1 October 1981
Portrait of a fractious Welsh village near Merthyr Tydfil.
8 October 1981
Portrait of a Comprehensive School in the heart of the Falls Road, Belfast.
Season 1, Episode 3: Hijack15 October 1981
Story of a Hijack on Independence Day 1977 in New York.
22 October 1981
Test case for inmates of mental hospital to get the vote.
29 October 1981
Life style of Quentin Crisp-esque 'Queen'.
5 November 1981
Attempt to beat record run from John o' Groats to Land's End.
12 November 1981
Gary Glitter stars in Gerry Cottle's Circus.
19 November 1981
Gorilla N'Pongo gives birth to Kumi in Jersey Zoo.
26 November 1981
Hereford family educating children at home.
Season 1, Episode 10: Alison3 December 1981
Spastic girl's struggle to live a normal life.
10 December 1981
Backstage at the News of the World.
17 December 1981
An anthology of various children's parties.
14 January 1982
The bald facts revealed: What men will do to counter hair loss.
21 January 1982
The London to Brighton vintage car rally.
28 January 1982
Glenthorne high security prison for youngsters.
Biopic of renowned comedian and ukulelist.
Season 2, Episode 5: Burgled11 February 1982
Burglary - Britain's fastest growing industry.
18 February 1982
Sheffield's Herol 'Bomber' Graham and Brendan Ingle his trainer in bid for boxing glory.
Season 2, Episode 7: Mutiny25 February 1982
1943 Mutiny of British soldiers in Salerno.
4 March 1982
Artefacts saved from demolished buildings.
11 March 1982
Michel Odent and 'natural' childbirth at his clinic in Pithiviers France
18 March 1982
Cameras follow shock troops of anti-hunt demonstrators disrupting hunt.
25 March 1982
Magdi Yacoub and his surgical team at work at Harefield Hospital.
Season 2, Episode 12: Roedean7 October 1982
The leading girls' public school.
Season 2, Episode 13: Skinheads14 October 1982
Four 'skins' in 1982 London; their lifestyle and the skinhead culture.
24 October 1982
Looks at the increasing militancy of activists protesting at experiments on animals.
28 October 1982
The senior education officer in Durham County and his difficult decisions to close certain schools.
4 November 1982
Problems of loneliness. Five people who are trying to find their own ways to deal with overcome loneliness are in a compartment in a train. They tell their stories to us, but do not communicate with each other, despite their shared problem.
11 November 1982
A typical week for Howard Wolfenden, one of 250 NSPCC inspectors who investigate child cruelty cases.
Season 2, Episode 18: Miners25 November 1982
Looks at the lives and beliefs of miners in a small Yorkshire mining community.
2 December 1982
The life and career of Frankie Vaughan, the entertainer.
9 December 1982
The charity dinner for the Stable Lads Welfare Trust.
16 December 1982
Extreme slimming remedies including wiring jaws together and surgery.
13 January 1983
Bernard Perks, who has spent 15 of his 20 adult years in prison, is about to be released and his problem in combating alcoholism.
20 January 1983
Holiday makers on a flight from Manchester to Spain, their impression of their holidays in Benidorm and their return to Manchester.
27 January 1983
The domestic and commercial uses of video including surveillance.
Season 3, Episode 4: The Rovers3 February 1983
Tranmere Rovers FC, fighting for survival in their centenary season.
10 February 1983
Children who have to look after their elderly parents.
Season 3, Episode 6: Freshers17 February 1983
New arrivals at Liverpool University coping with their first time away from home, especially the problems of a blind student, Gillian Wake.
24 February 1983
Nine Polish seamen who sought political asylum in the Falklands where they were caught up in the war and their later stateless existence in London.
3 March 1983
Female circumcision in the Sudan and the evidence that it is practiced in the western world.
10 March 1983
Fishermen from the North-East attempt to lobby the EEC on the issue of fishing rights.
17 March 1983
The first of 6 films on the work of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.
