Under the bonnet of shows including Gunpowder, Little Boy Blue and Just Tattoo of Us. Click for the pick of the year’s Behind the Scenes.

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Gunpowder, BBC1

When Kit Harington told me his ancestor had masterminded the Gunpowder Plot, I jumped at the chance to tell the real story of this misunderstood event in British history, says Ollie Madden


Hospital, BBC2

Weeks to examine the challenges facing our hospitals


Little Boy Blue, ITV

The callous shooting of 11-year old Rhys Jones in a Liverpool car park in 2007 left me horrified and cold


The Trial: A Murder In the Family, Channel 4

The case of the first TV murder trial


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Bad Habits, Holy Orders, Channel 5

Getting five young social media-obsessed girls to put down their smartphones and move into a convent for a month was a reflective experience for all involved, says Hannah Springham


Mutiny, Channel 4

Our attempt to replicate Captain Bligh and his loyal crew members’ historic 4,000-mile ocean journey in a tiny wooden boat was a true test of endurance, says Sophie Todd


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Motherland, BBC2

Taking the writers’ room approach to a sitcom about parenting was a steep learning curve for everyone involved – with plenty of ‘active debate’


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Murder On The Blackpool Express, Gold

Kenneth Branagh has a Hollywood budget for his Agatha Christie film, but in Blackpool, Johnny Vegas was treated like a god, says Jason Cook


Just Tattoo of Us, MTV

How would we find 20 pairs of young people prepared to have a friend’s tattoo design inked on their body without seeing it first? Social media came to the rescue, says Ross McCarthy


Spy In The Wild, BBC1

More than 30 ultra-realistic ‘spy creatures’ took viewers into the animals’ world