All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. The Hunt for the Boston Bombers

    The Hunt for the Boston Bombers

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    The inside story of five days of terror in Boston, told with unique access to the FBI, Boston Police Department, victims of the marathon bombing and those who were caught up in the manhunt

  2. 15,000 Kids and Counting

    15,000 Kids and Counting

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    On average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes in Britain. This series has unparalleled access to the entire adoption process, from social workers to birth parents and adopters.

  3. Undercover Boss USA: Kat Cole

    Undercover Boss USA

    2 Series, 14 Episodes

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    The American version of Undercover Boss shows high-flying executives taking extraordinary steps to ensure their companies are fighting fit by going undercover in their own businesses

  4. Food Prices: The Shocking Truth

    Food Prices: The Shocking Truth

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    Jimmy Doherty goes on a global journey to find out why food prices have been rising so quickly

  5. Dogging Tales

    Dogging Tales

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    Meet the people who have sex in front of strangers in public in a compelling documentary that looks at how and why they do it

  6. Bigfoot Files

    Bigfoot Files

    3 Episodes

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    Mark Evans and geneticist Bryan Sykes examine the legend of Bigfoot, using DNA testing to determine if he's a hominid, an ape or just a hoax

  7. One Born series 5

    One Born Every Minute

    5 Series, 52 Episodes

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    A ground-breaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff

  8. Dirty Weekenders in France: Richard E. Grant

    Dirty Weekenders in France: Richard E. Grant

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    Richard E. Grant joins professional antique dealers as they search France for treasures to sell back home in the UK

  9. Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

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    From helicopters to Lamborghinis, mini-submarines and Hermes handbags, Posh Pawn uncovers the hidden world of high-end pawnbroking

  10. Brazil

    Unreported World

    4 Series, 52 Episodes

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    Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world

  11. Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade

    Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade

    5 Episodes

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    Harry Wallop puts hidden cameras inside shops, restaurants and market stalls, to reveal the tricks and scams used to make us spend our money

  12. Dead Famous DNA

    Dead Famous DNA

    2 Episodes

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    Mark Evans tracks down remains of some of history's most important and infamous figures, and uses cutting-edge DNA analysis to find out more about what made them who they were

  13. How to Get a Council House

    How to Get a Council House

    3 Episodes

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    How do councils cope with a lack of properties and a surplus of people in need of homes with affordable rent?

  14. Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane

    Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane

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    The against-the-odds story of John Wildey, who landed a plane, in the dark and with no flying experience, after the pilot had collapsed

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    Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

    5 Series, 21 Episodes

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    Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today

  16. The Hotel

    The Hotel

    3 Series, 24 Episodes

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    A real-life Fawlty Towers, this comedy-doc looks at life above and below stairs at Torquay's Grosvenor Hotel

  17. 12 Year Old Lifer

    12 Year Old Lifer

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    An extraordinary insight into a murder that gripped and baffled America and that led to a 12-year-old boy being sentenced to 30 years in jail

  18. The Million Pound Necklace: Inside Boodles

    Inside Rolls-Royce and Boodles

    2 Episodes

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    A privileged peek into the exclusive world of luxury brands Rolls-Royce and Boodles

  19. Speed with Guy Martin

    Speed with Guy Martin

    4 Episodes

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    Motorcycle racer and mechanic Guy Martin undertakes a series of speed-based challenges, exploring the boundaries of physics and learning about the science of speed

  20. Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters

    Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters

    3 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson reveals a terrifying world of walking corpses and evil spirits - the world that our ancestors thought they lived in

  21. Return of the Black Death: Secret History

    Return of the Black Death: Secret History

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    Bubonic plague is still around today, but kills in small numbers. Why did it kill so many people in 1348? The discovery of 25 medieval skeletons in London provides new answers.

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    First Dates

    2 Series, 9 Episodes

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    The First Dates restaurant throws open its doors to single people looking for love

  23. Jockey School

    Jockey School

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    Can discipline, hard work and a love of horses give teenagers with troubled backgrounds a fighting chance of a better life?

  24. One Born: What Happened Next?

    One Born: What Happened Next?

