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Ken Dodd's Happiness

Arena: Ken Dodd's Happiness

Profile of Ken Dodd, one of Britain's most enduring variety entertainers.

Episode 4

4. Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution, Episode 4

There is an extraordinary act of compassion from one family's daughter to another.

How Do We Look?

2. Civilisations: Series 1, How Do We Look?

Professor Mary Beard explores images of the human body in ancient art.

Working for the Enemy

Our World: Working for the Enemy

Murad Batal Shishani finds out why some Palestinians choose to collaborate with Israel.

Episode 10

10. Hugh's Wild West: Series 1, Episode 10

Hugh visits an ancient hill farm with dozens of nesting house martins and swallows.

Extreme Babies

3. David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 4, Extreme Babies

David Attenborough examines animals with extreme young, including the panda and the kiwi.

Hitchcock's Shower Scene: 78/52

Hitchcock's Shower Scene: 78/52

An unprecedented look at Hitchcock's infamous shower scene and its enduring legacy.

Episode 1

1. Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?: Episode 1

Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin battle it out to find an answer to the burning question.

Russia: Rejecting The West?

Russia: Rejecting The West?

Documentary examining relations between Russia and the West.

Caravan

5. My First: Series 2, Caravan

Join Rex as he goes on a caravan holiday in Wales with all his family.

Episode 20

20. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 20

A clumsy crook trying to cut it as a burglar ends up cutting his hand badly.

Episode 10

10. Murder, Mystery and My Family: Series 1, Episode 10

Jeremy Dein and Sasha Wass investigate a rural case of murder in Ireland in 1894.

Putin: The New Tsar

Putin: The New Tsar

How did a poor boy from St Petersburg become one of the world's most powerful leaders?

New York

2. Tones, Drones and Arpeggios: The Magic of Minimalism: Series 1, New York

Charles Hazlewood meets the genre's superstars, Philip Glass and Steve Reich.

Kiev to Odessa

1. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 6, Kiev to Odessa

Michael Portillo explores the city described in his guide as the Jerusalem of Russia.

Episode 19

19. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 19

A burglar uses his backside to break into a hair salon.

Episode 9

9. Murder, Mystery and My Family: Series 1, Episode 9

Barristers Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein investigate a gang-related murder in Clapham Common.

Baking

3. My First: Series 2, Baking

Join Jake as he bakes a cake for the first time.

Switzerland

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

Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin visit a contemporary take on a Swiss chalet.

Episode 18

18. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 18

Two men found around the back of a pub try to bluff their way out of trouble.

Episode 8

8. Murder, Mystery and My Family: Series 1, Episode 8

Barristers Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein scrutinise a violent burglary and murder from 1931.

Surviving Against the Odds

3. Earth's Natural Wonders: Series 2, Surviving Against the Odds

In some natural wonders, people push themselves to the limit to survive.

Lucy Worsley's Fireworks for a Tudor Queen

Lucy Worsley's Fireworks for a Tudor Queen

Lucy Worsley recreates a spectacular Tudor firework display staged for Queen Elizabeth I.

The Gap Year Paedophile

The Gap Year Paedophile

Reporter Bronagh Munro investigates the case of Richard Huckle.

Trip to the Seaside

2. My First: Series 2, Trip to the Seaside

Join Eiliyah and her grandma as they take their first trip to the seaside.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

2. Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby: Series 2, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

Giles and Monica travel to a resort seeking to blend local tradition with modern tastes.

Episode 17

17. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 17

At a jeweller's, a man wearing a comical wig turns deadly serious.

Episode 7

7. Murder, Mystery and My Family: Series 1, Episode 7

Barristers Jeremy Dein and Sasha Wass re-investigate an alleged false murder confession.

Episode 5

5. Back in Time for Tea: Series 1, Episode 5

The Ellis family experience the chintz of the 80s and swagger of the 90s.

David Starkey's Magna Carta

David Starkey's Magna Carta

A look at the origins of Magna Carta, a document underpinning British liberties since 1215

Episode 2

2. Sea City: Series 1, Episode 2

The work of the pilots, marine and control tower staff who guide ships into Southampton.

Ski Trip

1. My First: Series 2, Ski Trip

Join Esther as she goes skiing for the first time with her family in Scotland.

Episode 16

16. Caught Red Handed: Series 6, Episode 16

The police use state-of-the-art video analysis to uncover the identity of an armed robber.

Episode 6

6. Murder, Mystery and My Family: Series 1, Episode 6

Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein re-examine a case of murder and mistaken identity from 1900.

Without a Home

11. My Life: Series 9, Without a Home

Jade, Sensi and Henry are all homeless but won't let that hold them back!

Philip Pullman: Angels and Daemons

4. imagine...: Winter 2017/18, Philip Pullman: Angels and Daemons

Delve into the world of Philip Pullman and explore the author's own dark materials.