All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. Educating the East End

    Educating the East End

    2 Episodes

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

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    Cops and Robbers

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    Repeat offending in the UK is at a record high, with serial offenders responsible for more than a third of all crime. This series explores life on both sides of the law.

  3. 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

  4. Royal Marines Commando School

    Royal Marines Commando School

    3 Episodes

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

  5. 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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    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

  7. Don't Stop the Music

    Don't Stop the Music

    2 Episodes

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    Two-part documentary in which pianist James Rhodes attempts to give schoolchildren the chance to learn a musical instrument by calling for an 'instrument amnesty'

  8. Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

    2 Series, 8 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 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

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    The Gypsy Matchmaker

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    Documentary following Roma Gypsies living in the UK but following traditional codes, including marriage under the age of 16, which brings them into conflict with British law

  11. NFL: Hard Knocks

    NFL: Hard Knocks

    3 Episodes

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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

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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

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    Treasures Decoded

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

  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. 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

  16. Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    2 Series, 5 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

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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

  18. 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

  19. One Born series 5

    One Born Every Minute

    4 Series, 47 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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?

  24. 9/11 Firehouse

    9/11 Firehouse

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    Documentary recounting the story of Ten House, the fire station right next to the World Trade Center, and the experiences of its firefighters on 9/11

  25. 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

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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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    Food Unwrapped

    4 Series, 19 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

  28. 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

  29. More Sex Please, We're British

    More Sex Please, We're British

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

  30. 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.

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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

  32. Date My Porn Star

    Date My Porn Star

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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

  33. 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

  34. Naked golfers

    Naked Calendars

    1 Episode

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    A light-hearted documentary that examines the peculiarly British phenomenon of the naked charity calendar - and our sometimes strange national attitude to nudity

  35. 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?

  36. Big Ballet

    Big Ballet

    2 Series, 4 Episodes

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    Wayne Sleep and prima ballerina Monica Loughman work with a troupe of plus-size amateur dancers to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake

  37. Fabulous Fashionistas

    Fabulous Fashionistas

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    This Cutting Edge documentary meets six women with an average age of 80, who are determined to look fabulous, have fun and redefine old age

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. Child Genius

    Child Genius

    2 Series, 8 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

  41. 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

  42. Supersize vs Superskinny

    Supersize vs Superskinny

    10 Episodes

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    Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

  43. My Phone Sex Secrets

    My Phone Sex Secrets

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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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    Rebuilding the World Trade Center

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    Marcus Robinson has been at the World Trade Center site since 2006, filming, photographing and painting as part of an artistic project about reconstruction, ambition and humanity

  45. 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

  46. My Big Fat Fetish

    My Big Fat Fetish

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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.

  47. 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

  48. All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry

    In the Best Possible Taste - Grayson Perry

    3 Episodes

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    Artist Grayson Perry explores British tastes, using his discoveries as inspiration for a work of art

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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

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