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Lisa Hammond

9. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Lisa Hammond

Actress Lisa Hammond wants to understand her grandfather's WWII experiences.

Noel Clarke

8. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 14, Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke visits the Caribbean to learn more about his family.

Great War Horses

Great War Horses

The story of the the Australian Light Horse regiments' role in World War I.

Diana: The Last Princess of Wales

Diana: The Last Princess of Wales

Charting the relationship that Diana, Princess of Wales, had with the people of Wales.

From Out of Town

From Out of Town

The origins of the American divide between the small town and big city.

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America

The story of Frank Lloyd Wright, possibly America's greatest ever architect.

The Spies Who Loved Folkestone

World War I at Home: The Spies Who Loved Folkestone

The men, women and children who risked their lives serving as spooks during WWI.

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.

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.

India's Partition: The Forgotten Story

India's Partition: The Forgotten Story

Gurinder Chadha travels to India to discover why the 1947 Partition of India happened.

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?

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.

Cadburys at War

World War I at Home: Cadburys at War

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

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.

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.

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.