All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. 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

  2. Worst Place to be a Pilot

    Worst Place to be a Pilot

    2 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

  3. Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    2 Series, 4 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

  4. First Time Farmers

    First Time Farmers

    2 Series, 9 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

  6. 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

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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

  8. Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice

    Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice

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    A group of people whose lives are dominated by stuttering enrol on an intensive four-day course to find their voices

  9. 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

  10. 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, 21 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

  13. The World's Weirdest Weather

    The World's Weirdest Weather

    3 Episodes

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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.

  14. Educating Yorkshire

    Educating Yorkshire

    9 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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?

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    Richard Attenborough: A Life

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    A tribute to the extraordinary Richard Attenborough, who made an unmatched contribution to the British film industry and many other areas of British life

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. Richard III: The New Evidence

    Richard III: The New Evidence

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

  26. 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.

  27. One Born series 5

    One Born Every Minute

    5 Series, 49 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  34. 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

  35. Dogging Tales

    Dogging Tales

    1 Episode

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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

  36. Sex on Wheels

    Sex on Wheels

    1 Episode

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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

  37. 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

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    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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. Beauty Queen or Bust

    Beauty Queen or Bust

    3 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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?

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. Dinner at 11

    Dinner at 11

    1 Episode

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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

  50. 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

  51. 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.

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