(Programmes from 8-11pm on BBC 1-4, C4-C5 & ITV)
New series. Fifteen teenagers and three teachers embark on a time-travelling adventure through 100 years of school history. Led by presenter Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell, the volunteers fast-forward through seven different eras, taking them to the end of the 20th century - and in each period there will be new school dinners to try, new trips to take and new ideas about what school is actually for.
The broadcaster charts some of the events that have shaped British society since the end of the Second World War. He begins by exploring Labour's election in 1945, which saw Winston Churchill removed from power, and the nation's struggle to recover from the conflict's crippling effect on industry. Also discussed is the impact of India's independence.
Period drama about midwives and nurses in London's East End
A late-1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills is brought back to life as a group of 21st-century crafters moves in to experience the highs and lows of living and working together.
Fourth series of the period crime drama which will feature the final appearance from James Norton in his role as Sidney Chambers whilst Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones and Kacey Ainsworth. Tom Brittney will replace Norton as Grantchester's newest clergyman Reverend Will Davenport.
Three-part documentary about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, featuring dramatic reconstructions and information gleaned from recently recovered documents. Dan Snow boards a yacht on the English channel to get a sense of the naval battle, revealing how tensions between England and Spain were fuelled by religion, piracy and Elizabeth I's rejection of King Philip II of Spain as a suitor 30 years earlier, and how a missed opportunity could have resulted in disaster. Featuring Anita Dobson as the queen.
Presenters Helen Skelton and Alex Langlands, along with a team of archeologists, explore fascinating periods in British history through a current archaeological dig.
Archive performances from the first 12 years of Top of the Pops, featuring the Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, Queen, the Kinks and Status Qu
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Between January 1 and December 31, 2017, 768 people died as a result of murder or manslaughter in Britain - approximately 14 people a week. This documentary tells the stories of some of those cases, following victims' families and friends from the immediate aftermath of the crime, through the court process and beyond, as they try to rebuild their lives. The programme also goes beyond individual incidents to ask what the patterns of murder say about the state of modern Britain.
David Hayman explores the history of one of Scotland's best-loved boats, meeting the last of the men who worked on them and looking at the communities whose lives they transformed. He also celebrates its representation in fiction in the form of the Vital Spark in Neil Munro's Para Handy stories, and takes a trip out to sea on the last remaining steam-powered puffer.
Drama-documentary about the life of Elizabeth I, featuring reconstructions of key moments in her reign starring Lily Cole as the queen.
Michael Palin meets David Attenborough and looks back over his distinguished career in broadcasting. Exploring his passion for nature and chronicling a lifetime in front of the camera, the programme celebrates his most memorable moments and offers a candid insight into his interests, which embrace anthropology, art, conservation and music.
Dermot O'Leary hosts this tribute to the ITV studio building, which closed its doors last year, with stories from some of the shows made there over the past 46 years, including World of Sport, Aspel & Company, Metal Mickey, Lillie and Saturday Scene. There's also a look behind the scenes on more recent output such as Lorraine, This Morning and Good Morning Britain. Those remembering working there include Paul O'Grady, Michael Aspel, Dickie Davies, Davina McCall, Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Bradley Walsh, Ben Elton, Clive Anderson, Jonathan Ross and Sally James.
Two-part part-dramatised documentary. Historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb visits key locations to delve into the love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Drama by James Graham providing a behind-the-scenes exploration of the 2016 referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union, which has had far-reaching consequences. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and campaign director of Vote Leave, while Rory Kinnear is Craig Oliver, who oversaw Remain's communications strategy, as the programme examines the anatomy of a modern data-driven election campaign, and each side's controversial backers.
A profile of the groundbreaking figure skater, who won Olympic gold in 1976 and whose introduction of balletic moves and focus on presentation transformed the sport. This documentary features previously unseen footage of some of Curry's remarkable performances, along with archive interviews with the man himself and of those closest to him.
Classic comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie
Drama-documentary exploring the history of Britain's nuclear deterrent, based on declassified top secret files and expert testimonies. The film focuses on tense events during the Cold War, when a series of political crises left the UK without any nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Harold MacMillan was determined that Britain should remain a nuclear power, and was prepared to jeopardise the UK's relationship with the US for the sake of independence. Includes reconstructions starring Simon Williams as MacMillan and Timothy Wallers as Lord Mountbatten.
Lucy Worsley oversees an authentic re-staging of the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Aided by food historian Annie Gray, clothing expert Harriet Waterhouse and military historian Jasdeep Singh, she recreates the most important elements of the ceremony and the celebrations, scouring history books, archives, newspapers and Victoria's diaries for the exact details of the couple's big day in 1840. Lucy also recounts the story of Victoria and Albert's courtship and engagement, exploring the hidden iconography and symbolism of this hugely significant wedding and revealing new insights into the pair's relationship, both public and private.
