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Billion Dollar Deals

 and How They Changed Your World. 

Gold Town

Work on Scotland’s first gold mine begins. Will everything go to plan?

Secrets of Silicon Valley

Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete the Elizabeth line.

The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

Following workers for three years as they race to build an enormous super sewer on time and on budget.

Inside the Bank of England

The Bank of England prints our money, but few of us know how this powerful institution works.

Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

Shown again as a tribute to the late Hans Rosling, his exploration of how statistics offers hope in an overcrowded world

What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day

Our trading relationships face their biggest change in decades. How much do you know about our imports and exports?


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Cornwall: This Fishing Life

Follow the fortunes of Cornish fishermen, fighting to secure a future for their traditional way of life.

Flatpack Empire

Explore IKEA’s design studios, factories and stores around the world for the very first time.

Gold Town

Work on Scotland’s first gold mine begins. Will everything go to plan?

Inside the Supermarket

 Behind the scenes at Sainsbury's

Our Coast

Join Adrian Chiles and Mehreen Baig, as they explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish sea.

Secrets of Silicon Valley

Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.

The 21st Century Race for Space

Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete the Elizabeth line.

The power of quiet leadership

Leaders don’t need to be loud and confident. The Open University’s Dr Jacqueline Baxter makes the case for a quieter approach.

Inside the Bank of England

The Bank of England prints our money, but few of us know how this powerful institution works.

The Bottom Line

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

This documentary from the BBC uncovers the hidden world of algorithms, the formulae that secretly run modern society.

Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League

With drama, gripping sporting narratives and moments of conflict, this is the story of English football’s revolution.

Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us?

In this one-off programme on BBC 1, Jeremy Paxman asks whether we have given the power to rule us to Europe, and if we have does it matter?

Power to the People

This three-part OU/BBC series looks at SSE, one of the Big Six energy companies, and how they are battling to keep electricity flowing to our homes.

What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day

Our trading relationships face their biggest change in decades. How much do you know about our imports and exports?


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Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us

Three murder investigations and their extraordinary consequences which overturned laws, transformed police interrogation and revolutionised forensic detection.

Drugsland

Exploring the consumption, dealing, treatment and policing of illegal drugs in the city of Bristol. 

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Follow Greta as she takes a year off school to tackle climate change.

Inside the Foreign Office

There’s never been a more significant time to look behind the scenes. 

Meet the Lords

Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions.

Forensics: The Real CSI

“My job is to get to the truth, to speak for those who can't speak for themselves”. 

The Brexit Storm

Laura Kuenssberg’s inside story.

The Fires that Foretold Grenfell

A haunting story of five fires that foretold the Grenfell disaster, told by those directly involved.

The Met: Policing London

Across London, The Met is dealing with the pressures and dilemmas of policing a city of eight and a half million people.

The People vs the NHS: Who Gets the Drugs?

This is the story of a legal fight which saw doctors, activists and AIDS charities battle for PrEP on the NHS. 

The Prosecutors

Series documenting the work of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Inside the Bank of England

The Bank of England prints our money, but few of us know how this powerful institution works.

Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

Shown again as a tribute to the late Hans Rosling, his exploration of how statistics offers hope in an overcrowded world

How To Die: Simon's Choice

The dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.

Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us?

In this one-off programme on BBC 1, Jeremy Paxman asks whether we have given the power to rule us to Europe, and if we have does it matter?

Why Slavery?

A series of ground breaking documentaries uncovering modern slavery. 

BBC Learning English – International Law

Explore the rights and duties of states and how they affect people across the planet.


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