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Mon 11 Dec

6:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2
8:00am
The Hobbit Enigma
Documentary exploring the discovery of a prehistoric species of miniature humans on an Indonesian island, and offering a groundbreaking take on the theory of human evolution

9:15am
Alan Cumming's Edge of Scotland
The actor fulfils a lifelong dream to explore the rugged beauty of the Outer Hebrides and meet the people who live there. Alan travels from Barra to Stornoway on a stunning island odyssey, where he sees white sandy beaches, ancient wonders and a world famous football pitch

10:15am
FBI Takedowns
Boston Bandits/Charlestown
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Agents need to break a code of silence in a tough Boston neighbourhood when trying catch armoured-car robbers who killed two guards in cold blood

11:15am
The Hobbit Enigma
Documentary exploring the discovery of a prehistoric species of miniature humans on an Indonesian island, and offering a groundbreaking take on the theory of human evolution

12:25pm
Alan Cumming's Edge of Scotland
The actor fulfils a lifelong dream to explore the rugged beauty of the Outer Hebrides and meet the people who live there. Alan travels from Barra to Stornoway on a stunning island odyssey, where he sees white sandy beaches, ancient wonders and a world famous football pitch

1:30pm
Secrets of Stonehenge
Researchers explore a dig site to investigate the cryptic origins of the stone circle that has mystified mankind for thousands of years

Rating: 8.2
2:40pm
FBI Takedowns
Boston Bandits/Charlestown
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Agents need to break a code of silence in a tough Boston neighbourhood when trying catch armoured-car robbers who killed two guards in cold blood

3:40pm
The Hobbit Enigma
Documentary exploring the discovery of a prehistoric species of miniature humans on an Indonesian island, and offering a groundbreaking take on the theory of human evolution

4:55pm
Alan Cumming's Edge of Scotland
The actor fulfils a lifelong dream to explore the rugged beauty of the Outer Hebrides and meet the people who live there. Alan travels from Barra to Stornoway on a stunning island odyssey, where he sees white sandy beaches, ancient wonders and a world famous football pitch

5:55pm
Secrets of Stonehenge
Researchers explore a dig site to investigate the cryptic origins of the stone circle that has mystified mankind for thousands of years

Rating: 8.2
7:00pm
FBI Takedowns
Boston Bandits/Charlestown
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Agents need to break a code of silence in a tough Boston neighbourhood when trying catch armoured-car robbers who killed two guards in cold blood

8:00pm
Secrets of the Parthenon
Documentary examining how the ancient Athenians managed to build the near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age. Plus, a look at the work of the Acropolis Restoration Project team, led by architect Manolis Korres, who have spent the past 30 years trying to preserve the temple

Rating: 7
9:10pm
The West
The People 1500-1806
Season 1 Episode 1/9

The great experiment which forged a single nation from the diverse colonists arriving in the American West. Part one examines the threat posed to the native peoples' way of life by early European settlers' culture and diseases, as well as their introduction of the horse

10:50pm
Memories of D-Day
Exploring the images and recollections of veteran photographers Peter Norris and discovering D-Day through the eyes of British soldiers as photographed on the ground

11:55pm
Secrets of the Parthenon
Documentary examining how the ancient Athenians managed to build the near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age. Plus, a look at the work of the Acropolis Restoration Project team, led by architect Manolis Korres, who have spent the past 30 years trying to preserve the temple

Rating: 7
1:00am
FBI Takedowns
Boston Bandits/Charlestown
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Agents need to break a code of silence in a tough Boston neighbourhood when trying catch armoured-car robbers who killed two guards in cold blood

2:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2

Tue 12 Dec

6:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2
8:00am
Space Mistakes: How Nasa Failures Furthered Exploration
Mars or Bust
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Technicians face serious injury - and even loss of life - when work during a test procedure on the Mars Exploration Rover goes horribly wrong

Rating: 10
8:35am
Memories of D-Day
Exploring the images and recollections of veteran photographers Peter Norris and discovering D-Day through the eyes of British soldiers as photographed on the ground

9:40am
Texas Servant Girl Murders
In 1885, three years before Jack the Ripper struck London, a killer - or possibly killers - attacked and murdered eight women as they lay in their beds in Austin, Texas. As this documentary recalls, the heinous crimes stopped as abruptly as they began, and the slayings remained unsolved

