On-demand recommendations

Yesterday

Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets

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Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets
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Cute kittens, excitable puppies and professional pets - the advertising industry wants them all. Inspired by the...

This month

Who Do You Think You Are?

Brendan O'Carroll
60mins
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Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll, best known as his alter ego Mrs Brown and star of the BBC sitcom Mrs Brown's...

Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice

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Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice
60mins
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Documentary following struggling stammerers as they enrol on an intensive four-day course to conquer their...

Sweets Made Simple

Sweets Made Simple
30mins
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Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood have already demonstrated how to make sweets that are perfect to enjoy after dark,...

Scrappers

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Crunch Time
30mins
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Metro Salvage boss Terry Walker's holiday soon becomes a distant memory as he faces up to some big decisions...

Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris

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Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris
60mins
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American-style proms have become an essential rite of passage for many UK teenagers, who set their sights on...

Natural World

Natural World: Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs
60mins
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As a boy, frogs were the first animals David Attenborough kept and today he is still just as passionate about...

Hotel India

Hotel India
60mins
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The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is one of India's oldest and most famous hotels and is where the super-rich go to...

Addicts' Symphony

Addicts' Symphony
80mins
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In this one-off documentary, composer James McConnel brings together 10 classical musicians whose lives have...

Secrets from the Asylum

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Road to Ruin
60mins
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Part two of two. Comedian Al Murray finds out how Victorian ideas of inherited insanity meant one of his...

Horizon

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Horizon: Allergies - Modern Life and Me
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Ground-breaking research suggests that changes to the bacteria living inside humans are making one in three...

Don't Tell the Bride

Nicole & Sean
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Harry Potter fan Sean tries to plan a spooky witches and wizards-themed wedding for his bride-to-be Nicole, but...

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
60mins
BBC iPlayer

A Commonwealth celebration of the year of Homecoming from the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Featuring more than...

Gadget Man

Gadget Man
25mins
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Richard Ayoade returns with the show exploring the world of technology, from the everyday to the extraordinary....

Talking Pictures

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Lauren Bacall: Talking Pictures: Lauren Bacall
36mins
BBC iPlayer

Following her death earlier this month, another chance to see this documentary celebrating the television...

The Real Mill with Tony Robinson

The Real Mill with Tony Robinson
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The first of a two-part documentary following the presenter as he visits Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire - the...

Come On Down! The Game Show Story

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Come On Down! The Game Show Story
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Bradley Walsh looks at the role played by contestants in creating game-show history across the decades. He meets...

The Zoo

The Zoo
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Conservation is a top priority for modern zoos, with captive breeding the only hope for some species, and this...

The Great War: The People's Story

The Great War: The People's Story
60mins
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The third episode shifts the focus to a changing Britain and the lives of those left behind at home. Claire Foy...

Nature's Miracle Orphans

Nature's Miracle Orphans
60mins
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Part one of two. Presenters Ellie Harrison and Max Hug Williams follow orphaned baby animals as they make steps...

James May's Cars of the People

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James May's Cars of the People
60mins
BBC iPlayer

James concludes his examination of the social significance of cars by exploring how aspiration and new wealth...

Sweets Made Simple

Sweets Made Simple
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Many of the sweets people know and love originated as remedies for everything from sore throats to indigestion....

Scrappers

Wish You Were Here
30mins
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Daughter Jemma and son Jon are left in charge of the Bolton scrapyard as owners Terry and Lyndsay Walker head...

Lost at Sea: Air France 447

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Lost at Sea: Air France 447
55mins
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In June 2009, a state-of-the-art Air France Airbus A330 passenger jet flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris...

Worst Place to Be a Pilot

Worst Place to Be a Pilot
65mins
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The lives of young British pilots working for Indonesian airline Susi Air, who fly and land planes in some of...