All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. Educating the East End

    Educating the East End

    4 Episodes

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

  2. The Men with Many Wives

    The Men with Many Wives

    1 Episode

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    Some estimate that there are 20,000 polygamous marriages among Muslims in the UK. This documentary explores polygamous life and asks how it can be reconciled with modern British values.

  3. 24 Hours in Police Custody

    24 Hours in Police Custody

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    Bedfordshire Police allowed more than 80 cameras to follow their work for this landmark documentary series from the makers of 24 Hours in A&E

  4. Operation Maneater

    Operation Maneater

    2 Episodes

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    Mark Evans explores the latest attempts to protect humans and deadly predators from each other

  5. NFL: Hard Knocks

    NFL: Hard Knocks

    5 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

  6. Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    3 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

  7. Unreported World

    Unreported World

    4 Series, 60 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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    Treasures Decoded

    4 Episodes

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

  9. First Time Farmers

    First Time Farmers

    2 Series, 8 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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    Pakistan's Hidden Shame

    1 Episode

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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

  11. Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

    2 Series, 9 Episodes

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

  12. 9/11 Firehouse

    9/11 Firehouse

    1 Episode

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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

  13. 24 Hours in A&E

    24 Hours in A&E

    2 Episodes

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    With 91 cameras filming round the clock, 24 Hours in A&E offers unprecedented access to one of Britain's busiest A&E departments, at King's College Hospital

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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

  15. 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

  16. 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'

  17. The Real Noah's Ark

    The Real Noah's Ark: Secret History

    1 Episode

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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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    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.

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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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    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

  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. The World's Weirdest Weather

    The World's Weirdest Weather

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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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. Addicts' Symphony

    Addicts' Symphony

    1 Episode

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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

  27. 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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    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

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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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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?

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. Fabulous Fashionistas

    Fabulous Fashionistas

    1 Episode

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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. Queen Elizabeth II's mother in law

    The Queen's Mother in Law

    1 Episode

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    The story of Prince Philip's mother, who fled revolution in Greece, was experimented on by Sigmund Freud, hid Jews from the Nazis, gave all her possessions away, and founded her own religious order

  39. 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

  40. 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

  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. 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, 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

  44. Richard III: The New Evidence

    Richard III: The New Evidence

    1 Episode

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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. Meet the Mormons

    Meet the Mormons

    1 Episode

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

  48. 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

  49. One Born: Twins and Triplets

    One Born: Twins and Triplets

    1 Episode

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    A special episode following four One Born Every Minute couples through their multiple pregnancies and births, and the unexpected turns they take

  50. 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

  51. 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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