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Dan and Brett

1. The Secret Helpers: Series 1, Dan and Brett

Dan, recovering from two strokes, gets support and advice to make it to his wedding.

Episode 10

10. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 10

A crew are paged in the early hours after a drunken festival-goer jumps in the river.

Episode 1

1. Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago: Series 1, Episode 1

Seven celebrities arrive in Biarritz and make their way to the start of their pilgrimage.

Episode 8

8. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 8

A father and son find themselves in danger after jumping in to rescue a drowning dog.

Episode 7

7. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 7

The crew are called to a climber who has fallen in a remote cave on the Gower Peninsula.

Dara O Briain Meets Stephen Hawking

Dara O Briain Meets Stephen Hawking

Documentary film about professor Stephen Hawking, the world's most celebrated scientist.

Episode 5

5. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 5

In Wales, the Tenby crew race to a kayaker with suspected back and neck injuries.

Being Blacker

Being Blacker

Documentary which tells the story of the renowned reggae record shop owner Blacker Dread.

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Exploring the mythic afterlife of the 18th-century poet Thomas Chatterton.

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

In-depth profile of the chameleon-like singer-songwriter Elvis Costello.

Brighton

3. Sea Cities: Series 2, Brighton

How do seaside favourites Punch & Judy fare against new tourist attractions like the i360?

After the Hurricane

13. An Island Parish: After the Hurricane

In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma, islanders on Anguilla begin to rebuild.

Girls on the Edge

Girls on the Edge

Following three families whose daughters have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Bristol

2. Sea Cities: Series 2, Bristol

The people who keep Bristol's bustling harbour and port running day and night.

Murdered for Love? Samia Shahid

Murdered for Love? Samia Shahid

The dramatic and tragic story of Samia Shahid, with interviews from her closest friends.

Episode 6

6. A Vicar's Life: Series 1, Episode 6

Ruth supports a training scheme for disadvantaged youth that is threatened with closure.

Sunderland

1. Sea Cities: Series 2, Sunderland

Sunderland gets a new landmark with the arrival of the Northern Spire Bridge centrepiece.

Episode 5

5. A Vicar's Life: Series 1, Episode 5

The clergy of Hereford Diocese are working hard to bring light into people's lives.

Trouble at the Zoo

Trouble at the Zoo

Following South Lakes Safari Zoo as they try to rescue their reputation.

Islam, Women and Me

Islam, Women and Me

Mehreen Baig explores the experiences of women in different Muslim communities.

Elise Christie: In from the Cold

Elise Christie: In from the Cold

Speed skater Elise Christie talks about the heartbreak of Sochi and her hopes for 2018.

Episode 4

4. A Vicar's Life: Series 1, Episode 4

New curate Father Matthew plans his first harvest festival.

Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Shyness

Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Shyness

Rhod Gilbert confronts his painful shyness, looking at what can be done about it.

Britain's Cycling Superheroes: The Price of Success?

Britain's Cycling Superheroes: The Price of Success?

The triumphs and controversies that have rocked Britain's cycling medal factory.

Episode 3

3. A Vicar's Life: Series 1, Episode 3

Nicholas helps a farming couple facing eviction and Matthew helps a young homeless woman.

Episode 4

4. A House Through Time: Series 1, Episode 4

David Olusoga traces the history of the house in Liverpool from 1945 to the present day.

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.