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Elizabeth & Philip: Love and Duty

Elizabeth & Philip: Love and Duty

Kirsty Young presents a look back at the marriage of the Queen and Prince Philip.

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. Exodus: Our Journey: Our Journey Continues, Episode 3

We revisit Sadiq 11 months after he arrived in Finland.

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Powerful testimonies from children who have experienced the death of a parent.

'If they want it, they can get it'

3. Valley Cops: Series 1, 'If they want it, they can get it'

Drugs cop Rhino comes face to face with a man accused of selling heroin on the estate.

'I just hope he hasn't done it'

2. Valley Cops: Series 1, 'I just hope he hasn't done it'

In Mountain Ash, the police seek the culprit responsible for a recent string of burglaries

Children in Need Special 2017

2. The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve: Children in Need Special 2017

Simon Reeve joins leading designers and engineers to try and change the lives of children.

Episode 12

12. Saving Lives at Sea: Series 2, Episode 12

When two yachts capsize, the crew must make fast decisions about who to rescue first.

Lockerbie & Riverdance

14. Real Lives Reunited: Series 2, Lockerbie & Riverdance

Eyewitnesses to the Lockerbie plane disaster meet to reflect on the fateful night.

Windrush & Clinton Visit

13. Real Lives Reunited: Series 2, Windrush & Clinton Visit

Four people who were on the Empire Windrush in 1948 return to the port of Tilbury.

Queen's River Pageant & Thatcher's Last Day

12. Real Lives Reunited: Series 2, Queen's River Pageant & Thatcher's Last Day

The organisers of the 2012 Queen's diamond jubilee river pageant meet again.

Angel of Mostar & Witchell and Booan

11. Real Lives Reunited: Series 2, Angel of Mostar & Witchell and Booan

An aid worker who led missions in eastern Europe meets one of the children she saved.

Episode 2

2. Exodus: Our Journey: Our Journey Continues, Episode 2

Nazifa and Latif can only afford to pay a smuggler to take one of them to Germany.

Episode 5

5. The Week the Landlords Moved In: Series 1, Episode 5

Nick believes anyone can buy a house, but will he feel the same when living on £21 a day?

Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

The story of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin and the 245 days that brought them to supreme power

Hotel for Refugees

Hotel for Refugees

Documentary following the stories of Syrian refugees as they arrive in a small Irish town.

Episode 1

1. Exodus: Our Journey: Our Journey Continues, Episode 1

Nazifa, Latif and their children are living in a container in a refugee camp near Athens.

Sue & Eileen/Rob, Martin & Sue

15. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Sue & Eileen/Rob, Martin & Sue

During and after World War II, babies being born to unmarried mothers was on the increase.

Tony & Martyn/Lorraine, Belinda & Donna

14. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Tony & Martyn/Lorraine, Belinda & Donna

Lorraine spent her childhood believing that she was the only child of Pat and Ray Edwards.

Jacqueline & Sylvia/Tracy, Theresa & Lesley

13. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Jacqueline & Sylvia/Tracy, Theresa & Lesley

When Jacqueline Clarke was still a young child, her mother revealed that she was adopted.

David & Steven/Sally James

12. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, David & Steven/Sally James

When he was a boy, David learnt that his mother and sisters weren't his family by birth.

Hussin & Red Cross/Sarah & Iwan

11. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Hussin & Red Cross/Sarah & Iwan

When civil war broke out in Syria, Hussin had to flee for the safety of his family.

Coming Home: Bowe Bergdahl vs the United States

Coming Home: Bowe Bergdahl vs the United States

The story of the homecoming of US Army sergeant and former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl.

Episode 3

3. Children's Ward: Series 1, Episode 3

Series charting life at the busy children's wards at Wrexham Maelor hospital.

Episode 5

5. Made in Northern Ireland: Series 2, Episode 5

Stephen Nolan and Sarah Travers look at a new prototype for allergy testing.

Episode 10

10. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Episode 10

Jeannie Taplin grew up believing her father had died in World War II.

Episode 9

9. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Episode 9

Basharat has been trying to trace his grandmother Ellen for his elderly mother Yasmin.

Episode 8

8. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Episode 8

Maureen adopted after her birth mother's husband returned from war unexpectedly.

Episode 7

7. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Episode 7

Simon Wrigley has never known his grandfather and always wanted to learn more about him.

Episode 15

15. A Matter of Life and Debt: Series 1, Episode 15

Featuring a couple in Cornwall as they open their sweet shop and tearoom.

Episode 14

14. A Matter of Life and Debt: Series 1, Episode 14

Two brothers get a loan to start a business creating furniture made from aviation parts.

Episode 13

13. A Matter of Life and Debt: Series 1, Episode 13

The programme meets two credit union volunteers with very different stories to tell.

Episode 12

12. A Matter of Life and Debt: Series 1, Episode 12

The programme is at London Capital Credit Union to follow some loan applications.

Episode 11

11. A Matter of Life and Debt: Series 1, Episode 11

A nurse changes her career to launch a dog spa after seeing how it helped her own pet.

Episode 6

6. Family Finders: Series 2 - 30 Minute Versions, Episode 6

Diana, Marie and Jean are three half-sisters who have found each other after years apart.

Life at 100

Panorama: Life at 100

Joan Bakewell presents a film following seven people who have reached 100 years or more.