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WAITING FOR WORK
Documentary about the high unemployment and struggles families face in Hartlepool during the 1960s.
First broadcast on Tuesday 12th February 1963
Documentary telling the story of the lifeboat service from its very beginings.
Produced in 1966
Looking at the investigation of murder and the presentation of forensic evidence, proving 'beyond all reasonable doubt' if someone is guilty.
First broadcast on Tuesday 9th April 1968
POVERTY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
This documentary investigates why some of the poorest people are working on the land in rural Norfolk.
First broadcast on Thursday 3rd April 1969
IT'S A BATTLEGROUND
Featuring a new approach to turn around a school with a long standing reputation of bad children not willing to learn.
First broadcast on Tuesday 6th May 1969
THE SLUM FAMILIES
From the living conditions to slum clearance, this hard-hitting documentary shows 1970s poverty in Britain at it's worse.
Produced in 1970
Hard-hitting documentary which features Squatters challenging the Greater London Council for their failure to invest in housing.
Produced in 1970
WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE
What does the Equal pay act really mean, and does it really mean equal for all?.
First broadcast on Thursday 30th July 1970
THE RETIREMENT YEARS
Documentary about the experiences of people in retirement.
First broadcast in 1970
SHOULD EDUCATION BE COMPULSORY?
A look at the educational system and the pros and cons of rasing the leaving age.
First broadcast on Thursday 16th December 1971
MINERS' LAST STAND
Miners strike for better pay.
First broadcast in 1972
THE RENT STRIKE
The strike was a 14-month payment suspension that began with 3,000 tenants against the Housing Finances Act.
Produced in 1972
THE ENERGY CRISIS
Experts look at what energy source could fill energy requirements by 2025.
First Broadcast on Thursday 24th June 1976
THE RISKS OF DRINKING
Featuring the work of one of the first detoxification centres in the UK.
Produced in 1978
BURKE AND HARE
Documentary looking at William Burke and William Hare, bodysnatchers who supplied corpses for medical dissection.
First broadcast on Thursday 17th May 1979
THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST
Documentary about one of the most famous poltergeist cases. Includes interviews with people who witnessed the unusual happenings.
First broadcast in 1979
THE RADIO PHONE-IN
Documentary exploring radio phone-in programmes
Produced in the 1970s
Documentary looking at the development of the motorway in Britain.
First broadcast on Monday 18th August 1980
THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER
A look at the life and crimes of Peter Sutcliffe 'The Yorkshire Ripper'
First broadcast on Friday 22nd May 1981
THE CARE SCHEME
A look at a pioneering community care scheme in Guildford.
Produced in 1982
This documentary looks at the changing nature of stealing from shops.
First broadcast on Thursday 1st March 1984
Paranormal investigation into the ghost sightings at Borley Rectory.
First broadcast in 1984
JACK THE RIPPER
A look at the unidentified Whitechapel serial killer only known as 'Jack The Ripper'.
First broadcast on Thursday 20th October 1988
A SPOOKY JOURNEY AROUND BRITAIN
Go on a journey around Britain and discover people who share their stories of spooky experiences.
First broadcast in 1989
Documentary talking to people who study unidentified flying objects.
First broadcast on Saturday 23rd May 1992
Documentary looking at the popular hobby of postcard collecting.
First broadcast on Tuesday 30th August 1994
FISHING IN THE ETHER
Documentary about amateur radio.
First broadcast on Monday 16th May 1994
CALLING BIBLE JOHN
This documentary tries to discover who the killer 'Bible John' really was.
First broadcast in April 1996
A look at why some people have obsessive attachment and the effects it as on the people being stalked.
First broadcast on Thursday 15th August 1996
A look at the attitudes towards the Paranormal.
First broadcast on Tuesday 20th January 1998
TRACKING THE LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER
What are the strange radio stations knowing only as the 'Number Stations'?.
First broadcast on Wednesday 24th November 2004
UFOS DON'T EXIST.. OR DO THEY?
This documentary looks at recorded UFO sightings and asks the question are we really being visited by aliens.
First broadcast in 2005