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Clips from the BBC archive giving an overview of David Bowie's career from 1964 to 2016, blending interviews and performances from music programmes, documentaries and chat shows.

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Clips from the BBC archive giving an overview of David Bowie's career from 1964 to 2016, blending interviews and performances from music programmes, documentaries and chat shows.

Fearless and influential, he blazed a trail for artists in the second half of the 20th century, and yet his work is rarely seen here in the UK. That is about to change with a major retrospective at Tate Modern in December 2016.

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Fearless and influential, he blazed a trail for artists in the second half of the 20th century, and yet his work is rarely seen here in the UK. That is about to change with a major retrospective at Tate Modern in December 2016.

Having previously investigated the architecture of Hitler and Stalin's regimes, Jonathan Meades turns his attention to another notorious 20th-century European dictator, Mussolini.

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Having previously investigated the architecture of Hitler and Stalin's regimes, Jonathan Meades turns his attention to another notorious 20th-century European dictator, Mussolini.

This remarkable feature-length documentary combines rare and unseen archive footage with interviews with the surviving cosmonauts to tell the fascinating and at times terrifying story of how the Russians led us into the space age.

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This remarkable feature-length documentary combines rare and unseen archive footage with interviews with the surviving cosmonauts to tell the fascinating and at times terrifying story of how the Russians led us into the space age.

  • Planet Earth 2

David Attenborough presents a documentary series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.

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David Attenborough presents a documentary series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.

  • Black is the New Black

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Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, science and more share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are, and thoughts on what the future holds.

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Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, science and more share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are, and thoughts on what the future holds.

  • Dangerous Earth

  • Dr Helen Czerski

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

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

One of the most provocative and elusive figures in contemporary art finds himself the subject of Maura Axelrod's film.

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One of the most provocative and elusive figures in contemporary art finds himself the subject of Maura Axelrod's film.

The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

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The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

Documentary which follows events at Israel's most notorious football club, Beitar Jerusalem FC - the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player.

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Documentary which follows events at Israel's most notorious football club, Beitar Jerusalem FC - the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player.

  • Black and British A Forgotten History

  • David Olusoga

Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa.

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Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa.

  • The Big Food Rescue

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Following two men on a mission to change Britain's food habits by rescuing the fresh food that supermarkets used to bin and getting it to the people who need it.

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Following two men on a mission to change Britain's food habits by rescuing the fresh food that supermarkets used to bin and getting it to the people who need it.

  • The Incredible Human Journey

Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world.

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Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world.

Gemma Chan, the star of Humans, explores Artificial Intelligence, and builds an AI version of herself. Are AI humans just around the corner, and can Robot Gemma convince anyone she's the real Gemma?

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Gemma Chan, the star of Humans, explores Artificial Intelligence, and builds an AI version of herself. Are AI humans just around the corner, and can Robot Gemma convince anyone she's the real Gemma?

Malaysian Borneo's beautiful coral reefs face environmental disaster as local fishermen resort to drastic, destructive fishing methods in order to survive, including using explosives or sodium cyanide

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Malaysian Borneo's beautiful coral reefs face environmental disaster as local fishermen resort to drastic, destructive fishing methods in order to survive, including using explosives or sodium cyanide

Unreported World meets gay refugees who have fled to Germany from the Middle East but are still subject to violent attacks and abuse, from fellow refugees and migrants

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Unreported World meets gay refugees who have fled to Germany from the Middle East but are still subject to violent attacks and abuse, from fellow refugees and migrants

Marcel Theroux reports from India on matchmaking schemes for people with disabilities to find husbands and wives, while also navigating the complexities of caste, religion and parents' expectations

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Marcel Theroux reports from India on matchmaking schemes for people with disabilities to find husbands and wives, while also navigating the complexities of caste, religion and parents' expectations

Ade Adepitan investigates the legacy of a toxic herbicide dropped by US forces during the Vietnam War, which some doctors believe is causing health problems in a new generation of children

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Ade Adepitan investigates the legacy of a toxic herbicide dropped by US forces during the Vietnam War, which some doctors believe is causing health problems in a new generation of children

Krishnan Guru-Murthy reveals the catastrophic effect of a Saudi-led coalition's bombing campaign in Yemen - which uses British-supplied weapons - with millions of people consequently facing starvation

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy reveals the catastrophic effect of a Saudi-led coalition's bombing campaign in Yemen - which uses British-supplied weapons - with millions of people consequently facing starvation

Unarmed Black Male follows the murder trial of a white police officer in Portsmouth, Virginia, accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager. On 22 April 2015, Officer Stephen Rankin responded to a report of shoplifting at a Walmart store. Minutes after arriving in the parking lot he shot and killed William Chapman.

