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The Pioneers

3. Surgeons: At the Edge of Life: Series 1, The Pioneers

Following surgeons and patients in three clinical trials at the vanguard of medicine.

Episode 2

2. A Vicar's Life: Series 1, Episode 2

Ruth takes on an assistant who left an executive lifestyle for a new life in the Church.

Episode 3

3. A House Through Time: Series 1, Episode 3

The story of the house from 1891 to 1945, through two World Wars and the Great Depression.

Last Chance Saloon

2. Surgeons: At the Edge of Life: Series 1, Last Chance Saloon

Surgeons stop a patient's heart, chill his body and drain his blood in order to operate.

Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon

Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon

Documentary telling the life story of the first man to set foot on the moon.

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour

A collection of live and behind-the-scenes footage, featuring new hits and classic songs.

Brendan Foster: A Life in Athletics

Brendan Foster: A Life in Athletics

A look back at the career of sports commentator Brendan Foster.

Annie: Out of the Ashes

Annie: Out of the Ashes

Annie, whose mother supposedly tried to kill her when she was young, looks into her past.

Episode 1

1. A Vicar's Life: Series 1, Episode 1

Nicholas deals with a break-in and theft of priceless church records.

The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's

4. BBC Scotland Investigates: 2017, The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's

Elizabeth Quigley talks to Joy Milne, who discovered she can smell Parkinson's disease.

Episode 2

2. A House Through Time: Series 1, Episode 2

David Olusoga follows the residents of the house in Liverpool from the 1850s to the 1890s.

Canvey - The Promised Island

Canvey - The Promised Island

Documentary following members of the Hasidic community as they relocate to Canvey Island.

The Longest Day

1. Surgeons: At the Edge of Life: Series 1, The Longest Day

Maxillofacial surgeons Tim and Sat prepare for a marathon operation on 53-year-old Teresa.

Michael Palin

A Life on Screen: Michael Palin

In this documentary, Michael Palin tells the story behind his success.

Celebrating Life at 117

Celebrating Life at 117

Journalist Priscilla Ng'ethe celebrates her great-grandmother Elizabeth's 117th birthday.

Episode 1

1. A House Through Time: Series 1, Episode 1

David Olusoga learns the stories of the first inhabitants of the house in the 1840s-50s.

Barry Norman

62. Talking Pictures: Barry Norman

Rory Bremner looks back at the life and career of Barry Norman.

Episode 1

1. Birds of Paradise: The Ultimate Quest: Series 1, Episode 1

Frank Gardner and Benedict Allen journey through Papua New Guinea to see birds of paradise

Eric & Ernie's Home Movies

Eric & Ernie's Home Movies

A look at the early days of Morecambe and Wise, using footage from their own home movies.

Steroid Nation

Newsbeat Documentaries: Steroid Nation

Investigating claims steroid abuse in gyms is on the rise.

Oasis: Supersonic

Oasis: Supersonic

The phenomenal story of iconic band Oasis, in their own words.

Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom?

Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom?

Alan Partridge's journey from broadcaster caricature to award-winning study of pathos.

Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage

Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage

An intimate portrait of Judi Dench, told by some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Mary, Mel and Sue's Big Christmas Thank You

Mary, Mel and Sue's Big Christmas Thank You

Mary, Mel and Sue surprise a community centre in the Rhondda Valley with a Christmas party

Bette and Joan

62. Talking Pictures: Bette and Joan

A look at one of Hollywood's greatest feuds - Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's rivalry.

At Christmas

2. Our Friend Victoria: At Christmas

An extended episode of Our Friend Victoria, celebrating all things festive.

We Remember

Review: 2017, We Remember

Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Roger Moore, Glen Campbell and John Noakes remembered.

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Fred Astaire

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Fred Astaire

Documentary in which Darcey Bussell profiles Hollywood dancer Fred Astaire.

Myanmar: The Hidden Truth

Panorama: Myanmar: The Hidden Truth

Justin Rowlatt reveals how the Rohingya population has been isolated and weakened.

Episode 4

4. Employable Me: Series 2, Episode 4

Erica wants to do everything she can to find employment so she can give back to society.

Jane Fonda

61. Talking Pictures: Jane Fonda

Archive interviews illustrating the life and career of Jane Fonda.

Russell Grant

11. My Life on a Plate: Russell Grant

Entertainer and astrologer Russell Grant journeys back to his childhood in Middlesex.

Roger Moore

60. Talking Pictures: Roger Moore

A look back at the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved actors, Sir Roger Moore.

The Operation that Ruined My Life

Panorama: The Operation that Ruined My Life

Lucy Adams meets women living with pain due to using medical mesh devices.

Episode 3

3. Employable Me: Series 2, Episode 3

Double amputee Daniel has sent out over 800 job applications, with little success.

Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist

Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist

Film about the British surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, who ended up in Mexico City.