On-demand recommendations

This month

Canals - The Making of a Nation

Geology
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Liz McIvor discovers how carving up the landscape in order to build canals helped further man's understanding of...

Treasures of the Indus

Pakistan Unveiled
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Historian and museum curator Sona Datta explores the story of the Indian subcontinent told through its people,...

Dinosaur Britain

Dinosaur Britain
60mins

Part one of two. Ellie Harrison teams up with palaeontologist Dean Lomax to investigate the lives of the...

This Wild Life

Elephant in the Bedroom
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton, her husband Frank Pope and their three young children move to...

Time Crashers

Time Crashers
46mins
All4

Tony Robinson gives celebrity time travellers Kirstie Alley, Fern Britton, Louise Minchin, Zoe Smith, Meg...

Countryfile

Harvest
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Matt Baker visits a farm in Buckinghamshire at harvest time, where old-fashioned methods are used to bring in...

The Hotel Inspector Returns

The Hotel Inspector Returns
60mins
Demand 5

Award-winning hotelier Alex Polizzi returns to one of her `toughest gigs' - the Paramount Hotel in Nottingham,...

Secrets of China

Desperate for Love
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Billie JD Porter finds out about the Chinese approach to love, with dating bootcamps, marriage markets and even...

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages
60mins
All4

The actress explores more of the nation's smallest communities, beginning with Devon and Cornwall. It's a land...

Educating Cardiff

Educating Cardiff
46mins
All4

Cameras follow two Year 7 boys who are new starters at Cardiff's Willows High School. Teachers are worried that...

India: Nature's Wonderland

India: Nature's Wonderland
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Part one of two. Wildlife expert Liz Bonnin, Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta...

Canals - The Making of a Nation

Engineering
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Liz McIvor tells the story of the early canal builders who struggled with the rugged terrain of England's...

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
60mins
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

Radio Times Choice
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
60mins

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...