A Very British Brothel

Sheffield, Britain’s Steel City. In the heart of Sheffield is the so-called golden mile of sex, with the highest concentration of massage parlours in the city. But only one establishment is run by a mother and daughter team.

An Englishman in New York

Picking up where the 1975 classic ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ left off, John Hurt reprises his role as Quentin Crisp.

B&B The Best

This is a witty presenter-led format show which gives a helping hand to struggling B&B owners.

Baby with a New Face, The

Viet was born with one of the world’s rarest facial deformities: a cleft palate and bilateral facial clefts. If Viet doesn't have surgery now, he will not be able to speak or eat properly.

Bach: A Passionate Life

Internationally renowned conductor, John Eliot Gardiner undertakes a 'Bach Tour' of Germany, and sifts the relatively few clues we have about Bach.

Beginner's Guide

Beginner's Guide is a six part series in which well-known faces are inducted into a new religion.

Beyond Repair

Dan and Chris are two unorthodox and mischievous furniture fixers who’ve spent the last 12 years perfecting their craft.

Big Kitchens

Big Kitchens explores the mindboggling logistics, colossal cuisine and extraordinary characters behind the world’s biggest, most extreme kitchens and restaurants.

Born In The Wild

Presented by anatomist Prof Joy Reidenberg and vet Mark Evans, Born In The Wild explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom.

Boy Who Wants His Leg Cut Off, The

The Boy Who Wants His Leg Cut off is the uplifting story of Dillon Chapman, whose bravery and fight for happiness will leave viewers inspired by his determination for a brighter future.

Britain's Bravest Cops

Britain’s Bravest Cops is a dramatic new show that celebrates the incredible courage of our police forces.


Builders takes the viewer on a light hearted journey of the building trade, with great characters from all walks of life and nationalities.

Building the Worlds Most Luxurious Ship

Building The World’s Most Luxurious Ship follows a team of shipyard workers over 18 months as they battle to transform thousands of sheets of steel into a floating palace of luxury.

Car Booty

The show that clears out collectable clutter from homes and raises the cash to make dreams come true.

Cash in the Attic

Cash in the Attic is a reality format where expert hosts help families achieve a dream by turning a profit from the stuff in their attics.

Cash in the Attic USA

This series takes a family who need money to fulfil a dream – and shows them how clearing the clutter from their homes can be the key to a cash windfall.

Cash in the Celebrity Attic

In this series, some of Britain’s best loved celebrities slide back their luxury loft hatches to discover what dusty trinkets they have gathered after a life in the limelight.

Climbing the Giants

Wild man Guy Grieve is taking on his biggest and most exciting challenge yet. He’s travelling to Australia to experience Extreme Tree Climbing.

Contagion! The BBC Pandemic

In this brand new event format, through the use of an app, scientists can collect a gold standard data set that will be used to predict how the next pandemic flu would spread throughout your country.

Crash Scene Investigators

With unique and unprecedented access to the Police Collision Investigation Units, this is real life police drama as it happens.


In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history – they destroyed two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland.

Danger: Diggers At Work

In this literally ground breaking documentary series we follow the men and women of Europe’s largest specialist digger hire company.

Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

A feast for the senses, Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines is an authoritative history of the best ballets and the finest ballerinas.

Day the Immigrants Left, The

What happens when you deprive a British town of its foreign work-force? The Day the Immigrants Left is an audacious social experiment that seeks to answer precisely this question.

Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure

Food writer, cook and social media host Donal Skehan presents a new ten-part series exploring the growing popularity of baking and flour-based foods in Asia.

Dreamhouse, The

3 irreverent and energetic young adults with intellectual disabilities follow their dream to fly the nest, taste independence, and share a house together for 10 weeks, an experience that will change their world forever.

Eat List Star

Which chef will survive the heated competition and win the exclusive experience of being groomed to be an on-screen chef presenter?

Egypt’s Great Pyramid: the new evidence

The Great Pyramid of Egypt may be humanity’s most astonishing achievement, and now the secrets are finally being revealed thanks to incredible new discoveries and a ground-breaking experiment.


EmergencyCam is a 10-part documentary, which uses cutting edge point of view body cameras to give viewers a unique and immersive look in to the working lives of those serving in the front line services.

Erick: The Boy With No Face

In this documentary we follow as surgeons perform revolutionary surgery to build Erick a new face over 24 hours. Minute by minute we are thrown headlong into highs and lows of the complex surgery and the emotional toll it takes on all involved.