24 March 1983
31 March 1983
7 April 1983
14 April 1983
21 April 1983
Season 3, Episode 16: Mistress30 October 1983
Interviews with three mistresses.
Season 3, Episode 17: Bodyline8 November 1983
The M.C.C. Cricket tour of Australia in 1931 and the controversial tactics of the M.C.C. Captain Douglas Jardine.
13 November 1983
Mr Universe, Bachelor of the Year and others competitions for men.
20 November 1983
The religious cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.
27 November 1983
The remand system in the UK and the lives of untried prisoners.
4 December 1983
The maximum security unit at Maidstone Prison.
11 December 1983
Finding Miss Pears 1983.
Season 3, Episode 23: Pranks18 December 1983
Professional pranksters and singing telegrams.
5 January 1984
Comparison between life in Orwell's novel and the reality of life in 1984.
12 January 1984
A week at a health farm.
19 January 1984
Three English girls at Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Switzerland.
26 January 1984
The effect of a divorce on a couple and their children
2 February 1984
How parents' access to children of a broken marriage is determined.
9 February 1984
The annual 'crack' at Lisdoonvarna in Ireland visited by a group of Chicagoan women in search of romance.
Season 4, Episode 7: Skiffle16 February 1984
The history of Skiffle and the development of 'home-made' music.
23 February 1984
Attitudes to pigeons.
1 March 1984
Working class children in assisted places at public schools.
8 March 1984
Attitudes in a small Cornish community to two lovers and their baby.
15 March 1984
The work of the sex therapist.
22 March 1984
Lagan College in Belfast, a school planned for the integration of protestants and Roman Catholics.
29 March 1984
Rare breeds of farm animals.
5 April 1984
Professional political lobbyists.
Season 4, Episode 15: Sun City12 April 1984
The African Las Vegas.
19 April 1984
Bertrand Russell and the founding of CND.
Season 4, Episode 17: Oh Alien26 April 1984
How the world would look to a being from another planet.
Season 4, Episode 18: Boycott3 May 1984
The career of cricketer Geoffrey Boycott.
Season 4, Episode 19: Gigolo1 November 1984
Gigolos and the different types.
8 November 1984
About the medium Doris Stokes.
22 November 1984
Grendon prison in Buckinghamshire, Britain's only voluntary psychiatric prison.
22 November 1984
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in self-imposed exile.
29 November 1984
The history of lavatories.
Season 4, Episode 24: Rent Boys6 December 1984
Young male prostitutes in Manchester and Birmingham.
Season 4, Episode 25: Asylum13 December 1984
The mental asylum in Choroszcz in Poland where patients work in the community.
20 December 1984
The Animal Medical Centre in New York.
10 January 1985
Britain forty years ago, contrasted with present day Britain.
17 January 1985
Accents and dialects - prejudices and changing attitudes.
Season 5, Episode 3: Sweet F.A.24 January 1985
The group 'Fascinating Aida' and the making of their first pop record.
31 January 1985
The problems of putting on a show in the old style of pier entertainments at Cromer, Norfolk.
7 February 1985
A group of 'Hell's Angels' in East Anglia.
Season 5, Episode 6: Love Story14 February 1985
A film for St Valentine's Day.
Season 5, Episode 7: Free!21 February 1985
Old Victorian mental hospitals are being closed down and the former patients face problems.
28 February 1985
A local Council has a compulsory purchase order on the home of two elderly men.
7 March 1985
The first film in a trilogy which examines the Eternal Triangle.
14 March 1985
The second film in a trilogy which examines the Eternal Triangle.
21 March 1985
The third film in a trilogy which examines the Eternal Triangle.
28 March 1985
Plymouth, the area near the docks.
4 April 1985
The story of a woman who took her baby to hospital where he was found to have several fractures. She denied having caused the injuries but he was taken from her care.
11 April 1985
The effects of government cuts leading to the closure of a ward in Guy's Children's Hospital.
