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Sun 30 Apr

8:00am
Ghosts of Pearl Harbor
Documentary marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the US into the Second World War

Rating: 10
9:00am
George W Bush: The 9/11 Interview
An interview with the former US president, who talks candidly about the 2001 terrorist attacks, his reaction to the tragedy and the pressure to bring the culprits to justice
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00am
Seconds from Disaster
9/11
Season 4 Episode 1/6

Examining the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, featuring testimony from air traffic control staff, and asking whether anyone could have stopped the perpetrators
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.1
11:00am
Air Crash Investigation
Queens Catastrophe
Season 12 Episode 5/10

Investigating how American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in New York City, killing 265 people just months after the terrorism attacks of September 2001

Rating: 8.3
12:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
America's Deadliest Crash
Season 11 Episode 7/13

Investigation into the 1979 crash of American Airlines Flight 191, which killed all 271 people on board in one of the United States' deadliest aviation accidents

Rating: 8.3
1:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Speed Trap
Season 12 Episode 2/10

A look at what caused the Hughes Airwest Flight 706 to collide with a US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom at 15,000ft over California on June 6, 1971

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Frozen in Flight
Season 7 Episode 8/8

The inquiry into the crash of American Eagle Flight 41-84 near Roselawn, Indiana, in 1994, which killed all 68 people on board

Rating: 8.3
3:00pm
Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes
Documentary telling the story of the space shuttle that exploded in 1986, using journalists' coverage of the disaster, recordings from the Nasa team and interviews with the crew

4:00pm
Voices of 9/11
Documentary examining audio recordings made during the terrorist attacks, including radio transmissions, emergency services operators and eyewitness accounts

5:00pm
Seconds from Disaster
Space Shuttle Columbia
Season 2 Episode 1/13

The story of space shuttle Columbia - hailed as the most complex craft ever built - which overcame technological challenges to become the first of its kind to fly into outer space in April 1981. The programme recalls its tragic disintegration in February 2003 on its 28th mission upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere after 16 days in space, resulting in the deaths of all seven astronauts on board

Rating: 4.1
6:00pm
Hitler's Secret Attack on America
The tactics, heroes and villains of Operation Drumbeat, the German U-boats' surprise attack on targets along America's eastern coast in 1941
(Audio Described)

7:00pm
Car SOS
Sunbeam Alpine
Season 5 Episode 7/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly get a classic 1960s car belonging to a former mechanic ready to go back on the road

Rating: 7.6
8:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Air France 447: Vanished
Season 11 Episode 13/13

Investigating the crash of Air France Flight 447 in June 2009, which proved an extremely difficult disaster inquiry to conduct as the majority of the wreckage was lost in the Atlantic Ocean

Rating: 8.3
9:00pm
Genius
Einstein: Chapter Two
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Albert Einstein falls in love with a fellow student who he has clashed with in class, but their relationship causes controversy. Starring Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn

Rating: 8.4
10:05pm
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Who Is God?
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The actor examines different faiths' concepts of God, discovering how monotheism began in Egypt and Israel and allowing a neuroscientist to examine his own brain

Rating: 7.8
11:05pm
Nazi Death Camp: The Great Escape
On October 14, 1943, around 600 Jewish slave labourers attempted to escape the Sobibor death camp in Poland. Although 300 were successful, only 50 lived until the end of the Second World War. Some of the survivors recall their lives as prisoners and their eventual, desperate escape

Rating: 10
12:05am
Genius
Einstein: Chapter Two
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Albert Einstein falls in love with a fellow student who he has clashed with in class, but their relationship causes controversy. Starring Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn

Rating: 8.4
1:10am
Nazi Secrets
Hitler's Millions
Season 1 Episode 4/6

How Hitler managed to enjoy a life of luxury funded by tax fraud and shady financial support, despite his image as a man of the people
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
2:10am
Nazi Secrets
The Hess Enigma
Season 2 Episode 1/5

Investigating the life of leading Nazi Rudolf Hess, including his solo missions, political allegiances and his mysterious death in prison

