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  • A documentary tracking a day in the life of Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi, shot while he was appealing against a sentence for supposed crimes against the Iranian state This Is Not a Film A documentary tracking a day in the life of Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi, shot while he was appealing against a sentence for supposed crimes against the Iranian state [S]
  • A new generation of farmers is breathing life into the agricultural world, balancing hard work with finding time for love, laughter and partying First Time Farmers A new generation of farmers is breathing life into the agricultural world, balancing hard work with finding time for love, laughter and partying [S] [AD]
  • An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line 999: What's Your Emergency? An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line [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]
  • Mark Evans examines what our dogs get up to while we're out, and how to keep them happy in the modern British home Dogs: Their Secret Lives Mark Evans examines what our dogs get up to while we're out, and how to keep them happy in the modern British home [S] [AD]
  • This ground-breaking series explores all things penile. The penis is the organ most central to a man's sense of self, and the quest for penile perfection has driven some men to incredible lengths. Penis Envy This ground-breaking series explores all things penile. The penis is the organ most central to a man's sense of self, and the quest for penile perfection has driven some men to incredible lengths. [S]
  • A frank and intimate portrait of three mature British women who sell sex. How does their profession affect their family lives, and what motivates men to pay for sex with older women? My Granny the Escort A frank and intimate portrait of three mature British women who sell sex. How does their profession affect their family lives, and what motivates men to pay for sex with older women? [S]
  • The humorous, heroic story of how a Cold War-era Vulcan flew the then-longest-range bombing mission in history with a Second World War bomb that changed the outcome of the Falklands War Falklands' Most Daring Raid The humorous, heroic story of how a Cold War-era Vulcan flew the then-longest-range bombing mission in history with a Second World War bomb that changed the outcome of the Falklands War [S]
  • Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence asks what the Allies knew about the Nazis' most notorious extermination camp, and what they could have done to stop the killing Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence asks what the Allies knew about the Nazis' most notorious extermination camp, and what they could have done to stop the killing [S]
  • The story of the night when the German Luftwaffe attacked London with devastating results Blitz: London's Firestorm The story of the night when the German Luftwaffe attacked London with devastating results [S]
  • Some estimate that there are 20,000 polygamous marriages among Muslims in the UK. This documentary explores polygamous life and asks how it can be reconciled with modern British values. The Men with Many Wives Some estimate that there are 20,000 polygamous marriages among Muslims in the UK. This documentary explores polygamous life and asks how it can be reconciled with modern British values. [S]
  • The complete story of the operation to find and kill Osama Bin Laden Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill The complete story of the operation to find and kill Osama Bin Laden [S]
  • Documentary recounting the story of Ten House, the fire station right next to the World Trade Center, and the experiences of its firefighters on 9/11 9/11 Firehouse Documentary recounting the story of Ten House, the fire station right next to the World Trade Center, and the experiences of its firefighters on 9/11 [S] [AD]
  • Documentary joining together hundreds of pieces of footage of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center into a seamless historical record, much of it never seen before 102 Minutes That Changed America Documentary joining together hundreds of pieces of footage of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center into a seamless historical record, much of it never seen before [S]
  • Two-part documentary in which pianist James Rhodes attempts to give schoolchildren the chance to learn a musical instrument by calling for an 'instrument amnesty' Don't Stop the Music Two-part documentary in which pianist James Rhodes attempts to give schoolchildren the chance to learn a musical instrument by calling for an 'instrument amnesty' [S] [AD]
  • Behind the scenes with two agencies on the front line of Britain's social housing crisis Britain's Benefit Tenants Behind the scenes with two agencies on the front line of Britain's social housing crisis [S] [AD]
  • The incredible discovery of a 4000-year-old tablet sheds new light on the tale of Noah's Ark The Real Noah's Ark: Secret History The incredible discovery of a 4000-year-old tablet sheds new light on the tale of Noah's Ark [S]
  • An extraordinary minute-by-minute anatomy of the Costa Concordia disaster, made almost entirely from passengers' mobile phone and video camera footage The Sinking of the Concordia Caught on Camera An extraordinary minute-by-minute anatomy of the Costa Concordia disaster, made almost entirely from passengers' mobile phone and video camera footage [S]
  • Two of the world's leading shipwreck detectives use state-of-the-art equipment to discover how the Hood battleship was sunk so quickly during World War II How the Bismarck Sank HMS Hood Two of the world's leading shipwreck detectives use state-of-the-art equipment to discover how the Hood battleship was sunk so quickly during World War II [S]
  • Documentary in which experts list the most significant natural disasters of all time, revealing the key moments that turned natural phenomena into human catastrophes World's Worst Natural Disasters Documentary in which experts list the most significant natural disasters of all time, revealing the key moments that turned natural phenomena into human catastrophes [S]
  • Documentary exploring the global revival of taxidermy, including a cat converted into a helicopter, freeze-dried pets, and road-kill appearing in a high street boutique All Creatures Great and Stuffed Documentary exploring the global revival of taxidermy, including a cat converted into a helicopter, freeze-dried pets, and road-kill appearing in a high street boutique [S] [AD]