Season 5, Episode 15: Star Paws18 April 1985
Animals used in advertising.
2 May 1985
The biennial festival of humour in Bulgaria. Can humour cross national boundaries?
9 May 1985
The story of a family whose daughter is handicapped because of a drug taken by her mother during pregnancy. The American drug company claims the drug is safe.
10 October 1985
A film about being 16. A group of four friends in between being children and adults, emotionally, sexually and physically.
17 October 1985
A Golden Wedding holiday. Four couples married in 1935 celebrate 50 years of life together, and talk of the happiness and sadness of their golden years.
24 October 1985
Girls who become pregnant under 16. The girls, their boy-friends and their parents talk about the consequences.
31 October 1985
10 years ago a famous documentary was made by Franc Roddam about "Mini" Cooper, a most attractive and intelligent child arsonist. Now released from a secure psychiatric institution, he hopes to make a career as a magician.
7 November 1985
A Western-style beauty contest in austerity-ridden Poland.
14 November 1985
A child with a genetic disease and his young parents go from Northern Ireland on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, in the French Pyrenees. After a week they find there is a change.
21 November 1985
The story of Sharon, a young hopeful still at school, ambitious to become a famous top-less pin-up, like Samantha Fox and Linda Lusardi.
28 November 1985
Asian alternative-medicine men in Britain, attracting increasing custom from Westerners.
5 December 1985
Extraordinary British houses, follies and monuments built for animals, birds and fish through the centuries. Celebrated by Lucinda Lambton.
12 December 1985
The Foreign Office opens a new mission in China. The film follows the new Consul-General during his first week in Shanghai. A high-powered trade delegation is due, led by Lord Young; our man has to look after them while finding his own feet. He succeeds in seeing the only performing panda in the world.
19 December 1985
A film for Christmas. Alcholics, criminals, down-and-outs and tramps find a sanctuary in a remarkable Christian community in Dorset.
9 January 1986
Seven couples in Hammersmith Hospital go through the long and painful process of trying to conceive a test-tube baby. one succeeds.
16 January 1986
Life on a remote Hebridean island. One young man emigrates to Glasgow hoping for a job and a brighter future.
23 January 1986
Strange and moving tales of people being jilted at the altar.
30 January 1986
The pressure on student nurses. Three girls at different stages of their training at St. James Infirary, Leeds.
6 February 1986
Dramas of life and death with the ambulance service in action in central London.
12 February 1986
The singles scene in Miami, Dallas and New York.
20 February 1986
Three young Britons of Lithuanian, Estonian and Latvian origin go on a Baltic cruise to catch a glimpse of their former home-lands. It's the nearest they can get.
27 February 1986
Four prosperous City men take a fishing holiday in Scotland. Their aim is a world record for skate. What emerges is the outspoken, even outrageous, point of view of rich young men of the right.
6 March 1986
The women who really matter in the dream city. Reporter - Mrs Richard Burton.
13 March 1986
A Yorkshire coal miner caught up in the bitter industrial warfare between strike pickets and police. The traumatic events of 24 August 1984 have changed the course of his life.
20 March 1986
A young black girl, once fostered by a Scottish family, then snatched back to Ghana, returns to her foster parents - with not altogether happy results.
Season 6, Episode 12: Nuts27 March 1986
The tragic and comic story of the ground nut scheme, a Government fiasco of the 1940s.
3 April 1986
The inside story of the birth of a new daily newspaper, filmed over a period of months.
10 April 1986
The story of three people retiring from work in Lancashire, their families, and their changed way of life.
17 April 1986
Philip Jackson reports from aboard the Carrick, a 30 year old cargo ship, in her journey around the coast of Britain.
9 October 1986
An inside view of Holloway Prison, reflecting the immense problems and tensions of Britain's largest and toughest women's jail.
16 October 1986
The glittery world of ballroom dancing - behind the scenes at the World Ballroom Dancing Championships, held this year in Blackpool.