Rating: 7.1
3:10am
Nazi Secrets
Hitler's Drug Use Revealed
Season 2 Episode 2/5

Historians and psychologists investigate whether Hitler was a cocaine addict, if his doctor tried to poison him and whether he was well enough to lead Germany

Rating: 7.1
4:05am
Nazi Secrets
The Ghost of U-513
Season 2 Episode 3/5

The story of how adventurer Vilfredo Schurmann travelled to the Brazilian coast and located the wreck of Nazi submarine U-513

Rating: 7.1

Mon 1 May

8:00am
Supercars
Corvette ZR1
Season 1 Episode 4/18

The world of designers at Chevrolet who have developed the Corvette ZR1, which began life as an unauthorised project referred to only by a code name

Rating: 8
9:00am
Seconds from Disaster
Fire in the Cockpit
Season 6 Episode 3/10

Charting the events that led to the crash of Swissair Flight 111 in 1998, when the aircraft plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Canada, killing all 229 people on board

Rating: 4.1
10:00am
Air Crash Investigation
Blow Out
Season 2 Episode 1/6

The story of a British Airways flight in June 1990 that came close to disaster when the cockpit windscreen broke. The pilot was sucked out almost immediately, but was saved by an air steward holding on to his legs, while the co-pilot wrestled with the controls to bring both plane and passengers down safely
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Ultimate Airport Dubai
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Documentary going behind the scenes at Dubai International Airport as its staff try to intercept smugglers, make emergency repairs and build a brand new concourse

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Yukon River Run
Profit or Peril
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary exploring the work of log-rafting Alaskans, who navigate the Yukon river selling supplies. The series begins as the men build their rafts

1:00pm
Yukon Gold
Fresh Start
Season 3 Episode 1/11

With targets to reach, families to feed and last year's debts to pay off, the teams dream of striking it rich

Rating: 7.4
2:00pm
Wicked Tuna
Something To Prove
Season 5 Episode 1/15

The regular captains set out as a new fishing season begins, and each of them has something to prove - however, a new rival from the north could outperform them all

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Nightmare Runway
Season 10 Episode 1/13

A reconstruction of TAM Airlines Flight 3054 crash at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport in 2007, and a look at the suggested reasons which caused the disaster which left 199 people dead

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Aston Martin Vantage
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Mechanics undertake extreme car engineering challenges, beginning by transforming an Aston Martin into a supercharged racing car that is also road legal

Rating: 7.1
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
British Classics
Season 1 Episode 10/10

The teams focus on classic British motors as they strip the most valuable parts off a Rolls-Royce and a Jaguar Sovereign. Narrated by John Challis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Banged Up Abroad
Belize/Snakes on a Plane
Season 9 Episode 3/10

After investigators begin to close in, reptile collector Tom Crutchfield flees to Belize - but soon finds himself in a jungle prison renowned for its brutality

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Miracle Escape
Season 4 Episode 1/10

How more than 300 passengers on Air France Flight 358 escaped after the plane veered off a Toronto runway and caught fire in August 2005
(Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Car SOS
Sunbeam Alpine
Season 5 Episode 7/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly get a classic 1960s car belonging to a former mechanic ready to go back on the road

Rating: 7.6
9:00pm
Border Wars
Stash House Sting
A stakeout catches human traffickers red-handed. Plus, agents uncover a house filled with 70 illegal immigrants

Rating: 6.8
10:00pm
Airport Security: Colombia
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Dogs detect an ingeniously hidden drugs shipment, and a smuggler's life is on the line when his plan to hide cocaine capsules in his own stomach goes wrong

Rating: 7.6
11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Shattered in Seconds
Season 7 Episode 1/8

How a China Airlines 747 broke up in mid-air 20 minutes after taking off from Taipei Airport in 2002. Examination of the wreckage showed the cause was a single piece of the hull which had been patched up years previously, leading to cracks spreading across the body of the plane

Rating: 8.3
12:00am
WWII's Greatest Raids
Rangers Lead the Way
Season 1 Episode 4/6

A look at the US Army Rangers' suicidal mission to storm the cliffs at Pointe de Hoc and knock out the German guns that were jeopardising the success of the D-Day landings

