All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. Royal Marines Commando School

    Royal Marines Commando School

    2 Episodes

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

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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

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    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

  4. Child Genius

    Child Genius

    2 Series, 6 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

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    Food Unwrapped

    4 Series, 20 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Auction House

    The Auction House

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    Behind the scenes with the eagle-eyed collectors, opportunistic dealers, super-rich customers, eccentric staff and magnificent artefacts of Lots Road Auction House

  10. Born in the Wild

    Born in the Wild

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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

  11. The Secret Life of Students

    The Secret Life of Students

    4 Episodes

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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

  12. The Bermuda Triangle

    The Bermuda Triangle

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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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Return of Jaws

    Return of Jaws

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    Documentary featuring spectacular footage of great white sharks hunting among seal colonies off the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  19. 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

  20. Britain's Youngest Carers

    Britain's Youngest Carers

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    Oritsé Williams from JLS has cared for his mother since he was 12. He explores how other young people manage to care for relatives and balance the responsibility with other childhood pressures.

  21. 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?

  22. Warhorse: The Real Story

    War Horse: The Real Story

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

  23. The Somme

    The Somme

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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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. Meet the Mormons

    Meet the Mormons

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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  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. 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

  32. Europe's Immigration Disaster

    Europe's Immigration Disaster

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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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    My Daughter the Teenage Nudist

    1 Episode

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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

  34. The Undateables

    The Undateables

    3 Series, 12 Episodes

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    People living with challenging conditions are often considered 'undateable' - this series meets a few and follows their attempts to find love

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    My Brother, The Murderer

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    First Cut follows the journey of a woman searching for a brother she has never met, who finally tracks him down to a prison in America where he is serving a 99-year sentence for murder

  36. Elizabeth Taylor: The Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime

    1 Episode

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    An exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's extraordinary life story, told through some of her most valuable and glamorous possessions, and with exclusive interviews

  37. Bear Grylls

    The Island with Bear Grylls

    6 Episodes

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    Bear Grylls drops 13 men on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island for a month. Can they survive?

  38. Kevin's Supersized Salvage

    Kevin's Supersized Salvage

    1 Episode

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    Kevin McCloud challenges three designers to turn a plane into hundreds of amazing new products, and prove that creativity is a genuine solution to Britain's waste crisis

  39. Brazil

    Unreported World

    4 Series, 59 Episodes

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

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    Man vs Weird

    3 Episodes

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    Comedian Simon Farnaby travels the world meeting people who claim they have superhuman powers. Do they? And can Simon use their powers too?

  41. 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

  42. Mr Drew's School for Boys

    Mr Drew's School for Boys

    4 Episodes

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    Headteacher Stephen Drew, from Educating Essex, welcomes boys and their parents to a residential summer school like no other in a bid to unlock their true potential before it's too late

  43. New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors - Secret History

    Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors

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    The discovery of China's Terracotta Army in 1974 revealed just a fraction of this extraordinary treasure. This documentary has exclusive access to the latest discoveries.

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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

  45. Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser

    Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser

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    When Queen Victoria's grandson, the future Kaiser Wilhelm II, was born with a paralysed arm, it led to a story of child cruelty, secret shame and incestuous desire

  46. Queen Victoria's Last Love

    Queen Victoria's Last Love

    1 Episode

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    The story of Queen Victoria's relationship with her Indian servant Abdul Karim, which violated Victorian taboos and stoked royal jealousy, threatening her diamond jubilee celebrations

  47. How to Get a Council House

    How to Get a Council House

    2 Series, 6 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?

  48. The Hotel

    The Hotel

    2 Series, 16 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

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    Love for Sale with Rupert Everett

    2 Episodes

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    Rupert Everett asks why people really buy and sell sex, getting behind the stereotypes and talking to sex workers and their clients

  50. The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History

    The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History

    1 Episode

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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

  51. Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill

    Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill

    1 Episode

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    The complete story of the operation to find and kill Osama Bin Laden

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