All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. 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

  2. 15,000 Kids and Counting

    15,000 Kids and Counting

    2 Episodes

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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.

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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

  4. 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?

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

    Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

    1 Episode

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

  13. Food Prices: The Shocking Truth

    Food Prices: The Shocking Truth

    2 Episodes

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

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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

  15. 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

  16. Jockey School

    Jockey School

    1 Episode

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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?

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. The Missing

    The Missing

    1 Episode

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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

  20. 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?

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 12 Year Old Lifer

    12 Year Old Lifer

    1 Episode

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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

  25. 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

  26. New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors - Secret History

    New 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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    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

  28. Natalie Cassidy

    Natalie Cassidy: Becoming Mum

    4 Episodes

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    E4 exclusively follows soap star and TV presenter Natalie Cassidy and partner Adam Cottrell ahead of the birth of their first child in this reality series. Rarely out of the tabloids, Natalie now longs to turn her back on late nights, fags and booze and turn over a new leaf...

  29. Scandimania

    Scandimania

    3 Episodes

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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.

  30. More Sex Please, We're British

    More Sex Please, We're British

    1 Episode

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    Funny and frank documentary about the UK's booming market for sex toys

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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

  32. 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

  33. Don't Blame Facebook

    Don't Blame Facebook

    2 Series, 2 Episodes

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    Other people's social media faux pas prove why you should always click with caution

  34. Sex Box

    Sex Box

    7 Episodes

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    Sex is integral to our lives, but few of us talk about it openly and honestly with our partners. In Sex Box, couples discuss their feelings and sensations about their love life after having sex.

  35. 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

  36. Educating Essex

    Educating Essex

    7 Episodes

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    This series follows a group of GCSE students, and the staff who teach them, as they face the most important year in their education

  37. 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. Most wildlife documentaries show how animals behave, but by exploring their anatomy, Inside Nature's Giants reveals how these creatures really work.

  38. Secret millionaire Dave King

    The Secret Millionaire

    5 Series, 33 Episodes

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    Millionaire benefactors say goodbye to their luxury lifestyles and go undercover in deprived areas to find out who needs their help

  39. Secrets of the Living Dolls

    Secrets of the Living Dolls

    1 Episode

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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

  40. 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

  41. James

    Virgin School

    1 Episode

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    Virgin School follows the emotional and physical journey of 26-year-old virgin James as he embarks on a unique four-month course for sexually inexperienced men in Amsterdam

  42. 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

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    Living with the Amish

    5 Episodes

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    The notoriously private Amish community opens its doors to six British teenagers who head to Ohio to see if they can hack six weeks of hard work and simple living

  44. Love in Leeds

    Love in Leeds

    6 Episodes

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    A six-part documentary that follows a group of single women trying to find love in this vibrant city

  45. One Born: Plus Size Mums

    One Born: Plus Size Mums

    1 Episode

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    One Born: Plus Size Mums follows three severely obese pregnant mothers as they, and the professionals who care for them, do all they can to bring their children safely into the world

  46. Child Genius

    Child Genius

    4 Episodes

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    Earlier this year, 21 highly gifted children aged seven to 11 were selected to take part in a competition run in association with British Mensa, to find the UK's ultimate child genius

  47. Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial

    Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial

    2 Episodes

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    In a UK television first, Jon Snow and Dr Christian Jessen present two programmes that follow volunteers as they take MDMA, the pure form of ecstasy, as part of a ground-breaking scientific study

  48. The Cruel Cut

    The Cruel Cut

    1 Episode

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    A passionate, exuberant exploration of the complex world of Female Genital Mutilation

  49. 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

  50. The Human Mannequin

    The Human Mannequin

    1 Episode

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    A rare genetic condition is causing Louise Wedderburn's body to freeze, and turning her into a human mannequin

  51. My Phone Sex Secrets

    My Phone Sex Secrets

    1 Episode

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    Phone sex is one industry booming in the face of recession. My Phone Sex Secrets meets the women paid to talk dirty.

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