Rating: 10
10:50am
The West
The People 1500-1806
Season 1 Episode 1/9

The great experiment which forged a single nation from the diverse colonists arriving in the American West. Part one examines the threat posed to the native peoples' way of life by early European settlers' culture and diseases, as well as their introduction of the horse

12:35pm
Secrets of the Parthenon
Documentary examining how the ancient Athenians managed to build the near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age. Plus, a look at the work of the Acropolis Restoration Project team, led by architect Manolis Korres, who have spent the past 30 years trying to preserve the temple

Rating: 7
1:40pm
Texas Servant Girl Murders
In 1885, three years before Jack the Ripper struck London, a killer - or possibly killers - attacked and murdered eight women as they lay in their beds in Austin, Texas. As this documentary recalls, the heinous crimes stopped as abruptly as they began, and the slayings remained unsolved

Rating: 10
2:50pm
The West
The People 1500-1806
Season 1 Episode 1/9

The great experiment which forged a single nation from the diverse colonists arriving in the American West. Part one examines the threat posed to the native peoples' way of life by early European settlers' culture and diseases, as well as their introduction of the horse

4:35pm
Memories of D-Day
Exploring the images and recollections of veteran photographers Peter Norris and discovering D-Day through the eyes of British soldiers as photographed on the ground

5:45pm
Secrets of the Parthenon
Documentary examining how the ancient Athenians managed to build the near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age. Plus, a look at the work of the Acropolis Restoration Project team, led by architect Manolis Korres, who have spent the past 30 years trying to preserve the temple

Rating: 7
6:50pm
Texas Servant Girl Murders
In 1885, three years before Jack the Ripper struck London, a killer - or possibly killers - attacked and murdered eight women as they lay in their beds in Austin, Texas. As this documentary recalls, the heinous crimes stopped as abruptly as they began, and the slayings remained unsolved

Rating: 10
7:55pm
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The concluding part visits the ancient city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul lived for 18 months, before heading to Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation

9:10pm
The West
Empire Upon the Trails 1806-1848
Season 1 Episode 2/9

Account of pioneers' westward migration as the frontier opened up, including those who made the desperate stand at the Alamo, and Brigham Young, who took his flock of Mormons beyond the boundaries of the United States to the great Salt Lake

10:55pm
MIA: Missing in Action
Documentary examining the fate of thousands of American PoWs who were not repatriated, as well as hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors who vanished in the Soviet Union

Rating: 10
12:05am
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The concluding part visits the ancient city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul lived for 18 months, before heading to Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation

1:25am
Space Mistakes: How Nasa Failures Furthered Exploration
Mars or Bust
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Technicians face serious injury - and even loss of life - when work during a test procedure on the Mars Exploration Rover goes horribly wrong

Rating: 10
2:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2

Wed 13 Dec

6:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2
8:00am
MIA: Missing in Action
Documentary examining the fate of thousands of American PoWs who were not repatriated, as well as hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors who vanished in the Soviet Union

Rating: 10
9:00am
The Disappearance of Glenn Miller
Documentary about the disappearance of the entertainer, who never arrived in France after his trip from England in 1944, as investigators discover new evidence that could help solve the mystery

10:15am
The West
Empire Upon the Trails 1806-1848
Season 1 Episode 2/9

Account of pioneers' westward migration as the frontier opened up, including those who made the desperate stand at the Alamo, and Brigham Young, who took his flock of Mormons beyond the boundaries of the United States to the great Salt Lake

12:00pm
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The concluding part visits the ancient city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul lived for 18 months, before heading to Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation

1:05pm
The Disappearance of Glenn Miller
Documentary about the disappearance of the entertainer, who never arrived in France after his trip from England in 1944, as investigators discover new evidence that could help solve the mystery

2:15pm
The West
Empire Upon the Trails 1806-1848
Season 1 Episode 2/9

Account of pioneers' westward migration as the frontier opened up, including those who made the desperate stand at the Alamo, and Brigham Young, who took his flock of Mormons beyond the boundaries of the United States to the great Salt Lake

4:00pm
MIA: Missing in Action
Documentary examining the fate of thousands of American PoWs who were not repatriated, as well as hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors who vanished in the Soviet Union

Rating: 10
5:15pm
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The concluding part visits the ancient city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul lived for 18 months, before heading to Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation

