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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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 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.

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.

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.