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BBC Documentaries Season 2013 - Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeEpisode NameAir Date
1

Goodbye to Canterbury

2

Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory

3

Summer in Blackpool

4

The Battle for Malta

5

Baby Makers: The Fertility Clinic

6

Parking Mad

7

Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here

8

Sir Patrick Moore: Astronomer, Broadcaster and Eccentric

9

The Truth about Magaluf: Stacey Dooley Investigates

10

The Richest Songs In The World

11

Crazy for Party Drugs

12

Tales of Winter: The Art of Snow and Ice

13

Life after War: Haunted by Helmand

14

Allotment Wars

15

Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer

16

Winter Viruses and How to Beat Them

17

Married in Britain

18

Jonathan Meades: The Joy of Essex

19

Climbing Everest with a Mountain on My Back: The Sherpa's Story

20

A Night with the Stars

21

Make Me a Muslim

22

Out Of Jail & On The Streets

23

When Albums Ruled the World

24

The Hunt for Britain's Metal Thieves

25

The Beatles' Please Please Me: Remaking a Classic

26

Litter Wars

27

Murder on the Victorian Railway

28

Madness in the Desert: Paris to Dakar

29

My New Hand

30

Good Italy, Bad Italy: Girlfriend in a Coma

31

Johnny Kingdom and the Bears of Alaska

32

Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring

33

The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance

34

Michael Grade and the World's Oldest Joke

35

Treasures of the Louvre

36

American Master - A Portrait of John Adams

37

The Ballad of Mott the Hoople

38

How to Get to Heaven with the Hutterites

39

Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?

40

Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony

41

Metamorphosis - The Science of Change

42

The Challenger

43

Whaam! Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern

44

The Incredible Story of the Monarch Butterfly: Four Wings and a Prayer

45

Edwardian Insects on Film

46

Can Eating Insects Save the World?

47

Goodbye Television Centre

48

Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise

49

Insect Dissection - How Insects Work

50

Driven: The Fastest Woman in the World

51

Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction

52

Pompeii: The Mystery of the People Frozen in Time

53

A Concert for Bangladesh Revisited

54

Prison Dads

55

Donald Campbell: Speed King

56

Bach: A Passionate Life

57

Richard Briers: A Tribute

58

Closure

59

John Portman: A Life of Building

60

The Mystery of Mary Magdalene

61

The Other Pompeii: Life and Death In Herculaneum

62

Crossing England in a Punt : River of Dreams

63

Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home

64

POP! The Science of Bubbles

65

Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister

66

Frank Gardner's Return to Saudi Arabia

67

The Prime Minister: The Case for the Conservatives

68

Margaret Thatcher: Final Speech as Leader in the Commons

69

Lord's Maiden Speech - Baroness Thatcher

70

Isaac Newton: The Last Magician

71

The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher

72

The Secret Life of Rockpools

73

The Funeral of Baroness Thatcher

74

Israel: Facing the Future

75

Peter Higgs: Particle Man

76

Could We Survive a Mega-Tsunami

77

The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood

78

The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution

79

A Night at the Rijksmuseum

80

Maureen Lipman: If Memory Serves Me Right

81

Young Margaret

82

Licence to Kill

83

Horsemeat Banquet

84

Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian

85

Rupert Murdoch - Battle With Britain

86

Nelson's Caribbean Hell-Hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered

87

The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

88

The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit up the World

89

The Genius of Verdi with Rolando Villazón

90

An Drochaid / The Bridge Rising

91

Pride & Prejudice: Having a Ball

92

Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas

93

The Fantastic Mr Feynman

94

Nile Rodgers The Hitmaker

95

Frost on Sketch Shows

96

Cracking the Code

97

Pappano's Essential Ring Cycle

98

14 Days

99

The Star Trek Story

100

Branded a Witch

101

The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars

102

The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn

103

Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell

104

The Dambusters: 70 Years On

105

David Bowie: Five Years

106

Love and Death in City Hall

107

The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women

108

Henry VII: Winter King

109

The Crimson Wing

110

The Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened?