Season 6, Episode 18: Rescue23 October 1986
The lives of the men who make up the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team - a voluntary body of men who help those in difficulty on Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains.
30 October 1986
In 1978 David Lomax secretly interviewed a Russian couple in Moscow after they had been refused exit visas. They were filmed a year later as they arrived in the West. Now they live in Los Angeles. What price have they paid for their freedom?
20 November 1986
Angela Huth reports about why English women dress as they do - and asks Mrs. Thatcher about her underwear.
Season 6, Episode 21: The Dump25 November 1986
Plans for dumping nuclear waste in rural Lincolnshire - and how traditionally conservative villagers were aroused to protest against them.
27 November 1986
England cricket hero Ian Botham at home and at work during his Test Match ban.
4 December 1986
The Civil Service Selection Board has never been filmed before. The first of two programmes concentrates on two candidates, one an ex-employee of the Greater London Council, the other a "near miss" of last year.
11 December 1986
The second film tells of two hopefuls at the last round, one hoping to enter the Foreign Office, the other aiming for the Home Office. Filmed from the points of view of both the candidates and the selectors. The final result is a shock.
18 December 1986
Eight sisters talk frankly and movingly about the complex relationship of sisterhood.
8 January 1987
Ten-year-old William, suffering from leukaemia, undergoes a successful bone marrow transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
15 January 1987
The small world of dwarves and midgets.
22 January 1987
Documentary about Colonel Hilary Hook, formerly of the Indian cavalry and leader of extravagant safaris in Kenya. Hook returned home to England after being evicted from his home in the Kenya Hills, and is finding it hard to readjust to the English way of life.
29 January 1986
Young blacks in deprived Brent struggle for a community centre in a bus garage.
5 February 1987
Tea, Britain's national beverage - and the ladies who stir it.
12 February 1987
Uneasy relationships between step-parents and step-children.
19 February 1987
Lucinda Lambton reveals strange and amusing tales from the dusty corners of museums.
Season 7, Episode 8: Bad Blood26 February 1987
The annual re-union of thousands of bikers in South Dakota.
Season 7, Episode 9: Fire!5 March 1987
Kingston-upon-Hull (Yorks.) fire station in action.
12 March 1987
The son of a wartime aviator traces his father's remarkable survival and escape in France.
19 March 1987
Spiritualists in London's Belgravia communing with "the other side".
Season 7, Episode 12: A New Girl26 March 1987
Moral problems facing a mother who has taken a pregnancy drug and whose child has suffered.
Season 7, Episode 13: Fly Me2 April 1987
The training of British Airways hostesses and cabin crew.
9 April 1987
World championship competitive leek-growing in the North-East of England - with dirty deeds in the greenhouses.
16 April 1987
Caroline Moorehead inquires if pacifists have ever achieved anything over the years.
23 April 1987
Child and juvenile prostitutes in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.
30 April 1987
Upstairs and downstairs at the famous Taj Mahal Hotel - a luxurious establishment surrounded by poverty.
Season 7, Episode 18: Terror5 November 1987
How three people's lives were permanently affected by the TWA plane hi-jack.
12 November 1987
Two South African school-girls, one black, one white - their contrasting attitudes and lives.
19 November 1987
Five couples describe what happened when they first met - and the long-term consequences.
26 November 1987
The only inner London Education Authority boarding school, in a Suffolk country house.
3 December 1987
Two contrasting 26-year-olds in London's newly-developing Docklands.
10 December 1987
Tim Piggot-Smith investigates the famous sleuth of 221b Baker Street.
Season 7, Episode 24: Party Time17 December 1987
Seven entertaining parties.
23 December 1987
A portrait of the once-famous British singer, dancer and film star, Jesse Matthews.
14 January 1988
Dilemmas faced by parents of mentally handicapped offspring who reach childhood and independence.
Season 8, Episode 2: Jackpot21 January 1988
Three young adults addicted to gambling on fruit machines, with disastrous results.
