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  • Long-running documentary strand that investigates extraordinary and moving real-life stories about the extremes of the human body Bodyshock Long-running documentary strand that investigates extraordinary and moving real-life stories about the extremes of the human body [S]
  • A privileged peek into the exclusive world of luxury brands Rolls-Royce and Boodles Inside Rolls-Royce and Boodles A privileged peek into the exclusive world of luxury brands Rolls-Royce and Boodles [S] [AD]
  • A ground-breaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff One Born Every Minute A ground-breaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff [S] [AD]
  • How do councils cope with a lack of properties and a surplus of people in need of homes with affordable rent? How to Get a Council House How do councils cope with a lack of properties and a surplus of people in need of homes with affordable rent? [S]
  • Kevin McCloud challenges three designers to turn a plane into hundreds of amazing new products, and prove that creativity is a genuine solution to Britain's waste crisis Kevin's Supersized Salvage Kevin McCloud challenges three designers to turn a plane into hundreds of amazing new products, and prove that creativity is a genuine solution to Britain's waste crisis [S] [AD]
  • From helicopters to Lamborghinis, mini-submarines and Hermes handbags, Posh Pawn uncovers the hidden world of high-end pawnbroking Posh Pawn From helicopters to Lamborghinis, mini-submarines and Hermes handbags, Posh Pawn uncovers the hidden world of high-end pawnbroking [S]
  • Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut present the food and science series that travels the world to lift the lid on what's really in the food we eat Food Unwrapped Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut present the food and science series that travels the world to lift the lid on what's really in the food we eat [S]
  • The American version of Undercover Boss shows high-flying executives taking extraordinary steps to ensure their companies are fighting fit by going undercover in their own businesses Undercover Boss USA The American version of Undercover Boss shows high-flying executives taking extraordinary steps to ensure their companies are fighting fit by going undercover in their own businesses [S] [AD]
  • A real-life Fawlty Towers, this comedy-doc looks at life above and below stairs at Torquay's Grosvenor Hotel The Hotel A real-life Fawlty Towers, this comedy-doc looks at life above and below stairs at Torquay's Grosvenor Hotel [S] [AD]
  • Harry Wallop puts hidden cameras inside shops, restaurants and market stalls, to reveal the tricks and scams used to make us spend our money Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade Harry Wallop puts hidden cameras inside shops, restaurants and market stalls, to reveal the tricks and scams used to make us spend our money [S]
  • On average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes in Britain. This series has unparalleled access to the entire adoption process, from social workers to birth parents and adopters. 15,000 Kids and Counting On average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes in Britain. This series has unparalleled access to the entire adoption process, from social workers to birth parents and adopters. [S]
  • Motorcycle racer and mechanic Guy Martin undertakes a series of speed-based challenges, exploring the boundaries of physics and learning about the science of speed Speed with Guy Martin Motorcycle racer and mechanic Guy Martin undertakes a series of speed-based challenges, exploring the boundaries of physics and learning about the science of speed [S]
  • Meet the people who have sex in front of strangers in public in a compelling documentary that looks at how and why they do it Dogging Tales Meet the people who have sex in front of strangers in public in a compelling documentary that looks at how and why they do it [S] [AD]
  • The inside story of five days of terror in Boston, told with unique access to the FBI, Boston Police Department, victims of the marathon bombing and those who were caught up in the manhunt The Hunt for the Boston Bombers The inside story of five days of terror in Boston, told with unique access to the FBI, Boston Police Department, victims of the marathon bombing and those who were caught up in the manhunt [S] [AD]
  • Jimmy Doherty goes on a global journey to find out why food prices have been rising so quickly Food Prices: The Shocking Truth Jimmy Doherty goes on a global journey to find out why food prices have been rising so quickly [S] [AD]
  • Mark Evans and geneticist Bryan Sykes examine the legend of Bigfoot, using DNA testing to determine if he's a hominid, an ape or just a hoax Bigfoot Files Mark Evans and geneticist Bryan Sykes examine the legend of Bigfoot, using DNA testing to determine if he's a hominid, an ape or just a hoax [S]
  • Richard E. Grant joins professional antique dealers as they search France for treasures to sell back home in the UK Dirty Weekenders in France: Richard E. Grant Richard E. Grant joins professional antique dealers as they search France for treasures to sell back home in the UK [S] [AD]
  • An investigation of the 'new Bermuda Triangle' in America's Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared The Mystery of the Nevada Triangle An investigation of the 'new Bermuda Triangle' in America's Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared [S]
  • Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world Unreported World Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world [S] [AD]
  • Mark Evans tracks down remains of some of history's most important and infamous figures, and uses cutting-edge DNA analysis to find out more about what made them who they were Dead Famous DNA Mark Evans tracks down remains of some of history's most important and infamous figures, and uses cutting-edge DNA analysis to find out more about what made them who they were [S]
