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Following the Transport for London staff and police officers who keep London's road system from freezing up entirely under the immense pressure of millions of commuters.
NEXT ON: 8:00am, Wed 15 Mar
Six special programmes, all presented by writer and historian Robin Bextor with experts guiding us through every tale, every twist and turn in The Story of London.
NEXT ON: 5:00pm, Sun 26 Feb
We take a journey back to the poverty stricken East End of 1888 and speak to 'Ripperologists' about the continuing fascination behind the Jack the Ripper mystery.
An intriguing look at one of England's most enduring historic places. Home to the royal mint, royal menagerie and the Beefeaters. Documentary exploring the Tower's 900 plus history. (3/4)
NEXT ON: 9:00pm, Thu 02 Mar
Presented by Bernard O'Mahoney, best-selling author and former member of the Essex Boys, Britain's most infamous and influential gangsters are interviewed for the first time. (S1, ep 6)
UK Premiere. A groundbreaking film that takes us on an exhilarating behind-the-scenes ride into the world of high fashion with one of one of the most influential menswear designers of his generation.
The career crooks and colorful characters who ruled Britain's toughest cities for decades.
NEXT ON: 9:00pm, Thu 13 Apr
With his undiminished ability to delight and enchant audiences, Sir Norman displays the full range of his talents in this great live stage performance.
Road to Martyrdom traces the transformation of one young Englishman from seemingly average guy with a positive reputation to his role as one of the first Western suicide bombers.
Discover Prince William & Kate Middleton's unique story as we take you back through the couples early years, all the way up to the engagement.
In this revelatory one-off, we discover the truth about the man behind the legend that is ‘Mad’ Frankie Fraser.
New: Discover the truth about two of the most glamorous but brutal London gangsters of the 1950s and 60s, told by the people who knew them.
NEXT ON: 9:00pm, Thu 30 Mar
Documentary chronicling the extraordinary life and tragic death of Mary Millington - Britain's most famous pornographic actress of the 1970s.
An exploration of how many gay and lesbian Muslims attempt to integrate their religion with their sexuality.
John George Haigh was commonly known as the 'Acid Bath Murderer' during the 1940s. He was convicted of the murders of six people, although he claimed to have killed nine.
As London gears up for another instalment of Notting Hill Carnival, the BFI have shared captivating archive footage of the event from 1980.
Follow the lives of women who have become members of a website that pairs them with men who will help pay for their breast augmentations through online, micro donations.
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Rachel Mullins is on a journey to discover what is being done to make cycling safer on London's roads. Join her as she meets with politicians & road safety campaigners.
If there is one day on which a boy turns into a man, it is the day he becomes a dad himself. Award-winning filmmaker Kira Phillips follows three men in the weeks before and after this day.
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Mon 10 Apr
A documentary about one of Britain's most dangerous crime families and their magnetic, larger-than-life leader, Dominic Noonan (aka Lattlay Fottfoy).
A look back at one of the most horrific wars in Modern History.
Interviews of the real men involved in extraordinary military conflict situations
UK Premiere: With exclusive behind the scenes access to the world of MMA, this doc follows fighters Alex Reid & Tony Giles. A unique take on masculinity, male violence & pride.
Dr Jekyll unlocked the demon Mr Hyde by drinking a magic potion. In this episode, we meet people who unlock their anger in different ways.
A documentary film chronicling Banaz Mahmod's brutal honour killing.
The resilient RAF fought and won a battle which changed the course of history. The greatest air battle of all time - The Battle of Britain.
Satirised for centuries as a 'human zoo' & for 100 years, one of London's leading tourist attractions, Bedlam mental institution came to stand for the very idea of madness itself.
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The appearance of German bombers in the skies over London during the afternoon of September 7, 1940 heralded a tactical shift in Hitler's attempt to subdue Great Britain and destroy London.
Booze Britain has travelled the country seeing the nation's addiction to alcohol. Tonight, London, where almost one in ten of the country's pubs and clubs are located.
A candid portrait of the pressures and joys of bringing up a disabled child, this series reveals the bittersweet challenges faced by families as they raise their children.
