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Film The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
A British major and his brother stationed in India during the Crimean War become rivals when they fall in love with the same woman. An allied local ruler betrays the British, carrying out a massacre of civilians and prompting the major to swear revenge on him - ultimately leading a suicidal attack on an enemy artillery position. Fact-based drama, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Nigel Bruce

Category Factual
(Subtitles) (Black & White)
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Film Kismet (1955)
A penniless poet in ancient Baghdad finds his life on the line after a case of mistaken identity. It proves to be only the first in a series of strange twists of fate, but he uses his cunning to stay ahead of his enemies and rise to a position of power. Musical fantasy, starring Howard Keel and Ann Blyth. Featuring songs based on music by Borodin, including Stranger in Paradise and Baubles, Bangles and Beads

Category Fantasy
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Homes Under the Hammer
Season 19 Episode 62 of 80
Lucy Alexander visits a centuries old building in Castle Donington in Leicestershire, while Dion Dublin looks round a complex auction lot of two houses and a piece of land in Silverdale near Newcastle under Lyme. Martin Roberts also meets two young property developers hoping to convert former council offices in Tredegar, Wales

Category Property
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Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape
Season 1 Episode 3 of 6
The volunteer wildlife ranger hatches a plan to raise money to restore abandoned walking trails by hosting a feast showcasing local produce at Niall Leveson-Gower's hotel. He hopes to take guests on a culinary journey by preparing food from the sea, shore, land and farmers' produce including salmon, clams and venison. He also enjoys the rare sightings of sea eagles teaching their young to fly, and a beached whale

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
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Great British Menu
Season 12 Episode 11 of 45
North West Starter The first of the North West region heats sees Tom Parker, Paul Askew and Ellis Barrie prepare their starters for the banquet marking 140 years of the Wimbledon tennis championships. The dishes include a salad made up of 10 complex elements, and a cucumber and oyster creation, with a Great British Menu veteran judging their efforts

Category Cooking
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Great British Menu
Season 12 Episode 12 of 45
North West Fish North West chefs Paul Askew, Ellis Barrie and Tom Parker produce fish-based dishes, with Ellis aiming to create the flavour of a summer barbecue without actually using one. Tom serves oysters and langoustines with a risky champagne sauce that combines both traditional British and Asian flavours, while Paul cooks turbot and oysters

Category Cooking
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Talking Pictures
Season 2 Episode 9 of
Hitchcock's Leading Actors: Talking Pictures Exploring the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his stars, featuring interviews with the man himself, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedren, Joan Fontaine, Janet Leigh and Sean Connery. Sylvia Syms narrates

Category Documentary
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Film North By Northwest (1959)
A suave advertising executive is mistaken for an American intelligence agent by a foreign spy and finds himself drawn into a world of espionage and adventure, leading to a high-tension cross-country chase made more perilous when the FBI intervenes. Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, starring Cary Grant, James Mason, Eva Marie Saint, Leo G Carroll and Martin Landau

Category Adventure
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Flog It!
Season 14 Episode 1 of 60
Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson appraise a chair made from the wood of Lord Nelson's ship while visiting the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall

Category Antiques/Collectibles
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Trust Me, I'm a Vet
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
In the final episode, Judy Puddifoot investigates the warning signs dogs give out before becoming aggressive, and Steve Leonard looks into the latest research that suggests feeding your cat only fish-based pet foods over the long term could lead to health problems. Elsewhere, Alice Rhodes discovers that one in five cats in the UK lives in a state of long-term anxiety because they share a house with another cat, and she runs a series of unique experiments to test different stress-reducing methods. Last in the series

Category Vets/Pets
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Gardeners' World
Season 50 Episode 10 of 31
Mark Lane is in Hackney, finding out how a car wrecker's yard at the side of a Tudor National Trust property has been transformed into an award-winning garden used by the local community. Carol Klein visits Oxford Botanic garden to view their euphorbia collection and Rachel de Thame visits a garden which has opened to the public every year for 90 years as part of the National Gardens Scheme

Category Gardening
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Natural World
Season 25 Episode 9 of 17
Hawaii - Message in the Waves Exploring efforts by conservationists and scientists to protect wildlife including turtles, dolphins and monk seals in Hawaii's surf zone, as its marine animals face a growing threat from washed-up plastic. This comes on top of creatures having to cope with an increasing number of visitors to beaches. With a contribution by Hawaii-born musician Jack Johnson

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
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Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
Forests of the Maya Exploring the forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, which contain the ruins of the Mayan civilisation and a wide range of wildlife, including jaguars, monkeys and tropical birds. The region also holds a secret that is the key to how Mexico's people and animals are able to survive during the country's dry season

Category Documentary
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Yorkshire Wolds Way
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
Yorkshire Wolds Way with Paul Rose Part two of two. Adventurer Paul Rose concludes his exploration of the 79-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way, taking to the skies to get a unique view of its stretch of chalk downland. He also receives a special invitation to a military base that has been keeping the nation safe since the start of the Second World War

Category Documentary
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Dad's Army
Season 3 Episode 9 of 14
War Dance Captain Mainwaring organises a dance in an attempt to boost platoon morale - but Pike interrupts proceedings to make an important announcement regarding his girlfriend Violet. Classic comedy by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, starring Ian Lavender. First broadcast in 1969

Category Sitcom
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Film Philomena (2013)
A teenager in 1950s Ireland becomes pregnant, and is sent to a home for `fallen women', while her baby is forcibly taken from her and sent to America to be adopted. Fifty years later, she meets a disillusioned political journalist who helps to reunite her with her son. Fact-based drama, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

Category Factual
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Season 13 Episode 9 of 16
Messing with Your Mind An extended edition of the quiz show, in which question-master Stephen Fry probes the subject of Messing with Your Mind, with Sarah Millican, Tommy Tiernan and Josh Widdicombe competing alongside resident panellist Alan Davies. As usual, points are awarded for the answers the host finds most interesting, regardless of whether or not they are correct

Category Comedy
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Season 2 Episode 5 of 10
King Louis XIV's continued insomnia makes him increasingly volatile, meaning Marchal's loyalty counts for nothing following his failure to prove the worst poisonings were solely the work of his now-dead suspect. Claudine continues to investigate the mystery toxin, while Sophie seeks a solution to her situation - a marriage not just loveless, but cruel. Devout Father Pascal dares to reveal to Louis what Madame de Montespan attempted, but it remains to be seen whose account will be believed

Category Historical/Period Drama
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Film Cabaret (1972)
A flighty nightclub singer in 1930s Berlin is drawn into a love triangle with a sensitive would-be English writer and an aristocratic German, as the Nazi party grows in might and the country heads inexorably toward war. Oscar-winning musical directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, starring Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Helmut Griem

Category Musical
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