111

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

112

The People's Coronation with David Dimbleby

113

Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador

114

The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England

115

The Unspeakable Crime: Rape

116

Battle of the Atlantic

117

The Queen: A Passion For Horses

118

Dornier 17: The Fall and Rise of a German Bomber

119

Mapping Ulster

120

Bobby Womack: Across 110th Street

121

Iain Banks: Raw Spirit

122

Agnetha: ABBA and After

123

Beautiful Thing: A Passion for Porcelain

124

Flights and Fights: Inside the Low Cost Airlines

125

The Secret Life of the Sun

126

The World's Most Beautiful Eggs: The Genius of Carl Faberge

127

Rich Hall's You Can Go To Hell, I'm Going To Texas

128

The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank

129

Shot for Going to School

130

A History of Syria with Dan Snow

131

Summer's Supermarket Secrets

132

The Muslim Premier League

133

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

134

Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet

135

Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night

136

China in Six Easy Pieces

137

Burma, My Father And The Forgotten Army

138

Beyond Time: William Turnbull

139

David Attenborough - The Early Years

140

D-Day: The Last Heros Part 1

141

D-Day: The Last Heros Part 2

142

Rory Goes to Holyrood

143

Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals

144

The Queen's Coronation Festival Gala

145

Jon Lord: It's All Music

146

My Hometown Fanatics - Stacey Dooley Investigates

147

The Tube: An Underground History

148

The Secret Life of Uri Gellar

149

Meet the Landlords

150

Wheelers, Dealers and Del Boys

151

Diaries of a Broken Mind

152

The Mystery of Rome's X Tomb

153

Caligula with Mary Beard

154

Failed by the NHS

155

Kumbh Mela: The Greatest Show on Earth

156

Churchill's First World War

157

Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

158

Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

159

Make Me a German

160

Hillsborough - Never Forgotten

161

How to Put a Human on Mars

162

Moscow 1980: The Cold War Olympics

163

Britain's Lost Treasures Returned: How Houghton Got Its Art Back

164

Welcome to the World of Weight Loss

165

The Man Who Collected the World: William Burrell

166

America's Stoned Kids

167

Ultimate Swarms

168

Martin Luther King and the March on Washington

169

Crash Test Dummies: A Smashing History

170

The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese

171

MLK: The Assassination Tapes

172

Gibraltar: My Rock

173

The Wipers Times

174

The Making of Merkel with Andrew Marr

175

Super Giant Animals

176

Secret Voices of Hollywood

177

House of Surrogates

178

Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story

179

Inside My Mind

180

Rachel Bruno: My Dad and Me

181

The Richard Burton Diaries

182

The Day I Got My Sight Back

183

Prince Harry: Frontline Afghanistan

184

Fox Wars

185

Quitting the English Defence League: When Tommy Met Mo

186

A Very English Education

187

The Dark Matter of Love

188

Pink Floyd: A Delicate Sound of Thunder

189

The Story of the Swastika

190

Llanelly House Restored

191

Autism: Challenging Behaviour

192

Speeches That Shook the World

193

Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage

194

The Who: The Making Of Tommy

195

Teen Exorcists

196

Elvis Costello Mystery Dance

197

Searching for Exile: Truth or Myth?