Mary Portas surveys Britain's spending habits over the past 12 months, revealing customers' passions, fashions, fads and faux pas during 2018. Throughout the programme, Mary goes inside a £2billion delivery company to find out how the UK became a takeaway nation, and sees how some of the biggest high street names and companies are attempting to be more ethical and cut down on their use of plastic. She also finds out how veganism went from marginal to mainstream and how companies have responded to consumers' changing habits.
With access to eight hours of previously unseen home movies, this documentary offers an intimate portrayal of boxing hero Freddie Mills, who rose from the humble surroundings of the fairground boxing booth to become light-heavyweight champion of the world.In July 1965 he was found shot dead in the back seat of his car. Fifty years after his death his relatives still challenge the coroner's verdict of suicide, maintaining he was murdered.
Documentary about the early years of the Manchester band who dominated the charts in the mid-1990s. The film focuses on the relationship between Gallagher brothers Noel and Liam, including their infamous sibling rivalry, and also features rare concert footage. With Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Peggie Gallagher, Paul `Bonehead' Arthurs, Paul `Guigsy' McGuigan, Tony McCarroll, Alan McGee and Owen Morris.
Alex Jones presents the living history series in which a group of women step back in time to experience factory life in the past. The year has moved on to 1973, when manufacturing output and productivity was at its highest since the war. The women are tasked with bright orange flares, a must-have fashion item of the decade, and with business booming, targets have to be met. However, when a male machinist joins the production line, his end-of-week pay packet sends shockwaves around the factory.
Profile of the author and illustrator, marking the 40th anniversary of the original publication of The Snowman. The programme explores Briggs' other work, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas, When the Wind Blows and Ethel & Ernest, and includes animated interludes with artwork by Chris Riddell. Interviews with Briggs and contributions from Andy Serkis, Nick Park, Steve Bell and Posy Simmonds feature throughout. Narrated by Brenda Blethyn.
Robert Webb takes a light-hearted look back at playthings of the past, offering fortysomethings the chance to reminisce about the days before PlayStations, laptops and iPods. It was a more innocent time when Fuzzy-Felt and Spirograph brought out the artist in everyone, girls spent hours with Barbie and boys were engrossed in trying to bolt together their impossibly fiddly Meccano models - to name just four of the toys mentioned.
Fleetwood Mac are the great survivors of British and American rock music. For more than 50 years they've overcome break-ups and breakdowns to become one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide, with their 1977 smash Rumours accounting for nearly half of those sales. Here, fan Edith Bowman provides a narrative overview, alongside fellow celebrity admirers who all pay tribute to the band. Contributors include KT Tunstall, Travis' frontman Fran Healy, Toyah Willcox, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.
A teenager in 1950s Ireland becomes pregnant, and is sent to a home for `fallen women', while her baby is forcibly taken from her and sent to America to be adopted. Fifty years later, she meets a disillusioned political journalist who helps to reunite her with her son. Fact-based drama, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.
A musical journey through the decade, featuring performances on the programme by Elton John, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Steppenwolf, New York Dolls, Roxy Music, Patti Smith, Blondie, Iggy Pop and the Jam.
Grace Dent looks at the television shows that Britain's viewers were watching over the Christmas period of 1988, focussing on that week's TV schedules to explore how TV offerings change over the festive season.
One-off drama following Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's humble beginnings and family life in Nottingham, and how they came together to forge an ice-dancing partnership that would see them secure their place in sporting history with 12 perfect 6.0s at the 1984 Winter Olympics for their famous Bolero routine. Will Tudor and Poppy Lee Friar star as the duo, with Stephen Tompkinson, Anita Dobson, Dean Andrews, Jaime Winstone, Christine Bottomley, Annabelle Apsion and Jo Hartley.
Rob Bell reveals the secrets of the historic ships that shaped our island nation.Great British Ships
On January 12, 1920, Florence Nightingale Shore - a nurse and god-daughter of Florence Nightingale - is found brutally beaten on a train, dying four days later due to the extent of her injuries. Driven to distraction by the lack of progress and the failure of the police to catch the killer, Florence's longtime friend Mabel Rogers begins her own investigation and makes an appeal to Agatha Christie for help. Moved by the plea and eager for the chance to escape from professional and personal problems, the writer agrees to try to solve the case. Mystery, starring Ruth Bradley, Pippa Haywood and Tim McInnerny.
Two-part programme exploring the history of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and examining the rich culture and troubled past.
David Dimbleby examines some of Britain's most extraordinary architecture, exploring the social history of the nation and revealing the stories behind each area's structures. He begins in East Anglia, where he visits Ely Cathedral and investigates how the Normans used their revolutionary building skills in the 11th century to demonstrate their power over the local population.
