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Saturday, August 1 on M4

Dr David Starkey brings the story of the monarchy up to date with a 90-minute special on the House of Windsor, which also looks forward to the accession of King Charles III and suggests he might turn out to be one of our most successful monarchs.

Friday, July 31 on M4

The multi-talented Omid Djalili delivers his inimitable brand of irreverent comedy, captured live in concert at the London Palladium.

Thursday, July 30 on M4

This episode features a woman in her 30s whose life and skin have been ruined by acne: can her face and fortunes be restored by the latest technology? Meanwhile dentist Dr James has to remove the front teeth of a young Scottish man who’s been reaching for the fizzy drinks late at night rather than his toothbrush.

Wednesday, July 29 on M4

After the Second World War, Britain was desperate to remain a great power alongside the new superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. Successive governments invested millions in an incredible array of weapons, in the hope that they would maintain the nation’s place at the top table. In 1957 the newsreels announced with patriotic fanfare that Britain had entered the thermonuclear era of the H-bomb.

Tuesday, July 28 on M4

The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents Doug Pray’s fascinating, disturbing portrait of Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, a surfing guru who introduced the sport to Israel.

Monday, July 27 on M4

Kevin McCloud follows an innovative community-led regeneration scheme in the former mining town of Castleford in Yorkshire. He wants to find out if good design can help to kick-start regeneration and improve the quality of life of a town.

Sunday, July 26 on M4

In June 2009, disgraced financier Bernard L Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison. This documentary, presented by Martin Smith, follows Madoff’s career from his first job in his father-in-law’s firm to his incarceration.

Sunday, July 26 on M4

Kirstie Allsopp is on a mission to transform a dilapidated country cottage in Devon into the ultimate “homemade” home, with everything either made in the UK, or made by her. She wants to prove that it’s possible to get our hands on the good stuff, without having to import cheap and ubiquitous products from overseas.

Saturday, July 25 on M4

Back in October 2006 it was revealed that former Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett was suffering from bowel cancer. Filmed intimately by Fawcett, her family and friends in the final two years of her life, Farrah’s Story chronicles her extraordinary journey as she travelled between Los Angeles and Germany; where she decided to undergo controversial stem cell treatments to help her fight against the disease. Followed by Farrah Fawcett: A Life , the life story of the charismatic, glamorous star.

Friday, July 24 on M4

BAFTA Award-winning comedian Lee Mack performs live at the London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. Lee puts a fresh spin on pasty marketing (in the style of pretentious perfume ads), and muses on the concept of grandmothers snorting Angel Delight.

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