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GPs: Behind Closed Doors


The GPs treat patients with problems below the waist

Cameras return to Balham Park Surgery and in this edition, the GPs treat patients with problems below the waist. Dr Heather Watson sees Eric, a man suffering from dizzy spells and an itchy back passage which keeps him awake at night. Meanwhile, Dr Sara Kayat is consulted by Hayley, who is suffering from anxiety and a lack of self-confidence after being successfully treated for cervical cancer and Dr Chris Pearce is visited by John, who wants clarification on the size of a healthy prostate

GPs: Behind Closed Doors


A partially sighted woman fears her one functioning eye may be shutting down

Dr Claire Taylor is consulted by a partially sighted woman, Gohar, whose eyes were severely damaged by a chemical burn when she was a child. She is beginning to suffer from extreme pain in her one functioning eye, and fears it may be shutting down, leaving her completely blind. Meanwhile, receptionists Nana and Vicky’s pens keep going missing, and fellow receptionist Adam is their prime suspect

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson


The actor goes on a global rail journey, beginning in France

The actor embarks on a global journey, beginning in Paris, where he meets up with a friend who explains the finer points of French social etiquette. In Germany, Tony compares a gentle spin in a replica of the first automobile with an exhilarating blast in the latest Formula 1 car. Then it’s over to Hungary, where capital Budapest is now very different from how it was under communist rule. Lastly, Tony heads towards Turkey, which straddles Asia, where he explores Istanbul’s spice markets and visits the main train station where renovations have uncovered ruins dating back to 400BC

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson


The actor travels across India and Burma

The actor travels across India and Burma, beginning in Delhi, where he visits one of the city’s oldest markets, before taking a ride on the Himalayan Mountain Railway and being taught the proper way to imbibe at the Glenburn Tea Estate. He then crosses the Bay of Bengal into Burma, trying his hand at pottery and learning about toddy palm wine, finishing at the ancient city of Bagan

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson


The actor heads to Thailand and Malaysia

The actor heads to Thailand, where he emerges from the Chiang Mai train station to find himself amid a Buddhist ceremony in which the town’s citizens offer gifts to monks from the local temple, with Tony joining the monks to grasp what their daily life entails. Crossing the border into Malaysia, he instantly sees echoes of British rule everywhere, before ending in Kuala Lumpur, where he discovers a city of wild contrasts

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson


The actor travels across Australia

The actor travels across Australia, begins his trip by boarding a sea plane to fly over Sydney before taking a sleeper train to a farm deep in the Outback where herding is done by helicopter. From there, Tony heads to the north of Queensland to learn about the uncertain future facing the world-famous Great Barrier Reef

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson


The actor heads to Japan

The actor heads to Japan, taking the bullet train to Kyoto and meeting young people there who are rebelling against the traditional corporate lifestyle expectations of Japanese society. Tony then travels through the world’s longest – and deepest – undersea rail tunnel, emerging in the thick snow of Hakodate.

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson


The actor heads to America

The final stage of his journey takes the actor to America, where he rides the rails across the country, beginning in San Francisco before jumping aboard the famous California Zephyr bound for Denver, Colorado. Heading to Louisiana, Tony finds out from the mayor of New Orleans how the city has been rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina, and then concludes his trip in New York City

Building Britain’s Canals


Dan Jones examines the 152-mile Grand Union Canal

Dan Jones examines Britain’s most iconic canals, beginning with the 152-mile Grand Union Canal, which runs up the spine of the country. Constructed at the height of the Industrial Revolution, the task challenged even the greatest engineering minds of the time, including pioneers such as James Brindley, the man behind Britain’s first commercial canal, and William Jessop, the person with whom responsibility lay for the building of the main link from Birmingham to London. Travelling along its route, Dan experiences first-hand the innovations behind its construction, including the Blisworth tunnel

Building Britain’s Canals


Dan Jones navigates the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Writer and historian Dan Jones navigates Britain’s longest canal to be built by just one company, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Built to link the economically booming counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire, this 19th-century superhighway was experimental for the time, and made Liverpool the busiest port in the world. In Burnley, the cotton capital of the 19th century, Dan visits the world’s only steam-powered cotton mill, where enough cloth was woven each year to reach to the moon and back two-and-a-half times

Building Britain’s Canals


Dan Jones examines the creation of the Kennet and Avon Canal

Writer and historian Dan Jones examines the creation of the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal, which was born from a murky pool of dirty deals and demanding landowners. It came into being thanks to the genius of young engineer John Rennie, whose inspiration and innovations created a waterway that linked Bristol to London. Dan discovers how Rennie plotted the canal’s route using the most basic of surveying instruments and marvels at the engineering innovations that made it all possible, such as the water-powered pumping station at Claverton

Brunel: Building a Great Britain

The story of the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel

The story of the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the man who designed the world’s fastest railway, longest suspension bridge and largest ship. Over 150 years on from his death, this film goes back in time to explore the extraordinary stories behind Brunel’s greatest creations, including the Great Western Railway and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The film also explores the wider story of what kind of Britain Brunel’s genius was able to flourish in

Air Crash: Disaster Revealed


A helicopter crash in the North Sea in 1995

How a bolt of lightning struck a helicopter flying over the North Sea in 1995. The 18 passengers had been travelling to an oilfield off the coast of Scotland, and were forced to endure gigantic waves and gale-force winds before being rescued from their life raft

Air Crash: Disaster Revealed


The crash of EgyptAir flight 990 in 1999

The mystery surrounding the crash of EgyptAir flight 990 in 1999, which resulted in the deaths of all 217 people on board. As investigators searched for an explanation to the tragedy, some suggested the pilot must have deliberately flown into the Atlantic ocean

Mega Volcano: Draining the Pacific


The dangerous geological forces in the Pacific’s Ring of Fire

Drain the Oceans: Lost Worlds of the Mediterranean


Ruins of ancient civilisations in the Mediterranean

The Pompeii Mystery


The criminal underworld of Pompeii

Great Rivers Then & Now: The Trent


The river’s historical connection to many Midlands industries

Britain’s third longest river flows 170 miles from its source in Staffordshire to its confluence with the Ouse in Lincolnshire, where it forms the Humber. The Trent once rivalled the Thames as a trade route and its history is linked with local industries, including the potteries, and the creation of a canal system through the Midlands

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