Rating: 8.4
1:00am
War Heroes of the Skies
Spitfire Victory
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The story of George Beurling, the brave pilot who saved the strategically-important island of Malta during the Second World War as told by his comrades

Rating: 9
2:00am
Uncensored with Michael Ware
Paparazzi!
The reporter works alongside paparazzi photographers and discovers the lengths they will go to to obtain an exclusive shot of a celebrity

Rating: 10
3:00am
Car SOS
Mercedes Pagoda
Season 5 Episode 3/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly restore a classic 1960s Mercedes, which the owner had to abandon as a project after suffering a heart attack

Rating: 7.6
4:00am
Wicked Tuna
The Bite Is On
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Following the crews of five competing fishing vessels in Massachusetts as they go in search of one of the most valuable fish in the ocean - the blue fin tuna. In the first episode, the boats set sail with just 10 weeks to make a year's salary

Rating: 6.7

Tue 2 May

8:00am
Supercars
Ferrari FF
Season 1 Episode 3/18

A behind-the-scenes look at the engineering secrets of the Ferrari FF - the car manufacturer's first four-wheel drive model built at the plant in Maranello, Italy

Rating: 8
9:00am
Seconds from Disaster
Tragedy on Everest
Investigation into the fierce storm and deadly ambition that led to the deaths of eight climbers during their descent of Mount Everest in 1996

Rating: 4.1
10:00am
Air Crash Investigation
A Wounded Bird
Season 2 Episode 2/6

An American plane that suffered a propeller failure after taking off from Atlanta, Georgia, in 1995. The crew managed to land the aircraft, but passengers' lives were lost when a fire broke out
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Ultimate Airport Dubai
Season 1 Episode 2/10

A crisis strikes at the airport when the 55-mile long baggage system breaks down, and 200 volunteers take part in a test of the brand new concourse

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Yukon River Run
Collision Course
Season 1 Episode 2/8

The three crews navigate a dangerous stretch of rapids on their giant log rafts as they continue their lengthy journey down the Yukon river

1:00pm
Yukon Gold
Game Changer
Season 3 Episode 2/11

The second week of the season gets underway, and Cam's plans are ruined by steep terrain, while Karl has to deal with technical problems

Rating: 7.4
2:00pm
Wicked Tuna
Tuna And Tequila
Season 5 Episode 2/15

Tyler McLaughlin breaks in a new first mate, Dave Marciano tries to make up for a poor first week, and Paul Herbert joins the contest with a new boat and a new crew

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Fatal Climb
Season 10 Episode 2/13

The accident that befell West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 in August 2005. Faulty engines and bad weather caused the plane to stall in mid-air, leading to the deaths of all 160 people on board after it fell into a mountainous region in north-west Venezuela

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Range Rover Evoque
Season 1 Episode 2/10

The team converts a Range Rover into a custom off-roader, then puts it to the ultimate test by driving it through the dunes of the Sahara desert

Rating: 7.1
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Fast and Furious
Season 1 Episode 2/10

The teams trawl scrap metal heaps for bargain Japanese car parts. While one tackles a Subaru Impreza, the other strips a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Banged Up Abroad
Saudi Arabia/Saudi Bootlegger
Season 6 Episode 2/10

The story of Scotsman Gordon Malloch, who received hundreds of lashes and several years in prison when he was caught selling alcohol in Saudi Arabia

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
All Engines Failed!
Season 4 Episode 2/10

In June 1982, the engines of British Airways Flight 009 failed after it flew through volcanic ash caused by an eruption and the plane began falling from the sky. Minutes before it would have crashed into the sea the engines roared back to life - narrowly avoiding a catastrophe. The investigation looks at the lessons learned from the incident, which changed the way pilots were trained
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Origins: The Journey of Humankind
The Writing on the Wall
Season 1 Episode 4/

Exploring how the ability to communicate has influenced the development of human civilisation, from early language to modern global networks

Rating: 9
9:00pm
Genius
Einstein: Chapter Two
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Albert Einstein falls in love with a fellow student who he has clashed with in class, but their relationship causes controversy. Starring Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn

