a link to African royalty.

A Touch of Class

Railways: The Making of a Nation: A Touch of Class

How the trains gradually acted as a great catalyst in mixing the classes.

Episode 2

2. Fugitives: Series 1 Cutdowns, Episode 2

The Metropolitan Police's Extradition Team stage a double dawn raid.

Sheepdogs

3. The Farmers' Country Showdown: Series 1 30-Minute Versions, Sheepdogs

Shirley and John compete with their sheepdogs at the Nidderdale Agricultural Show.

Episode 1

1. Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots: Series 1, Episode 1

Ben Garrod meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica.

Episode 2

2. Wild Alaska Live: Series 1, Episode 2

Steve tries to land on a glacier by helicopter. Matt looks for orca and humpback whales.

Episode 12

12. Time for School: Series 1, Episode 12

The reception children at Mere Green spot an injured toy cat stuck up a tree.

The Figure of the Earth

4. Voyages of Discovery: The Figure of the Earth

The story of three 18th-century French explorers' scientific mission to the Andes.

Against the Odds

2. The Farmers' Country Showdown: Series 1 30-Minute Versions, Against the Odds

Five groups of dedicated farmers compete against each other at the British Farming Awards.

Family

2. Addicted Parents: Last Chance to Keep My Children: Series 1, Family

Four mothers who are addicted to drugs must get clean or face losing their children.

Pasta

2. Inside the Factory: Series 3, Pasta

Gregg Wallace is at the world's largest dried pasta factory in Italy.

Dictators and Despots

3. A Timewatch Guide: Series 4, Dictators and Despots

David Olusoga uses BBC documentary archives to see why dictators can have such appeal.

George Best: All by Himself

George Best: All by Himself

How a reserved young prodigy from Northern Ireland became a global superstar.

Episode 1

1. The Secret Life of Rubbish: Episode 1

A history of British refuse collection from the Second World War to the consumerist 1960s.

Dairy Cows

1. The Farmers' Country Showdown: Series 1 30-Minute Versions, Dairy Cows

Dairy farmers Ben, Holly and Trevor compete at the Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show.

Episode 2

2. Normal for Norfolk: Series 2, Episode 2

With his son Edmund now at university, Desmond ponders the future of Wiveton.

Clare Balding

3. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Clare Balding

Sports broadcaster Clare Balding uncovers an extraordinary American dynasty.

Jodi's Lovely Letters

Jodi's Lovely Letters

Aled Jones meets Jodi Ann Bickley, founder of the One Million Lovely Letters project.

Episode 1

1. Wild Alaska Live: Series 1, Episode 1

Bears, eagles and orcas are gathering for the Alaskan summer feast.

Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government

Storyville: Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government

How a diplomat who resigned over the Iraq war tried to find a better way of doing things.

Operation Crossbow

Operation Crossbow

How the Allies used 3D photographs to thwart the Nazis' superweapons.

My Friend Jane

My Friend Jane

Jane Austen superfans reveal what a vicar's daughter from Hampshire means to them.

The Battle for Raqqa

Our World: The Battle for Raqqa

In the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group that calls itself 'Islamic State' is under siege.

Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou

Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou

How the three country singers ended up uniting as close harmony singers on the Trio album.

Episode 10

10. Neighbourhood Blues: Series 7, Episode 10

A strange late-night break-in turns from being a manhunt into a search and rescue.

I Shot My Parents

I Shot My Parents

Documentary looking at the case of a 14-year-old boy who tried to kill his parents.

Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box That Changed the World

Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box That Changed the World

Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the impact of 60 years of British television.

Episode 1

1. Yorkshire Wolds Way: Episode 1

Paul Rose explores the Yorkshire Wolds Way, perhaps Britain's least known walking trail.

Episode 9

9. Neighbourhood Blues: Series 7, Episode 9

A young man is viciously assaulted in broad daylight in Weston-super-Mare.

The Natives: This Is Our America

The Natives: This Is Our America

Documentary looking at what it is like to be a young Native American today.

Episode 1

1. Fugitives: Series 1 Cutdowns, Episode 1

West Yorkshire police officers search for a man convicted of a series of violent robberies

France

3. Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip: Series 1, France

Paul looks at France's lack of flashy cars and the relationship between cars and food.