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Unarmed Black Male follows the murder trial of a white police officer in Portsmouth, Virginia, accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager. On 22 April 2015, Officer Stephen Rankin responded to a report of shoplifting at a Walmart store. Minutes after arriving in the parking lot he shot and killed William Chapman.

With the help of a team of experts and the latest in 3-D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong, along with Dr Michael Scott, explores the hidden underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world.

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With the help of a team of experts and the latest in 3-D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong, along with Dr Michael Scott, explores the hidden underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world.

Physicist Dr Helen Czerski and meteorologist John Hammond make sense of Britain's recent extreme weather and discover that there is one thing that connects all our recent extreme winters.

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Physicist Dr Helen Czerski and meteorologist John Hammond make sense of Britain's recent extreme weather and discover that there is one thing that connects all our recent extreme winters.

Horizon plunges down the biggest rabbit-hole in history in search of the smallest thing in the universe.

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Horizon plunges down the biggest rabbit-hole in history in search of the smallest thing in the universe.

Documentary in which director and DJ Don Letts looks at a very particular and very provocative British subculture - skinhead. He explores how skinhead has become associated with street fighting, trouble on the football terraces and violent racism in the public consciousness in Britain and around the world, but reveals that its origins lie in a cultural coming together that could not be further from its tarnished image.

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Documentary in which director and DJ Don Letts looks at a very particular and very provocative British subculture - skinhead. He explores how skinhead has become associated with street fighting, trouble on the football terraces and violent racism in the public consciousness in Britain and around the world, but reveals that its origins lie in a cultural coming together that could not be further from its tarnished image.

Series focusing on albums that have influenced the course of music. This edition looks at the 1973 Wailers album Catch a Fire, which brought international fame to Bob Marley.

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Series focusing on albums that have influenced the course of music. This edition looks at the 1973 Wailers album Catch a Fire, which brought international fame to Bob Marley.

An investigation into the health epidemic that afflicts almost one in ten people in Birmingham and can lead to heart failure, blindness, kidney disease and leg amputations.

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An investigation into the health epidemic that afflicts almost one in ten people in Birmingham and can lead to heart failure, blindness, kidney disease and leg amputations.

Four British astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship by going on a road trip to revisit some of the world's greatest observatories.

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Four British astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship by going on a road trip to revisit some of the world's greatest observatories.

The real story of the campaign for Brexit, with behind-the-scenes access documenting every twist and turn of the Leave campaign and the Conservative leadership race that followed.

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The real story of the campaign for Brexit, with behind-the-scenes access documenting every twist and turn of the Leave campaign and the Conservative leadership race that followed.

With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, Horizon follows the highs and lows of an extraordinary story in particle physics. In June 2015, teams at CERN started running the large hadron collider at the highest energy ever. Rumours quickly emerged that they were on the brink of a huge discovery.

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With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, Horizon follows the highs and lows of an extraordinary story in particle physics. In June 2015, teams at CERN started running the large hadron collider at the highest energy ever. Rumours quickly emerged that they were on the brink of a huge discovery.

Ken Loach, who has been making socially aware dramas and documentaries for over 50 years, reflects on his often controversial career, with comments from colleagues, friends and family. Successes like Cathy Come Home, Kes and Palm d'Or winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley are matched by tales of projects shelved or pilloried, a stage play cancelled during rehearsals, and a personal tragedy.

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Ken Loach, who has been making socially aware dramas and documentaries for over 50 years, reflects on his often controversial career, with comments from colleagues, friends and family. Successes like Cathy Come Home, Kes and Palm d'Or winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley are matched by tales of projects shelved or pilloried, a stage play cancelled during rehearsals, and a personal tragedy.