On-demand recommendations

This month

The Kitchen

The Kitchen
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Now fully in the throes of September and with autumn approaching the households settle into a routine, but there...

Storyville

Storyville: Russia's Toughest Prison - The Condemned
80mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary exploring the hidden world of one of Russia's most impenetrable and remote institutions - a...

Secret History

Hitler's Hidden Drug Habit: Secret History
46mins
4OD

Obviously today nobody would attempt to paint Hitler in a positive light, but during the Nazi era, he rose to...

Sacred Rivers with Simon Reeve

The Yangtze
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The adventurer travels to China for a trip along the Yangtze, Asia's longest river and the third longest in the...

Wonders of the Monsoon

The Drought
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The other side of the monsoon, as the winds bring dry air and drought. Budgerigars swarm in the Australian...

You Can't Get the Staff

You Can't Get the Staff
60mins
4OD

With the demand for domestic staff in Britain higher than ever, this programme follows privileged Brits who are...

You Can't Get the Staff

You Can't Get the Staff
60mins
4OD

With the demand for domestic staff in Britain higher than ever, this programme follows privileged Brits who are...

The Great British Sewing Bee

The BBC Children in Need Sewing Bee
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The competition returns for three special editions as 12 celebrities take to their sewing machines in a bid to...

Human Universe

Are We Alone?
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Is mankind alone, or are there aliens out there, either waiting to be discovered, or on their way to find Earth?...

24 Hours in Police Custody

The Drug Drop
60mins
4OD

CCTV captures a young man accidentally dropping a large quantity of a substance thought to be cocaine outside a...

Secrets from the Sky

Tintagel Castle
30mins

New series. Bettany Hughes and Ben Robinson offer viewers an aerial view of some of Britain's best-loved...

Freshers

Radio Times Choice
Freshers: A Year On
60mins

A catch up with the six students who were followed by cameras as they embarked on their first year at the...

Storyville

Particle Fever: The Hunt for the Higgs Boson: Storyville
95mins
BBC iPlayer

Following six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and...

Cutting Edge

Curing Cancer
55mins
4OD

Someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes. From that life-changing point, the race is on to...

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

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

The team returns to investigate more health stories, with Chris van Tulleken examining the intriguing idea that...

Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears

Radio Times Choice
Thames Path
30mins

The bushcraft expert explores the Thames Path by canoe, travelling almost 200 miles as he follows the course of...

Human Universe

Why Are We Here?
60mins
BBC iPlayer

In episode two, Professor Brian Cox is off to India, where he assesses arguably the first evidence of rational...

Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race

Radio Times Choice
Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race
90mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary examining the Soviet Union's pioneering role in space exploration, which is often downplayed due to...

24 Hours in Police Custody

The Confession of a Paedophile
60mins
4OD

The work of the team focusing on child abuse cases in the dedicated Safeguarding Investigation Unit at Luton...

Sacred Rivers with Simon Reeve

The Ganges
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The adventurer travels along the Ganges to explore how India's booming economy has affected its religious...

Guy Martin's Spitfire

Radio Times Choice
Guy Martin's Spitfire
90mins
4OD

In May 1940, a Mark 1 Spitfire was shot down and crash-landed on a beach in northern France, where it slowly...

Unreported World

The Invisible People
24mins
4OD

Three years ago, photographer Giles Duley lost both legs and an arm in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan. In...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Twiggy
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Following in the footsteps of Julie Walters, Sheridan Smith, Mary Berry and Billy Connolly, the last in the...

True Stories

Extreme Brat Camp
47mins
4OD

The American `child intervention industry' is worth in excess of $2billion, with more than 1,000 private...

Long Shadow

Us and Them
60mins
BBC iPlayer

David Reynolds concludes his exploration of the legacy of the First World War by examining the explosion of...

Human Universe

Apeman - Spaceman
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Professor Brian Cox examines how it was that in a universe made of stars, rocks and endless space, a conscious...

24 Hours in Police Custody

Radio Times Choice
Love Hurts
47mins
4OD

Bedfordshire PCs Cheryldeen Liversidge and Kat Alison investigate two contrasting stories of harassment and...