NEXT ON: 9:00pm, Mon 20 Mar
After most of Europe capitulates, England faces a German invasion. Documentary about World War II.
Alex Bedford meets a variety of twenty-something, young, trendy women in London who are turning to high-end escorting to finance their expensive taste for lavish goods.
Hannah Scott-Joynt explores Westminster Abbey's unique relationship with the monarchy as a 'royal peculiar' owing allegiance to no institution other than the monarchy.
Five young Londoners cycle from London to Brighton. Each from different backgrounds, the film looks at the transformative potential of the bicycle in bringing people together.
A compelling review of Charles and Diana's first decade, from the initial media onslaught during their engagement to their wedding, the birth of their two children and later strains in their marriage.
CATS make a 100-mile blue light dash so a newborn baby boy can have emergency heart surgery; a little girl with suspected meningitis is rushed to St Mary's in Paddington for intensive care.
NEXT ON: 1:00pm, Thu 02 Mar
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore created a new style of comedy which has proved the inspiration for subsequent generations of performers. This documentary celebrates a unique comic partnership.
Documentary. Five of the worlds' best street sport talents come together including urban trial-rider Danny MacAskill, Kilian Martin, Blue, and BMX flatlander Keelan Phillips.
NEXT ON: 1:10am, Wed 08 Mar
A rare glimpse into the parts of the Tube network that passengers don't see, revealing the dilemmas and pressures the staff must reconcile to keep this complex and strained system running.
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Tue 28 Mar
Eighteen year old Laura Williams recently became the youngest British woman ever to give birth to conjoined twins.This documentary follows the heartbreaking story as it unfolds.
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Mon 27 Mar
Documentary series investigating the new wave of criminal masterminds invading Britain.
Rav Wilding re-examines the death of Damilola Taylor - the case which affected him the most during his time at the Met.
This episode features Danny Dyer in an up close and personal interview on his life, career and journey on how he made it from Nothing to Something.
David Starkey reveals how the story of British music was shaped by its monarchy. In this first episode he begins with kings who were also composers - Henry V and Henry VIII. (1/4)
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Wed 08 Mar
This is a film about people who clean up after dead bodies and the stories behind their work. This is a journey into the world of specialized cleaners.
A musical documentary set within Maiden Lane estate, Camden, featuring rapper Dekay, who discusses the social architecture of estates.
Tristan Anderson hosts this series showcasing documentary shorts about the capital from London filmmakers.
Documentary series delving behind the closeted world of the undertaker, focusing on south London funeral directors FA Albin and Sons.
A new batch of recruits are starting their six-week course at one of London's largest double decker driving schools. Single mum Claire has a close encounter on her first day out on the road. (1/6)
Following the life and death stories of critically ill babies undergoing radical surgery in the womb.
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Mon 20 Mar
Narrated by Jeremy Irons, this award winning film documents the heart-rending human rights tragedy in 1992 when hundreds of Azerbaijanis were massacred in the city of Khojaly.
In the last part of their journey, the celebrities live and work alongside the 'hidden homeless' in temporary accommodation.
Documentary exploring the work of personal trainers based at a London gym. Cameras follow the recruits, where they are put through intensive training programmes by the experts.
UK Premiere. The bestselling adult novel of all time by E.L. James is now a global book, film and fan phenomenon. This new documentary explores the twilight zone of submissive romance.
Five of Britain’s wealthiest people take part in one of TV’s most hard-hitting and controversial experiments ever – living the life of the homeless on the streets of London for ten days solid.
Presented by Bernard O'Mahoney, best-selling true crime author & former member of the Essex Boys Firm, Britain's most infamous & influential faces are interviewed for the first time.
... School for Boys: Gareth Malone joins the staff at Pear Tree Mead Primary School in Essex. His mission is to re-engage boys who don't like school and lag behind their female peers. (3/3)
Gill Hicks was the last person to be rescued from her train in the London bombings of 7th July 2005. This film tells her remarkable story and determination to campaign for peace.
... In Their Own Words. The inner secrets of the plotters are dramatised using the actual words of their most senior captured leader Thomas Wintour, Guy Fawkes and state interrogators.
