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The Black Stars of Film

54. Talking Pictures: The Black Stars of Film

A retrospective look at black actors who have graced cinema screens.

Greta Garbo

10. The World's Most Photographed: Greta Garbo

Examining the game of cat and mouse played out between Greta Garbo and the camera.

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2. Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?: Series 1, Episode 2

The candidates must escape from an underwater capsule and operate the next Mars Rover.

Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was?

Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was?

The untold story of Britain's cross-dressing high society painter.

Diana, 7 Days

Diana, 7 Days

Documentary exploring the country's reaction to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Nina Conti's Edinburgh Festival 2017

Nina Conti's Edinburgh Festival 2017

Nina Conti meets fellow comics who are using narrative to push the boundaries of comedy.

Festival Tales: Edinburgh at 70

Festival Tales: Edinburgh at 70

Jack Whitehall celebrates 70 years of one of the greatest arts festivals in the world.

Killing at the Carwash

Killing at the Carwash

Documentary exploring gun crime in America, focusing on the murder of Tavin Price.

Deadliest Place to Deal

Deadliest Place to Deal

Reporter Livvy Haydock investigates the war on drugs in the Philippines.

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1. Ambulance: Series 2, Episode 1

Paramedics race to help a man who has suddenly collapsed.

Fearne Cotton

7. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton learns about her Welsh great-grandfather who worked down a coal mine at 13.

The Pacemakers

The Pacemakers

A group of men over the age of 90 pursue their dreams to become world class athletes.

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2. No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?: Series 1, Episode 2

Will Dr Javid's gender neutral mission produce a meaningful change by the end of term?

Episode 2

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

Off the coast of Bridlington, a kayaker has been missing for an hour.

Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants

Documentary which digs into the colourful world of Welsh giant vegetable growers.

Manchester

3. The Hairy Bikers' Pubs That Built Britain: Manchester

Si and Dave visit a Manchester brewery to discover why beer became popular in Britain.

A Good Place Within

3. Utopia: In Search of the Dream: Series 1, A Good Place Within

Richard Clay asks if utopia is ultimately, a state of mind. Can we find utopia within?

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2. Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India & Pakistan: Series 1, Episode 2

Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma continue their epic journey through the province of Punjab.

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1. My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947: Series 1, Episode 1

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India with a look at its human impact.

Who Is in Control?

3. The Brain with David Eagleman: Who Is in Control?

How almost every action we take is driven by parts of the brain we have no access to.

Cadburys at War

World War I at Home: Cadburys at War

Richie Woodhall investigates the Laurence and Egbert Cadbury's involvement in WWI.

Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

Storyville: Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

Documentary looking at the black market website known as the Silk Road.

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5. Normal for Norfolk: Series 2, Episode 5

Christmas is approaching at Wiveton Hall and Desmond organises an end-of-year staff party.

Constable

1. Fake or Fortune?: Series 6, Constable

The team try to find out whether a painting is a lost masterpiece by John Constable.

Episode 1

1. Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?: Series 1, Episode 1

Twelve candidates are put through a series of gruelling physical and psychological tests.

Beyond Australia

3. The Art of Australia: Beyond Australia

Edmund Capon explores how, from the 1960s onwards, Australia and its art went global.

Sir Bruce Forsyth: Mr Entertainment

Sir Bruce Forsyth: Mr Entertainment

A look back at the life and career of Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Life Under The Caliphate

Our World: Life Under The Caliphate

Yalda Hakim has been to Mosul to meet survivors of three years of brutal rule under ISIS.

Part 2

Life in the Shadow of the Wall: Part 2

Will President Trump's border wall stop people smuggling and drug trafficking?

Don't Deport Me, I'm British

Don't Deport Me, I'm British

The stories of three men who arrived in Britain as children but now face deportation.

Queer and Proud

6. Queer Britain: Series 1, Queer and Proud

A once pejorative label, what does it mean to be queer in Britain in 2017?

Porn Idols

5. Queer Britain: Series 1, Porn Idols

Riyadh Khalaf explores the world of queer porn.

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4. 10 Puppies and Us: Series 1, Episode 4

Alex and Pete welcome rescue pup Pippa, who comes with an extreme chewing habit.

Lulu

6. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Lulu

Pop star Lulu travels to Glasgow to get to the bottom of a family mystery.

Invaders of the Isles 2

11. Coast: Series 8 Reversions, Invaders of the Isles 2

Coast reveals surprising stories of invasions around the British Isles.

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1. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 1

In Ireland, three fishermen swim for their lives as their trawler is smashed on to rocks.