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12 Mar. 1990
Anyone for Polo?
Looking at financial barriers to the sport of polo. Membership of clubs, grooming and stabling all cost a fortune. The program investigates two polo clubs, one in a traditional mould, Cowdray Park, and a second the Berkshire, run by rock 'n' roll promoter, Bryan Morrison.
25 Mar. 1991
The Pick, the Shovel and the Open Road
Documentary which follows three gangs of migrant Irish street workers as they tunnel beneath the streets of London to lay pipes.
9 Dec. 1991
Cream Teas and Concrete
Investigating North Cornwall District Council and its planning decision regarding Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor.
Looking for Billy
Missing without trace, a father of ten from Dublin.
23 Mar. 1992
'P' Company
The rigorous training of paratroopers for the British Army.
6 Apr. 1992
A turbulent month following the police at work - and hearing complaints against them - in Hackney, London, one of the most troubled urban districts in Britain.
7 Jun. 1992
The Killing Seas
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2 Nov. 1992
A report from Glasgow on Loansharks.
Searching for Susan
A mother and father's desperate search for their runaway daughter.
15 Feb. 1993
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Home Alone
Two pensioners, living on their own, keep a diary through the winter months.
24 Jan. 1994
An Impossible Job
Follows then, England Manager, Graham Taylor and his disastrous World Cup campaign.
7 Feb. 1994
The Club
An inside look at the Northwood Golf Club in Middlesex.
Road Rage
What transforms the mild-mannered businessman into a raging psycho on the roads?
A candid investigation of modern step-family life.
The Test
A short film about driving.
2 Sep. 1996
The Home
Charting a day in the life of Redmere Lodge, St. Leonards-on- Sea, a residential home for elderly people.
7 Oct. 1996
Gazza's Coming Home
Documentary following a year in the life of Paul Gascoigne; after he returned to England after spending three years in Italy.
Footballers Wives
Three women talk about being married to the game.
Men Who Pay for Sex
Men talk openly for the first time about their encounters with prostitutes.
The End Is Nigh
The life of a Jehovah's Witness community.
17 Mar. 1997
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24 Mar. 1997
The Dinner Party
Looks at the possible end of an 18 year political era through the opinions of a group of dinner party guests in East Anglia.
22 Aug. 1997
One Night Stand
A look at the lives of three singletons as they go in search of a prospective partner.
23 Sep. 1997
The Complainers
A look at the lives and opinions of three consumer crusaders who stand up for the rights of dissatisfied customers everywhere.
4 Nov. 1997
Women Drivers
Documentary exploring whether there really is something different about women drivers. From school run mums in four wheel drives, to girl racers and women cabbies.
10 Mar. 1998
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2 May 1998
Last Year's Tories
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14 May 1998
The Outsiders
Stories of four residents of the Avondale Hotel, Eastbourne, which accommodates social security recipients.
15 Oct. 1998
Rude Britannia
An examination of modern forms of rage in the UK, including road rage, trolley rage etc..
Argi Bhaji
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4 Jul. 1999
Love Hurts
An account of a turbulent Trans-Atlantic divorce suite.
17 Feb. 2000
Reggie Kray
A documentary constructing a case for freeing Reggie Kray from prison.
20 Mar. 2000
A Wedding in the Family
Fly-on-the-wall documentary following the wedding of Stuart and Anna.
11 Apr. 2000
The Five of Us
The Five of Us examines the life, over several months, of housemates Alain, Luke, Jimmy, Kwok and Mary in a flat in Notting Hill. All five of them have learning difficulties. We observe Mary's birthday, Luke's sorrow at the death of his father and Jimmy's love for Blind Date. They must also decide whether to vote 'red' or 'blue' in an election.
1 x 60 minutes, documentary about the world of the kidnap for ransom industry in Columbia.
May 2001
Brian's Story
Former advertising journalist Brian Davis is homeless and penniless. A published author he now lives on the streets in London, an alcoholic and suffering from mental illness. But, he says, he's determined to turn his life around.
15 May 2001
57 Screaming Kids
Screaming Jay Hawkins' 57 known children come together for a reunion - his dying wish.
22 May 2001
I Confess
Documentary about people who confess to murders they may not have committed.
24 Jun. 2001
A Mothers Love
In any society a mother's love for her child is thought to be sacred. Late in 2003 in an American court that most universal of instincts was being called into question. A jury had to decide if Terri Milbrandt had violated the trust of her daughter and perpetrated a sadistic fraud, deceived a caring community.
