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Episode 1

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

Is the way we treat boys and girls the reason we haven't achieved gender equality?

Episode 2

2. My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947: Series 1, Episode 2

Anita and her mother return to what is now Pakistan to learn more about the partition.

Milton Keynes and Me

Milton Keynes and Me

Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.

Bricks!

Bricks!

Documentary celebrating Carl Andre's artwork that became a cause celebre in 1976.

Episode 3

3. I Bought a Rainforest: Episode 3

Nine months on and Charlie Hamilton James's grand scheme has hit rock bottom.

Seven Days in Summer: Countdown to Partition

Seven Days in Summer: Countdown to Partition

Seven extraordinary days that see the birth of India and Pakistan and the end of the Raj.

Build It And They Will Come

2. Utopia: In Search of the Dream: Series 1, Build It And They Will Come

Richard Clay asks why utopian visions for living so often fail.

Episode 2

2. I Bought a Rainforest: Episode 2

Four months on, Charlie Hamilton James's grand scheme has hit the buffers.

Episode 1

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

From city to desert, lives along the India-Pakistan southern border are uncovered.

Episode 4

4. Normal for Norfolk: Series 2, Episode 4

Desmond launches his holiday cottages on Airbnb.

Britain's Relationship Secrets with Anne Robinson

Britain's Relationship Secrets with Anne Robinson

Documentary in which Anne Robinson asks what the secret is to a happy relationship.

Scotland's Model Teenager

Scotland's Model Teenager

Documentary following the life and career of 18-year-old Scottish model Connor Newall.

Out of Thin Air: Murder in Iceland

Storyville: Out of Thin Air: Murder in Iceland

Documentary about the biggest-ever criminal investigation in Iceland's history.

Episode 1

1. I Bought a Rainforest: Episode 1

Charlie establishes camp and makes some unpleasant discoveries.

The Persuasion Machine

2. Secrets Of Silicon Valley: Series 1, The Persuasion Machine

How Silicon Valley's mission to connect the world is disrupting democracy.

North Korea: Murder in the Family

This World: North Korea: Murder in the Family

This World lifts the lid on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

Part 1

Life in the Shadow of the Wall: Part 1

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

Freud

1. Fake or Fortune?: Series 5, Freud

The team investigate a portrait which may have been one of Lucian Freud's first creations.

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Poems tell the story of Sophie Lancaster, who was killed because of her appearance.

China's New Silk Road

Our World: China's New Silk Road

Carrie Gracie travels from the east of China to the west of Europe.

Episode 1

1. Normal for Norfolk: Series 2, Episode 1

Wiveton Hall cafe is beginning to thrive, but profits are devoured by maintenance costs.

Kids Selling Drugs Online

13. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Kids Selling Drugs Online

Stacey Dooley goes undercover to delve into the world of Britain's digital drug dealers.

Preference or Prejudice?

4. Queer Britain: Series 1, Preference or Prejudice?

Riyadh Khalaf explores casual racism in the LGBTQ+ community.

Out On the Streets

3. Queer Britain: Series 1, Out On the Streets

Riyadh Khalef explores homelessness among young LGBTQ+ people.

Rivers and Seas Collide

18. Coast: Series 8 Reversions, Rivers and Seas Collide

Nick Crane explores the wealth of wildlife attracted to the Firth of Forth.

Episode 3

3. 10 Puppies and Us: Series 1, Episode 3

Emma looks for a very particular puppy for her son, who has Down's syndrome and autism.

Cut & Thrust

1. Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History: Cut & Thrust

Dr Sam Willis discovers how medieval weapons shaped Britain.

Owen's Story

2. I'm Coming Out: Series 1, Owen's Story

Documentary in which 19-year-old Owen films himself coming out as bisexual to his parents.

My Big Gay Jewish Conversion

My Big Gay Jewish Conversion

Following Simon Atkins, a gay Catholic man, as he considers converting to Judaism.

Super Small Animals

Super Small Animals

Biologist Patrick Aryee explores the secrets behind what makes small animals successful.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Journalist and activist Jane Jacobs's fight to save historic New York architecture.

In Search of Arcadia

In Search of Arcadia

Janina Ramirez and John Bailey explore the origins of the English landscape movement.

My Friend Jane

My Friend Jane

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

Finding My Family - Partition

Newsround Specials: Finding My Family - Partition

Three girls retrace their families' experiences of Indian Partition 70 years ago.

Blueprints for Better

1. Utopia: In Search of the Dream: Series 1, Blueprints for Better

Richard Clay asks if utopian blueprints for fairer worlds can inspire real change.

Jimmy Carr and the Science of Laughter

15. Horizon: 2016, Jimmy Carr and the Science of Laughter

Jimmy Carr looks at what laughter is, why we enjoy it and what it has to do with comedy.