The dancer explores big band and swing music in Britain since the Second World War, returning to some of his old stomping grounds to discover why this bold and brassy art form enjoys universal appeal, seemingly capable of reaching out to people across the generations. The Strictly head judge charts the rise and fall of these musical genres - and their recent revival.
A compilation of archive clips and performances which include some of the most memorable guitar riffs of all time. Featuring Jimi Hendrix, the Kinks, Cream, AC/DC, the Smiths, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Pixies and the Stone Roses.
Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb and Rob Bell take viewers back to one of the most momentous events in English history - the devastating fire of September 1666 that obliterated almost every building inside the city walls of medieval London. They follow the blaze as it rampaged out of control, to reveal what actually happened, hour by hour, and street by street.
Announced, but no air date set
Factual drama focusing on Anne Williams; who dedicated her life to discovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster which claimed the life of her son Kevin who was only fifteen years old at the time.
The Barking Murders *Working Title* 2018 - BBC1 Factual drama which goes beneath the headlines to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of Stephen Port’s victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers. Written by Jeff Pope and Neil McKay.
Three-part adaptation of Rumer Godden’s iconic tale of sexual repression and forbidden love from Amanda Coe. Returning this haunting love story to its original setting in the 1930s, as the western colonial order is about to explode into the crisis of World War Two, Black Narcissus follows Sister Clodagh and the nuns of St Faiths, who travel to Nepal to set up a branch of their order in the remote palace of Mopu.
One more series of the incredibly popular nostalgic drama
Nine-part drama series created by Riz Ahmed exploring three generations of the same Pakistani-family over four decades as they attempt to settle in England.
Eight-part period drama from Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright telling the remarkable life story of landowner Anne Lister. Suranne Jones is set to play Anne Lister whilst further cast includes Stephanie Cole, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Gemma Whelan, Jodi May, Rosie Cavaliero, Vincent Franklin and Shaun Dooley.
Third series of Sally Wainwright's gripping crime drama.
A new four-part series from Jeff Pope telling the story of an elderly gang of career criminals who pulled off the ultimate jewellery heist in 2015. Timothy Spall, Brian F. O'Bryne and Kenneth Cranham will play leading roles in the drama.
Six-part thriller set in the aftermath of the Second World War that centres around a seismic moment in history, when Britain was struggling to define itself in a new world order. Written and created by Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire, Smash, Masters of Sex).
One-off fact-based drama looking at a bike courier who racked up thousands of pounds in debt and ultimately took his own life. Chance Perdomo stars in the lead role whilst Craig Parkinson plays the bailiff pursuing him and Juliet Cowan plays his mother.
Drama written by Ed Whitmore about the real life story of how the murder of French National, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003 and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler as she travelled home from school in 2002. Martin Clunes will take the role of former DCI Sutton who determinedly and tenaciously pursued serial killer Levi Bellfield.
Andrew Davies's adaptation of Jane Austen's uncompleted novel which focuses on the relationship between the unconventional Charlotte Heywood and the slightly wild Sidney Parker in the eponymous seaside town of the title.
Eight-part period drama from Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright telling the remarkable life story of landowner Anne Lister
One-off biopic from Jeff Pope telling the story of Laurel and Hardy's 1953 UK tour.
The director of 12 Years a Slave's six part series will focus on the life of a West Indian community during the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The drama will look at the formation of the Mangrove Club and the relationships between the group over a number of years.
Eight part drama from Andrew Davies adapting Vikram Seth’s international bestseller A Suitable Boy. A modern classic about a young woman’s search for love and identity in a newly independent, post-Partition India defining its own future, this beloved novel has never been adapted for the screen before. Now, Andrew Davies’ scripts will bring the story to a whole new audience with his signature blend of warmth, wit and humanity.
Stephen Poliakoff’s semi-autobiographical six-part series. Set in the UK during the tumultuous year of 1957. Fear and excitement of the future permeates the lives of all, as Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb, the Prime Minister declares that "most of our people have never had it so good", the Soviets launch their first ballistic missile and beat the Americans by successfully sending a Satellite into space. All this washed down with the emergence of Elvis and rock ‘n’ roll.
A second series of Tom Hardy's atmospheric period drama.
This is England '90 Channel 4 - The concluding part of Shane Meadows' Sheffield saga as the gang experiences the second Summer of Love.
Six-part sitcom written and created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.
A one-off adaptation of ER Braithwaite's autobiographical story about a Guyanese RAF engineer who becomes a teacher in a challenging school in the East End of London.
Six-part drama series about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times. At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler - a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.
Third series of the historical drama starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes.
Six-part comedy from Inbetweeners writer Damon Beesley set in double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick). Smart, handsome and cocksure, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale. It’s a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries - alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex. Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and James Buckley star.
Multi-stranded drama telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain.
Six-part sitcom written by and starring Matt Berry as DI Rabbit; a drunken Victorian-era sleuth who solves crimes alongside his by-the-books partner played by Freddie Fox.