Rating: 8.4
10:05pm
UFOs: The Untold Stories
Season 1 Episode 2/7

The story of a Scottish forester who described an encounter with a UFO in 1979, sparking the UK's first criminal investigation into an alleged UFO sighting

Rating: 6.3
11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Lockerbie
Season 7 Episode 2/8

Documentary exploring the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988, which resulted in the deaths of 270 people and devastated the Scottish town of Lockerbie, close where the aircraft crashed

Rating: 8.3
12:00am
WWII's Greatest Raids
Mountain Massacre
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Documentary charting a night assault mounted by elite US and Canadian unit the Black Devils and how it determined the fate of the Allied campaign in Italy

Rating: 8.4
1:00am
War Heroes of the Skies
Battle of Britain
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Revealing the heroic stories of the Second World War's bravest pilots beginning with the Battle of Britain and the plight of squadron leader Douglas Bader who took to the skies with prosthetic limbs to face the Luftwaffe

Rating: 9
2:00am
Yukon River Run
Collision Course
Season 1 Episode 2/8

The three crews navigate a dangerous stretch of rapids on their giant log rafts as they continue their lengthy journey down the Yukon river

3:00am
Car SOS
Jaguar Mk 2
Season 5 Episode 2/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore a Jaguar Mk2 that has been in its owner's family for 40 years, but which he has been unable to work on following an operation

Rating: 7.6
4:00am
Wicked Tuna
Payback's a Fish
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Ship captains Bill Monte and Ralph Wilkins plot revenge on skipper of the Tuna.com Dave Carraro, as the competition to get the best catches heats up

Rating: 6.7

Wed 3 May

8:00am
Supercars
Gumpert Apollo
Season 1 Episode 12/18

The design secrets of the Gumpert Apollo Enraged, a $1million hand-built racing car made with some of the finest components in Europe

Rating: 8
9:00am
Seconds from Disaster
Terrified Over Tokyo
Season 6 Episode 6/10

The events leading up to the crash of Japanese Airlines Flight 123 in 1985, which resulted in the deaths of 520 people

Rating: 4.1
10:00am
Air Crash Investigation
Death of the President
Season 11 Episode 10/13

Documentary investigating the death of Poland's President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in 2010, discovering there was more to the incident than pilot error

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Ultimate Airport Dubai
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Chaos is caused at one of the world's busiest airports when cargo and construction materials go missing, leading to eventual hold-ups

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Yukon River Run
Braving the Boneyard
Season 1 Episode 3/8

Neil braves a dangerous stretch of river, as the various crews try to make some money through hunting and fishing

1:00pm
Yukon Gold
Time Crunch
Season 3 Episode 3/11

Karl Knutson struggles to maintain his team's focus, and technical issues threaten to undermine Nika and Chris's changes of hitting their ambitious target

Rating: 7.4
2:00pm
Wicked Tuna
May The Fish Be With You
Season 5 Episode 3/15

A family crew makes an appeal to higher powers to get back on track, while Dave Carraro is forced to choose between two of his friends

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Military Crash Conspiracy
Season 10 Episode 3/13

Documentary exploring the mysterious accident involving Arrow Air Flight 1285, a crash that killed 248 American soldiers in Canada in December 1985

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Shane Lynch challenges the crew to transform his Rolls Royce into a drift racer, an assignment that takes them to Japan, home of the unusual motor sport

Rating: 7.1
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Supermini Showdown
Season 1 Episode 4/10

The teams strip a Mini City and a Mini Cooper as they look to make the maximum profit from selling their spare parts
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Banged Up Abroad
Philippines/Prisoner of Love
Season 6 Episode 3/10

How Briton David Scott and his Filipino girlfriend faced seven years in prison in the Philippines for being in a romantic relationship

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Fire Fight
Season 4 Episode 3/10

