Dr Lucy Worsley discovers how taking a holiday became something everyone aspires to do, and she also meets a man with a life-size train set. Antiques expert Mark Hill learns how intricate figures are put onto a piece of Wedgwood, and he gets a sneak preview of the Titanic auction.
Popular radio and television presenter Amanda Keller discovers her bloodline has survived against all odds. In the new Australian series of Who Do You Think You Are? Amanda finds an ancestor who faced hell on earth in Australia's most brutal prison and a mother fighting to save her family in the face of tragedy.
With a question mark over her dad's parentage and her mother abandoned as a young child, Toni Collette's grandparents are a mystery she is hoping to solve. What Toni uncovers is an unexpected tale of abandonment, tragedy, a secret wartime affair, and a DNA test which holds repercussions for her entire family.
Bordered by Brixton in one direction and Peckham in another Camberwell is very much the inner city yet at its heart lies the Grove; a broad, tree-lined street made up of some of the finest Georgian architecture in London.
Overweight, mentally unstable, diseased and infertile. In this new series, Dr Lucy Worsley turns the familiar history of our monarchy on its head - revealing our rulers' human frailties and biological weaknesses and unearthing the truth behind some most mysterious royal deaths.
Rick Stein arrives in the royal state of Rajasthan, the land of the kings. The majority of Rajasthanis are serious meat eaters with dishes like Junglee Maas, a perfect combination of meat, chillies and spices.
After so many mountain passes, dusty plains and rather shabby villages, the blue sea of the Mediterranean beckons. Rick is invited to a beach party at La Pelosa, where everyone gets stuck into preparing lunch.
This weekend Bill's in the Cotswolds staying at a former banqueting hall on a Jacobean estate the perfect location for a foodie weekend. The Gloucester Old Spot pig is the main attraction when Bill throws his version of a medieval banquet for the locals.
Two Men in a Trench is a battlefield archaeology documentary featuring two young archaeologists. Remarkably no archaeological work has ever been done into the Battle of Edgehill (1642), in Warwickshire, the first battle of the English Civil War.
This week Caroline Quentin is in Northamptonshire, at Stanwick Hall where years of neglect have left fungus growing on walls running wet with damp, and the timbers are so rotten that one good storm might bring down the roof. The house is in appalling condition and faces an incredible battle for survival one which city high-flyers, Gina and Simon, have taken on.
In the first of this three-part series which looks at the life and achievements of The Queen, Andrew Marr tells the story of the young girl who never expected to reign over us. Sixty years after she acceded to the throne, he looks at what she actually does for us both at home and abroad.
Architect George Clarke, who is passionate about heritage buildings, takes on the task of advising two families who have bought rare and nationally important structures in Wales. Simon Hooper and his partner Victoria dream of converting an ancient Grade 1 listed medieval hall into a unique home, but their budget is tight. At the other end of the scale are the Edwards who have fallen in love with a neglected 70 room mansion and are determined to restore it lavishly back to its original glory.
In a unique experiment, historian Ruth Goodman, Professor of Pharmacy Nick Barber and PhD student Tom Quick are opening the doors to an authentic 19th century pharmacy. Recreating the birth and evolution of an institution now largely taken for granted they will bring the pharmacy to life, sourcing ingredients, mixing potions and dispensing cures.
Sports commentator and former soccer player Gary Lineker follows the trail of his great-great-great-grandfather James Pratt and discovers that James was a poacher in Victorian England who served time in Leicester prison.
Midwives have an enormous responsibility. Every day thousands of parents rely on midwives to bring their babies safely into the world. This series follows hospital midwives working in busy delivery suites.
Michael Portillo is back with a brand new season as he retraces more journeys from George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Guide. Armed with his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo returns to his native Spain to discover what the intrepid tourists of the Belle Epoque experienced on their travels through the fading Spanish Empire.
It is time to see if personalised dieting will work in normal life. The volunteers have been given one of three diets to follow - based on their genes, their hormones and their psychology. But now they are back at home, trying to stick to their personalised diets with all the stresses and temptations of real life.
Veteran BBC news reporter and world affairs editor John Simpson always thought his great grandfather was Samuel F Cody, famous for being the first person to fly in Britain and a Wild West entertainer. It was only later that John discovered that his great grandmother, Lela King, had run off with Cody, taking her children with her. John follows the trail of his adventurous great grandmother and her life with Cody, the cowboy turned aviator. He also investigates what happened to the husband Lela left behind, John's real great grandfather, and makes a shocking discovery.
Armed with his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo explores Scandinavia and discovers the royal roots of early 20th-century British travellers' close dynastic ties with the kingdoms of Denmark and Norway. After braving one of the world's oldest rollercoasters in Copenhagen's famous Tivoli Gardens, Michael takes the train across the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden, where he retraces the tracks of a train which carried a revolutionary Russian passenger on an epic voyage.
Hollywood actress Minnie Driver goes on a mission to find out more about her late father, Ronnie, and his family's background. Minnie's parents were not married, and Minnie only discovered when she was older that her father had a wife and another family for the entire time Minnie's parents were together.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes shadows climate change denier, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm for a year in Staten Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and questions what he might have learned about climate change in the process. Meanwhile conservationist M. Sanjayan travels to the ends of the earth - including Christmas Island - to question some of the world's top climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the past and future of our planet's changing climate.