17 Mar. 2002
The Wet House
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30 May 2002
Boys Alone
In this documentary a group of boys is "isolated" for five days in a fully equipped house, with food, games, beds, toys etc. They are closely followed by a camera crew. We can observe how the boys react without any supervision and behave towards eachother. The result is mind boggling. After five days all the food is spilled mostly on the floor, most games and toys are broken, and the house is wrecked. The parents, who have been watching their sons for the past five days, are stunned when the boys leave the house.
11 Jun. 2002
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25 Jun. 2002
Joanne, Jon and Wendy are convinced that they have found the love of their lives. They make personal sacrifices to pursue love but, were they blinded by love?
8 Oct. 2003
Child Sex Trade
Filmmaker Liviu Tipurita investigates the pan-European trafficking of children for sex.
22 Oct. 2003
Crooked Tarts and Coronets
The story of two Australian brothel madams who arrived in England in 1996 and began passing themselves off as aristocratic ladies before being caught by the police.
30 Oct. 2003
The Last White Kids
A look at what it is like to be an ethnic minority in Britain from a child's point-of-view.
18 Nov. 2003
14 Alone
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30 Jun. 2004
It'll Never Last
Looking at the lives of three British women who fell in love whilst overseas.
10 Aug. 2004
The F***ing Fulfords
Documentary about an eccentric, aristocratic family who are desperate to find money to help repair their dilapidated mansion.
13 Jul. 2005
The House Clearers
Documentary looking at professional house clearing firm, The Clampitts.
24 Jul. 2006
The Dead Body Squad
Documentary about specialist cleaners who are responsible for cleaning up after a dead body has been found.
31 Jul. 2006
Wedding Days
The story of 20 couples who all married in 1980 and featured in their local newspaper, the Brighton and Hove Gazette. We discover what's happened to them in the intervening 25 years.
14 Aug. 2006
Documentary following the lives of single mothers living on a council estate.
Mind Your F-ing Language
A school undertake a social experiment in which the pupils give up swearing.
4 Apr. 2007
Trapped by My Twin
Documentary about two twin sisters who find it difficult to spend time apart.
16 Apr. 2007
Meet the Foxes
A look at the clash between foxes in urban environments and the citizens.
23 Apr. 2007
Killer Road
Documentary about the A46 road in Lincolnshire; it has reputation as being one of the most dangerous road in England due to the high number of fatalities.
30 Apr. 2007
Blind Young Things
Follows the lives of three partially-sighted pupils at the Royal National College for the Blind. Looking at the issues that affect them such as; love, sex and relationships.
21 May 2007
Meet the Au Pairs
Follows three families as they undertake the process of hiring an Au Pair and the problems that arise.
4 Jun. 2007
The Animal Au Pair
Animal trainer Jackie Rowberry searches for an Au Pair.
11 Jun. 2007
Bus Pass Workaholics
A look at people past the retirement age who still choose to work.
18 Jun. 2007
The Dangerous School for Boys
Documentary about a private boys school in France. The school teaches unusual subjects such as hunting and Latin prayer. Recently, the school has been in need of a cash injection due to the school becoming dilapidated but with student numbers falling is it too late.
24 Jan. 2008
A Boy Called Alex
Alex is a boy who suffers from a severe form of Cystic fibrosis. He is also a gifted composer and musician. While suffering from the disease he undertakes the tough challenge of conducting Bach's Magnificat at Eton.
31 Jan. 2008
Scams, Fiddles and Honest Claims
A look at people who claim insurance either illegally by scamming or legally, and the companies which are responsible for paying out.
7 Feb. 2008
Who Killed the Playboy Earl?
Looking at the life and downfall of the tenth Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, who went missing in 2004. A millionaire philanthropist, he gradually fell into a lifestyle that included drugs and womanizing, and ended up on the French Riviera spending his time and money in hostess bars.
14 Feb. 2008
Baby Bible Bashers
Follows the stories of three young children who preach the word of the Lord.
21 Feb. 2008
My Street
One street. 116 households. What goes on behind closed doors? Happy stories. Sad stories. Hopeful stories. Remarkable stories. It could be any street but this is My Street.
28 Feb. 2008
The Girls Who Were Found Alive
Two ten-year-old (female) best friends find themselves being kidnapped outside of their local school by a notorious pedophile. This film tells of their ordeal, their eventual rescue and the outcome of the events that took place.
6 Mar. 2008
Phone Rage
A look at the people who work in call centers and are frequently (and often unfairly) on the receiving end of the customer's anger.
13 Mar. 2008
Pramface Babies
A look at four young girls and how the they deal with their unplanned pregnancies in a Liverpool hospital ward.
27 Mar. 2008
Sleeping with My Sister
A look at nine months in the lives of two half-sibling couples, whose incestuous relationships began after reuniting as adults.
