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Planet Earth

Planet Earth logoA hundred years ago, there were one and a half billion people on Earth. Now, over six billion crowd our fragile planet. But even so, there are still places barely touched by humanity. This series will take you to the last wildernesses and show you the planet and its wildlife as you have never seen them before.

Planet Earth Live

Planet Earth Live logoRichard Hammond and Julia Bradbury are the hosts of this live global wildlife event. For three weeks they will follow the real life and death struggles of baby animals from around the world. It is a critical moment in these young animals' lives, as they try to survive the most challenging month of the year. From Kenya, Richard reports on dramatic stories of lions and elephants. From North America, Julia reports on bears, whales and otters. There will also be reports from around the world, as they follow intimate, real-time stories of meerkats, monkeys and other animals.

Play for Today

Play for Today logo"Play for Today," an anthology series of plays carrying on in the tradition of its predecessor "The Wednesday Play," presented controversial works by such writers as Dennis Potter, David Mercer, Alan Bennett, and Jim Allen, with such directors as Ken Loach, Alan Clarke, Philip Saville, and Mike Newell. Several plays in the series led to various spin-offs, including "Play for Tomorrow" and "Rumpole of the Bailey." The photo is from the 1977 play "Scum" (written by Roy Minton and directed by Alan Clarke), which the BBC banned for almost 15 years.

Play for Tomorrow

Play for Tomorrow logoAn anthology of 6 science fiction plays ; In "Crimes" a psychologist tries to cope with marital problems while working on the problem of prison overcrowding in the year 2002 ; In "Bright Eyes" Britain is seen to be in the middle of a Euro-war in the year 1999 ; In "Cricket" 2 village communities take unusual measures to win a local cricket match in the year 1997 ; In "The Nuclear Family" a 1999 British family take a working holiday in an underwater missile base ; in "Shades", set in 1999 again, the government has paid unemployed youths to live in converted office blocks and amuse themselves through virtual reality ; and in "Easter 2016" students in a Northern Ireland college stage an uprising to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916.
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Playing the Field

Playing the Field logoThe on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of 'The Castlefield Blues', an under funded, badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the team, the game and each other far exceeds their chances of ever winning the championship.

Pointless

Pointless logoPointless is a game show hosted by Alexander Armstrong. Players have to try to score as little points as possible by using the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers nobody else would think of using.

Polar Bear – Spy on the Ice

Polar Bear – Spy on the Ice logoShot mainly using spy cameras, this film gets closer than ever before to the world's greatest land predator. Icebergcam, Blizzardcam and Snowballcam are a new generation of covert devices on a mission to explore the Arctic islands of Svalbard in Norway. Backed up by Snowcam and Driftcam, these state-of-the-art camouflaged cameras reveal the extraordinary curiosity and intelligence of the polar bear.

Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day logoPompeii: one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. We know how its victims died, but this film sets out to answer another question - how did they live? Gleaning evidence from an extraordinary find, Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard provides new insight into the lives of the people who lived in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before its cataclysmic eruption. In a dark cellar in Oplontis, just three miles from the centre of Pompeii, 54 skeletons who didn't succumb to the torrent of volcanic ash are about to be put under the microscope. The remains will be submitted to a barrage of tests that will unlock one of the most comprehensive scientific snapshots of Pompeian life ever produced - and there are some big surprises in store. Using the latest forensic techniques it...

Porridge

Porridge logoSeries about Norman Stanley Fletcher, a criminal who is sent to Slade Prison for 5 years for robbery. He has been in prison many times before and knows the ins and outs of it. He becomes a father figure to most of the men inside and can easily get one over on the screw.
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