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All shows in the Documentaries category

  1. 12 Year Old Lifer

    12 Year Old Lifer

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  2. 15 Kids and Counting

    15 Kids and Counting

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

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

  3. 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?

  4. The 1900 House

    The 1900 House

    10 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    In an experiment in living history to investigate how radically our lives have been changed by technology, a modern family swap the luxury of1999 for a life of urban Victorian domesticity

  5. Dexter Dalwood

    3 Minute Wonder

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Budding new directors, who haven't yet had the opportunity to make a film for broadcast, are given the chance to make four films destined for television

  6. 9/11: The Lost Tapes

    9/11: The Lost Tapes

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Newly released recordings of military and air traffic control conversations offer a moving perspective on 9/11 and the fateful minutes that changed America forever

  7. 9/11: The Firemen's Story

    9/11: The Tenth Anniversary

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Two films marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks

  8. 999: What's Your Emergency?

    999: What's Your Emergency?

    6 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line

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    A Great British Christmas with Sarah Beeny

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Sarah Beeny and her husband explore the history of Christmas through the ages in their Yorkshire stately home

  10. Accused: The 74 Stone Babysitter

    Accused: The 74 Stone Babysitter

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    The story of one of the most incredible murder trials America has witnessed, following the twists and turns in the case of Mayra Rosales and the death of her two-year-old nephew

  11. Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body

    Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Alex Brooker explores male body image, while he tries to lose two stone and get a six-pack in just two months

  12. Alien Investigations

    Alien Investigations

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    This documentary examines four 'alien sightings' from the last five years; were they visitors from other worlds?

  13. Alternative Christmas Message

    Alternative Christmas Message

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Channel 4's alternative to the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast

  14. True Stories

    America's Serial Killer

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    True Stories examines an unsolved case of serial murder and the online sex trade

  15. The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes

    The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes

    5 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    A new film about Alexandria provides the centrepiece of Bettany Hughes' definitive history of the ancient world and classical civilisation

  16. Rabbit in field

    Animal Farm

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Presented by Olivia Judson and Giles Coren, this series looks at advancements in GM, cloning and tissue engineering in animals

  17. The Aristocrats

    The Aristocrats

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    With unique access to names of note and noteriety, this series opens a window into a world of privilege, as aristocrats reveal what they think about their place in a changing society

  18. Attack of the Zeppelins

    Attack of the Zeppelins

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Engineer Dr Hugh Hunt revisits the little-known story of the First World War's Blitz, when the Zeppelin waged an 18-month terror campaign on the people of London

  19. Bad Santas

    Bad Santas

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Bosses at the UK's most successful Santa school are trying to help a group of unemployed men get back into work, starting with tough Santa training

  20. Bank of Dave

    Bank of Dave

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Convinced that he can do a better job than the high street banks, Dave Fishwick sets up his own small bank and endeavours to make it profitable - in just 180 days

  21. Battle for Hood and Bismarck

    The Battle of Hood and Bismarck

    2 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Two-part documentary that uses unique archive footage, eyewitness testimony, dramatic reconstruction and state of the art computer graphics to tell the definitive story of this epic sea battle

  22. Beauty Queen or Bust

    Beauty Queen or Bust

    2 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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    Ben Rushgrove

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Inspiring documentary about Paralympic athlete Ben Rushgrove, who was born with cerebral palsy and defied doctors' warnings that he would never walk, going on to break World sprinting records

  24. 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

  25. Best of British

    Best of British

    10 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Documentary series following Paralympic athletes in their sporting and private lives as they aim to be selected for the 2012 London Paralympic Games

  26. Richard Seymour and Dick Powell sitting in a passenger aircraft

    Better by Design

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Multi-award-winning designers Richard Seymour and Dick Powell rethink malfunctioning everyday objects, from unsound burglar alarms to rubbish kitchen bins

  27. 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

  28. 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

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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

  30. Big Snake

    Big Snake

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    The prize: $50,000. The challenge: capture the world's largest snake, alive. Robert Twigger - poet, martial artist and rap artist - believes he's the man to do it. Shame he's scared of snakes...

  31. 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

  32. Biggie and Tupac

    Biggie and Tupac

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Nick Broomfield uncovers the conspiracy theories surrounding the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls

  33. Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill

    Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    The complete story of the operation to find and kill Osama Bin Laden

  34. Bitches and Beauty Queens

    Bitches and Beauty Queens

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    A unique behind-the-scenes look at one of India's most prestigious and intensive beauty camps, where pretty young women are turned into beauty godesses

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    Blackout

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    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

  36. Blind Young Things

    Blind Young Things

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    A thought-provoking, heart-warming film from Cutting Edge following three blind or partially-sighted teenage students at the Royal National College for the Blind

  37. Firefighters

    Blitz: London's Firestorm

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    The story of the night when the German Luftwaffe attacked London with devastating results

  38. 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

  39. Born in the Wild

    Born in the Wild

    4 Episodes

    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

  40. Emily

    Born to Be Different

    4 Series, 7 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    A candid and unsentimental documentary filmed over nearly 10 years that chronicles the pressures and joys of family life for parents bringing up a disabled child

  41. Bouncers

    Bouncers

    6 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    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

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    The Boy Who Can't Forget

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Scientists have recently discovered a phenomenon called superior autobiographical memory. But if we could have an almost endless memory, would we really want it?

  43. The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off

    The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    A frank and moving film about Jonny Kennedy, an extraordinary man with a terrible condition - Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) - which means his skin literally falls off at the slightest touch

  44. 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

  45. Our Holocaust

    Britain's Holocaust Survivors

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Daisy Asquith meets some of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust, telling their stories with sensitivity, humour and compassion

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    Britain's Most Extreme Weather

    4 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Weatherman Alex Beresford investigates why Britain's recent weather has been so severe and asks if we're facing the worst weather ever

  47. 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.

  48. Britain: My New Home

    Britain: My New Home

    3 Episodes

    Favourite Show

    Ambitious and unique long-term series documenting five years in the lives of three children making a new home in Britain

  49. The British Woman on Death Row

    The British Woman on Death Row

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    The story of Linda Carty, a British grandmother awaiting execution in Texas for a crime in which she has always denied any involvement

  50. HMS Daring

    Building Britain's Ultimate Warship

    1 Episode

    Favourite Show

    Channel 4 gains special access to the construction, launch and testing of Royal Navy's revolutionary billion-pound ship HMS Daring, the first new destroyer built in Britain since 1985

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