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Sun 12 Mar
Eyewitness accounts and dramatic reconstructions tell the spine-chilling stories that have helped earn London its reputation as the world's most haunted capital.
Adam Hart-Davis takes us on a guided tour of London's most important structures. Revealing the history & the extraordinary engineering behind some of the city's greatest landmarks.
This entertaining film seeks out the wild, amorous people who think nothing of doing what some only dream of: having sexual encounters with complete strangers...
Ian Fleming: Bondmaker tells the extraordinary true life story of Ian Fleming; the creator of James Bond, one of the great icons of 20th century culture. Starring Ben Daniels.
NEXT ON: 9:00pm, Thu 23 Mar
The story of Kate Middleton's sister, who at the Royal Wedding entered Westminster Abbey as a bridesmaid and emerged a global phenomenon.
State-of-the-art scientific testing and stunning cinematography reveal the inside story of how the Paralympic elite achieve sporting excellence.
NEXT ON: 8:00am, Fri 24 Mar
MI5, an organisation so secret that for decades, it didn't officially exist. Television fiction has glamorised the work of the organisation for years, but this documentary reveals the real story.
A look inside London's most famous Gentleman's club. We follow the new girls who decide give lap-dancing a go & the marketing men who have brought the club into the public eye.
The extraordinary tale of deceitful compulsive liar John Christie, who murdered six women and stored them in his home in Rillington Place between 1943-53.
Presented by Hollywood actor, the late Donald Pleasance, this film pays tribute to all those young men and women of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
The behind-the-scenes documentary follows Liberty's buyers to Fashion Week to select what Liberty will be selling next season. The programme also meets Liberty's more traditional staff.
NEXT ON: 2:00pm, Thu 23 Mar
Set in & around a restaurant & flats in a converted Thames-side mill house, the intertwining stories of the building's inhabitants captures the flow of life in the capital.
Documentary series following the inner workings of Westminster Council, showing the real-life work and people that keep London at the forefront of the world's leading cities.
London's Hollywood delves into the everyday workings of the Shepperton and Pinewood Studios, the powerhouse at the heart of the European film industry.
Natalie Pinkham takes an emotional journey to the Romanian orphanage where she worked one summer, in search of a three-year-old orphan called Mirela who stole her heart. Part 1 of 2.
Rupert Everett meets men who pay for sex, from self-confessed sex addicts to a happily married man. He also speaks to Russell Brand about his experiences.
Join Jeff Leach as he takes a fearless look at the world of male escorts. Joining the industry for real, Jeff uncovers some of the dangers that lie in store for sex workers.
Highly-charged documentary following London's elite trauma team, Medic One. The team are deployed by helicopter and high-performance cars to major accidents across the capital.
In terms of academic achievement, British Chinese children are the most successful ethnic group in this country, and behind each success story you will usually find a formidable Tiger Mother.
On London's iconic river, boats are handled by a closed community of Watermen and Lightermen - men whose families have worked the Thames for centuries and whose traditions are under threat.
For 26 years, the public believed that two children found dead in Epping Forest in 1970 had died of exposure. Then in 1996, child murderer, Ronald Jebson shared some information...
During the London Blitz of 1942, terror stalked the war torn streets. It was not just the horror of German bombs falling from the sky... the fear was created by a spree killer.
Derek Bentley, the nineteen year old executed at Wandsworth prison, for his part in the murder of PC Sidney Miles during a break in at a warehouse in Surrey.
An insight into the life of Lord Lucan, suspected of murdering his children's nanny in November 1974. The peer subsequently disappeared and has never been seen since...
The extraordinary tale of serial killer Patrick Mackay, who savagely murdered more than three people in cold blood.
A brutal crime of passion that gripped the nation and saw Ruth Ellis hanged after murdering her estranged lover at the violent climax of a destructive relationship.
Niall Horan first rose to fame in 2010 when he auditioned as a solo artist on X Factor. Here is his inside story.
This episode features Ras Kwame in an up close and personal interview on his life, career and journey on how he made it from Nothing to Something.
Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne & Louis Tomlinson, five names synonymous with global superstardom, this is the amazing story of One Direction.
Journalist Alice Carder reports on how the rising cost of calling London home is changing the very fabric of the city and meets the Londoners who could face losing their homes altogether.
This first episode focuses on Victoria's tempestuous relationship with Prince Albert, and their attempts to engineer the upbringing of their children and project a modern image of the royals. (1/3)
NEXT ON: 7:00pm, Sat 25 Feb
The search for Britain's most wanted man forced police to revisit a tale from the past of stolen gold and the killing of a policeman in the full glare of the media.
We asked filmmakers to scratch beneath the surface of London and celebrate the chaos, characters, voices and places that make the city come to life. This is what they created.
From birthing plans, name choice, godparents and christening, a candid look at the expectations of the Royal heir and predictions on how they are going to grow up in the eyes of the media.
Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving change in the NHS. Filmmaker Peter Bach explores this often unexplored reality with doctors, consultants & whistleblowers.
Joely Richardson investigates the legacy of the two great comedies Twelfth Night and As You Like It and the great comic heroines created by Shakespeare in those hugely popular plays. (1/6)
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Tue 04 Apr
When Elizabeth I died without an heir, the English throne passed to James I, a foreigner with Catholic sympathies. Shakespeare responded with plays about regime change and political tensions. (1/3)
NEXT ON: 8:00am, Mon 27 Mar
'Snow Leopards of Leafy London' is an observational documentary series that captures intimate never-seen-before footage of snow leopards. Presented by wildlife filmmaker Adrian Cale.
NEXT ON: 5:00pm, Tue 28 Feb
London is becoming the top summer destination for super-rich Arab tourists and their supercars, but many Knightsbridge and Chelsea residents are now complaining of sleepless nights...
NEXT ON: 9:00pm, Thu 16 Mar
Following police in London's West End for one last time and a look back at some of the highlights from the show. Last in the series.
One of the last people in the UK to be executed for murder. James Hanratty was hanged at Bedford Gaol on 4 April 1962, after being convicted of the A6 murder.
Bus driver Terry Liburd is a feisty woman at the best of times and today’s no exception. It’s fallen to her to drive the number 35 bus route, one of London’s fiercest.
London Symphony Orchestra choirmaster Gareth Malone attempts to start a school choir from scratch and, in only nine months, make them capable of competing at the World Choir Games in China. (4/4)
NEXT ON: 5:00pm, Sat 25 Feb
Gareth Malone goes to an all-boys school with a mission to found a school choir that will perform at the Royal Albert Hall and finally dispel the myth that "boys don't sing". (1/5)
NEXT ON: 7:00pm, Mon 27 Feb
Can singing lift the spirits of an entire community? Gareth arrives in South Oxhey, a sprawling estate outside Watford, and makes it his mission to turn it into an area of choral excellence. (1/4)
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Thu 30 Mar
Nicola Collins explores the fascinating complexity of the lives of her father and his friends: infamous criminals that shaped their war-torn environment into a violent underworld.
NEXT ON: 10:40pm, Sat 18 Mar
An intriguing insight into contemporary London life through the window of a busy chicken shop. Anyone can come, anything can happen and where, most of the time, anything goes.
Ghost Squad is an unofficial top secret Internal Affairs unit that recruits former police officers & sends them undercover to investigate and root out corruption within the police.
Documentary examining the Great Plague of 1665, one of the darkest moments in Britain's history, when over one-fifth of London's population of 500,000 perished in a matter of months.
NEXT ON: 8:30pm, Sun 26 Mar
Documentary about the Guinea Pig Club, established in 1941, a social club and mutual support network for British and allied aircrew injured during World War II.
London, 1605. Just two years into the reign of King James I a group of young disaffected Catholics become so desperate that they feel their only route to change is to rid themselves of parliament.
This documentary tells the story of the Krays through a series of shocking interviews with key gangsters from the time.
Archibald Hall, known as the Monster Butler, had a lust for a luxurious lifestyle which turned him from a conman into a callous murderer.
