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The Men Who Made Us Spend

The Men Who Made Us Spend
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Jacques Peretti visits American behavioural researchers who use their skills to help companies advertise goods...

Natural World

Penguin Post Office - Natural World
60mins
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Port Lockroy on Goudier Island in the British Antarctic Territory is the site of one of the world's most remote...

One Born Every Minute

One Born Every Minute
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Emma grew up living with who she thought were her mother, father and sisters, until her `mum' was diagnosed with...

Our Planet from the Air: Home

Our Planet from the Air: Home
90mins
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Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and French director Luc Besson reveal the fragility of planet Earth by means...

Coast

Radio Times Choice
Secret Paths to Hidden Treasure
60mins
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The team explores secret paths around the shores of the British Isles. Nick Crane heads to Cape Wrath - the most...

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

Tunnels Under the Thames
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Engineer Linda Miller battles to rebuild a Victorian tunnel under the Royal Docks in the East End as part of the...

Hive Alive

Hive Alive
60mins
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Chris Packham and Martha Kearney conclude their quest with Professor Adam Hart to explore the remarkable secrets...

Natural World

Natural World: Chimps of the Lost Gorge
58mins
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Documentary providing an insight into the lives of chimpanzees in Uganda's Kyambura Gorge, a deep, forested...

Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold

Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold
60mins
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Chris Hoy is Britain's greatest ever Olympian, having won six gold and one silver medal at four Olympic Games....

Royal Marines Commando School

Royal Marines Commando School
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The raw recruits take the next step in their training and there are challenging new lessons at every turn. If...

Seven Wonders of the Commonwealth

Seven Wonders of the Commonwealth
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To celebrate the start of the Commonwealth Games, five presenters travel the globe to reveal natural beauty...

Britain's Flying Past

The Lancaster: Britain's Flying Past
59mins
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After previous documentaries examining the histories of the Spitfire fighter plane and the Sea King helicopter,...

This World

Clothes to Die For
60mins
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In April last year, the Rana Plaza factory building in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka collapsed - leaving more...

Rich Hall's California Stars

Rich Hall's California Stars
90mins
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The comedian considers the influence California has had upon the US and the wider world, as, at one time or...

Mark Lawson Talks To

Born Lippy: Mark Lawson talks to Jo Brand
60mins
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The presenter chats to the comedienne about her life and career in the entertainment industry, in which she has...

The Men Who Made Us Spend

The Men Who Made Us Spend
60mins
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Jacques Peretti examines how fear remains one of the most powerful drivers of people's spending, hearing from a...

Cold Justice

Copper Dollar Ranch
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Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary examine the double murder of Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory in 1983.

Britain's Poshest Nannies

Britain's Poshest Nannies
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Documentary following second-year students at a quintessentially British childcare training centre in Bath,...

Stacey Dooley in the USA

Stacey Dooley in the USA: Kids in the Crossfire
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The presenter travels to Chicago, which has been dubbed the `murder capital of America', where almost half of...

Harbour Lives

Harbour Lives
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New series. Ben Fogle returns to Britain's biggest natural harbour, Poole, exploring all aspects of the place...

Horizon

Horizon: What's Wrong with Our Weather?
60mins
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Physicist Helen Czerski and meteorologist John Hammond investigate why the British weather appears to have...

Hive Alive

Hive Alive
60mins
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Part one of two. Naturalist and Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and journalist and beekeeping enthusiast...

Exposure

Exposure: Don't Take My Child
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The number of court orders required to place a child into the adoption process has almost doubled in the last...

Return of Jaws

Return of Jaws
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Documentary in which `shark cam' - a robot submarine - is used to follow great whites as they hunt for prey off...

The Speakmans

Radio Times Choice
The Speakmans
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Therapists to the stars Nik and Eva Speakman try to help a woman suffering from severe OCD, whose condition is...

One Born Every Minute

One Born Every Minute
65mins
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Since Martyn met Jade, he hasn't had a permanent place to live and has been spending every night on a different...

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

Urban Heart Surgery
60mins
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Documentary following the work of more than 10,000 people as they race to build Crossrail - a new 73-mile train...

Coast

The Channel
60mins
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New series. The team returns to explore more locations on UK shores and far beyond, beginning by examining...