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The Hotel Inspector

The Hotel Inspector: Abroad: La Casa Hotel, Torrox
60mins
Demand 5

Alex Polizzi pays a visit to La Casa Hotel in the village of Torrox Pueblo near Malaga in southern Spain, where...

Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town

Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard uses forensic science to examine the lives of the Roman town's...

Modern Times

Modern Times: Secret Life of Cleaners
58mins
BBC iPlayer

In Britain today, more than 6 million people employ domestic help in the form of cleaners - a job primarily done...

The Job Centre

The Job Centre
60mins
4OD

The agency faces a crisis as four temp workers fail to turn up to work for one of their biggest clients, meaning...

Springwatch

Springwatch 2015
58mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games present the best of the season's wildlife...

Springwatch Unsprung

Springwatch Unsprung 2015
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Chris Packham hosts the post-show analysis programme and is joined by comedian and actor Vic Reeves,...

State Opening of Parliament

State Opening of Parliament
105mins
BBC iPlayer

Huw Edwards presents live coverage of the ceremony at the Palace of Westminster, where peers and MPs gather in...

Churchill: When Britain Said No

Churchill: When Britain Said No
59mins
BBC iPlayer

A look at Winston Churchill's battle to be elected Prime Minister just weeks after VE Day. The war leader was...

24 Hours in A&E

24 Hours in A&E
60mins
4OD

Return of the documentary following life inside the A&E department of St George's Hospital in south-west London....

Joan of Arc: God's Warrior

Joan of Arc: God's Warrior
60mins
BBC iPlayer

During the Middle Ages, a 17-year-old girl came from nowhere and fronted an army in a world that believed that...

Benefits Street

Benefits Street
60mins
4OD

The documentary series catches up with Maxwell as he fixes his front door after another police raid searching...

Impossible Engineering

Aircraft Carrier
60mins

The history of pioneering modern-day mega structures, revealing that behind every seemingly impossible marvel of...

1945: The Savage Peace

1945: The Savage Peace
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary examining stories of brutal acts of violence in the aftermath of the Second World War. Many citizens...

Armada - 12 Days to Save England

12 Days to Save England
59mins
BBC iPlayer

Three-part documentary about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, featuring dramatic reconstructions and...

1864

1864
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Monrad forces a new constitution through parliament, incorporating Schleswig into the Danish kingdom, and...

Unreported World

Radio Times Choice
Miss Crimea
24mins
4OD

Marcel Theroux visits the disputed territory of Crimea for the first anniversary of its annexation by Russia. He...

Man and Beast with Martin Clunes

Man and Beast with Martin Clunes
60mins

The actor concludes his international exploration into the relationship between man and beast. In the second of...

Britain's Greatest Generation

The Fight for Freedom
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Stories of courage, suffering and survival from servicemen and women between 1942 and 1945, as revealed by a...

Shark

Beneath the Surface
60mins
BBC iPlayer

A look at how scientists are challenging traditional perceptions of sharks, with breakthroughs regarding the...

Born Naughty?

Born Naughty?
55mins
4OD

Consultant paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram and family GP Dr Dawn Harper meet more children with behavioural...

The Detectives

Interrogation
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary centred on the three-day interrogation of Ray Teret, the Manchester DJ and friend of Jimmy Savile,...

Benefits Street

Benefits Street
47mins
4OD

Mother-of-six Julie has her hands full with brain-damaged son Reagan, 15, as well as her badly-behaved...

Demolition: The Wrecking Crew

Radio Times Choice
Demolition: The Wrecking Crew
60mins

New series. Documentary following demolition crews bringing down some of the country's biggest buildings,...

The Job Centre

The Job Centre
60mins
4OD

Documentary following Jane Vincent and her staff at a recruitment agency in Bradford. In the first episode, team...

Horizon

Horizon: Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?
60mins

Doctors and identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken investigate the effects that different drinking patterns...

The World's Most Expensive Food

The World's Most Expensive Food
60mins

The conclusion of the documentary following the companies who cater to Britain's super-rich clients examines how...

24 Hours in the Past

24 Hours in the Past
60mins

Ruth Goodman and Fi Glover reveal they have been saving their most gruelling challenge for last. Having spent...

The Dog Factory

The Dog Factory
60mins

An investigation into the multimillion-pound dog trade. A third of all breeds bought today are believed to have...

Man and Beast with Martin Clunes

Man and Beast with Martin Clunes
60mins

The comedy actor sets out on an international journey to investigate the extraordinary relationship between man...