All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. The Secret Life of Students

    The Secret Life of Students

    4 Episodes

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    The Secret Life of Students follows 12 freshers in their first year at university, exploring the drama of their new experiences and sharing their texts, tweets, pictures, videos and status updates

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. One Born series 5

    One Born Every Minute

    5 Series, 51 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

  5. Beauty Queen or Bust

    Beauty Queen or Bust

    2 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

  6. 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

  7. The Bermuda Triangle

    The Bermuda Triangle

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    Documentary examining the enduring mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, the legendary stretch of water that is the scene of many perplexing disappearances of ships and planes

  8. Return of Jaws

    Return of Jaws

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    Documentary featuring spectacular footage of great white sharks hunting among seal colonies off the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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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

  10. OJ Simpson: Caught on Camera

    OJ Simpson: Caught on Camera

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    A gripping examination of the OJ Simpson trial: the first trial as mass entertainment, a watershed in perceptions of America's legal system, and an allegory for ongoing tensions in American society

  11. Meet the Mormons

    Meet the Mormons

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

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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

  13. Britain's Youngest Carers

    Britain's Youngest Carers

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    Oritsé Williams from JLS has cared for his mother since he was 12. He explores how other young people manage to care for relatives and balance the responsibility with other childhood pressures.

  14. The Auction House

    The Auction House

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    Behind the scenes with the eagle-eyed collectors, opportunistic dealers, super-rich customers, eccentric staff and magnificent artefacts of Lots Road Auction House

  15. Born in the Wild

    Born in the Wild

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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

  16. 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.

  17. Europe's Immigration Disaster

    Europe's Immigration Disaster

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    On 3 October 2013, 360 people died when a boat carrying migrants from North Africa capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa. This documentary tells the inside story of the tragedy.

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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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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?

  26. 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

  27. The Cruel Cut

    The Cruel Cut

    1 Episode

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

  28. 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

  29. 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

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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

  31. The Plane Crash

    The Plane Crash

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    An international team of scientists, experts and elite pilots deliberately crash land a 170-seat Boeing 727 passenger jet to study the mechanics of a plane crash in real time

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. When Bjork Met Attenborough

    When Bjork Met Attenborough

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    Björk and Sir David Attenborough explore our relationship with music and how it exists in the natural world

  40. Fighting on the Frontline

    Fighting on the Frontline

    3 Episodes

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    With unprecedented access to Britain's armed forces, this series allows troops to reveal the inside story of what it's really like fighting on a tour of duty in Afghanistan today

  41. Bi-Curious Me

    Bi-Curious Me

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    Bi-Curious Me meets three women coming to terms with changes in their sexuality and exploring same-sex relationships

  42. 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

  43. Queen Elizabeth II's mother in law

    The Queen's Mother in Law

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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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  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. Sex Toy Stories

    Sex Toy Stories

    1 Episode

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    Eight ordinary women join forces with Ann Summers to create a new sex toy

  51. Sex Toy Stories

    Sex Toy Stories

    1 Episode

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    Eight ordinary women join forces with Ann Summers to create a new sex toy

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