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Michael Portillo explores Bohemia and Bavaria, sampling the sulphurous waters of Marianske Lazne and riding a piece of German railway history. Show more
In a genuine horror story, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the lethal products, gadgets and conveniences that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked. Show more
Ealing comedy about a group of villagers who battle to preserve the local railway line by running it themselves, until they are sabotaged in a midnight raid by a rival bus company. Show more
David Malone's documentary delves into the secrets of ocean waves, revealing that waves are not made of water, that some waves travel sideways and more. Show more
Adam Rutherford meets the spider-goat, created by scientists and the product of a new field of research - synthetic biology. Show more
David Reynolds re-examines the war leadership of American president Franklin Roosevelt, who inspired millions with stirring visions of a new and better postwar world. Show more