Exploring at how immigration brought new people to New Spitalfields market.
Observational series witnessing the funny, surprising and sometimes moving events and interactions between passengers after dark on a night bus.
NEXT ON: 9:00pm, Mon 27 Feb
Charting the remarkable rise and ultimate demise of the notorious Kray twins, this documentary is a fascination insight into London's gangland mobsters of the 50s and 60s.
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Sat 18 Mar
The Olympic Side of London is a critical portrait of East London in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Philippa Gregory reveals the true stories of three remarkable women who lived through the treason and bloodshed of the dynastic conflict we call the Wars of the Roses. (1/2)
NEXT ON: 7:00pm, Sun 26 Feb
The story of the gangsters who ruled South London during the 60s. Features a host of dubious characters from the time plus the Hollywood actor Stephen Berkoff.
A look back at the origins of the ground breaking BBC comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Take a look at the charity work of the four princes Philip, Charles, William and Harry. Through their charities, they are transforming the British Royal Family into a modern global brand.
Look back at the bizarre and magnificent world of Royal Babies as the world prepares for the next patter of tiny royal feet.
Review the incredible history of Royal Weddings and explore what each historic union meant to the nation as well as, of course, the happy couple.
The Search for Sherlock Holmes follows Hayman on a fascinating and personal journey to reveal the heart of one of the world's most significant and loved literary figures.
Featuring fascinating and often passionate accounts from residents both past and present of Caledonian Road, this episode tells the story of the changing faces of this remarkable street.
NEXT ON: 8:00pm, Tue 28 Feb
An English serial killer who used poison to kill his victims. He was sent to Broadmoor Hospital in 1962 after poisoning several members of his family.
A behind the wall look at the Tower of London, its most famous prisoners, its use as a treasure house, the Tower at war & parts of the Tower no longer standing.
NEXT ON: 4:00pm, Thu 02 Mar
For Tube drivers, their worst fear is somebody jumping or falling in front of their train. We follow what happens when this fear becomes a distressing reality for two drivers.
Everyone knows the call of 'Oh Matron' from the Carry On films, but the amazing career of Kenneth Williams is so much more than a catchphrase. Stars relive the genius that was Kenneth Williams.
Perhaps best known for his role of Rigsby in Rising Damp, Leonard Rossiter is a true comic acting hero. Appearing in film and TV roles he made cynicism and lechery a comedy art form.
Ronnie Barker, the comedian who took on so many charaters is presented in all its glory, with commentary from experts including Ronnie Corbett.
His many performances on film and TV have made Sid James an instantly recognisable feature of British comedy.
Fifteen year old killer Harold Jones brutally murdered two young girls in 1921 giving the reasons for the murders as a 'desire to kill'.
The courageous Royal Air Force against overwhelming odds halt Hitler's Operation Sealion followed by the nightly Blitz on Britain's ports and cities.
Narrated by Dominic West, with a soundtrack by Thom Yorke and Robert del Naja, a documentary examining Britain's status as a tax haven for large corporations and the wealthy.
A documentary examining the details of the Torso in the Thames case.
... Bridesmaid: 30 years ago, India Hicks was a bridesmaid in the wedding of the century when her cousin, Prince Charles, married Lady Diana. India revisits that day with the people that were there.
Officers discover a make-shift dungeon where punters pay to be punished, a questionable sauna and a prostitute who has no idea what she does for a living.
Waging A Living In London, chronicling the successful campaign by cleaners at The Barbican Centre to secure a substantial pay rise, from around £6 to £8 per hour.
Why do dogs play such an important part in our lives? Wonderland approaches dog walkers on London's Hampstead Heath to uncover the surprising stories between human and canine.
Documentary about dieting by critically acclaimed director Vanessa Engle. It follows the members of three different slimming clubs as they try to lose weight.
London Real: In a candid interview with Brian Rose, Will Young discusses his route to stardom and his journey through therapy to battle past mental health issues. (Part 2 of 2).
... A New Royal Family: With contributions from royal experts a look at the Cambridges' life together and asks what lies ahead for them in what will be tumultuous and rewarding lives.