Eve is the first of her kind - a sentient ‘artificial person’ who on the surface seems perfectly human.

Farm of Fussy Eaters

Eight of Britain’s fussiest eaters tackle their food demons in a unique facility designed to turn their disastrous food habits around and get them eating a balanced diet.

Fearless Mr Fox

The fearless fox - exploring how the fox has become the most successful carnivore on the planet, exploiting human environments and dividing public opinion. Should this cunning critter be loved for his brazen pluckiness or vilified as vermin?

Filthy Rotten Scoundrels

Hit documentary series that highlights the work of environment officers.

Granny Ink

With a shocking rise in OAPs going under the needle, we follow 5 very different senior citizens on 5 very different tattoo journeys with each inking telling its own unique story.

Great Northern Cookbook

Great Northern Cookbook sees Sean Wilson explore the gastronomic heritage of towns in the north of England.

Grey Man, The

Specially commissioned for BBC World Book Day, this fast moving and clever comedy is based on the novel by Andy McNab.

Guilty Pleasures

This Saturday night entertainment show is a celebration of the records that we’re ashamed to admit we love.

Here and Now

Inner-city girl GRACE doesn't want to spend a week in the country helping her parents save their marriage. Country boy SAY finds Grace both obnoxious and attractive. The pair search for distraction and, against all odds, find each other.

Hidden Britain By Drone

This series with Sir Tony Robinson, you are given a bird’s eye view of places hidden from the public. In 2 hour long films you will visit Britain's newest piece of land, an aristocrat's home and villages completely erased from our maps.

I Do at 92

Up and down the country OAPs are proving, that no matter how old you are, it’s never too late for love.

Imagine: A Beauty is Born: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne is Britain’s most commercially successful choreographer. A virtuoso storyteller, he famously reimagined the traditional Swan Lake ballet with muscular male swans, instantly creating a worldwide hit.

Incredible Hulk Woman, The

Part of the Extraordinary People strand on Channel 5. Following a mum-of-three who is believed to suffer from one of the rarest neurological conditions in the world – stiff person syndrome (SPS).

Is Oral Sex Safe?

A challenging documentary in which British actress Jaime Winstone explores the shocking link between oral sex and cancer.

John Torode’s Korean Food Tour

Chef John Torode presents a series tapping into the growing popularity of Korean food. Travelling from the mountains, to the coast John works his way through some of the nation’s top 100 dishes.

Jonathan Phang's Gourmet Trains

In this new series bon viveur, cookery writer and style connoisseur Jonathan Phang takes us on a culinary adventure around Europe and Asia by the ultimate means of transport – the Orient-Express.

Lights, Camera, Animals!

Lights, Camera, Animals! is an observational documentary series following the UK’s leading performing animal trainers and their famous animal stars.

Machines Of War

The Tank, Cruise Missile and Machine Gun are the world’s deadliest weapons, but just how did they become so essential to modern warfare?

Meet The Elephant Man

27-year-old Brian Richards suffers from the same disorder as Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man – an individual with horrific disfigurements who rose to become a celebrity in Victorian times.


Over 210,000 people go missing each year in the United Kingdom. This programme offers a fascinating look into the complex methods used in tracking down missing people.


When someone goes missing, lives are irrevocably changed. Those left behind are plunged into a sense of limbo: not knowing why their loved one has left and worse still, if they are still alive.

Missing Live

A fast paced and dramatic appeals show, Missing Live brings a key interactive element to the traditional Missing model. With a live studio providing regular leads, viewers at home can help solve cases by ringing in with vital clues.

Money Spinners

Ever dreamed of purchasing something special that is beyond your means?

Mysterious Creatures

This award winning drama based on a true story of love, loss and reconciliation charts the lives of a couple whose daughter suffers from Aspergers Syndrome. 

Nelly The ‘Snakeskin' Woman

At just 32 years old, Nelly has defied odds to become the world’s oldest known survivor of Harlequin Ichthyosis – an excruciating condition which causes her skin to grow ten times faster than normal.

Next American Gay, The

The NEXT American Gay – a reality elimination competition show where “Next Top Model” meets “Apprentice”.

Notes on Ice

The Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset has a unique approach to music: he plays on ice instruments.

On the Piste

If you think skiing is stunning views, snow and posh people cruising down a mountain, think again! Here, it's about budget holidays and bargain booze.

Operation Lighthouse Rescue

On the stunning island of Martha’s Vineyard, just off the East Coast mainland, stands a 160-year-old piece of American history that is still saving lives today – the Gay Head Lighthouse. Can it be saved, before it’s too late?

