Programmes 2014

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    Death is inevitable yet it is not a subject we find easy to talk about – most of us prefer to push it out of our minds. Taboos around death can leave us poorly prepared for the loss of those we love and even for our own mortality.

  • Car fanatic Philip Glenister and internationally renowned car designer Ant Anstead are on a mission- to scour the barns and lock ups of Britain for wrecked treasures to bring to life.

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    As the star of some of the world’s biggest blockbusters, the lead in his own sitcom and a successful entrepreneur, you’d be forgiven for thinking that for Warwick Davis and family, a summer holiday means Barbados, New York or at the very least, the Costa del Sol.

    But you’d be wrong…

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    9pm, Wed 12th and Thurs 13th March 2014 on BBC1
    In Britain we spend over 14 billion pounds a year on what we eat. We have more choice than ever before – and yet in 2014 many households are going hungry.
    Four famous Sport Relief volunteers put their lives on hold to live with families who are struggling to regularly feed themselves. 
  • Filmed over 2 years My Last Summer explores our attitudes to dying. The series brings together a group of five strangers who each have a terminal illness to support one another through the final stages of their lives.Throughout the experience each person has the opportunity to confront their hopes and regrets and share what thoughts they have on the care they receive in the final stages of life, their legacy and their funerals. They also get the chance to meet one another’s close friends and families to discuss and understand how death affects those that are left behind.

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    Tuesdays 8pm from 18th February on BBC 2

    Claudia Winkleman welcomes ten new home sewers to the Sewing Room, but only one of them will be crowned Britain’s best amateur sewer.


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    16 celebrities bravely don their aprons and put their baking skills to the test, in a bid to encourage everybody to bake cakes to raise money for Sport Relief.

    For the first time, guest hosts enter the tent... Sue Perkins kicks off the series, before handing the baton to Ed Byrne, Omid Djalili and Jo Brand, each attempting to coax the bakers through their baking marathon. 

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    This observational documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community. It’s a place where residents face challenges such as bringing up children in poverty, low levels of education and training, drug and alcohol dependency, and crime. But it also has a strong sense of community, where people look out for each other and where small acts of kindness can go a long way.