198

Searching for Exile: The Debate

199

The Science of Doctor Who

200

Hello Quo

201

Benjamin Britten on Camera

202

West Coast Otters

203

JFK: The Final Visit to Britain

204

John Denver: Country Boy

205

Narnia's Lost Poet: The Secret Lives and Loves of CS Lewis

206

4,000 -Year-Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog

207

The Joy of Logic

208

Young, British and Broke: The Truth about Payday Loans

209

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

210

My £9.50 Holiday

211

Are You Having a Laugh? - Comedy and Christianity

212

Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation

213

Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was

214

Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched The World

215

Nelson Mandela: The Fight For Freedom

216

Roman Voices

217

Patisserie with Michel Roux Jr

218

Refugees of the Lost Rainforest

219

Christmas Supermarket Secrets

221

The Far Side of Revenge

222

The World's Most Expensive Stolen Paintings

223

Muse of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie

224

Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit

225

Dream Me Up, Scotty

226

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

227

The Fir Tree

228

2013: Moments in Time

229

One Wild Winter in the Scottish Mountains

230

Tractors and Trophies: Scotland's Young Farmers

231

Peter Higgs: Scotland's Nobel Winner

232

MR James: Ghost Writer

233

The Firing Line, 2013

234

Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11

235

The Enigma of Nic Jones - Return of Britain's Lost Folk Hero

236

The Mary Rose Reborn

237

The Joy of Abba

238

Lou Reed Remembered

240

Michael Palin in Wyeth's World

241

Mel Smith: I've Sort of Done Things

242

The Code of Life: Great Scientists in their Own Words

243

Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas

244

You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius

245

Never Mind The Baubles: Xmas ’77 With The Sex Pistols

246

How Auld Lang Syne Took Over the World

247

My Brother the Ark Raider

248

Kindertransport: Journey to Life

249

Open All Hours: A Celebration

250

Return of Colmcille

251

Krakatoa Revealed

252

Autumn's Supermarket Secrets

253

One Wild Winter: Surviving Avalanches

254

Project Nim

255

Christmas on Benefits

256

India: A Dangerous Place to be a Woman

257

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: From Page to Stage

258

The Magic Box

259

The Making of Yesterday's Men

260

The Holocaust and My Father: Six Million and One

261

Living with Lockerbie

262

The Girl with Two Hearts

263

Rihanna's Farmer

264

Passover: Why Is this Night Different

265

Gun Dachaigh / Homeless

266

In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter

267

Rick Stein's German Bite

268

Wilson's World

269

Ardoyne - Our Lives

270

The Truth about Depression

271

Petrol Bombs and Peace: Welcome to Belfast

272

Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy

273

Len Goodman's Dance Band Days

274

When Frost Met Bakewell

275

Flamenco: Gypsy Soul

276

How the North West Was Won

277

Under Milk Wood in Pictures: Peter Blake Does Dylan

278

How Safe Is Leeds Children's Heart Unit

279

The Alchemist's Apprentices

280

The Age Of Big Data

281

Venus and Serena

282

Respect: A Felix Dexter Special

283

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978

284

Definitely Dusty

285

Abba at the BBC

286

Keeping the Castle

287

Iranian Enough?

288

Nigel Slater's 12 Tastes of Christmas

289

Cunnart

290

Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser

291

Celtic Connections 2013

292

Giant Squid: Filming the Impossible

293

The Mystery of Rome's X Tomb

294

Welly Telly: The Countryside on Television

295

Colin Davis in His Own Words

296

Bakewell at the BBC

297

The Genius of David Bowie

298

Requiem

299

Sir John Tavener Remembered

300

Wonders of the Clockwork World

301

Dusty Springfield at the BBC

302

How Hackers Changed the World: We Are Legion

303

An Ode to Burns and Ulster

304

Eddi Reader's Rabbie Burns Trip

305

Ever to Excel

306

Animal Magic - 100 Years of Edinburgh Zoo

307

The Siege

308

Ricky Ross

309

The Call of the Isles

310

Billy Connolly - A BAFTA Life in Pictures

311

Britain's Youngest Head Chef

312

Stacey Solomon: Depression, Teen Mums & Me

313

Get Lost

314

Life on Planet Ant

315

Addiction - Afghanistan's Secret Shame

316

A Network Under Scrutiny

317

The Man who Brought the Blues to Britain, Big Bill Broonzy

318

How to be a World Music Star

320

Len Goodman's Perfect Christmas

321

Royal Journey: The Princess Elizabeth in Canada

322

William Hartnell: The Original

323

Shirley Bassey at the BBC

324

The Who on Quadrophenia

326

A Race Against Time: Hilary Lister's Round Britain Dream

327

Sports Personality Of The Year At 60

328

Mini: A Life Revisited

329

The Lost Ghost Story with Mark Gatiss

330

No Sex Please, We're Japanese

331

Mum and Dad Are Splitting Up

332

Young, Mormon & Single

333

Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit

334

D-Day: The Last Heroes Part 1