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Sailor and writer Tom Cunliffe tells the story of HMS Pickle, a boat that beat her bigger rivals back to Britain to deliver the news of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. Show more
Monologues charting the UK gay experience. Actors can feel typecast. But it's 1987, and with AIDS hitting the headlines a new part looks like a game-changer for Phil. Show more
Monologues charting the UK gay experience. Alice and her husband share a secret, but with the 1957 Wolfenden Report's publication it may not need be a secret anymore. Show more
Ben Fogle ventures across the Antarctic to join the international effort to preserve Captain Scott's hut and its artefacts Scott's diaries. Includes readings from Scott's diaries. Show more
Drama documentary revealing the inner secrets of the Gunpowder Plot, using the words of the plotters themselves. Based on the interrogations of Thomas Wintour and Guy Fawkes. Show more
Dr Helen Czerski looks at the anatomy of an avalanche, from eyewitness footage from within one to detailed CT scans showing the microscopic changes that cause them. Show more