6:30pm
The Disappearance of Glenn Miller
Documentary about the disappearance of the entertainer, who never arrived in France after his trip from England in 1944, as investigators discover new evidence that could help solve the mystery

7:45pm
The Last Extinction
Exploring ideas on what could have killed mammals such as mammoths and mastodons at the end of the Ice Age, as scientists debate whether an impact from space could be the cause

9:10pm
The West
Speck of the Future 1848-1856
Season 1 Episode 3/9

The US gold rush in the mid-19th century was sparked by sawmill worker James Marshall's momentous discovery in the American River in California. This programme tells the story of people who went West in an attempt to strike it rich, including a Mormon shopkeeper destined to become a millionaire. Narrated by Peter Coyote

11:00pm
Ortona 1943 - A Very Bloody Christmas
The events surrounding the Second World War battle when Germans and Canadian troop fought street by street, house by house and even room by room for the small Italian seaside town

12:15am
The Last Extinction
Exploring ideas on what could have killed mammals such as mammoths and mastodons at the end of the Ice Age, as scientists debate whether an impact from space could be the cause

1:25am
Space Mistakes: How Nasa Failures Furthered Exploration
Diffusion Confusion
Season 1 Episode 3/6

A look at a discovery that led Nasa to cancel the launch of a new space shuttle, which meant that supplies on the International Space Station began to run low

Rating: 10
2:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2

Thu 14 Dec

6:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2
8:00am
Ortona 1943 - A Very Bloody Christmas
The events surrounding the Second World War battle when Germans and Canadian troop fought street by street, house by house and even room by room for the small Italian seaside town

9:10am
Civil War Sabotage?
The sinking in 1865 of the SS Sultana, the Mississippi steamboat packed with Union soldiers returning home when it mysteriously exploded and killed at least 1,500 people

10:25am
The West
Speck of the Future 1848-1856
Season 1 Episode 3/9

The US gold rush in the mid-19th century was sparked by sawmill worker James Marshall's momentous discovery in the American River in California. This programme tells the story of people who went West in an attempt to strike it rich, including a Mormon shopkeeper destined to become a millionaire. Narrated by Peter Coyote

12:10pm
The Last Extinction
Exploring ideas on what could have killed mammals such as mammoths and mastodons at the end of the Ice Age, as scientists debate whether an impact from space could be the cause

1:15pm
Civil War Sabotage?
The sinking in 1865 of the SS Sultana, the Mississippi steamboat packed with Union soldiers returning home when it mysteriously exploded and killed at least 1,500 people

2:30pm
The West
Speck of the Future 1848-1856
Season 1 Episode 3/9

The US gold rush in the mid-19th century was sparked by sawmill worker James Marshall's momentous discovery in the American River in California. This programme tells the story of people who went West in an attempt to strike it rich, including a Mormon shopkeeper destined to become a millionaire. Narrated by Peter Coyote

4:15pm
Ortona 1943 - A Very Bloody Christmas
The events surrounding the Second World War battle when Germans and Canadian troop fought street by street, house by house and even room by room for the small Italian seaside town

5:25pm
The Last Extinction
Exploring ideas on what could have killed mammals such as mammoths and mastodons at the end of the Ice Age, as scientists debate whether an impact from space could be the cause

6:35pm
Civil War Sabotage?
The sinking in 1865 of the SS Sultana, the Mississippi steamboat packed with Union soldiers returning home when it mysteriously exploded and killed at least 1,500 people

7:50pm
Dinosaur Wars
The bitter rivalry between self-taught paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and Yale University academic Othniel Charles Marsh. They spied on each other, sabotaged the other's research and wrote competing papers about the same fossil species. From 1877 to 1892, both used their wealth and influence to finance their own fossil-finding expeditions in what became known as the Bone Wars

9:10pm
The West
Death Runs Riot 1856-1868
Season 1 Episode 4/9

Account of the American Civil War and the battle between pro and anti-slavery factions, examining how heroes of the conflict, including Sherman and Custer, were sent to tame the Wild West - with mixed results. Narrated by Peter Coyote

10:55pm
Monte Cassino: Nine Months in Hell
The background to the Allied military campaign in Italy in 1944 during which they bombed German military fortifications in an unyielding assault

12:10am
Dinosaur Wars
The bitter rivalry between self-taught paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and Yale University academic Othniel Charles Marsh. They spied on each other, sabotaged the other's research and wrote competing papers about the same fossil species. From 1877 to 1892, both used their wealth and influence to finance their own fossil-finding expeditions in what became known as the Bone Wars

