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All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. The Secret Life of Students

    The Secret Life of Students

    4 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

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

  3. Child Genius

    Child Genius

    2 Series, 5 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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. The Bermuda Triangle

    The Bermuda Triangle

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  5. One Born series 5

    One Born Every Minute

    5 Series, 52 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

  6. Return of Jaws

    Return of Jaws

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  7. Beauty Queen or Bust

    Beauty Queen or Bust

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

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    Food Unwrapped

    4 Series, 20 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

  9. Undercover Boss USA

    Undercover Boss USA

    2 Series, 28 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

  10. OJ Simpson: Caught on Camera

    OJ Simpson: Caught on Camera

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  12. Britain's Youngest Carers

    Britain's Youngest Carers

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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.

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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

  14. The Auction House

    The Auction House

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  15. My Last Summer

    My Last Summer

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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.

  16. Europe's Immigration Disaster

    Europe's Immigration Disaster

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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.

  17. Born in the Wild

    Born in the Wild

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  18. My-Daughter-the-Teenage-Nudist

    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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. When Bjork Met Attenborough

    When Bjork Met Attenborough

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  28. The Cruel Cut

    The Cruel Cut

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  29. 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.

  30. A Perfect Murder

    The Perfect Murder

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Judy Kelly's First Cut film tells the remarkable story behind the murder of Trevor Buchanan and Lesley Howell

  31. Fraud Lord

    Fraud Lord

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    This First Cut film examines how titled London socialite Edward Davenport ended up in jail, convicted of a multi-million-pound fraud

  32. Bear Grylls

    The Island with Bear Grylls

    6 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Bear Grylls drops 13 men on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island for a month. Can they survive?

  33. Confessions of a Male Stripper

    Confessions of a Male Stripper

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    This First Cut film goes behind the scenes at Britain's biggest male stripper agency as they audition new recruits

  34. Crazy About One Direction

    Crazy About One Direction

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Meet the fans dedicated to One Direction. With extreme communication on Twitter, and fantasies of secret relationships between band members, is this a new phase of idolatry?

  35. 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

  36. Brazil

    Unreported World

    59 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world

  37. One Born: Twins and Triplets

    One Born: Twins and Triplets

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

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

  38. The Sinking of the Concordia: Caught on Camera

    The Sinking of the Concordia Caught on Camera

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    An extraordinary minute-by-minute anatomy of the Costa Concordia disaster, made almost entirely from passengers' mobile phone and video camera footage

  39. Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

    Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    On Friday 13th January, the £400 million Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast. This programme explores how and why it went down.

  40. 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

  41. Bigfoot Files

    Bigfoot Files

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

  42. Queen Elizabeth II's mother in law

    The Queen's Mother in Law

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  43. How to Be a Billionaire

    How to Be a Billionaire

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Some of the world's wealthiest individuals reveal all about their lives, their lifestyle, their dreams, how they've achieved their success and the revolutionary new projects they're working on

  44. The Sex Clinic

    The Sex Clinic

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    The number of people visiting sexual health clinics has doubled in five years. This series meets the patients and busy staff at two of them.

  45. James

    Virgin School

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  46. The Plane Crash

    The Plane Crash

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  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. China: Triumph and Turmoil

    China: Triumph and Turmoil

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Niall Ferguson examines China's ascendancy, and asks what the future holds for the world's most populous country and its relationship with the rest of the world

  49. Extreme A&E

    Extreme A&E

    4 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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. 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.

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