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Airs Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 6 p.m. Sarah Darwin follows in the footsteps of her great, great grandfather to see how the Galápagos Islands themselves have evolved and changed since he visited in 1835.
     When Charles Darwin first saw the Galápagos Islands he wasn’t impressed - he said that, “nothing could be less inviting than the first appearance”. But later he recognised the unique nature of these islands, which he called, “a little world within itself”. They set him thinking about how animals change …and ultimately inspired his theory of evolution.

Airs Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 6 p.m. August 14, 1947 marked the division of The British-Indian Empire into the two sovereign states of Pakistan and the Union of India. BBC correspondent Mark Tully travels through India to engage a wide range of people and assess the impact of division on the "children of Partition" 70 years on.

Airs Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 6 p.m. Engineering shapes our world, robots will drive our future. Three of the world's greatest roboticists come together for a special event with Razia Iqbal and an audience at the Science Museum in London. The Engineers: Rise of the Robots explores automated cars, mobile science drones and the Mars Rover with Paul Newman, Ayanna Howard and Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu – world-leading roboticists of automated movement.

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Airs Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 6 p.m. Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan is a specialist in walls, having witnessed and studied them in her native Belfast. In this hour, she visits Mexico, Northern Ireland and the West Bank to find out why we are still building walls and what impact they have. From experts to residents, she hears the same advice to governments contemplating building more walls.

Airs Sunday, February 28, at 6 p.m. Protests against shootings of young black men by the police have pushed the issue of race to the top of the public agenda. The BBC's Washington Correspondent, Rajini Vaidyanathan, has covered many of the recent protests, from Baltimore to Ferguson. In this series of two one-hour documentaries, Rajini takes a step back and examines some of the deep, underlying structural issues which America still has with race.

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