    3 Series, 13 Episodes

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    Special programmes revisiting One Born Every Minute couples as they come to terms with the reality of parenthood

  25. Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

    Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

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    Martin Durkin gets to know UKIP leader Nigel Farage, the man who's turning British politics upside down

  26. Great Canal Journeys

    Great Canal Journeys

    3 Episodes

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    Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on four spectacular canal journeys in Britain and France

  27. The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History

    The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History

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    The extraordinary story of how two RAF squadrons sank Germany's most dangerous Second World War battleship, after 34 failed attempts

  28. Katie: My Beautiful Friends

    Katie: My Beautiful Friends

    4 Episodes

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    Katie Piper sets out on an extraordinary journey to use her personal experience to help rebuild the lives and confidence of people like her who are fighting for normality while living with a disfigurement

  29. How to Win the Grand National

    How to Win the Grand National

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    Mark Evans examines what it takes to win the Grand National, drawing on new technology and analysis of horse anatomy to reveal the biological basis of success

  30. The Missing

    The Missing

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    Powerful documentary following the stories of three families struggling to cope with relatives disappearing, exploring the lengths they're going to as they try to find them

  31. Churchill and the Fascist Plot

    Churchill and the Fascist Plot

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    The compelling story of how Winston Churchill and MI5 hunted down a group of British fascist aristocrats plotting to bring down the government and forge an alliance with Adolf Hitler

  32. Confessions of a Male Stripper

    Confessions of a Male Stripper

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    This First Cut film goes behind the scenes at Britain's biggest male stripper agency as they audition new recruits

  33. Millionaire Boy Racers

    Millionaire Boy Racers

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    London is becoming the top summer destination for super-rich Arab tourists and their supercars, but many Knightsbridge and Chelsea residents are now complaining of sleepless nights...

  34. Secrets of the Vatican

    Secrets of the Vatican

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    Crime, corruption and cover-up: this is the epic story of the collapse of the Benedict papacy. Can Pope Francis defeat the forces that overwhelmed his predecessor?

  35. The Storms That Stole Christmas

    Storms and Floods

    2 Episodes

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    Two documentaries examine the extreme weather of Christmas 2013 and early 2014, meeting the people who experienced it and asking why it happened

  36. Live from Space

    Live from Space

    3 Episodes

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    A groundbreaking and exciting season of programmes made in collaboration with NASA, taking viewers into space with the astronauts on the International Space Station

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    Food Unwrapped

    3 Series, 18 Episodes

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    Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut present the food and science series that travels the world to lift the lid on what's really in the food we eat

  38. Richard III: The King in the Car Park

    Richard III: The King in the Car Park

    2 Episodes

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    Was a skeleton found under a Leicester car park really Richard III? With exclusive access to the investigating team, this documentary reveals the answer.

  39. Walking Through History

    Walking Through History

    2 Series, 10 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past

  40. Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons

    Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons

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    Ancient bodies lie buried beneath Stonehenge, but what can they tell us about Britain's greatest prehistoric monument? One man has found vital clues to this ancient puzzle.

  41. Sex on Wheels

    Sex on Wheels

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    A warm, funny and extraordinary film exploring the different ways disabled people deal with the barriers they can face trying to fulfil that most basic human need: sexual intimacy

  42. The CCTV Traffic Wardens: Caught on Camera

    The CCTV Traffic Wardens: Caught on Camera

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    After a survey branded Bristol's roads the worst in England, the mayor planned controversial reforms. But these could put him on a collision course with the city's drivers.

  43. Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

    Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

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    On Friday 13th January, the £400 million Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast. This programme explores how and why it went down.

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    Blackout

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    Drama documentary exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain's national electricity grid, combining fictional scenes with footage recorded during real blackouts

  45. Japan Tsunami: Caught on Camera

    Japan's Tsunami: Caught on Camera

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    Eyewitness accounts of the tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, captured by the people who kept filming as the cataclysmic events unfolded around them

  46. Scandimania

    Scandimania

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    Sweden, Denmark and Norway have been voted the happiest countries in the world. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is off to find out why.

  47. Supersize vs Superskinny

    Supersize vs Superskinny

    10 Episodes

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    Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

  48. Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    Dogs: Their Secret Lives

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    Mark Evans examines what our dogs get up to while we're out, and how to keep them happy in the modern British home

  49. Doggy Styling

    Extreme Dog Styling

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    This documentary explores the extraordinary, obsessive world of extreme creative dog grooming, and meets the British dog trying to beat the American canines at their own game

  50. Sexting Teacher

    Sexting Teacher

    1 Episode

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    The stories of three teacher-pupil relationships in the age of social media and smartphones

  51. Bodyshock

    Bodyshock

    9 Series, 9 Episodes

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    Long-running documentary strand that investigates extraordinary and moving real-life stories about the extremes of the human body

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