28 January 1988
Gerald Scarfe presents a tour of Follies - and builds his own.
4 February 1988
A specialist with the Thames Water Authority attempts to clean up the Ganges.
11 February 1988
Ten pupils from an independent public school (Rugby) and a state comprehensive school (Ruffwood) exchange places and lives.
18 February 1988
A self-operated video camera was set up in Peter Tilson's home to record a personal diary in his battle with AIDS.
25 February 1988
Annie, a nurse from Manchester, leaves the NHS to set up a new life as a nurse in Los Angeles.
3 March 1988
Lucinda Lambton explores the A1 and the many hidden delights along the road.
10 March 1988
A follow-up to two previous films about Alison John who suffers from athetoid cerebral palsy. She marries Mark, a vicar, and moves to South Wales. But can she get a job?
17 March 1988
Catrine Clay presents the disturbing story of gypsy children abducted from their parents in clean and ordered Switzerland.
24 March 1988
Perhaps the last holiday for a group of children, some of whom are gravely ill. They fulfil their dream of visiting Disney World.
7 April 1988
A 13-year-old boy hopes to be adopted by Dave, a single man of 42 - but things go wrong.
14 April 1988
Long-term unemployment in rural Herefordshire.
21 April 1988
Three widows at different stages of their recovery.
28 April 1988
An old white woman colonial settler staying on in up-country Kenya.
5 May 1988
An old-fashioned sea-side hotel, with many retired residents, is to be refurbished. The residents must go.
Season 8, Episode 17: Waiting12 May 1988
Two people are waiting on an NHS hospital waiting list - one for a minor operation, the other for a major one.
19 May 1988
The story of a mix-up in a Nottingham nursing-home. Margaret Wheeler and Blanche Rylatt each gave birth to a baby girl on the same day. Margaret is convinced that she was given the wrong baby.
20 October 1988
The East Kent Dole Fraud team cracking down on "fiddlers and scroungers".
27 October 1988
Kate Matthews extraordinary fight against cancer to survive, after learning that she has just 12 weeks to live.
3 November 1988
The impact of 2,500 gypsies and travellers on the sleepy market town of Appleby in Cumbria, which each June the travellers invade for the annual horse fair.
10 November 1988
Presenter Lucinda Lambton visits some of her favourite buildings.
17 November 1988
Out on patrol with the policewomen of the West Midlands Force, revealing the change in their role since the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act.
24 November 1988
The inside story of the examinations of the Royal School of Music, following four musicians and their examiner through their rehearsals and preparation, and into the exam. room itself.
1 December 1988
Three soldiers - all members of the Ulster Defence Regiment, all in the-front line of Northern Ireland's tense security troubles - and all three are women.
Season 8, Episode 26: Jam Today8 December 1988
Highlighting the desperation that debt can bring to people's lives.
5 January 1989
Three women who have had to face the break-up of long and seemingly happy marriages, and to being single once again.
12 January 1986
Memorable meetings between subjects and their monarch - revealing the special place the Queen holds in the hearts of her subjects.
19 January 1989
The largest leisure and shopping complex in Europe, the Metro Centre in Tynemouth, and its creator John Hall.
Season 9, Episode 4: Our Darren26 January 1989
The story of Darren Lillywhite's last week in Stoke Mandeville Hospital after a road accident, and his return home as a paraplegic.
Season 9, Episode 5: Jealousy2 February 1989
The effects of jealousy on three victims.
Season 9, Episode 6: Cairo Vets9 February 1989
The Brooke Hospital for Animals in Cairo aims to provide the best veterinary care for the poorest section of the community.
16 February 1989
Celebrates the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe's hero, music-hall comedian Max Millar.
23 February 1989
The story of Hill House School and its unique headmaster, Colonel Stuart Townend.
2 March 1989
People who believe they have experienced the inexplicable.