How a fire erupted on board Air Canada Flight 797 in June 1983, killing 23 of the 41 passengers. The pilot made an emergency landing, but flames engulfed the plane when its doors opened
(Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Hitler's Supergun
Hugh Hunt examines how the Nazis built the largest cannon in history during the Second World War, a 25-barrelled artillery piece built into a French hillside. He performs a series of experiments to determine how the weapon worked and whether it could have fulfilled its intended purpose - destroying London in its entirety. He also examines plans by the Allies to destroy it, including drone bombers and earthquake-causing weapons

9:00pm
Dawn of the Nazis
Documentary exploring Hitler's rise to become one of history's most notorious dictators and the fear and desperation that drove a population to follow him

10:00pm
Bugging Hitler's Army
Reconstructing some of the most sensitive and unguarded conversations between captured German soldiers in a prisoner of war camp, which British Intelligence bugged in 1939

11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Deadly Prize
Season 7 Episode 3/8

The implications of the worst aviation disaster in Norwegian history, which saw a plane filled with competition winners plunge into the sea on its way to Hamburg in 1989 and led to revelations regarding a significant black-market trade in spare parts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
12:00am
WWII's Greatest Raids
Hitler's Last Bridge
Season 1 Episode 6/6

How a band of GIs turned the tide of war in 1945 when its members captured Ludendorff Bridge - the final gateway into the heartland of the Third Reich

Rating: 8.4
1:00am
War Heroes of the Skies
Total War
Season 1 Episode 3/6

A look at the vital role of the Lancaster Bomber during the Second World War and the controversial strategy known as total war which turned cities into targets

Rating: 9
2:00am
Yukon River Run
Braving the Boneyard
Season 1 Episode 3/8

Neil braves a dangerous stretch of river, as the various crews try to make some money through hunting and fishing

3:00am
Car SOS
Aston Martin DB6
Season 5 Episode 4/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly restore an Aston Martin DB6 for an owner who has been prevented from working on it by health problems

Rating: 7.6
4:00am
Wicked Tuna
Weekend Warriors
Season 1 Episode 3/10

As Bill Monte's debts begin to pile up, he decides to spy on Dave Carraro, whose winning streak of valuable catches continues

Rating: 6.7

Thu 4 May

8:00am
Supercars
Lamborghini Aventador
Season 1 Episode 1/18

The design of some of the fastest motors on the planet, beginning with a visit to the Lamborghini factory in Italy to check its Aventador model

Rating: 8
9:00am
Seconds from Disaster
Runaway Train
Season 6 Episode 7/10

An investigation into the causes behind the commuter train crash that killed more than 100 people in Amagasaki, Japan, in April 2005

Rating: 4.1
10:00am
Air Crash Investigation
Mid-Air Collision
Season 2 Episode 5/6

How a failure of air traffic control equipment led to a collision between a passenger plane carrying a group of children, and a cargo jet over Germany, killing 71 people
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Ultimate Airport Dubai
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Staff are forced to deal with drunken passengers at one of the world's busiest airports, and crucial checks are made to the runways

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Yukon River Run
Into the Darkness
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The three crews prepare for the oncoming winter freeze. Neil's team work on developing their survival skills, while Josh and Andy take a risk

1:00pm
Yukon Gold
Under Pressure
Season 3 Episode 4/11

Nika and Chris come under pressure, and Foy and Guillaume have second thoughts about their mining expedition

Rating: 7.4
2:00pm
Wicked Tuna
P****d Off On Pissah
Season 5 Episode 4/15

Captain TJ Ott takes his eight-year-old nephew on his latest fishing trip, while two old rivals compete and tension rises among another vessel's crew

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Breakup Over Texas
Season 10 Episode 4/13

A reconstruction of the Continental Express Flight 2574's accident in Texas in September 1991, when a maintenance error caused the aircraft to fall to the ground, killing 14 people

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Porsche Panamera
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Automotive engineers Ralph Hosier and Ranen Rudra modify a Porsche Panamera Hybrid and deliver the ultimate executive supercar

Rating: 7.1
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Off-Road Write Offs
Season 1 Episode 7/10

George Percy and Sheldon Nichols strip a Land Rover 90 while Frankie Oatway and Ben Szymanski pin their hopes on a Mitsubishi Pajero. Narrated by John Challis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Banged Up Abroad
Columbia/Teenage Drug Smuggler
Season 6 Episode 9/10

