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Who Do You Think You Are?

Derek Jacobi
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Actor and stage director Derek Jacobi enjoyed a relatively humble upbringing in Leytonstone, London, where his...

Stephen Fry in Central America

Mexico
60mins

New series. The author, actor and comedian embarks on a journey through the entire Central American isthmus to...

World's Busiest Railway 2015

World's Busiest Railway 2015
59mins
BBC iPlayer

The team considers the challenges faced by Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and ask what the future holds...

Building the Ancient City

Rome
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill examines how the ancient Romans made their city work, including how the population of...

Secrets of China

Fit in or Fail
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Billie JD Porter looks beyond the surface of the sometimes secretive and proud society to find out what it is...

Pound Shop Wars

Forty New Shops
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Chief executive Chris Edwards takes a huge gamble by filling his new warehouse with £4million worth of stock he...

One Born Every Minute

One Born Every Minute
47mins
All4

Liverpool Women's Hospital opens its doors to 16-year-old Heidi, who is accompanied by her own mum Jo, and...

Horizon

Horizon: OCD - A Monster in My Mind
59mins
BBC iPlayer

Developmental psychologist Uta Frith, a professor of neuroscience at University College London, sets out to...

Britain's Spending Secrets

Britain's Spending Secrets
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Anne Robinson concludes her two-part investigation into Britain's spending habits, asking whether it is possible...

World's Busiest Railway 2015

World's Busiest Railway 2015
59mins
BBC iPlayer

Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn go behind the scenes at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to find...

World's Busiest Railway 2015

World's Busiest Railway 2015
59mins
BBC iPlayer

Dan Snow, Anita Rani, Robert Llewellyn and John Sergeant go behind the scenes at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji...

Big Blue UK

Whales & Dolphins
45mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. As part of the BBC's Big Blue week, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and a team of experts detail the...

Educating Cardiff

Educating Cardiff
60mins

Documentary following pupils and staff at Willows High School, where head teacher Joy Ballard has helped turn...

Sean Connery: In His Own Words

Sean Connery: In His Own Words
59mins
BBC iPlayer

Friends and actors pay tribute to Sean Connery as the movie legend reaches his 85th birthday. Dougray Scott,...

Muslim Drag Queens

Muslim Drag Queens
47mins
All4

Ian McKellen narrates this First Cut documentary providing unprecedented insight into the UK's clandestine gay...

Time Crashers

Time Crashers
47mins
All4

Tony Robinson presents a show in which 10 celebrities experience life in different eras and undertake a series...

Animal Mums

Babies
60mins

New series. Nature documentary revealing how animals cope with the demands of raising their offspring. The first...

Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live
60mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Matt Baker, Liz Bonnin and Steve Backshall present a three-part series observing the wide variety of...

Dragons' Den

Dragons' Den
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Panelists Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins pass judgment over...

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

Radio Times Choice
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra, told in...

The Best of Bad TV

The 00s
85mins
Demand 5

The series charting TV gaffes continues with a look at the memorable small-screen misfires of the 2000s...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Jane Seymour
60mins
BBC iPlayer

British-born actress Jane Seymour knows there is Jewish ancestry on her father's side of the family, but beyond...

The Wonder of Britain

Our Countryside Story
60mins

Julia Bradbury embarks on the final stage of her 12,000-mile journey around Britain, taking in just a few...

Building the Ancient City

Athens
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The first of two documentaries in which Andrew Wallace-Hadrill looks at the building of the ancient cities of...

Natural World

Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings
59mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary revisiting the pride of African lions featured in Africa's Giant Killers: Natural World, which...

Genius of the Ancient World

Radio Times Choice
Confucius: Genius of the Ancient World
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Bettany Hughes' series exploring the lives and teachings of influential ancient philosophers draws to a close...

One Born Every Minute

One Born Every Minute
60mins

Three more sets of parents-to-be arrive at Liverpool Women's Hospital to welcome new additions to their...

Britain's Spending Secrets

Britain's Spending Secrets
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Anne Robinson embarks on a two-part investigation into how British people spend their money, meeting consumers...