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Picturing Paradise

3. Civilisations: Series 1, Picturing Paradise

Simon Schama explores one of our deepest artistic urges - the depiction of nature.

Episode 4

4. The Repair Shop: Series 2, Episode 4

The team restores a music box damaged during the Blitz.

Episode 3

3. The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story: Series 1, Episode 3

Gillian Pachter looks at Ruth's execution and the last-minute attempts to save her life.

Batumi to Baku

2. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 6, Batumi to Baku

Michael finds a surprise 19th-century tea plantation in the West Georgian countryside.

Birthday Party

9. My First: Series 2, Birthday Party

Join Fern at her first birthday party, which includes face painting and a bouncy castle.

Episode 4

4. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 4

An intruder raids a social club's safe while the manager is on the phone.

Episode 7

7. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 7

The crew are called to a climber who has fallen in a remote cave on the Gower Peninsula.

Broken Brains

3. The Brain: A Secret History: Broken Brains

A look at how experiments on abnormal brains can reveal the workings of the normal brain.

Professor Hawking's Universe

Horizon: Professor Hawking's Universe

How Professor Stephen Hawking copes with severe disability, his work and his ambitions.

Episode 3

3. The Repair Shop: Series 2, Episode 3

Silversmith Brenton West tackles a broken hand mirror.

Japan

3. The World's Most Extraordinary Homes: Series 2, Japan

Piers and Caroline travel to Japan, a country that combines innovation with tradition.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

3. Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby: Series 2, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Monica Galetti and Giles Coren experience health and wellness tourism in the Swiss Alps.

Episode 2

2. The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story: Series 1, Episode 2

Gillian Pachter turns her attention to Ruth's trial, which took just a day and a half.

Horse Ride

8. My First: Series 2, Horse Ride

Join Annie as she learns to ride a horse named Thunder.

Saving the British Bulldog

Saving the British Bulldog

Catherine Tate investigates the serious health problems affecting the British bulldog.

Episode 3

3. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 3

The owner of a hairdressing salon races to his shop hoping to catch thieves in the act.

Sara Cox

3. Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan: Sara Cox

Gordon and Sara are in Dartmoor, famed for its rugged landscape and tough wild ponies.

Dara O Briain Meets Stephen Hawking

Dara O Briain Meets Stephen Hawking

Documentary film about professor Stephen Hawking, the world's most celebrated scientist.

The Fittie Squares, Aberdeen

3. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 2, The Fittie Squares, Aberdeen

Focusing on the Fittie Squares, a model housing scheme built for fishermen in 1809.

Crime and Punishment - The Story of Capital Punishment

9. Timeshift: Series 10, Crime and Punishment - The Story of Capital Punishment

Documentary using archive footage to trace the story of the ultimate sanction.

Inside Britain's Moped Crime Gangs

Inside Britain's Moped Crime Gangs

Livvy Haydock meets the UK's newest type of criminal, thieves who commit crimes on mopeds.

Dying For Weed

4. Drugs Map of Britain: Dying For Weed

The seriously ill people who believe cannabis is helping them.

Episode 2

2. The Repair Shop: Series 2, Episode 2

The team restores a set of iconic leather Les Arcs chairs.

Episode 6

6. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 6

The Ellis family reflects on their time-travel adventure.

Bike

7. My First: Series 2, Bike

Join Masie as she gets her first bike and learns to ride it.

Episode 1

1. The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story: Series 1, Episode 1

Gillian takes a forensic look at the police investigation launched after Ruth's arrest.

Episode 2

2. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 2

A carer steals from a former member of the royal household.

Episode 5

5. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 5

In Wales, the Tenby crew race to a kayaker with suspected back and neck injuries.

Chaos

2. Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher: Chaos

Joann explores how the Pyramid Age ended in catastrophe.

Motocross Girl

12. My Life: Series 9, Motocross Girl

Zimbabwean teenager Tanya trains for an international motocross race in the UK.

Episode 1

1. The Repair Shop: Series 2, Episode 1

Antique photography expert Brenton West repairs a camera that survived World War I.

Being Blacker

Being Blacker

Documentary which tells the story of the renowned reggae record shop owner Blacker Dread.

Air Show

6. My First: Series 2, Air Show

Join Jesse as he goes to an air show for the first time.

Episode 1

1. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 1

An ex-wrestler dusts off his skills to intercept a robber fleeing a jewellery store.

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Exploring the mythic afterlife of the 18th-century poet Thomas Chatterton.

The Moorish South

1. Art of Spain: The Moorish South

Andrew Graham-Dixon travels from Cordoba to Granada looking at Moorish art.