The story of Vivian Carrasquillo, who agreed to smuggle drugs out of Colombia to fund a gastric bypass but ended up being caught and sent to prison

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Blind Landing
Season 4 Episode 4/10

The crash of Korean Air Flight 801 in 1997, which killed more than 200 people and was blamed on a catalogue of errors made by the pilot and the airline. The rescue mission was hampered by problems including a pipeline blocking a narrow road

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Car SOS
Caterham 7
Season 5 Episode 8/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore a Caterham 7 that belongs to a former amateur racer, who has had to retire from the track since being diagnosed with cancer

Rating: 7.6
9:00pm
Wicked Tuna
Trials & Tunalations
Season 6 Episode 2/

Captain Paul Herbert still has not landed his first tuna after a week's fishing, and vows to prove wrong those who claim he is nothing without his former first mate

Rating: 6.7
10:00pm
Yukon Gold
Paydirt Mountain
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Four family-run mining crews in Canada's wild north try to make themselves rich in four months with the price of gold at a record high

Rating: 7.4
11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Head-on Collision
Season 7 Episode 4/8

Reconstruction of the 1996 collision between a Kazakhstan Airlines jet and a Saudi Airways plane at 14,000ft, which destroyed both planes and left no survivors. The resultant inquiry attributed the accident to poor communication inside the first plane and outdated radar equipment

Rating: 8.3
12:00am
WWII's Greatest Raids
Strike from the Sky
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Examining how elite soldiers played a crucial part in changing the course of the war. The first episode looks at the British Light Infantry's role ahead of the D-Day landings. They were charged with crash-landing gliders into Northern France and taking hold of two key bridges that were in the hands of the enemy. Failure would have resulted in the largest amphibious assault in history being thrown into jeopardy

Rating: 8.4
1:00am
War Heroes of the Skies
Red Tails
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Documenting the bravery of the first African-American aviators allowed in the US armed forces and how their heroism changed the course of the Second World War

Rating: 9
2:00am
Yukon River Run
Into the Darkness
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The three crews prepare for the oncoming winter freeze. Neil's team work on developing their survival skills, while Josh and Andy take a risk

3:00am
Car SOS
Fiat Dino
Season 5 Episode 1/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore the smallest car they have ever worked on for a man who has endured a series of family tragedies

Rating: 7.6
4:00am
Wicked Tuna
Size Matters
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Captain of the Christina Kevin Leonowert hooks the biggest catch of the season, putting the skippers of rival vessels under pressure to match his success

Rating: 6.7

Fri 5 May

8:00am
Supercars
Lexus LFA
Season 1 Episode 10/18

The construction of the $375,000 Lexus LFA supercar, which is hand-built in Japan and powered by one of the highest-revving engines on the market

Rating: 8
9:00am
Seconds from Disaster
Sinking the Coventry
Season 6 Episode 9/10

The story behind the sinking of the HMS Coventry during the Falklands War, when on May 25, 1982, Argentinian jets attacked the vessel causing it to capsize within 20 minutes

Rating: 4.1
10:00am
Air Crash Investigation
Crash on the Mountain
Season 2 Episode 4/6

A report on American Airlines Flight 965, which crashed in the Andes in December 1995, leaving all but four passengers dead. The aircraft plummeted into a mountainside in northern Colombia at around 8,900ft, near the summit of a peak called El Deluvio
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Ultimate Airport Dubai
Season 1 Episode 5/10

An emergency in air traffic control leads to a runway closure, which has major consequences all across the airport. Meanwhile, problems arise on the site of the new terminal

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Yukon River Run
Man Down
Season 1 Episode 5/8

An emergency in the night forces one crew member to leave the river, but against all odds, the rafters continue their journey to the village of Galena

1:00pm
Yukon Gold
Divine Intervention
Season 3 Episode 5/11

Ken and Guillaume come up with a new plan after weeks of hard work come to nothing, while Cam's dreams of striking it rich are dashed when he hits permafrost

