On-demand recommendations

This month

Natural World

Growing Up Wild: Natural World
59mins
BBC iPlayer

For animals growing up is a real adventure, but finding food, avoiding predators and making friends doesn't...

Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The journalist immerses himself in the world of Ohio's maximum security state psychiatric hospitals, meeting...

Caribbean with Simon Reeve

Caribbean with Simon Reeve
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The adventurer travels around the islands and mainland coast of the Caribbean Sea, beginning on Hispaniola. He...

Hillary Clinton: The Power of Women

Hillary Clinton: The Power of Women
60mins
BBC iPlayer

In 1995, Hillary Clinton made a ground-breaking speech in Beijing, setting down a challenge to the world to...

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

The Colonel's Workers
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary following the staff of the UK branch of KFC. A new restaurant is due to open in Oxley,...

The Ladykillers: Pest Detectives

The Ladykillers: Pest Detectives
60mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Documentary following four female pest controllers as they deal with jobs across the UK. A family...

Teens

Teens
60mins
4OD

Documentary following a group of friends over the year they turn 17, exploring the highs and lows of life on the...

Richard III: The Return of the King

Richard III: The Return of the King
154mins
4OD

On Thursday, the remains of Richard III, discovered under a car park in Leicester in 2012, will be buried in the...

Back in Time for Dinner

1960s
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The Robshaws are transported back to the space-age 1960s, with their home having a fitted kitchen installed and...

Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure

Arizona to Southern Mexico
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Comedians Ed Byrne and Dara O Briain embark on a 4,000-mile pan-American adventure as they retrace a journey...

Storyville

Masterspy of Moscow: George Blake - Storyville
90mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary charting the life of double agent George Blake, who was sentenced to 42 years in jail after his work...

Tom Felton Meets the Superfans

Radio Times Choice
Tom Felton Meets the Superfans
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Harry Potter star Tom Felton meets a selection of the world's most committed genre enthusiasts - often known as...

Kew on a Plate

Summer
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Summer has arrived at Kew and Raymond Blanc tries to protect his carrot crop to ensure he has a good supply for...

Selling Off Britain

Selling Off Britain
47mins
4OD

Will Hutton presents an impassioned argument on the British economy, claiming that business leaders and...

The Mafia with Trevor McDonald

The Mafia with Trevor McDonald
60mins

The broadcaster embarks on an eye-opening journey inside the world of the American Mafia, talking to people who...

Wild & Weird

Wild & Weird
14mins
BBC iPlayer

Naomi Wilkinson and Tim Warwood uncover the world's strangest wildlife tales.

Stargazing Live

Eclipse Live - A Stargazing Special
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain return to Jodrell Bank Observatory to host live coverage of the total...

India's Frontier Railways

The Last Train in Nepal
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary observing a train as it crosses the border between India and Nepal along a line that runs for 20...

Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me

Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary following blogger Dina Torkia, who has a large internet following due to her videos and writing on...

The Truth About

The Truth About Sugar
60mins
BBC iPlayer

In the first of four documentaries focusing on health matters, Fiona Phillips investigates what sugar does to...

The Supervet

Radio Times Choice
The Supervet
60mins
4OD

A poodle called Diamond has been referred for a total hip replacement, and another, with the same owner, needs a...

My Self-Harm Nightmare

Radio Times Choice
My Self-Harm Nightmare
46mins
4OD

Reported rates of eating disorders and self-harm among young people are increasing dramatically, and experts...

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

The Colonel's Chicken
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary providing an insight into the daily operations of staff at KFC, from those making the decisions in...

The Budget 2015

Radio Times Choice
The Budget 2015
240mins

Huw Edwards and Jo Coburn present coverage of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's 2015 Budget...

Life After Suicide

Life After Suicide
60mins

The leading cause of death in men below 50 is suicide, yet people still seem reluctant to talk about it....

The Lady Who Flew Africa: The Aviatrix

Radio Times Choice
The Lady Who Flew Africa: The Aviatrix
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Mary Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London in 1928, and 85 years later Tracey...

Back in Time for Dinner

1950s
60mins
BBC iPlayer

A couple and their two children embark on a six-week experiment to discover how a revolution in food transformed...