All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. Secrets of the Living Dolls

    Secrets of the Living Dolls

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    A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the secretive world of female masking, where men transform themselves into dolls by squeezing into elaborate rubber second skins

  2. 24 Hours in Police Custody

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    4 Episodes

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    Bedfordshire Police allowed more than 80 cameras to follow their work for this landmark documentary series from the makers of 24 Hours in A&E

  3. The Sex Clinic

    The Sex Clinic

    3 Episodes

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    The number of people visiting sexual health clinics has doubled in five years. This series meets the patients and busy staff at two of them.

  4. Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

    2 Series, 7 Episodes

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

  5. Educating the East End

    Educating the East End

    4 Episodes

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    Playground high jinks, inspirational lessons and life-changing friendships and events, from Frederick Bremer School in East London

  6. Hitler's Hidden Drug Habit: Secret History

    Hitler's Hidden Drug Habit: Secret History

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    This documentary sheds new light on Hitler's poor health, hypochondria and extraordinary drug dependency, drawing on his personal physician's previously secret medical diaries and journals

  7. How to Be a Billionaire

    How to Be a Billionaire

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    Some of the world's wealthiest individuals reveal all about their lives, their lifestyle, their dreams, how they've achieved their success and the revolutionary new projects they're working on

  8. Nazi Megastructures

    Nazi Megastructures

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    Documentary series charting how the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware in history and uncovering the hidden remains of Hitler's most ambitious megastructures

  9. The Supervet

    The Supervet

    2 Series, 5 Episodes

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    Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team

  10. NFL: Hard Knocks

    NFL: Hard Knocks

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    Hard Knocks follows the players, coaches and staff of the Atlanta Falcons, chronicling the daily demands of an NFL training camp

  11. Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina: Caught on Camera

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    A reconstruction of when Hurricane Katrina hit America, using footage shot by those who experienced the cataclysmic storm and its aftermath

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    Treasures Decoded

    4 Episodes

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    Series using state-of-the-art forensic science to shed new light on ancient mysteries

  13. Unreported World

    Unreported World

    4 Series, 62 Episodes

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

  14. Curing Cancer

    Curing Cancer

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    This Cutting Edge documentary follows four patients involved in trials of some of the most advanced new cancer treatments in the world, and the doctors at UCH who are leading the way

  15. Guy Martin's Spitfire

    Guy Martin's Spitfire

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    Guy Martin joins the two-year restoration of a Spitfire that was buried in a French beach for decades, and tells the Boy's Own-style story of its pilot

  16. Extreme Brat Camp

    Extreme Brat Camp

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    There are over 1000 brat camps in the USA, in an industry estimated to be worth over $2 billion. This True Stories documentary explores the child intervention industry.

  17. 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

  18. 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

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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

  20. Operation Maneater

    Operation Maneater

    3 Episodes

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    Mark Evans explores the latest attempts to protect humans and deadly predators from each other

  21. The Paedophile Hunter

    The Paedophile Hunter

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    This documentary follows online vigilante Stinson Hunter and his associates, who pose as children on social networking sites to draw out men who they assert have paedophilic predilections

  22. Undercover Boss USA

    Undercover Boss USA

    2 Series, 28 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

  23. First Time Farmers

    First Time Farmers

    5 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

  24. 999: What's Your Emergency?

    999: What's Your Emergency?

    6 Episodes

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    An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line

  25. Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    3 Series, 6 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

  26. Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence

    Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence

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    Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence asks what the Allies knew about the Nazis' most notorious extermination camp, and what they could have done to stop the killing

  27. Firefighters

    Blitz: London's Firestorm

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    The story of the night when the German Luftwaffe attacked London with devastating results

  28. The Men with Many Wives

    The Men with Many Wives

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    Some estimate that there are 20,000 polygamous marriages among Muslims in the UK. This documentary explores polygamous life and asks how it can be reconciled with modern British values.

  29. The New York Times

    102 Minutes That Changed America

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    Documentary joining together hundreds of pieces of footage of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center into a seamless historical record, much of it never seen before

  30. 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

  31. The Real Noah's Ark

    The Real Noah's Ark: Secret History

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    The incredible discovery of a 4000-year-old tablet sheds new light on the tale of Noah's Ark

  32. The Sinking of the Concordia: Caught on Camera

    The Sinking of the Concordia Caught on Camera

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    An extraordinary minute-by-minute anatomy of the Costa Concordia disaster, made almost entirely from passengers' mobile phone and video camera footage

  33. How the Bismarck Sank HMS Hood

    How the Bismarck Sank HMS Hood

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    Two of the world's leading shipwreck detectives use state-of-the-art equipment to discover how the Hood battleship was sunk so quickly during World War II

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    All Creatures Great and Stuffed

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    Documentary exploring the global revival of taxidermy, including a cat converted into a helicopter, freeze-dried pets, and road-kill appearing in a high street boutique

  35. Worst Place to be a Pilot

    Worst Place to be a Pilot

    4 Episodes

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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

  36. How Britain Worked

    How Britain Worked

    6 Episodes

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    Guy Martin celebrates the workers of the Industrial Revolution by helping to restore some of the 19th century's most impressive engineering achievements

  37. 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

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    Pakistan's Hidden Shame

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    Powerful documentary about the sexual exploitation and abuse of many thousands of poor and vulnerable children in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar

  39. Royal Marines Commando School

    Royal Marines Commando School

    8 Episodes

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

  40. The Real Mill with Tony Robinson

    The Real Mill with Tony Robinson

    2 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson explores the true story of the factory workers whose blood, sweat and tears forged the Industrial Revolution, focusing on Quarry Bank, from hit drama series The Mill

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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

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    Food Unwrapped

    4 Series, 33 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

  43. Educating Yorkshire

    Educating Yorkshire

    8 Episodes

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    A warm and humorous exploration of what it's like to grow up or work in a secondary school in the heart of a diverse northern community

  44. Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets

    Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets

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    Cutting Edge meets animal agents, pet owners and the kittens, puppies and professional pets that star in some of the world's favourite adverts and viral web videos

  45. Addicts' Symphony

    Addicts' Symphony

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    Composer, musician and recovering alcoholic James McConnel brings together ten classical musicians whose lives have been blighted by addiction for a spectacular concert

  46. Is Our Weather Getting Worse?

    Is Our Weather Getting Worse?

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    Droughts, violent storms and floods - has 2012 been a freak year or should we prepare for more extreme weather?

  47. My Online Bride

    My Online Bride

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

  48. 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

  49. Bodyshock

    Bodyshock

    7 Series, 7 Episodes

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

  50. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap: Dr Dre and Ice-T

    Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

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    Vibrant, feature-length documentary discussing the art behind rap music with old-school icons and reigning superstars, presented by rapper Ice-T

  51. The Year Britain Flooded

    The Year Britain Flooded

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

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