Rating: 7.4
2:00pm
Wicked Tuna
Big Hauls And Downfalls
Season 5 Episode 5/15

As the fifth week begins, the captains have to rely on everyone working as a team - but the heavy workload is beginning to take its toll on the crew members

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Munich Air Disaster
Season 10 Episode 5/13

An investigation into the 1958 accident in which the plane carrying Matt Busby's Manchester United team crashed shortly after take-off in Munich, killing 23 of the 44 on board
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Bentley Mulsanne
Season 1 Episode 5/10

Engineers Ralph and Ranen are challenged by car designer Afzal Kahn to transform a Bentley into an off-road vehicle

Rating: 7.1
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Sporting Legends
Season 1 Episode 6/10

Armed with a budget of £1,000, the teams scour the scrapyards in search of fast cars such as Ferraris and Porsches. Narrated by John Challis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Banged Up Abroad
Panama/Colombia Ambush
Season 5 Episode 6/6

The story of Mark Wedeven, who went backpacking through South America in 2002, but got more than he bargained for when he was kidnapped by a group of Colombian rebels

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Hidden Danger
Season 4 Episode 5/10

How two almost identical air crashes involving the Boeing 737 signalled the possibility of a mechanical failure throughout the full model range

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Genius
Einstein: Chapter Two
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Albert Einstein falls in love with a fellow student who he has clashed with in class, but their relationship causes controversy. Starring Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn

Rating: 8.4
9:05pm
Brain Games
Battle of the Ages
Season 2 Episode 1/11

Interactive experiments designed to reveal the inner workings of the human brain, revealing how the mind does not always act its age. Hosted by Jason Silva

Rating: 2.4
9:30pm
Brain Games
In Living Colour
Season 2 Episode 2/11

Jason Silva presents a set of astounding experiments to reveal why colours may be nothing more than illusions created in the brain

Rating: 2.4
10:00pm
Science of Stupid
Season 2 Episode 6/30

Richard Hammond uses science to reveal the humiliating and painful potential of various YouTube disasters

Rating: 6.5
10:30pm
Science of Stupid
Season 2 Episode 12/30

Richard Hammond uses science to reveal the humiliating and painful potential of various YouTube disasters

Rating: 6.5
11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Operation Babylift
Season 7 Episode 5/8

An American plane crash in the last days of the Vietnam War in 1974 that killed more than 250 people, including Vietnamese orphans being airlifted to safety. Investigators had to battle looters in order to safeguard the wreckage, hoping to determine the cause of the disaster
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
12:00am
WWII's Greatest Raids
SAS v Rommel
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A look at how the SAS's carefully planned raid on a German airfield in the Libyan Desert managed to alter the outcome of the war in North Africa

Rating: 8.4
1:00am
War Heroes of the Skies
Vietnam Dogfight
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Documenting the triumphs of triple ace American pilot Colonel Robin Olds who in 1966 created a plan to beat North Vietnam in the air

Rating: 9
2:00am
Yukon River Run
Man Down
Season 1 Episode 5/8

An emergency in the night forces one crew member to leave the river, but against all odds, the rafters continue their journey to the village of Galena

3:00am
Car SOS
Renault 5 GT Turbo
Season 5 Episode 5/

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore a Renault 5 GT Turbo belonging to a man who was forced to abandon work on it after suffering serious organ failure

Rating: 7.6
4:00am
Wicked Tuna
Greed, Ego & Jealousy
Season 1 Episode 5/10

The competition for the biggest tuna of the season spirals out of control as Captain Dave of the Tuna.com's obsession with catching the biggest fish reaches unhealthy levels. Meanwhile, Captain Kevin of the Christina learns that giant bluefin fishing can be a cruel game as he attempts to top his £1,000 catch, and Captain Ralph of the Odysea is forced to choose between chasing the fish that will save his season and helping another boat in need
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.7

Sat 6 May

8:00am
Gok's Chinese Takeaway
London
Season 1 Episode 1/

New series. Gok Wan visits Chinese communities around the world and discovers how Asian cuisine has been influenced by local surroundings. He starts his journey in London
(New Series)