  • What happened in the cockpit of Air France Flight 447 during one of the most infamous flights in aviation history? Fatal Flight 447: Chaos in the Cockpit What happened in the cockpit of Air France Flight 447 during one of the most infamous flights in aviation history? [S]
  • A visually jaw-dropping series that follows young British pilots flying in some of the most breathtaking, remote and dangerous locations on earth Worst Place to be a Pilot A visually jaw-dropping series that follows young British pilots flying in some of the most breathtaking, remote and dangerous locations on earth [S]
  • Repeat offending in the UK is at a record high, with serial offenders responsible for more than a third of all crime. This series explores life on both sides of the law. Cops and Robbers Repeat offending in the UK is at a record high, with serial offenders responsible for more than a third of all crime. This series explores life on both sides of the law. [S] [AD]
  • Guy Martin celebrates the workers of the Industrial Revolution by helping to restore some of the 19th century's most impressive engineering achievements How Britain Worked Guy Martin celebrates the workers of the Industrial Revolution by helping to restore some of the 19th century's most impressive engineering achievements [S]
  • A tribute to the extraordinary Richard Attenborough, who made an unmatched contribution to the British film industry and many other areas of British life Richard Attenborough: A Life A tribute to the extraordinary Richard Attenborough, who made an unmatched contribution to the British film industry and many other areas of British life [S]
  • Eyewitness accounts of the tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, captured by the people who kept filming as the cataclysmic events unfolded around them Japan's Tsunami: Caught on Camera Eyewitness accounts of the tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, captured by the people who kept filming as the cataclysmic events unfolded around them [S]
  • The story of Pasquale Buzzelli, who rode a blizzard of falling debris from a 22nd-floor World Trade Center stairwell on 9/11 and somehow survived 9/11: The Miracle Survivor The story of Pasquale Buzzelli, who rode a blizzard of falling debris from a 22nd-floor World Trade Center stairwell on 9/11 and somehow survived [S]
  • Documentary following Roma Gypsies living in the UK but following traditional codes, including marriage under the age of 16, which brings them into conflict with British law The Gypsy Matchmaker Documentary following Roma Gypsies living in the UK but following traditional codes, including marriage under the age of 16, which brings them into conflict with British law [S]
  • Survivors of the September 11 Terror Attacks tell how 12 firefighters, a police officer and an office worker survived in the North Tower of the World Trade Center as it collapsed on top of them The Miracle of Stairway B Survivors of the September 11 Terror Attacks tell how 12 firefighters, a police officer and an office worker survived in the North Tower of the World Trade Center as it collapsed on top of them [S]
  • Powerful documentary about the sexual exploitation and abuse of many thousands of poor and vulnerable children in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar Pakistan's Hidden Shame Powerful documentary about the sexual exploitation and abuse of many thousands of poor and vulnerable children in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar [S]
  • Can Paul Mason, Britain's fattest man, get the surgery he needs to keep him alive? And will Paul's dream of walking again come true? Britain's Fattest Man Can Paul Mason, Britain's fattest man, get the surgery he needs to keep him alive? And will Paul's dream of walking again come true? [S]
  • Behind the scenes of one of the most arduous basic military training programmes in the world Royal Marines Commando School Behind the scenes of one of the most arduous basic military training programmes in the world [S]
  • This moving documentary tells the personal stories of those who searched tirelessly for their loved ones, sifting through tonnes of debris from the Twin Towers, to bring them home to rest 9/11: Ground Zero Underworld This moving documentary tells the personal stories of those who searched tirelessly for their loved ones, sifting through tonnes of debris from the Twin Towers, to bring them home to rest [S]
  • This documentary examines the story behind one of the most unforgettable images of 9/11: a photograph of a man falling from one of the towers 9/11: The Falling Man This documentary examines the story behind one of the most unforgettable images of 9/11: a photograph of a man falling from one of the towers [S]
  • The story of the 14 guests and staff trapped in a hotel beneath the Twin Towers on September 11, and their narrow escape The 9/11 Hotel The story of the 14 guests and staff trapped in a hotel beneath the Twin Towers on September 11, and their narrow escape [S]
  • From freak desert snowstorms to glow-in-the-dark ocean waves, The World's Weirdest Weather examines some of the planet's most extraordinary weather phenomena. The World's Weirdest Weather From freak desert snowstorms to glow-in-the-dark ocean waves, The World's Weirdest Weather examines some of the planet's most extraordinary weather phenomena. [S] [AD]
  • Tony Robinson explores the true story of the factory workers whose blood, sweat and tears forged the Industrial Revolution, focusing on Quarry Bank, from hit drama series The Mill The Real Mill with Tony Robinson Tony Robinson explores the true story of the factory workers whose blood, sweat and tears forged the Industrial Revolution, focusing on Quarry Bank, from hit drama series The Mill [S]
  • A group of people whose lives are dominated by stuttering enrol on an intensive four-day course to find their voices Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice A group of people whose lives are dominated by stuttering enrol on an intensive four-day course to find their voices [S] [AD]
  • The story of five major storms that battered the UK, and the people who survived them Britain's Killer Storms The story of five major storms that battered the UK, and the people who survived them [S]