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Sunday, June 14 on M4

Every year in Britain the police receive nearly a quarter of a million calls about missing people. A handful of missings persons cases hit the headlines – including Madeleine McCann, Shannon Matthews and “Canoe Man” John Darwin – but most people who go missing never make the newspapers. This documentary follows three families’ desperate searches to find loved ones and features exclusive access to Greater Manchester Police’s investigations.

Saturday, June 13 on M4

Stonehenge is the nation’s most famous monument. For centuries, its age and purpose have been subject to speculation, excavation and fantasy. But over the last six years, a huge new team of archaeologists have been digging not just the monument but the entire prehistoric landscape that focuses on Stonehenge, to reveal the truth about this near-mythical place and crack its secrets.

Friday, June 12 on M4

In 1993 one short brutal act guaranteed John Wayne Bobbitt a notoriety that he can never shake off. Film-maker Vicky Hamburger went to find out what happened to the man with the world’s most famous penis.

Thursday, June 11 on M4

Brand New Series When Kitty and Robert reach a crossroads in their marriage, she is forced to reflect on her father’s past indiscretions and decide what’s most important in life. Meanwhile, Ryan makes a discovery about his mother’s death and takes a huge leap in the wrong direction to vie for Rebecca’s affection.

Wednesday, June 10 on M4

A unique decade-long television project, Born to Be Different provides a frank and intimate portrait of what it’s like to be a child growing up with a disability. Since they were born nine years ago, Channel 4 has been following the lives of six children. This fourth series follows them over the last two years as they turn eight and nine.

Tuesday, June 9 on M4

The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents Jennifer Baichwal’s intriguing film which looks at the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning. Merging the scientific and the personal, she explores what it means to an individual struck by a bolt and how it changes their lives.

Monday, June 8 on M4

Kirstie and Phil take on a labour of love, helping Hertfordshire couple Helen and Paul find their dream home and their dream business: running a wedding venue. But even with a ?1.4 million budget, this search won’t be a stroll down the aisle for Kirstie and Phil. Paul’s set on starting a business from scratch, and with Kirstie and Phil finding it can take up to two years for a new venue to get its first booking, the pressure’s on to get them a dream today.

Sunday, June 7 on M4

Last summer, as the August bank holiday drew to a close, a devastating fire raged at the Shropshire mansion of self-made millionaire Christopher Foster. As the flames engulfed Osbaston House, mystery surrounded the disappearance of Christopher, his wife Jill and 15-year-old daughter Kirstie. What started out as a fire became a double-murder, suicide and arson investigation that would shock Britain.

Saturday, June 6 on M4

With exclusive access to new archaeological finds, The First Emperor reveals the secrets of one of the most powerful men who ever lived. Qin Shi Huang Di forged an empire that outlasted Rome by a thousand years and ruled over ten times more people than the pharaohs. He unified the country we know as China, built the Great Wall, and his tomb was guarded by an 8,000-strong, life-size terracotta army. Combining documentary and dramatic reconstruction, The First Emperor brings him to life after two millennia.

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