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Crack Alley

1. Drugsland: Series 1, Crack Alley

Sgt Green and PC Spence have a known prolific street dealer in their sights.

Episode 3

3. Rick Stein's Road To Mexico: Series 1, Episode 3

Rick Stein's latest culinary travels take him from San Diego into Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

Tricky Business

13. Our School: Series 3, Tricky Business

Have Year 7 got what it takes to set up and run their own business?

Crisis Stage

3. Life and Death Row: Series 1, Crisis Stage

A law student fights for the lives of two of the youngest killers facing execution.

Episode 2

2. Wartime Farm: Episode 2

The team tackle the conditions faced in 1940, in the face of rationing and the Blitz.

Labour - The Summer that Changed Everything

Labour - The Summer that Changed Everything

Following Labour MPs through an extraordinary six months in the life of their party.

Stalkers

Stalkers

Documentary examining the stories behind three victims of stalking.

Elizabeth & Philip: Love and Duty

Elizabeth & Philip: Love and Duty

Kirsty Young presents a look back at the marriage of the Queen and Prince Philip.

My Mother's Lost Children

Storyville: My Mother's Lost Children

A Jewish family is thrown into turmoil when two stolen children reappear after 40 years.

Athens

1. Building the Ancient City: Athens and Rome: Athens

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill explores how ancient Athens gave birth to the idea of democracy.

Episode 1

1. Wartime Farm: Episode 1

Reclaiming unused land for farming is the first role on the 'frontline of freedom'.

Britain's Cycling Superheroes: The Price of Success?

Britain's Cycling Superheroes: The Price of Success?

The triumphs and controversies that have rocked Britain's cycling medal factory.

Big Blue

4. Blue Planet II: Series 1, Big Blue

This vast ocean desert where sperm whales must dive 1,000 metres just to feed.

Coral Reefs

3. Blue Planet II: Series 1, Coral Reefs

The ingenious ways life exists in the undersea cities of tropical reefs.

Fighting Forest Faiths

Fighting Forest Faiths

Rebecca Henchke investigates the impact of the palm oil industry on Sumatra's Orang Rimba.

The Butcher of Bosnia

Our World: The Butcher of Bosnia

An international court is to deliver its verdict on the genocide case against Ratko Mladic

Hell Come to Earth (January 1964-December 1965)

3. The Vietnam War: Series 1, Hell Come to Earth (January 1964-December 1965)

With South Vietnam in chaos, Hanoi hardliners seize the initiative and send combat troops.

Episode 2

2. The Mekong River with Sue Perkins: Episode 2

In Cambodia, animal lover Sue is confronted by the complex world of wildlife trafficking.

Showstoppers

1. Gregory Porter's Popular Voices: Series 1, Showstoppers

Gregory explores the sound and work of his favourite vocal showstoppers.

In the Shadow of Red October

In the Shadow of Red October

Steve Rosenberg travels across Russia to find out how Russians view the 1917 revolution.

Episode 2

2. Extreme Wives with Kate Humble: Series 1, Episode 2

Kate tries to access the intensely private Ultra-Orthodox Haredim in Jerusalem.

Episode 15

15. Fugitives: Series 1 Cutdowns, Episode 15

The ostrich farmer turned drug smuggler who travelled the globe to escape the law.

The Channel

1. Coast: Series 9, The Channel

The team explore stories on both sides of the English Channel.

Episode 3

3. Exodus: Our Journey: Our Journey Continues, Episode 3

We revisit Sadiq 11 months after he arrived in Finland.

Episode 14

14. Fugitives: Series 1 Cutdowns, Episode 14

Police track down a multimillion-pound fraudster who thought he was untouchable.

Handmade in Hull

Handmade in Hull

A tribute to Hull's craft traditions, profiling artisans whose skills put Hull on the map.

Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller

Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller

Highlights from the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses, featuring Britain's leading actors.

Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor

Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor

Michael Wood explores the life and poetry of one of the world's great storytellers - Ovid.

Episode 1

1. SAS: Rogue Warriors: Series 1, Episode 1

The remarkable story of the founding of the SAS in the north African desert in 1941.

Episode 3

3. Junior Doctors: Blood, Sweat and Tears: Series 1, Episode 3

Jo finds herself dealing with broken bones and severed fingers.

Fantasy

2. Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes: Fantasy

How fantasy novels have big ideas that allow us to see our own world in a surprising way.

Episode 13

13. Fugitives: Series 1 Cutdowns, Episode 13

Intelligence from the UK's National Crime Agency links an armed robber to the Netherlands.

Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love

Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love

Bettany Hughes investigates Venus, goddess of love, discovering her surprising roots.

Episode 1

1. Ireland with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

Simon begins his journey in the south of Ireland, paramotoring with an Irish explorer.

Sex

3. Francesco's Venice: Sex

The decadent age of Casanova, when Venice was the red-light district of Europe.

My Big Prom

3. My Life: Series 9, My Big Prom

Documentary about a teeneger trying to host a prom for kids too ill to attend their own.