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17/07/2017 The day's leading stories

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7:30pm
Handmade: By Royal Appointment
Season 1 Episode 3 of 4
House of Benney In a small workshop in a country house in Wiltshire, silversmith Simon Benney makes distinctive jewellery and household objects for the royal family and private clients. Simon is following in the footsteps of his father, Gerald, who revolutionised the design of British silverware in the post-war era. This film follows the making of an engraved, gold and diamond pendant by Simon, featuring a trademark enamel finish using techniques his father learnt from Faberge

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8:00pm
Colour: The Spectrum of Science
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Beyond the Rainbow Dr Helen Czerski tells the story of scientific endeavour, revealing the secrets of the universe as she takes to the skies in a jumbo jet, equipped with an infra-red telescope. She explores how the birds and the bees, who can see ultraviolet, view the world, and looks at how x-rays can be used to harness colours and image the human body as never before, thereby opening up new ways to treat disease. Last in the series

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9:00pm
Science and Islam
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
The Power of Doubt Professor Jim Al-Khalili reveals how Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus's theories about the Earth's orbit were shaped by the discoveries of Islamic scientists. He travels to Syria to observe Ibn Al-Shatir's sundial on the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, before visiting one of the most influential observatories of the Islamic world, Maragheh designed by Al-Tusi. He ends his journey at the Royan Institute in Iran, to investigate how science is now regarded in Islam. Last in the series

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10:00pm
Storyville
Storyville: The Great European Cigarette Mystery An investigation into John Dalli, the former EU Commissioner of Health, who recently left his post having been accused of being in the pocket of the big tobacco companies. Two Danish journalists Mads Brugger and Mikael Bertelsen travel to Malta expecting to uncover proof of a vast conspiracy against Dalli, when a secret source steps forward, claiming to possess documents and recordings, taking them on a disturbing, thrilling and darkly humorous odyssey from the hallways of Brussels to an island in the Caribbean Sea

Category Documentary
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11:00pm
Hidden Kingdoms
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Urban Jungles The documentary focuses on small creatures in an urban setting. In Rio de Janeiro, marmosets use power-lines as they would tree branches to scour the streets for food, and one animal becomes separated from its group and is forced to the ground, where it confronts the dangers of the city alone. Almost 11,000 miles away in the neon metropolis of Tokyo, a rhinoceros beetle begins an extraordinary journey to find sanctuary on a rare patch of greenery, along the way facing predatory bats, eight-eyed jumping spiders, praying mantises and a sharp-eyed crow. Including Hidden Kingdoms Revealed, showing how the film was made. Narrated by Stephen Fry. Last in the series

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
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12:00am
Ocean Giants
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
Deep Thinkers The documentary explores the intelligence of marine mammals, discovering just how smart whales and dolphins really are. Scientist Denise Herzing talks about the development of a two-way communication system between dolphins and humans in the Bahamas, while in Western Australia the creatures are filmed using a range of survival skills. In Mexico, grey whales seemingly empathise with humans, while the humpbacks of Alaska pool their talents to increase hunting success. Narrated by Stephen Fry

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1:00am
Treasures of Chinese Porcelain
Lars Tharp explores the enduring popularity of Chinese porcelain in European auction houses, and investigates why demand for such items rose dramatically in the 18th century. He visits Mount Gaolin, where many of the most popular pieces began life, to discover how items such as vases and crockery are manufactured, before heading to the city of Jingdezhen, the centre of the country's porcelain trade. Lars also examines the ways in which demand for certain designs influenced aesthetic tastes in both Europe and China

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
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2:00am
Science and Islam
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
The Power of Doubt Professor Jim Al-Khalili reveals how Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus's theories about the Earth's orbit were shaped by the discoveries of Islamic scientists. He travels to Syria to observe Ibn Al-Shatir's sundial on the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, before visiting one of the most influential observatories of the Islamic world, Maragheh designed by Al-Tusi. He ends his journey at the Royan Institute in Iran, to investigate how science is now regarded in Islam. Last in the series

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
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3:00am
Colour: The Spectrum of Science
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Beyond the Rainbow Dr Helen Czerski tells the story of scientific endeavour, revealing the secrets of the universe as she takes to the skies in a jumbo jet, equipped with an infra-red telescope. She explores how the birds and the bees, who can see ultraviolet, view the world, and looks at how x-rays can be used to harness colours and image the human body as never before, thereby opening up new ways to treat disease. Last in the series

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