3 Apr. 2008
The Human Spider
A look at Alain Robert, dubbed the Human Spider, who scales some of the world's tallest buildings without the aid of ropes or safety equipment, despite suffering with epilepsy.
10 Apr. 2008
Cotton Wool Kids
Exploring the effect overprotection can have on children.
17 Apr. 2008
Sex, Lies and the Murder of Meredith Kercher
British tourist Meredith Kercher was murdered whilst in Italy. This documentary gives an insight into the events that took place up to her death.
24 Apr. 2008
Strictly Baby Fight Club
An insight into the competitive world of child Thai boxing.
15 May 2008
The Artful Codgers
Britain's oddest forgers.
22 May 2008
13 Kids and Wanting More
Documentary looking at three large families who between have over thirty children but, they still intend on having more.
30 May 2008
Gridlock and Road Rage
A look at UK traffic jams and how they affect the drivers involved.
11 Sep. 2008
The 9/11 Faker
The story of Tania Head, who lied about surviving the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and claimed she lost her fiancé and made a miraculous escape.
18 Sep. 2008
The Ambulance: 8 Minutes to Disaster
Charting a month in the life of ambulance 212 and its crew in Reading.
25 Sep. 2008
The Virgin Daughters
An look at America's purity movement. The purity movement involves girls pledging to remain a virgin until their wedding day.
2 Oct. 2008
Dana: The 8 Year Old Anorexic
Dana is an 8-year-old anorexic. This film looks at her time at a clinic to treat her disorder and how it affects people around her.
9 Oct. 2008
Ninety Naps a Day
A group of Narcolepsy sufferers from the UK head to America to attend a Narcolepsy conference to gain an insight into their condition.
16 Oct. 2008
Bobski the Builder
Two teams of builders (one from England, the other from Poland) compete to see who can build a housing extension most efficiently.
23 Oct. 2008
Mum, Heroin and Me
A moving portrait of Kate, a mother who supports and loves her 20-year-old heroin-addicted daughter, Hannah despite her addiction.
6 Nov. 2008
The Prince Charles Generation
Tells the story of some of the other men born on the same day as their most illustrious contemporary.
13 Nov. 2008
Rich Kid, Poor Kid
Documentary on the impact of the wealth gap in the UK on a couple of teenagers.
20 Nov. 2008
Special Needs Pets
Documentary about disabilities in family pets.
27 Nov. 2008
The Jacksons Are Coming
A documentary following members of the Jackson Five as they search for a new home in the Devon fishing village of Appledore.
4 Dec. 2008
The Fun Police
An insight into the lives of public safety inspectors.
5 Jan. 2009
Surviving Gazza
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5 Feb. 2009
Killer in a Small Town
Sensitive account of the terrible affect of a serial killer on the previously quiet town of Ipswich, with heartfelt interviews with relatives and residents.
12 Feb. 2009
A Very British Storm Junkie
Stuart Robinson is a man who travels around the world to chase storms. This documentary follows follows his quest to get into the eye of the storm in America and the impact it has on his wife.
26 Feb. 2009
Love, Life and Death in a Day
A look at a collection of births, marriages and deaths that all take place on one day.
2 Mar. 2009
Revenge of the Bin Men
A look at the growing dispute between UK residents and bin men.
9 Mar. 2009
Addicted to Surrogacy
Looking at serial surrogates. Questioning women who give birth to other people's children are addicted to the process and the effects it can have on their health.
26 Mar. 2009
Trophy Kids
A look at parents who are determined to go to any lengths to ensure their children are successful within a chosen sport.
2 Apr. 2009
Would You Save a Stranger?
Showing the heroic acts of courage members of public have performed to save a person's life.
9 Apr. 2009
The Millionaire and the Murder Mansion
An investigation into a case of double-murder, suicide and arson in a Shropshire mansion.
23 Apr. 2009
Kimberley: Young Mum 10 Years On
Follow up to the 1999 film, Fifteen. 10 years later the film follows the progress of Kimberley, a mum of two children; after having one child taken off her by social services she is determined not to have the other taken away. The film also explores her life with her new boyfriend and tries to find out what makes a good mother.
30 Apr. 2009
My Wall Street
A look at UK citizens who live in different areas called Wall Street and are suffering because of the recent recession.
7 May 2009
Madeleine Was Here
Two years after the disappearance of Madeline McCann, what was life like for the parents involved? This documentary tries to piece together the evidence to find out what really happened.
14 May 2009
The Homecoming
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21 May 2009
Emergency in the Womb
Follows life and death stories of ill children undergoing emergency surgery in the womb.