  • High-flying Australian and Canadian executives take extraordinary steps to ensure that their companies are fighting fit by going undercover in their own businesses Undercover Boss Australia and Canada High-flying Australian and Canadian executives take extraordinary steps to ensure that their companies are fighting fit by going undercover in their own businesses [S]
  • The against-the-odds story of John Wildey, who landed a plane, in the dark and with no flying experience, after the pilot had collapsed Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane The against-the-odds story of John Wildey, who landed a plane, in the dark and with no flying experience, after the pilot had collapsed [S]
  • Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today [S] [AD]
  • From tattoos to piercings and big boobs, Katie Piper meets people planning major body modifications, and people who've already had them done and regret it. Can they persuade the newbies to think again? Bodyshockers From tattoos to piercings and big boobs, Katie Piper meets people planning major body modifications, and people who've already had them done and regret it. Can they persuade the newbies to think again? [S]
  • An extraordinary insight into a murder that gripped and baffled America and that led to a 12-year-old boy being sentenced to 30 years in jail 12 Year Old Lifer An extraordinary insight into a murder that gripped and baffled America and that led to a 12-year-old boy being sentenced to 30 years in jail [S] [AD]
  • Ötzi, the Neolithic mummy pulled from a glacier 20 years ago, is our key to understanding his times. Now scientists are briefly thawing him out to look inside and discover more secrets. Iceman Murder Mystery Ötzi, the Neolithic mummy pulled from a glacier 20 years ago, is our key to understanding his times. Now scientists are briefly thawing him out to look inside and discover more secrets. [S] [AD]
  • Is the truth really out there? Defence journalist Nick Cook investigates the best UFO stories and asks what can be explained away by science - and what defies any rational explanation. UFOs: The Secret Evidence Is the truth really out there? Defence journalist Nick Cook investigates the best UFO stories and asks what can be explained away by science - and what defies any rational explanation. [S]
  • The story of Wicca, from Dorset nudist colonies to witches casting spells to ward off Hitler, tabloid hysteria and appearances on Panorama A Very British Witchcraft The story of Wicca, from Dorset nudist colonies to witches casting spells to ward off Hitler, tabloid hysteria and appearances on Panorama [S]
  • Tony Robinson reveals a terrifying world of walking corpses and evil spirits - the world that our ancestors thought they lived in Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters Tony Robinson reveals a terrifying world of walking corpses and evil spirits - the world that our ancestors thought they lived in [S]
  • Bubonic plague is still around today, but kills in small numbers. Why did it kill so many people in 1348? The discovery of 25 medieval skeletons in London provides new answers. Return of the Black Death: Secret History Bubonic plague is still around today, but kills in small numbers. Why did it kill so many people in 1348? The discovery of 25 medieval skeletons in London provides new answers. [S] [AD]
  • The First Dates restaurant throws open its doors to single people looking for love First Dates The First Dates restaurant throws open its doors to single people looking for love [S]
  • Can discipline, hard work and a love of horses give teenagers with troubled backgrounds a fighting chance of a better life? Jockey School Can discipline, hard work and a love of horses give teenagers with troubled backgrounds a fighting chance of a better life? [S] [AD]
  • Special programmes revisiting One Born Every Minute couples as they come to terms with the reality of parenthood One Born: What Happened Next? Special programmes revisiting One Born Every Minute couples as they come to terms with the reality of parenthood [S] [AD]
  • Martin Durkin gets to know UKIP leader Nigel Farage, the man who's turning British politics upside down Nigel Farage: Who Are You? Martin Durkin gets to know UKIP leader Nigel Farage, the man who's turning British politics upside down [S]
  • Author Ken Follett presents two dramatic historical documentaries in which he explores the facts behind the setting of his fictional works Ken Follett's Journey into the Dark Ages Author Ken Follett presents two dramatic historical documentaries in which he explores the facts behind the setting of his fictional works [S]
  • Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on four spectacular canal journeys in Britain and France Great Canal Journeys Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on four spectacular canal journeys in Britain and France [S] [AD]
  • The extraordinary story of how two RAF squadrons sank Germany's most dangerous Second World War battleship, after 34 failed attempts The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History The extraordinary story of how two RAF squadrons sank Germany's most dangerous Second World War battleship, after 34 failed attempts [S] [AD]
  • Katie Piper sets out on an extraordinary journey to use her personal experience to help rebuild the lives and confidence of people like her who are fighting for normality while living with a disfigurement Katie: My Beautiful Friends Katie Piper sets out on an extraordinary journey to use her personal experience to help rebuild the lives and confidence of people like her who are fighting for normality while living with a disfigurement [S]
  • The religious community of Centennial Park, Arizona allow cameras unprecedented access to their lives Three Wives, One Husband The religious community of Centennial Park, Arizona allow cameras unprecedented access to their lives [S]
  • Mark Evans examines what it takes to win the Grand National, drawing on new technology and analysis of horse anatomy to reveal the biological basis of success How to Win the Grand National Mark Evans examines what it takes to win the Grand National, drawing on new technology and analysis of horse anatomy to reveal the biological basis of success [S]