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Masters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American NorthwestMasters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American Northwest

Dr Jago Cooper explores the extraordinary and resilient culture of the American Northwest, revealing one the most inspiring stories in human history.

The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime StoryThe Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story

Documentary series about the Yorkshire Ripper investigation starting with its first three years, examining how the police's theory of a 'prostitute killer' drove the case.

Dangerous EarthDangerous Earth

Series showing how new camera technology is revealing the inner workings of the Earth's most spectacular natural wonders.

England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane GreyEngland's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey

Historian Helen Castor pieces together the astonishing true story of Lady Jane Grey, the first reigning queen of England - an epic tale of dynastic rivalry, intrigue and betrayal.

The Yorkshire RipperThe Yorkshire Ripper

In May 1981, truck driver Peter Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering thirteen women and attempting to kill seven others. His trial concluded the biggest manhunt in British criminal history, for a killer nicknamed "The Yorkshire Ripper". But after an intense six year search, Sutcliffe was only caught when stopped for a minor motoring offence. And it transpired that he'd in fact already been questioned nine times during the investigation. The series re-investigate this infamous case from a wholly new perspective, asking whether prevailing attitudes of the time, towards women and prostitutes in particular, influenced the investigation and meant that Peter Sutcliffe was caught years too late.

Guitar, Drum and BassGuitar, Drum and Bass

An exploration of the contribution of key instruments to modern popular music.

Lost SitcomsLost Sitcoms
BBC Four, 2016 | Comedy

BBC Four will recreate three British classic Lost Sitcoms - Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe And Son and Till Death Us Do Part - with a brand new stellar cast. The Lost Sitcoms are part of a landmark sitcom season on the BBC and will be recorded with stripped-down, minimalist sets in front of a studio audience. The scripts for these films still exist, but the original recordings have been lost from the BBC archives.

Lost Kingdoms of South AmericaLost Kingdoms of South America

Dr Jago Cooper visits South America to find out the truth behind some of the ancient civilizations that lived there.

The Prosecutors: Real Crime and PunishmentThe Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment

A series which documents the work of the crown prosecution service.

Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers Andrew Marr's Paperback HeroesSleuths, Spies & Sorcerers Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes

Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how these books keep us turning the page.