1:30am
Space Mistakes: How Nasa Failures Furthered Exploration
The End of Genesis
Season 1 Episode 4/6

A spacecraft free-falls from orbit, smashing into the ground when its parachute fails to deploy, and technicians hope something can be salvaged from the multi-million dollar wreck

Rating: 10
2:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2

Fri 15 Dec

6:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2
8:00am
Space Mistakes: How Nasa Failures Furthered Exploration
Rocket Rage
Season 1 Episode 5/6

A mistake made in space leaves the solid rocket boosters on a spacecraft hanging by a thread - and places the unsuspecting public within range of the most explosive fuel on Earth

Rating: 10
8:35am
Dinosaur Wars
The bitter rivalry between self-taught paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and Yale University academic Othniel Charles Marsh. They spied on each other, sabotaged the other's research and wrote competing papers about the same fossil species. From 1877 to 1892, both used their wealth and influence to finance their own fossil-finding expeditions in what became known as the Bone Wars

9:45am
Monte Cassino: Nine Months in Hell
The background to the Allied military campaign in Italy in 1944 during which they bombed German military fortifications in an unyielding assault

10:45am
The West
Death Runs Riot 1856-1868
Season 1 Episode 4/9

Account of the American Civil War and the battle between pro and anti-slavery factions, examining how heroes of the conflict, including Sherman and Custer, were sent to tame the Wild West - with mixed results. Narrated by Peter Coyote

12:35pm
Dinosaur Wars
The bitter rivalry between self-taught paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and Yale University academic Othniel Charles Marsh. They spied on each other, sabotaged the other's research and wrote competing papers about the same fossil species. From 1877 to 1892, both used their wealth and influence to finance their own fossil-finding expeditions in what became known as the Bone Wars

1:40pm
Last Will and Testament
Derek Jacobi is joined by actors, academics and historians to investigate the life of William Shakespeare, exploring the orthodox view and alternative theories

3:25pm
The West
Death Runs Riot 1856-1868
Season 1 Episode 4/9

Account of the American Civil War and the battle between pro and anti-slavery factions, examining how heroes of the conflict, including Sherman and Custer, were sent to tame the Wild West - with mixed results. Narrated by Peter Coyote

5:15pm
Monte Cassino: Nine Months in Hell
The background to the Allied military campaign in Italy in 1944 during which they bombed German military fortifications in an unyielding assault

6:20pm
Dinosaur Wars
The bitter rivalry between self-taught paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and Yale University academic Othniel Charles Marsh. They spied on each other, sabotaged the other's research and wrote competing papers about the same fossil species. From 1877 to 1892, both used their wealth and influence to finance their own fossil-finding expeditions in what became known as the Bone Wars

7:30pm
Last Will and Testament
Derek Jacobi is joined by actors, academics and historians to investigate the life of William Shakespeare, exploring the orthodox view and alternative theories

9:10pm
The West
The Grandest Enterprise Under God 1868-1874
Season 1 Episode 5/9

Account of the post-Civil War boom years, when America's coast-to-coast railroads united the nation and created opportunities for poor immigrant labourers and small farmers, together with the hunters who slaughtered buffalo herds to feed incoming workers, and entrepreneurs in towns like Abilene and Dodge City

11:00pm
Buffalo Bill
Profile of the plainsman-turned-international celebrity and frontier hero, whose elaborate Wild West Show dazzled crowds in New York, London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona during the latter part of the 19th century. Archive material is drawn upon to explore the man behind the legend, revealing the complexity of William Cody's extraordinary life

Rating: 2.5
12:10am
Last Will and Testament
Derek Jacobi is joined by actors, academics and historians to investigate the life of William Shakespeare, exploring the orthodox view and alternative theories

2:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2

Sat 16 Dec

6:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2
8:00am
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Docudrama about the life and career of the American author, examining the truth behind the common misrepresentations of Poe as a drug-addled madman. Starring Dennis O'Hare

9:10am
Last Will and Testament
Derek Jacobi is joined by actors, academics and historians to investigate the life of William Shakespeare, exploring the orthodox view and alternative theories

10:55am
Building the Great Cathedrals
An international team of engineers, architects, art historians and computer scientists explores the origins and construction of cathedrals built in the gothic style

