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23/25 Michael Portillo discovers how trains spread the word about Oban whisky. (R)
3/3 The story of the formidable Hittites and the rediscovery of their capital, Hattusha. (R)
1/2 Jim Al-Khalili investigates a strange set of laws to find out what exactly is energy.
6/8 Frank is told he must fulfil certain communal obligations in his fancy new penthouse.
Performance artist Marina Abramovic prepares for a retrospective at MoMA in New York.
The story of the construction of the much-loved blue whale at the Natural History Museum. (R)
8/12 A distressed woman reports the disappearance of her brother, who is then found murdered. (R)
1/2 Jim Al-Khalili investigates a strange set of laws to find out what exactly is energy. (R)
Wednesday 17 October 2012