9 March 1989
The two top women's wrestlers in Britain fight for the most coveted prize, The British Ladies' Championship Belt
16 March 1989
A dedicated engineer and tough businessman goes from South Wales to the Sudan to rehabilitate Sudan's decaying railways.
23 March 1989
One in six in the old coal-mining district of Easington is out of work. Tom and Dawn are both unemployed and it is their wedding day. What does the future hold for them?
Season 9, Episode 13: Violent6 April 1989
Apparently unprovoked and irrational acts of violence. Why do they happen? What are the effects on the victims?
Season 9, Episode 14: Catwalk13 April 1989
Super-model Celia Hammond and her obsession with caring for unwanted, frightened and injured cats.
20 April 1989
The changing scene of a London street being gentrified.
27 April 1989
The famous high-security hospital and a new therapeutic regime.
Season 9, Episode 17: Laid Off4 May 1989
Following two people, one in the North and one in the South of England, from the time they are made redundant through three months of job-hunting.
11 May 1989
The first few months of Britain's first purpose-built AIDS Hospice, with radical new ideas about nursing and health care.
18 May 1989
A young American travels from Tampa to Vermont, inspecting the parents who want to adopt her unborn child - and finally makes her choice.
26 October 1989
2 November 1989
9 November 1989
16 November 1989
23 November 1989
This film documents one day in the life of Angel station on the Northern Line of the London Underground in the days before its refurbishment. We see the ticket collectors, station manager and other staff as they cope with angry passengers, lift failures and cancelled trains.
Season 10, Episode 6: Bullies30 November 1989
7 December 1989
14 December 1989
4 January 1990
11 January 1990
18 January 1990
25 January 1990
1 February 1990
Season 10, Episode 14: Danger Men8 February 1990
Season 10, Episode 15: S.A. Blues15 February 1990
22 February 1990
1 March 1990
8 March 1990
15 March 1990
22 March 1990
Two children who feel they died terrible deaths and have been born again tell their extraordinary stories.
29 March 1990
5 April 1990
12 April 1990
19 April 1990
26 April 1990
3 May 1990
25 October 1990
1 November 1990
8 November 1990
15 November 1990
22 November 1990
29 November 1990
6 December 1990
Season 11, Episode 8: Chocolate!20 December 1990
3 January 1991
10 January 1991
31 January 1991
7 February 1991
14 February 1991
21 February 1991
28 February 1991
7 March 1991
14 March 1991
21 March 1991
28 March 1991
4 April 1991
11 April 1991
18 April 1991
25 April 1991
17 October 1991
24 October 1991
Season 12, Episode 3: Autogeddon31 October 1991
7 November 1991
14 November 1991
Season 12, Episode 6: Torn Apart21 November 1991
28 November 1991
12 December 1991
19 December 1991
14 January 1992
Season 12, Episode 11: Wild Men21 January 1992
28 January 1992
11 February 1992
18 February 1992
Season 12, Episode 15: Miami Wild25 February 1992
3 March 1992
17 March 1992
24 March 1992
31 March 1992
Season 12, Episode 20: Get Out!7 April 1992
14 April 1992
21 April 1992
28 April 1992
Season 12, Episode 24: Weather9 May 1992
Season 13, Episode 1: Sanctuary16 February 1993
23 February 1993
2 March 1993
9 March 1993
16 March 1993
23 March 1993
30 March 1993
6 April 1993
13 April 1993
Season 13, Episode 10: Hostage20 April 1993
27 April 1993
4 May 1993
11 May 1993
Season 13, Episode 14: Rape18 May 1993
25 May 1993
16 November 1993
Season 14, Episode 2: War Artist23 November 1993
30 November 1993
7 December 1993
14 December 1993
21 December 1993
4 January 1994
11 January 1994
18 January 1994
25 January 1994
Season 14, Episode 11: Squeegies1 February 1994
8 February 1994
22 February 1994
1 March 1994
8 March 1994
15 March 1994
22 March 1994
29 March 1994
5 April 1994
12 April 1994
19 April 1994
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