12:05pm
The Unshakeable Hagia Sophia
Documentary exploring the history of the building in Istanbul, which began as a basilica and is now a museum, investigating how it has remained standing for almost 1,500 years

1:15pm
Petra: Lost City of Stone
Documentary exploring the ancient city in Jordan and examining the work of a team of archaeologists and engineers attempting to unlock its secrets

2:20pm
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Docudrama about the life and career of the American author, examining the truth behind the common misrepresentations of Poe as a drug-addled madman. Starring Dennis O'Hare

3:35pm
Last Will and Testament
Derek Jacobi is joined by actors, academics and historians to investigate the life of William Shakespeare, exploring the orthodox view and alternative theories

5:20pm
Building the Great Cathedrals
An international team of engineers, architects, art historians and computer scientists explores the origins and construction of cathedrals built in the gothic style

6:30pm
The Unshakeable Hagia Sophia
Documentary exploring the history of the building in Istanbul, which began as a basilica and is now a museum, investigating how it has remained standing for almost 1,500 years

7:35pm
Petra: Lost City of Stone
Documentary exploring the ancient city in Jordan and examining the work of a team of archaeologists and engineers attempting to unlock its secrets

8:50pm
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Docudrama about the life and career of the American author, examining the truth behind the common misrepresentations of Poe as a drug-addled madman. Starring Dennis O'Hare

9:55pm
Last Will and Testament
Derek Jacobi is joined by actors, academics and historians to investigate the life of William Shakespeare, exploring the orthodox view and alternative theories

11:40pm
The Unshakeable Hagia Sophia
Documentary exploring the history of the building in Istanbul, which began as a basilica and is now a museum, investigating how it has remained standing for almost 1,500 years

12:50am
Petra: Lost City of Stone
Documentary exploring the ancient city in Jordan and examining the work of a team of archaeologists and engineers attempting to unlock its secrets

2:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2

Sun 17 Dec

6:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2
8:00am
Secrets of the Parthenon
Documentary examining how the ancient Athenians managed to build the near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age. Plus, a look at the work of the Acropolis Restoration Project team, led by architect Manolis Korres, who have spent the past 30 years trying to preserve the temple

Rating: 7
9:10am
The Golden Age of Zeppelins
Documentary examining the development of the airship, including how it was originally believed to be an answer to long-distance air travel needs. The programme also explores how Germany led the way in design and manufacture with the creation of the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg, before disaster struck in May 1937

9:55am
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Michael Scott look at the early days of Christianity through cities, ruins and historical sites that provided the backdrop for the lives of biblical characters

11:05am
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The concluding part visits the ancient city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul lived for 18 months, before heading to Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation

12:15pm
Secrets of the Colosseum
A team of builders and engineers builds a trap-door-and-pulley system to attempt the release of a wolf into the amphitheatre for the first time in 1,500 years

1:25pm
Secrets of the Parthenon
Documentary examining how the ancient Athenians managed to build the near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age. Plus, a look at the work of the Acropolis Restoration Project team, led by architect Manolis Korres, who have spent the past 30 years trying to preserve the temple

Rating: 7
2:35pm
Engineering Ground Zero
Documentary following the five-year construction of One World Trade Centre and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan, New York City

3:45pm
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Michael Scott look at the early days of Christianity through cities, ruins and historical sites that provided the backdrop for the lives of biblical characters

4:55pm
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The concluding part visits the ancient city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul lived for 18 months, before heading to Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation

6:00pm
Secrets of the Colosseum
A team of builders and engineers builds a trap-door-and-pulley system to attempt the release of a wolf into the amphitheatre for the first time in 1,500 years

7:15pm
Secrets of the Parthenon
Documentary examining how the ancient Athenians managed to build the near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age. Plus, a look at the work of the Acropolis Restoration Project team, led by architect Manolis Korres, who have spent the past 30 years trying to preserve the temple

Rating: 7
8:25pm
Engineering Ground Zero
Documentary following the five-year construction of One World Trade Centre and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan, New York City

9:35pm
Happy Valley
Documentary charting the aftermath of the scandal that broke when former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse

Rating: 6.2
11:40pm
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Michael Scott look at the early days of Christianity through cities, ruins and historical sites that provided the backdrop for the lives of biblical characters

12:50am
Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The concluding part visits the ancient city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul lived for 18 months, before heading to Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation

2:00am
Teleshopping
Buying goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.2