All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. Bodyshock

    Bodyshock

    8 Series, 8 Episodes

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

  2. The Year Britain Flooded

    The Year Britain Flooded

    1 Episode

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    A look at why the floods of 2012 happened, and the personal stories of the people caught up in them

  3. The World's Weirdest Weather

    The World's Weirdest Weather

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    From freak desert snowstorms to glow-in-the-dark ocean waves, The World's Weirdest Weather examines some of the planet's most extraordinary weather phenomena.

  4. Worst Place to be a Pilot

    Worst Place to be a Pilot

    1 Episode

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    A visually jaw-dropping series that follows young British pilots flying in some of the most breathtaking, remote and dangerous locations on earth

  5. Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    2 Series, 3 Episodes

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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

  6. Date My Porn Star

    Date My Porn Star

    1 Episode

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    Three British porn obsessives visit LA, where they meet their favourite adult movie stars, but also witness the darker side of the porn industry

  7. Richard III: The New Evidence

    Richard III: The New Evidence

    1 Episode

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    Would Richard III's spinal deformity have prevented him from leading the charge at the Battle of Bosworth?

  8. Royal Marines Commando School

    Royal Marines Commando School

    5 Episodes

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    Behind the scenes of one of the most arduous basic military training programmes in the world

  9. My Online Bride

    My Online Bride

    1 Episode

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    From Bangkok to Ukraine, this programme follows British men as they head abroad in search of a wife

  10. 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

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    Food Unwrapped

    4 Series, 23 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

  12. My Big Fat Fetish

    My Big Fat Fetish

    1 Episode

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    Big women eating food are becoming an underground internet hit. My Big Fat Fetish meets four of the big beautiful women becoming increasingly popular in magazines and online.

  13. First Time Farmers

    First Time Farmers

    2 Series, 7 Episodes

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    A new generation of farmers is breathing life into the agricultural world, balancing hard work with finding time for love, laughter and partying

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    Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

    5 Series, 22 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

  15. One Born series 5

    One Born Every Minute

    5 Series, 51 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

  16. 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.

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    Britain's Most Extreme Weather

    4 Episodes

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    Weatherman Alex Beresford investigates why Britain's recent weather has been so severe and asks if we're facing the worst weather ever

  18. Child Genius

    Child Genius

    2 Series, 7 Episodes

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    Highly gifted children aged between 7 to 12 take part in a competition, run in association with British Mensa, to find the UK's annual child genius

  19. The Great Escape: The Reckoning

    The Great Escape: The Reckoning

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    The true story of the 76 Allied airmen who famously escaped from Stalag Luft in 1944, and the subsequent hunt for the Gestapo officers who executed 50 of the re-captured airmen

  20. The Last Chance School

    The Last Chance School

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    Documentary following three of the most challenging pupils at Muntham House School in West Sussex, which is home to some of the toughest to teach children in the country

  21. Born in the Wild

    Born in the Wild

    4 Episodes

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    From elephants to kangaroos, dolphins and orang-utans, Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg explore the wonderful and occasionally weird ways that animals make babies in hostile environments

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    My Daughter the Teenage Nudist

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    Documentary about Mollie and Alex, who are among a growing number of teens and twentysomethings embracing the world of public nudity

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. Kids and Guns

    Kids and Guns

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    Some American parents consider teaching children to shoot a fun family experience. But more than 3000 children are accidentally shot each year. This documentary explores the world of child shooters.

  26. 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

  27. World's Worst Natural Disasters

    World's Worst Natural Disasters

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    Documentary in which experts list the most significant natural disasters of all time, revealing the key moments that turned natural phenomena into human catastrophes

  28. Undercover Boss USA

    Undercover Boss USA

    2 Series, 17 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

  29. Rogue Baboon and Joy Reidenberg

    Inside Nature's Giants

    10 Episodes

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    The award-winning series that gets under the skin of the largest animals on the planet, exploring their anatomy to reveal how these creatures really work

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    First Dates

    2 Series, 14 Episodes

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

  31. The Secret Life of Students

    The Secret Life of Students

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    The Secret Life of Students follows 12 freshers in their first year at university, exploring the drama of their new experiences and sharing their texts, tweets, pictures, videos and status updates

  32. Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

    6 Episodes

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

  33. The Bermuda Triangle

    The Bermuda Triangle

    1 Episode

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    Documentary examining the enduring mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, the legendary stretch of water that is the scene of many perplexing disappearances of ships and planes

  34. Extreme A&E

    Extreme A&E

    4 Episodes

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    Dr Kevin Fong investigates some of the world's most dangerous, diverse and demanding emergency medicine environments to uncover the science of saving lives

  35. Beauty Queen or Bust

    Beauty Queen or Bust

    2 Episodes

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    From Blackpool to Hull and Wolverhampton an exploration of the world of regional beauty pageants, charting the highs and lows of being a beauty queen

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. The Secret Millions

    The Secret Millions

    3 Episodes

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    Channel 4 joins forces with the Big Lottery Fund to make £10 million available for radical ideas tackling some of Britain's big social issues

  39. 16 Kids and Counting

    16 Kids and Counting

    2 Series, 7 Episodes

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    What's life like when you have enough children to field your own football team?

  40. Warhorse: The Real Story

    War Horse: The Real Story

    1 Episode

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    The extraordinary and deeply moving story of the million British horses that served in World War I

  41. The Somme

    The Somme

    1 Episode

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    The story of the Battle of the Somme, told from an eyewitness perspective through the letters, diaries and journals written by the men who fought there

  42. Dinner at 11

    Dinner at 11

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    A group of 11-year-olds have a dinner party and discuss everything from family to politics, in this thought-provoking insight into what's important to today's young people

  43. Bouncers

    Bouncers

    6 Episodes

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    Series presenting an explosive portrait of Britain by night, seen through the eyes of the door staff who have to stay sober and clean up the mess of a binge-drinking nation

  44. My Last Summer

    My Last Summer

    4 Episodes

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    Taboos around death can make it hard to cope with mortality. In this series, five terminally ill people talk frankly about their experiences as they face the last months of their lives.

  45. Meet the Mormons

    Meet the Mormons

    1 Episode

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    With unique access, this documentary follows a British Mormon as he seeks to convert people to his faith

  46. OJ Simpson: Caught on Camera

    OJ Simpson: Caught on Camera

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    A gripping examination of the OJ Simpson trial: the first trial as mass entertainment, a watershed in perceptions of America's legal system, and an allegory for ongoing tensions in American society

  47. 9/11: The Lost Tapes

    9/11: The Lost Tapes

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    Newly released recordings of military and air traffic control conversations offer a moving perspective on 9/11 and the fateful minutes that changed America forever

  48. Britain's Benefit Tenants

    Britain's Benefit Tenants

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    Behind the scenes with two agencies on the front line of Britain's social housing crisis

  49. The Complainers

    The Complainers

    3 Episodes

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    In 2013, 38 million complaints were lodged against corporations in the UK. This series meets some of the country's most persistent complainers and the organisations who deal with their complaints.

  50. Trains with Pete Waterman

    Trains with Pete Waterman

    4 Episodes

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    Pop music impresario Pete Waterman tells the full story of locomotion in the UK - a subject for which he has great passion

  51. Europe's Immigration Disaster

    Europe's Immigration Disaster

    1 Episode

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    On 3 October 2013, 360 people died when a boat carrying migrants from North Africa capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa. This documentary tells the inside story of the tragedy.

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