Outback Choir

Outback Choir follows the heartwarming story of a regional children’s choir, and its founder Michelle Leonard’s personal mission to bring a desolate musical landscape to life.

Penguin A & E

In Cape Town, South Africa the country’s only penguin is under threat. Meet the heroes who rescue more than 1500 vulnerable penguins every year, and work 24/7 to rehabilitate them.

Race and Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo

In 2007, Nobel Prize winning U.S. scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting that black people were less intelligent than other races.

Ready Or Not

Ready or not is a unique new comedy entertainment format which combines hidden camera prank show and play-along game.

Restaurant Divided

A new reality series that pits two warring factions in a failing, family-run restaurant – each with a different vision of how to save it – against each other to determine who has the best plan.

Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me

Rita Simons has 5 year old twin daughters, Maiya and Jaimee. Maiya was diagnosed with hearing loss at 6 months old and Rita and husband Theo have had the shocking news that one day, she will probably lose her hearing completely.

Robbed Raided Reunited

Re-commissioned for a second series, Robbed Raided Reunited is about a crime that happens in Britain every 37 seconds and could affect us all – burglary.

Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to Heaven

Comedian Shaun Micallef adventures into worlds of extreme faith exploring Hinduism, spirit healing psychic surgery, Mormon prophets and polygamists, and Born Again doomsday preppers convinced that the end is nigh, on a quest to find the meaning of life itself.

Sleeping Beauty

The filmed performance of Matthew Bourne’s latest re-imagining of an iconic and beloved ballet classic brought to our TV screens.


In this 60 minute documentary we tell seven extraordinary and very different stories of people trapped in the snow.

Spider House

Ever wondered what spiders really get up to in your home? In this Halloween special Alice Roberts overcomes her arachnophobia to enter a spider-filled house where an astonishing drama unfolds within its walls.

Stammer School

Stammer School follows a group of six children who have one thing in common – they all suffer from a stammer

Street Patrol UK

In the war against anti-social behaviour, armies of dedicated professionals are getting stuck in to stop the rot. Thugs, drunks, vandals, nightmare neighbours and teenage gangs are all in their sights.

Swan Lake

When it premiered, Matthew Bourne's triumphant re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Television’s Opening Night: How the Box was Born

In a unique experiment, Dallas Campbell, Professor Danielle George and Dr. Hugh Hunt, join forces in an attempt to restage the very first official broadcast on British Television, exactly 80 years after it made history.

The British Garden: Life and Death on Your Lawn

In this 90-minute documentary Chris Packham and a team of wildlife experts try to answer a fundamental question: how much wildlife lives beyond our back doors? How good for wildlife is the great British garden?

The Bubble Wrap Boy

Documentary following 16-year-old Mithun Chauhan who suffers from an extremely rare genetic condition which has left him with large swollen lumps all over his face and body.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

This series follows a team of more than ten thousand engineers and construction workers – close up - as they race to build a brand new subterranean railway under London – Crossrail – London’s new Underground.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown follows the team of more than ten thousand engineers and construction workers as they complete the brand new subterranean railway under the capital – Crossrail – London’s new Underground.

The Ozone Hole

This documentary tells the remarkable story of how Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher –the most unlikely eco-warriors in history – saved the planet in the 1980s.

The Secret of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Featuring turbulent music from a turbulent man living in a turbulent age, John Eliot and Ian Hislop bring to life the exciting and dangerous times that shaped Beethoven personally and creatively, revealing the story behind Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Tourettes: I Swear I can Sing

At 25, Ruth Ojadi had a place to study music at university. She should have been on her way to the top. Instead, Ruth was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and her life fell apart.

Tourettes: Let Me Entertain You

In this unique and inspiring series six young people with Tourette’s Syndrome are brought together on a remarkable journey.

Trade Your Way to the USA

Exciting hit format now in its second series. Trade Your Way to the USA is on the hunt for the nation’s top young traders.

War on Britain's Roads

As more people take up cycling, conflict between bikes and cars is on the rise.

White Kid Brown Kid

This film, by Director Luned Tonderai, brings together two teenage girls growing up in these divided communities to try and better understand each other’s lives.

Wonder of Dogs, The

No other land mammal displays such dazzling diversity as man’s best friend. It’s hard to believe that a Great Dane and a Chihuahua belong to the same species, yet they do.

World of Matthew Bourne, The

For 25 years, Matthew Bourne has been setting theatres and audiences around the world alight with his adaptations of some of the world's best-known and loved ballets and operas.