9:00am
China's Grand Canal: A Photographer's Journey
Jeff Hutchens explores China's historical waterway, and examines the ancient traditions and local cuisine of those who live along its banks

10:00am
China's Lost Pyramids
Examining the country's giant mausoleums, built to honour the imperial rulers. Thousands of labourers died while building these ancient and impressive structures

Rating: 5
11:00am
China From Above
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. An aerial journey across China, examining the varied landscapes and cultures, and how they have endured over thousands of years

Rating: 10
12:00pm
China From Above
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. How the cities and infrastructure of China has developed in extraordinary ways over the last 30 years, while retaining the nation's ancient traditions

Rating: 10
1:00pm
Wild China: Giant Pandas
Documentary exploring the work of a panda breeding centre in Bifengxia, China, as it prepares the animals for life in the wild. Narrated by Joely Richardson

2:00pm
Wild China: Golden Monkeys
Documentary following scientists working to protect golden snub-nosed monkeys in the remote forests of China, a species threatened by hunting and deforestation. The experts also explore how the primates find food in a frozen landscape, and how they ward off predators

3:00pm
China's Ghost Army
The mysteries of Qui Shi Huangdi's 8,000-strong terracotta army, which was discovered in 1974 in the Shaanxi province of China. Using face recognition technology, archaeological research and interviews with craftsmen who built life-size replicas, experts unravel the secrets of one of the most impressive finds of the 20th century

Rating: 6.7
4:00pm
Trekking The Great Wall
An exploration of the most remote parts of China's national monument, meeting peasants, herders and locals living alongside it

5:00pm
Impossible Bridges
China
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The Lupu, Runyang and Sutong bridges in China, which were designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoon-force winds

Rating: 3.3
6:00pm
Earth's Giant Hole
Professor Darryl Granger explores China's tiankengs - giant natural holes, hundreds of metres deep, which have developed in unusual environmental conditions

Rating: 8.2
7:00pm
Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan
Engineer and explorer Albert Lin goes in search of the Mongol leader's body in a bid to preserve his burial site from the impending menace from plunderers and illegal miners. Using cutting-edge technology and a handful of clues from ancient texts, he heads to the Burkhan Khaldun mountain in the country's carefully guarded forbidden zone, where an amazing discovery awaits him
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
8:00pm
China's Mystery Mummies
An investigation into the discovery of four mummies in China. The bodies are European in appearance, but date back as far as 4,000 years. Explorer Spencer Wells tries to solve the mystery of how they got there

Rating: 10
9:00pm
China's Megatomb Revealed
Documentary exploring the tomb of China's first Emperor and its army of Terracotta Warriors, revealing the macabre secrets that have challenged accepted historical records

11:00pm
China's Lost Pyramids
Examining the country's giant mausoleums, built to honour the imperial rulers. Thousands of labourers died while building these ancient and impressive structures

Rating: 5
12:00am
China's Ghost Army
The mysteries of Qui Shi Huangdi's 8,000-strong terracotta army, which was discovered in 1974 in the Shaanxi province of China. Using face recognition technology, archaeological research and interviews with craftsmen who built life-size replicas, experts unravel the secrets of one of the most impressive finds of the 20th century

Rating: 6.7
1:00am
China's Grand Canal: A Photographer's Journey
Jeff Hutchens explores China's historical waterway, and examines the ancient traditions and local cuisine of those who live along its banks

2:00am
Yukon Gold
Paydirt Mountain
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Four family-run mining crews in Canada's wild north try to make themselves rich in four months with the price of gold at a record high

Rating: 7.4
3:00am
Wicked Tuna
First Blood
Season 4 Episode 1/17

Documentary following fishing crews in Massachusetts. The fishing season kicks off in Gloucester, where every captain in the fleet wants to land the coveted first catch

Rating: 6.7
4:00am
Ice Road Rescue
Feast or Famine
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Thord and Olav assist a Turkish driver without the tyres and chains required to drive in Norway. In Hardanger, Bjorn is called out to help a truck that has been blown over by the wind. Documentary following a team of salvage truck drivers

Rating: 8.3