Comedian Sarah Millican is astonished to discover that her three-times great-grandfather was one of the first divers ever. Sarah also follows the trail of her four-times great-grandfather, John Malcolm, to Canada, where he worked for the Hudson's Bay Company on a remote fur-trading outpost.
This series explores the world's busiest railway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn explore the science and systems behind the world's busiest railway, with John Sergeant reporting from across India. As Bombay's population swells by tens of thousands each week, the railway and the people whose lives revolve around it struggle to cope with the pressure and peaktime 'super-dense crush load'. From the train driver to the illegal hawker and the homeless shoe-shine boy, each has a story to tell about this remarkable railway system, often described as the lifeline of India.
Ricky Tomlinson is well-known for playing the archetypal Scouser and it turns out that his Liverpool roots run deep. Ricky discovers that he comes from generations of carters, who transported goods on Liverpool's docks when the city was the British Empire's busiest port. Ricky's rage and sorrow build as he discovers how dangerous conditions were for his ancestors, eerily echoing his own fight for workers' rights in the 1970s.
Morning breaks on day 10 of Sugar Free Farm's two-week experiment and it appears that lifestyle changes have really taken place. However, one of the celebrities is about to face real temptation, as Arg is flying off to Spain for filming commitments. After two sugar-free weeks on the farm, the celebrities' last day arrives and they throw a party to celebrate, complete with a sugar-free feast, and they raise a toast to Sugar Free Farm, reflecting on their experiences. However, as cameras catch up with the celebrities six weeks later, it seems some are faring better than others with their sugar-free lives.
In this episode of Shark Tank, JAR Aerospace seeks a $250,000 investment in their JAR Education subsidiary, which sells drone kits and education programs to schools; ILoveEarth asks for a $110,000 investment in their reusable collapsable coffee cup company; Things 4 Bubs is looking for $250,000 to expand its baby product distribution business; and Snap Social wants a $100,000 investment in its in-store photo booth e-commerce system.
This episode, Tony Robinson asks whether the men who lost their lives at battles during WW1 were lions led by donkeys, or whether a brutal war of attrition was the only option available to those in command.
In the last of these three programs, Andrew Marr looks at the defining moments of The Queen's reign, beginning with her accession to the throne in 1952 and her Coronation sixteen months later. He examines how she's coped with decades of changing and sometimes tense relations with the media, looks backwards and forwards at royal jubilees and charts her trip to Australia to look at what some see as her most enduring achievement, the Commonwealth. And - for the first time - all of The Queen's adult grandchildren have their say about 'The Diamond Queen'.
Rick Stein continues his gastronomic journey from Venice to Istanbul. In the Byzantine city of Ravenna, he discovers Piadinas, street food dating back to Roman times before crossing the Adriatic Sea to Croatia.
Increasingly man's best friend is spending more time home alone, but what goes on when you're not there? Through hidden cameras and a groundbreaking new study from the world's leading dog scientists, we reveal what man's best friend gets up to while we're out.
Alan Appleby, a building surveyor, and his wife Dora have saved a Flint Mill which has massive structural damage. The couple are restoration experts, but they've never taken on a project as ambitious as this before.
Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. A Christmas treat for the whole family.
The bikers continue their journey around Britain, meeting passionate, skilled heritage volunteers and taking part in the most exciting restoration projects of our industrial past. It is full steam ahead in Wiltshire as they help rebuild an early traction engine before seeing how they revolutionised farming, in Derbyshire they tackle a hundred-year-old cotton spinning mule that has laid dormant for decades and attempt to weave their own Hairy Biker cloth and in Cheshire they restore a rare barge once used to transport coal on Britain's canals.
The hilarious and sometimes surprising world of young showbiz starlets, and some of the powerhouse parents behind them, goes under the spotlight.
In a brand-new UK observational documentary series, we go behind the scenes at one of the UKs largest childrens talent agencies, BizzyKidz. Along with her team, no-nonsense agency owner, Debi, navigates the careers of more than 1300 talented young wannabe stars.
From tots to teens, and seasoned pros to those just starting out, we follow the tears, tantrums and triumphs of being in the spotlight of the entertainment industry while still at school. The high and lows of competitive castings, to winning some of the most interesting, and quirkier, jobs in show business are all laid bare.
Funny and sometimes startling, its a candid look at life on the stage, screen or behind the lens for those chasing the ultimate dream of fame.
With over 1300 kids on the agencys books, from tots to teenagers, in this episode we meet some of the agencys seasoned pros to those just starting out. Ten-month-old Ornella is one of the agencys newest recruits shes crawling to the catwalk with her first ever casting for a designer shoe brand. Her mum thinks her cute looks could make her the next Tyra Banks. While ten-year-old Cenk has been in the biz for years and has global ambitions hes launching his very own brand from his Mayfair home.
Critique the "sense and nonsense" of the global $100 billion vitamin and supplement industry with Derek Muller in Vitamania. Then test your students' knowledge of the importance of vitamins in our diets, and the history of the business.