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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.

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.

Japan

Witness: Japan

Five first-hand accounts of extraordinary moments in Japanese history.

Cut & Thrust

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

Dr Sam Willis discovers how medieval weapons shaped Britain.

Episode 1

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.

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.

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.

Tornado - the 100mph Steam Engine

Tornado - the 100mph Steam Engine

The new A1 class steam engine Tornado tries to achieve 100mph on the main line.

Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland

Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland

Documentary charting the radically changing attitudes towards Scotland's gay community.

Bouffants, Beehives and Bobs: The Hairstyles That Shaped Britain

3. Timeshift: Series 13, Bouffants, Beehives and Bobs: The Hairstyles That Shaped Britain

A look back at the iconic hairdos of British men and women over the past 60 years.

Gareth Thomas v Homophobia: Hate in the Beautiful Game

Gareth Thomas v Homophobia: Hate in the Beautiful Game

Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas takes a look at the open homophobia in professional football.

At the Eleventh Hour

4. Britain's Great War: Original Series, At the Eleventh Hour

Jeremy Paxman describes how the country came to the very brink of defeat.

Emma Willis

5. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Emma Willis

Presenter Emma Willis's family history leads her down two very different paths in Ireland.

Episode 2

2. Prejudice and Pride: The People's History of LGBTQ Britain: Series 1, Episode 2

Objects include a controversial schoolbook, naval discharge papers and a pair of boots.

The Darkest Hour

3. Britain's Great War: Original Series, The Darkest Hour

How Germany's attempts to starve Britain into submission edged the nation close to defeat.

The War Machine

2. Britain's Great War: Original Series, The War Machine

The whole population is enlisted to turn an unprepared Britain into a war machine.

War Comes to Britain

1. Britain's Great War: Original Series, War Comes to Britain

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the dramatic early stages of the war.

Explorers: Conquest and Calamity

4. A Timewatch Guide: Series 4, Explorers: Conquest and Calamity

How the last 50 years has seen a shift in our attitude towards explorers on television.

In Flanders Fields

2. World War One Remembered: Passchendaele: 2017, In Flanders Fields

Live coverage of the commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Highlights

3. World War One Remembered: Passchendaele: 2017, Highlights

Highlights of events marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

For The Fallen

1. World War One Remembered: Passchendaele: 2017, For The Fallen

Live coverage of the commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Scotland in Miniature - The Isle of Arran

1. Grand Tours of Scotland: Series 3, Scotland in Miniature - The Isle of Arran

Paul Murton travels round a much-loved holiday destination, the Isle of Arran.

Episode 1

1. Prejudice and Pride: The People's History of LGBTQ Britain: Series 1, Episode 1

Objects from 1967 to 1987 include a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine.

Adil Ray

4. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Adil Ray

Citizen Khan star Adil Ray explores rumours of a link to African royalty.

A Touch of Class

Railways: The Making of a Nation: A Touch of Class

How the trains gradually acted as a great catalyst in mixing the classes.

The Figure of the Earth

4. Voyages of Discovery: The Figure of the Earth

The story of three 18th-century French explorers' scientific mission to the Andes.

Dictators and Despots

3. A Timewatch Guide: Series 4, Dictators and Despots

David Olusoga uses BBC documentary archives to see why dictators can have such appeal.

Episode 1

1. The Secret Life of Rubbish: Episode 1

A history of British refuse collection from the Second World War to the consumerist 1960s.

Clare Balding

3. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Clare Balding

Sports broadcaster Clare Balding uncovers an extraordinary American dynasty.

Weddings

27. Hairy Bikers' Best of British: Series 1 - 45 minute versions, Weddings

The Bikers explore how the foodie customs associated with wedding ceremonies have evolved.

Operation Crossbow

Operation Crossbow

How the Allies used 3D photographs to thwart the Nazis' superweapons.

The Vikings: Foe or Friend?

2. A Timewatch Guide: Series 4, The Vikings: Foe or Friend?

Alice Roberts examines how the story of the Vikings has changed on TV since the 1960s.

Treasures of Chinese Porcelain

Treasures of Chinese Porcelain

Lars Tharp visits China to explore why its porcelain vases are so famous and expensive.

The Power of Doubt

3. Science and Islam: The Power of Doubt

How Islamic scientific ideas permeated into the west in the 16th and 17th centuries.