Helmand is on the brink of falling to the Taliban again, which makes now an important time to look back on what went so horribly wrong. Why were so many young lives lost, so many billions spent, to so little effect? Heroes of Helmand: The British Army’s Great Escape (Channel 4) should be the perfect vehicle for that. It is billed as the shocking story that parts of the military have covered up for a decade, of incredible heroism by men on the ground, fighting for their lives after they were abandoned in hell by senior officers.
From medieval cottages and Victorian terraces to high-rise flats, Dan Cruickshank looks at the place we are all familiar with but never question - our home.
Monty Don explores the fascinating history and evolution of the British garden, from the seventeenth century through to the modern day.
This 12-month undercover investigation penetrates the secret world of the women in the UK who support Isis, glorify jihadis, and preach a message of hatred, segregation and extremism.
The affectionate story of British servicemen and their families who had to make Germany a home from home in the decades after the Second World War. For nearly 70 years, generations would grow up on bases with special schools, shops, housing and even their own radio station, as parts of the Rhineland became little bubbles of Britishness. Featuring a nostalgic soundtrack of German language versions of period pop hits and contributions from military historians such as Max Hastings and former BBC sports commentator Barry Davies - himself a former British Army of the Rhine soldier - as well as those of military wives and children. Once the front line in the Cold War, the BAOR is now being called home as the Ministry of Defence begins preparations to finally pull British forces out.