How 19th-century countess Ada Lovelace helped give rise to the modern era of computing.
Stefan Gates immerses himself in the extraordinary world of insect-eating.
Julia Bradbury explores Britain's network of canals and their accompanying towpath trails
Liz McIvor looks at who built, worked on and regenerated the nation's canal network
Sam Willis traces the story of Britain's castles in our history, art and literature.
Surgeon Gabriel Weston explores the history and development of forensic science.
Documentary looking at the life and career of photographer Chalkie Davies.
David Attenborough shares his personal view on Darwin's theory of evolution.
What porcelain tells us about Chinese emperors, scholars, workers, merchants and artists.
Dr Janina Ramirez follows the momentous and nation-shaping war between England and France.
Performances of works by Chopin.
Chris Packham and two of his heroes discuss art, television and communing with a gorilla.
Legendary rock 'n' roller Chuck Berry performs at the BBC Television Theatre in 1972.
Compilation of Cilla Black's 60s pop star years and moments from her self-titled series.
Following the excavation of Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world.
Film about silent screen star Clara Bow, who retired at 28 amid scandal and ill health.
Series looking at the creation of some classic rock albums
With Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Isaac Hayes, Solomon Burke and Percy Sledge.
Neil Oliver investigates the story of a ruthless queen who would kill her own siblings.
The reality of the daily lives of the Sherpas who help mountaineers climb Everest.
Scripted documentary series following a group of friends in their 60s, 70s and 80s.
Documentary strand getting to the heart of its subjects
A journey around the coast of the United Kingdom uncovering different stories.
The story of some of the most important genetic scientists of the modern age.
How the invention of the jet engine transformed Britain after the Second World War.
Helen Czerski goes in search of colour to reveal how it has written our planet's story.
A new look behind the myths of Beethoven through the performance of his piano concertos.
A collection of live performances from the BBC Proms
A cordon seals off a section of Antwerp when a deadly virus threatens the city.
Documentary telling the story of how the Russians led us into the space age.
The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell and more.
With Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Tammy Wynette, Crystal Gayle and more.