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Episode 6

6. Inside Versailles: Series 2, Episode 6

A look at the use of aphrodisiacs and potions at the court of Louis XIV.

Atlantic Twins

Grand Tours of Scotland: Atlantic Twins

Paul heads for Tiree, which boasts one of the best sunshine records in the UK.

Episode 1

1. Saints and Sinners: Britain's Millennium of Monasteries: Episode 1

How monasteries evolved into powerhouses of Anglo-Saxon art, industry and learning.

Episode 5

5. Inside Versailles: Series 2, Episode 5

Prof Kate Williams and Greg Jenner discuss Louis XIV's premier valet Alexandre Bontemps.

Battling for Votes

Battling for Votes

Ros Ball takes a look back at the suffragettes' campaign for women's voting rights.

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.

Episode 4

4. Inside Versailles: Series 2, Episode 4

How Louis XIV created an absolutist monarchy during his reign.

The Murder of Mr Perceval

The Murder of Mr Perceval

A look at the assassination of serving prime minister Spencer Perceval in 1812.

Episode 5

5. Real Lives Reunited: Series 4, Episode 5

Ex-pupils who toured America in the 1950s reunite 60 years on for one last performance.

Episode 1

1. Inside Versailles: Series 2, Episode 1

Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner discuss Louis XIV's mistress Madame de Montespan.

Isle of Mull

15. Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands: Shorts, Isle of Mull

Paul Murton explores the Isle of Mull and its satellite islands.

Episode 3

3. Inside Versailles: Series 2, Episode 3

Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner shine a light on Philippe's new bride Liselotte.

Into Battle

2. The BBC at War: Into Battle

The story of how the BBC prepared to report from the front line during World War II.

Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues: How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps

3. Timeshift: Series 16, Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues: How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps

The evolution of the British postage stamp and how they became a national obsession.

The War of Words

1. The BBC at War: The War of Words

Jonathan Dimbleby reveals how the BBC prepared for the first broadcast war.

Episode 2

2. Inside Versailles: Series 2, Episode 2

Prof Kate Williams and Greg Jenner explore Louis XIV's troubled relationship with religion

Episode 2

2. The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver: Episode 2

The world of the La Tene Celtic warrior extended as far as central Turkey.

The Golden Age of Silver

1. Metalworks!: The Golden Age of Silver

Dan Cruickshank looks at silver artefacts in country houses, museums and factories.

Episode 4

4. Real Lives Reunited: Series 4, Episode 4

Surviving passengers from the ill-fated 2011 Belfast-Cork flight meet their rescuers.

The Railway People

The Railway People

Raymond Mead and his journey to record music inspired by a visit to Auschwitz.

The Road to Revolution

3. Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley: The Road to Revolution

Lucy investigates how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in the years 1825-1918.

Coll

8. Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands: Shorts, Coll

Paul Murton visits Coll, where he meets local crofter Angus Kennedy.

Dial "B" for Britain: The Story of the Landline

3. Timeshift: Series 17, Dial "B" for Britain: The Story of the Landline

The story of how Britain's telephone network was built, and its impact on the public.

Episode 3

3. Real Lives Reunited: Series 4, Episode 3

Recalling the pop single recorded to mark NI's passage into the World Cup finals in 1982.

Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman

Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman

Michael Wood tells the story of Mary Arden, an ordinary woman in a time of revolution.

The Killer Wave of 1607

Timewatch: 2004-2005, The Killer Wave of 1607

Documentary detailing a killer wave which struck the coast of the Bristol Channel in 1607.

Mind, Body and Spirit

4. Grand Tours of Scotland: Series 1, Mind, Body and Spirit

Paul Murton traces the history of the great outdoors, taking in Loch Tay and Rannoch Moor.

Blazes and Brigades: The Story of the Fire Service

2. Timeshift: Series 17, Blazes and Brigades: The Story of the Fire Service

How the modern British fire service was forged over nearly two centuries of firefighting.

Episode 2

2. Real Lives Reunited: Series 4, Episode 2

Jeremy Higham returns to the Moldovan children's home where he filmed in 1999.

Mary Magdalene: Art's Scarlet Woman

Mary Magdalene: Art's Scarlet Woman

Waldemar Januszczak explores the impact of Mary Magdalene's myth on art and artists.

Sheridan Smith

5. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 11, Sheridan Smith

Actress Sheridan Smith is keen to know where her musical talent comes from.

The Sketches

5. Morecambe & Wise In Pieces: The Sketches

A celebration of some of Eric and Ernie's most memorable and well-loved sketches.

Teenage Tommies

Teenage Tommies

Fergal Keane looks at the teenage soldiers who served the British Army during WWI.

Knowing Your Place

1. Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs: Knowing Your Place

Dr Pamela Cox looks at the grand houses of the Victorian ruling elite.

Episode 1

1. Real Lives Reunited: Series 4, Episode 1

A man who was rescued from the sea is reunited with the strangers to whom he owes his life

Scotland's Cold Warrior

Scotland's Cold Warrior

Allan Little talks to nonagenarian Frank Meehan about his extraordinary postwar career.