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  • Newly released recordings of military and air traffic control conversations offer a moving perspective on 9/11 and the fateful minutes that changed America forever 9/11: The Lost Tapes Newly released recordings of military and air traffic control conversations offer a moving perspective on 9/11 and the fateful minutes that changed America forever [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]
  • Some of the world's wealthiest individuals reveal all about their lives, their lifestyle, their dreams, how they've achieved their success and the revolutionary new projects they're working on How to Be a Billionaire Some of the world's wealthiest individuals reveal all about their lives, their lifestyle, their dreams, how they've achieved their success and the revolutionary new projects they're working on [S] [AD]
  • 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]
  • Weatherman Alex Beresford investigates why Britain's recent weather has been so severe and asks if we're facing the worst weather ever Britain's Most Extreme Weather Weatherman Alex Beresford investigates why Britain's recent weather has been so severe and asks if we're facing the worst weather ever [S] [AD]
  • 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]
  • A warm and humorous exploration of what it's like to grow up or work in a secondary school in the heart of a diverse northern community Educating Yorkshire A warm and humorous exploration of what it's like to grow up or work in a secondary school in the heart of a diverse northern community [S] [AD]
  • Cutting Edge meets animal agents, pet owners and the kittens, puppies and professional pets that star in some of the world's favourite adverts and viral web videos Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets Cutting Edge meets animal agents, pet owners and the kittens, puppies and professional pets that star in some of the world's favourite adverts and viral web videos [S] [AD]
  • Composer, musician and recovering alcoholic James McConnel brings together ten classical musicians whose lives have been blighted by addiction for a spectacular concert Addicts' Symphony Composer, musician and recovering alcoholic James McConnel brings together ten classical musicians whose lives have been blighted by addiction for a spectacular concert [S] [AD]
  • Droughts, violent storms and floods - has 2012 been a freak year or should we prepare for more extreme weather? Is Our Weather Getting Worse? Droughts, violent storms and floods - has 2012 been a freak year or should we prepare for more extreme weather? [S]
  • From Bangkok to Ukraine, this programme follows British men as they head abroad in search of a wife My Online Bride From Bangkok to Ukraine, this programme follows British men as they head abroad in search of a wife [S] [AD]
  • Psychopath Night unravels the mystery of psychopaths, exploring how their minds work, counting down the top ten movie psychopaths and revealing familiar faces on the psychopathic scale Psychopath Night Psychopath Night unravels the mystery of psychopaths, exploring how their minds work, counting down the top ten movie psychopaths and revealing familiar faces on the psychopathic scale [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]
  • 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]
  • Vibrant, feature-length documentary discussing the art behind rap music with old-school icons and reigning superstars, presented by rapper Ice-T Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Vibrant, feature-length documentary discussing the art behind rap music with old-school icons and reigning superstars, presented by rapper Ice-T [S]
  • A look at why the floods of 2012 happened, and the personal stories of the people caught up in them The Year Britain Flooded A look at why the floods of 2012 happened, and the personal stories of the people caught up in them [S]
  • Three British porn obsessives visit LA, where they meet their favourite adult movie stars, but also witness the darker side of the porn industry Date My Porn Star Three British porn obsessives visit LA, where they meet their favourite adult movie stars, but also witness the darker side of the porn industry [S]
  • Would Richard III's spinal deformity have prevented him from leading the charge at the Battle of Bosworth? Richard III: The New Evidence Would Richard III's spinal deformity have prevented him from leading the charge at the Battle of Bosworth? [S]
  • Big women eating food are becoming an underground internet hit. My Big Fat Fetish meets four of the big beautiful women becoming increasingly popular in magazines and online. My Big Fat Fetish Big women eating food are becoming an underground internet hit. My Big Fat Fetish meets four of the big beautiful women becoming increasingly popular in magazines and online. [S]
  • 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]
  • Was a skeleton found under a Leicester car park really Richard III? With exclusive access to the investigating team, this documentary reveals the answer. Richard III: The King in the Car Park Was a skeleton found under a Leicester car park really Richard III? With exclusive access to the investigating team, this documentary reveals the answer. [S]
  • This explosive film examines recently discovered letters written by Wallis Simpson that reveal her secret love, and chart her fear as she found herself becoming trapped into marrying Edward VIII Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters This explosive film examines recently discovered letters written by Wallis Simpson that reveal her secret love, and chart her fear as she found herself becoming trapped into marrying Edward VIII [S]
  • Behind the scenes with the eagle-eyed collectors, opportunistic dealers, super-rich customers, eccentric staff and magnificent artefacts of Lots Road Auction House The Auction House Behind the scenes with the eagle-eyed collectors, opportunistic dealers, super-rich customers, eccentric staff and magnificent artefacts of Lots Road Auction House [S]
  • Highly gifted children aged between 7 to 12 take part in a competition, run in association with British Mensa, to find the UK's annual child genius Child Genius Highly gifted children aged between 7 to 12 take part in a competition, run in association with British Mensa, to find the UK's annual child genius [S] [AD]
  • The true story of the 76 Allied airmen who famously escaped from Stalag Luft in 1944, and the subsequent hunt for the Gestapo officers who executed 50 of the re-captured airmen The Great Escape: The Reckoning The true story of the 76 Allied airmen who famously escaped from Stalag Luft in 1944, and the subsequent hunt for the Gestapo officers who executed 50 of the re-captured airmen [S]
  • Three people left with 'baggy bodies' after losing a combined 43 stone reveal how they plan to say goodbye to their excess skin My Baggy Body Three people left with 'baggy bodies' after losing a combined 43 stone reveal how they plan to say goodbye to their excess skin [S]
  • Documentary following three of the most challenging pupils at Muntham House School in West Sussex, which is home to some of the toughest to teach children in the country The Last Chance School Documentary following three of the most challenging pupils at Muntham House School in West Sussex, which is home to some of the toughest to teach children in the country [S] [AD]
  • Documentary exploring the world of mutual relationships where glamorous girls use their charm and beauty to 'rinse' wealthy men for money and gifts Sex, Lies & Rinsing Guys Documentary exploring the world of mutual relationships where glamorous girls use their charm and beauty to 'rinse' wealthy men for money and gifts [S]
  • From elephants to kangaroos, dolphins and orang-utans, Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg explore the wonderful and occasionally weird ways that animals make babies in hostile environments Born in the Wild From elephants to kangaroos, dolphins and orang-utans, Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg explore the wonderful and occasionally weird ways that animals make babies in hostile environments [S] [AD]