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.

  3. Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

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

  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. 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

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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

  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. 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

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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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

    Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

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

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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

  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. 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

  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. 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

  22. 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?

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 15 Kids and Counting

    15 Kids and Counting

    3 Episodes

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    Three-part series exploring the lives of some of the UK's biggest families

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

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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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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?

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    Blackout

    1 Episode

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    Drama documentary exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain's national electricity grid, combining fictional scenes with footage recorded during real blackouts

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. The Fried Chicken Shop

    The Fried Chicken Shop

    2 Series, 4 Episodes

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    A unique portrait of contemporary life, illustrated by fried chicken, the staff who serve it and the customers who buy it

  44. One Born: Plus Size Mums

    One Born: Plus Size Mums

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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

  45. Streak! The Man Who Can't Keep His Clothes On

    Streak! The Man Who Can't Keep His Clothes On

    1 Episode

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    This First Cut film meets Mark Roberts, the world's most prolific streaker, as he prepares one last streak to beat all the rest

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. Sexting Teacher

    Sexting Teacher

    1 Episode

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    The stories of three teacher-pupil relationships in the age of social media and smartphones

  49. Thelma's Gypsy Girls

    Thelma's Gypsy Girls

    6 Episodes

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    Dressmaker Thelma Madine, the fairy godmother of Gypsy wedding dresses, trains a group of gypsy and traveller girls to create elaborate wedding outfits

  50. Lifers

    Lifers

    1 Episode

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    Cutting Edge meets the convicted killers facing a lifetime behind bars at Gartree Prison in Leicestershire, home to Europe's largest population of life-sentenced prisoners

  51. 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.

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