1 Oct. 2009
Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story
The story of Jaycee Lee Dugard, a girl who was kidnapped outside a school bus stop and found alive eighteen years later.
15 Oct. 2009
The Red Lion
Red Lion is the most common pub name in England. Director, Sue Bourne explores the people which inhabit the Red Lion pubs.
22 Oct. 2009
The Bigamist Bride: My Five Husbands
Emily Horne is 30 and has been married to five different men but she never got divorced. The documentary looks behind the headlines to reveal the truth about her life.
29 Oct. 2009
Katie: My Beautiful Face
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5 Nov. 2009
The Schoolboy Who Sailed the World
Following Michael Perham, a 14-year-old schoolboy from Potters Bar as he tries to break the record for the youngest person ever to sail around the world.
19 Nov. 2009
Confessions of a Traffic Warden
A look at the day in the life of a traffic warden, as seen through the eyes of recently recruited non-British traffic wardens.
26 Nov. 2009
Jess: Britain's Youngest Sleepwalker?
Revealing the life of three-year-old Jess. Her condition has baffled experts which led her to be dubbed Britain's Youngest Sleepwalker.
8 Dec. 2009
The Pregnant Man
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17 Dec. 2009
Teens and Tiaras
Follows young upper-class women as they prepare for the Queen Charlotte Ball.
4 Feb. 2010
8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
Following the stories of four women who are desperate that their next child is female.
11 Feb. 2010
Leaving Home at 8
Following four eight-year-old girls as they begin a new life starting boarding school.
18 Feb. 2010
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
A look at the lives of gypsy travelers as they prepare for a wedding.
25 Feb. 2010
Scams, Claims and Compensation Games
An insight into no win, no fee compensation cases.
4 Mar. 2010
My Daughter Grew Another Head and Other True Life Stories
A look at seemingly absurd stories that feature in true life magazines.
11 Mar. 2010
Too Poor for Posh School?
Following three boys as they try to get into the prestigious Harrow School on a scholarship.
18 Mar. 2010
The Lady and the Revamp
Rachel Johnson is brought in as the new editor to revive magazine, The Lady by giving it a modern image.
25 Mar. 2010
The Air Hospital
An inside look at the C-17 Globemaster is one of the world's largest military transport aircraft, capable of carrying anything from tanks and helicopters to troops and supplies.
1 Apr. 2010
Lost Abroad: The Parents' Story
Two families in search of justice.
14 Jul. 2010
Living with Brucie
A profile of veteran entertainer Bruce Forsyth and his wife, Wilnelia Merced.
21 Jul. 2010
My Weird and Wonderful Family
Cutting Edge goes behind the headlines to intimately portray how gay millionaires Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow's determination to have more children has affected them and their kids.
4 Aug. 2010
Newlyweds: The One Year Itch
A follow-up documentary examining whether the couples survived their first year together.
11 Aug. 2010
Four Sons Versus Four Daughters
Two families swap their children of just boys or girls for the opposite gender for a weekend.
18 Aug. 2010
The Raoul Moat Tapes: Inside the Mind of a Killer
Building a psychological profile of Raoul Moat using tapes he recorded and interview with the people who knew him.
25 Aug. 2010
My New Brain
Following 20-year-old Simon Hales on a journey through rehab, as he and his family come to terms with the challenges of life after his brain injury.
5 May 2011
Jackpots and Jinxes: Lottery Stories
A look at National Lottery winners past and present, focusing on how these new millionaires deal with their fortune.
12 May 2011
A Very Dangerous Doctor
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26 May 2011
Breaking a Female Paedophile Ring
An in-depth forensic look at a child abuse ring detailing how it operated, and what motivated the five people within it.
19 Dec. 2011
King of Christmas Lights
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16 May 2013
The Murder Workers
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29 Aug. 2013
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18 Feb. 2014
Sexting Teacher
Three true stories of teacher-pupil relationships in the age of social media.
12 Jun. 2014
Going to the Dogs
Dog fighting was banned in the UK in 1835, but 180 years later is growing in popularity in inner-cities. This film meets the men who keep the fight in the dog and the dog in the fight.
3 Nov. 2016
The Gun Shop
Behind-the-scenes with the staff and customers at Freedom Firearms gun store in Battle Creek, Michigan.
14 Feb. 2017
The Great British Skinny Dip
Cameras follow the marketing director of British Naturism, Andrew Welch, as he attempts to get young people to give naturism a go by organising a series of nude swims across the UK.
20 Feb. 2017
The Trouble with Dad
Comedian David Baddiel's father Colin has Pick's Disease, a rare form of dementia that makes him prone to extreme outbursts. This film follows David and his brothers' attempts to care for him after the death of their mum.

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