On-demand recommendations

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Animal Super Parents

It Takes Two
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Though it takes two to make a baby, it does not necessarily require two to bring it up. So what makes the...

Coast

Radio Times Choice
The Irish Sea
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The team focuses on the Irish Sea and its surrounding land, with Nick Crane finding out about a unique seasonal...

Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth

Life Stream
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Cillian Murphy narrates a documentary examining the lives of animals and people pitting themselves against the...

Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia

Gay and Under Attack: Reggie Yates' Extreme Russia
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The broadcaster travels to Russia, discovering what life is like for young people in what has been described as...

The Day They Dropped the Bomb

The Day They Dropped the Bomb
70mins
ITV Player

Documentary marking the 70th anniversary of the day the world's first atomic bomb was detonated above the...

One Born Every Minute

One Born Every Minute
60mins
All4

Childhood sweethearts Alyshea and Maculay worry about the welfare of their premature baby, who was born with...

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Michael Mosley and the team recruit more than 200 volunteers to test a surprising way to cure food cravings and...

Brits Behind Bars

Brits Behind Bars
60mins

With thousands of UK citizens currently held in jails around the world, this documentary focuses on the moving...

Great Ormond Street

Mend My Brain
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Cameras follow the treatment of seven year old Trinity, who has just been diagnosed with a rare tumour in a...

The House That £100K Built

Andrew & Claire
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Journalist Kieran Long and architect Piers Taylor meet Andrew and Claire, who have ditched their nine-to-five...

24 Hours in Police Custody

Bad Blood
60mins

The return of the documentary in which more than 60 cameras are used to follow the work of Bedfordshire Police,...

Britain at the Bookies

Punter v Bookie
60mins
BBC iPlayer

This episode charts the unfolding drama of a big race day at Doncaster from opposing points of view, showing the...

The Pennine Way

The Pennine Way
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Adventurer Paul Rose pulls on his hiking boots to explore the 268-mile Pennine Way, to mark the 50th...

Meet the Penguins

Meet the Penguins
60mins

Documentary following the story of Adrian Walls, head of birds at London Zoo, as he fulfils a lifelong ambition...

Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure

Radio Times Choice
Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure
60mins

Joanna concludes her journey across Russia, travelling through deepest Siberia. Along the way, she visits one of...

Dragons' Den

Radio Times Choice
Dragons' Den
60mins
BBC iPlayer

A pair of entrepreneurs use their cheeky charm in an effort to persuade the Dragons to invest in their potential...

Fake or Fortune?

Munnings and Churchill
59mins
BBC iPlayer

Fiona Bruce and art expert Philip Mould return for one final commission, helping Under-Sheriff and Secondary of...

Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant

Radio Times Choice
Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Two-part documentary in which people in their twenties - who have never considered caring for the disabled...

What Ever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?

Radio Times Choice
What Ever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Lauren Laverne leads a discussion from London's 100 Club asking whether rock 'n' roll is in crisis and what it...

Animal Super Parents

Going It Alone
60mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. A look at the fascinating behaviours exhibited by some of the natural world's most dedicated...

Council House Crackdown

Radio Times Choice
Council House Crackdown
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Housing association investigators in London pursue one of their tenants whom they suspect is leading a...

Hunted: Gay and Afraid

Radio Times Choice
Hunted: Gay and Afraid
60mins
All4

An investigation into the global networks supporting a wave of anti-gay laws around the world. Dispatches looks...

The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime

The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Actor Adam Pearson, who has suffered verbal and online abuse as a result of his facial disfigurement, sets out...

Natural World

Ghost Bear Family: Natural World
60mins
BBC iPlayer

In the vast wilderness of Canada's west coast lie forests that are home to North American black bears that...

Coast

Ingenious Isles
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Nick Crane follows the Welsh coast path around Anglesey, presenting tales of inspired thinking and coastal...