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All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. Educating the East End

    Educating the East End

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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. The Real Noah's Ark

    The Real Noah's Ark: Secret History

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    The incredible discovery of a 4000-year-old tablet sheds new light on the tale of Noah's Ark

  4. Posh Pawn

    Posh Pawn

    2 Series, 8 Episodes

    Favourite Show

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

  5. Royal Marines Commando School

    Royal Marines Commando School

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

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

  6. Don't Stop the Music

    Don't Stop the Music

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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'

  7. First Time Farmers

    First Time Farmers

    2 Series, 9 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    A new generation of farmers is breathing life into the agricultural world, balancing hard work with finding time for love, laughter and partying

  8. 9/11 Firehouse

    9/11 Firehouse

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

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    Pakistan's Hidden Shame

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Powerful documentary about the sexual exploitation and abuse of many thousands of poor and vulnerable children in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar

  10. Worst Place to be a Pilot

    Worst Place to be a Pilot

    4 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    A visually jaw-dropping series that follows young British pilots flying in some of the most breathtaking, remote and dangerous locations on earth

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    The Gypsy Matchmaker

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  12. NFL: Hard Knocks

    NFL: Hard Knocks

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Hard Knocks follows the players, coaches and staff of the Atlanta Falcons, chronicling the daily demands of an NFL training camp

  13. My Online Bride

    My Online Bride

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    From Bangkok to Ukraine, this programme follows British men as they head abroad in search of a wife

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    All Creatures Great and Stuffed

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  15. Educating Yorkshire

    Educating Yorkshire

    9 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

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    Treasures Decoded

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

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    Richard Attenborough: A Life

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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. Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    Dogs: Their Secret Lives

    2 Series, 5 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Mark Evans examines what our dogs get up to while we're out, and how to keep them happy in the modern British home

  19. Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice

    Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    A group of people whose lives are dominated by stuttering enrol on an intensive four-day course to find their voices

  20. Richard III: The New Evidence

    Richard III: The New Evidence

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  21. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap: Dr Dre and Ice-T

    Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Vibrant, feature-length documentary discussing the art behind rap music with old-school icons and reigning superstars, presented by rapper Ice-T

  22. Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets

    Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

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    Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

    22 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today

  24. Addicts' Symphony

    Addicts' Symphony

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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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    Food Unwrapped

    4 Series, 19 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

  26. The Real Mill with Tony Robinson

    The Real Mill with Tony Robinson

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

  27. The World's Weirdest Weather

    The World's Weirdest Weather

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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.

  28. Date My Porn Star

    Date My Porn Star

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Three British porn obsessives visit LA, where they meet their favourite adult movie stars, but also witness the darker side of the porn industry

  29. Sex Box

    Sex Box

    7 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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.

  30. More Sex Please, We're British

    More Sex Please, We're British

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

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    My Daughter the Teenage Nudist

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Documentary about Mollie and Alex, who are among a growing number of teens and twentysomethings embracing the world of public nudity

  32. One Born series 5

    One Born Every Minute

    4 Series, 47 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

  33. Dogging Tales

    Dogging Tales

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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. Britain's Benefit Tenants

    Britain's Benefit Tenants

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Behind the scenes with two agencies on the front line of Britain's social housing crisis

  35. Naked golfers

    Naked Calendars

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  36. My Big Fat Fetish

    My Big Fat Fetish

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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.

  37. My Phone Sex Secrets

    My Phone Sex Secrets

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  38. Secrets of the Living Dolls

    Secrets of the Living Dolls

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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. Fabulous Fashionistas

    Fabulous Fashionistas

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  40. Sex on Wheels

    Sex on Wheels

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  41. The Supervet

    The Supervet

    4 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team

  42. Frankenstein: A Modern Myth

    Frankenstein: A Modern Myth

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    An examination of the myth of Frankenstein and how Mary Shelley's story has been depicted, with access to Danny Boyle's sell-out hit at the National Theatre

  43. 16 Kids and Counting

    16 Kids and Counting

    7 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    What's life like when you have enough children to field your own football team?

  44. Bodyshock

    Bodyshock

    8 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Long-running documentary strand that investigates extraordinary and moving real-life stories about the extremes of the human body

  45. Supersize vs Superskinny

    Supersize vs Superskinny

    10 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

  46. healthfoodjunkies

    Health Food Junkies

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Rowan Deacon's First Cut film meets health food worshippers who believe theirs is the healthiest diet on the planet. They don't eat wheat, dairy, sugar, meat or fish, and what they do eat is raw.

  47. Bi-Curious Me

    Bi-Curious Me

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  48. Rogue Baboon and Joy Reidenberg

    Inside Nature's Giants

    10 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

  49. Big Ballet

    Big Ballet

    2 Series, 4 Episodes

    Favourite Show

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

  50. Elizabeth Taylor: The Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    An exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's extraordinary life story, told through some of her most valuable and glamorous possessions, and with exclusive interviews

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