Documentary Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
25 Videos
Beyond
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
22 Videos
BBC
Tough Nuts

Tough Nuts

This explosive series blows the lid off Australia's criminal underworld and reveals the real story behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history.
16 Videos
The Full Box
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
14 Videos
VPRO
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Videos
Beyond
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Videos
Beyond
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle

Over eight mini-episodes, Life and Death Row: Love Triangle tells the story of Heather, a beautiful young wife and mother, who has disappeared without trace. Her adulterous husband Joshua and his pregnant lover Emilia are brought in for questioning. What has happened to Heather and who is telling the truth? Published alongside this eight part series is evidence linked to the case including witness statements, secret police recordings and photos of the crime scene. Will one man's love triangle become a death sentence for both women?
7 Videos
BBC
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Videos
Monarch
Airport 24/7

Airport 24/7

Broadcasting live from Heathrow, this is the story of the world's busiest international airport operating at maximum capacity. It takes a workforce of nearly 77,000 - the size of a small city - to pull off this incredible daily task and Airport Live will be there to watch it happen.
4 Videos
BBC
Brazil With Michael Palin

Brazil With Michael Palin

Michael Palin visits Brazil for the very first time, travelling from the lost world of Amazonia to the buzzing metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, to meet the people and visit the places that shape this nation. Over 192 million people call this land their home. Taking up over half of South America, Brazil is a mix of races, religions, sophistication, wildness, wealth, poverty and unexplored wilderness. The country is considered one of the rising global powers - less scary than China, less authoritarian than Russia and less chaotic than India with vast natural resources, a burgeoning industrial base and a strong currency that make it the envy of all.
4 Videos
BBC
The Earth's Riches

The Earth's Riches

The metal industry is a major component of the world economy, and the mining takes place all over the world. Yet their extraction and refinement is still an arduous and dangerous process, not only for the workers but for the surrounding environment.
3 Videos
TVF Media
China - Triumph And Turmoil

China - Triumph And Turmoil

Niall Ferguson travels through this vast country to find out how a fifth of humanity can live under a Communist system of government with a capitalist economy when, according to all the laws of history, it should fall apart. Held together for more than 2000 years, firstly by imperial rule and now by an imperious Communist Party, what does China stand for? Ferguson talks to the people who know, including its new billionaires, survivors of Chairman Mao's regime, ardent young nationalists and those defending China's rural poor.
3 Videos
BBC
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History

The history of black people in Britain is frequently reduced to the story of recent black settlement. But that is not where this extraordinary cross-continental relationship begins. Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History re-tells the story of black people in the UK and – to do so – travels to the United States, Jamaica, South Africa, and Sierra Leone. Forgotten art vaults are unlocked, artefacts re-examined and 20 Black History plaques unveiled to the public. Award-winning historian David Olusoga tells the story of a young enslaved African brought to Britain under the protection of Queen Victoria, and explores the terrible legacy of slavery and the impact of the world wars.
3 Videos
BBC
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Videos
BBC
The Kangaroo Gang

The Kangaroo Gang

Narrated by Barry Humphries, the dramatised documentary tells the true story of a brazen band of Aussie thieves who moved to London in the 60s and ran riot, pulling off the most daring heists that Scotland Yard had ever seen.
2 Videos
The Full Box
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and the key events that spanned his career as one of the city's most feared law enforcers.
2 Videos
Reel
1066

1066

In the year 1066, England changed forever. Most of what we know about this distant time was stitched into an infamous tapestry, which tells the story of kings and conquerors - but not the ordinary men who fought on their behalf for the homeland that all three tribes called middle-earth. Now, this epic, roller-coaster adventure of invasion, resistance and war tells the story from the ground up - from the point of view of those everyday men and their families - as they are hurled into the turmoil of war.
2 Videos
BBC
Witness: Katrina

Witness: Katrina

Over a 72-hour period from 29 to 31 August 2005, New Orleans was devastated by a cataclysmic storm followed by a catastrophic flood, which in turn became an apocalyptic human tragedy. Compiled entirely from more than 600 hours of original audio and footage recorded at the time, much of it not seen on TV before, this is an immersive reconstruction of the tragedy by the people who lived through it. The format is the same as Siskel/Jacobs' triple Emmy-winning documentary on 9/11, 102 Minutes That Changed America, no narration, no context, no post-disaster interviews... Just compelling footage of the sights, sounds and raw emotions as the chaos unfolded, chronologically from multiple viewpoints. The soundtrack comes from the comments of the victims, recording themselves as they sought shelter from the forces of nature and watched helplessly as lives, property and everything they valued were swept away by the flood waters, all the while wondering whether they would be next.
2 Videos
BBC
Billy Connolly's Big Send Off

Billy Connolly's Big Send Off

Comedian and Hollywood star Billy Connolly is a big fan of life. He's effervescent, energised and inspired by it, but he's also genuinely fascinated by the way we as humans treat death. This series follows the straight-talking Scot as he explores changing attitudes, beliefs and approaches towards death, while also considering his own approach to the final curtain. Billy strolls around America's largest funeral convention, discovering the hundreds of ways that you can put someone in the ground, on the moon, in a diamond or even turn them into a mushroom!
2 Videos
BBC
Britain's Royal Weddings

Britain's Royal Weddings

The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of people who were there. This entertaining programme captures all the emotion, excitement and style of the nation’s previous royal weddings. Going behind the pomp and circumstance of weddings from 1923 onwards, it offers a fun, intriguing glimpse into a world few of us will ever encounter. It also charts how changing social attitudes and national circumstances have influenced what the public has come to expect from Britain’s royal weddings.
2 Videos
BBC
Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar

Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar

When the British Army arrived in Helmand in Afghanistan, they were confident that they could keep the peace, defeat the Taliban and rebuild the impoverished province. But misplaced hope and confused aims quickly led to the very real threat of a catastrophic defeat. After 14 years of brutal, bloody and bruising conflict, the British Army finally began to withdraw from Afghanistan in late 2014.
2 Videos
BBC
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
1 Video
BBC
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
1 Video
BBC
Wonderland

Wonderland

This BBC documentary strand is an annual eight-part series of hour-long films about different aspects of contemporary British life.
1 Video
BBC
David Beckham - Into The Unknown

David Beckham - Into The Unknown

After 22 years playing for the world's greatest football teams, David Beckham has retired. For the first time in his adult life he has freedom to do whatever he wants and to mark the occasion he's going on an adventure. He's chosen Brazil, and he's taking three of his closest friends to join him on this once in a lifetime experience. Starting with beach footvolley in Rio, the friends travel deep into the Amazon, ending up with the remote Yanonami tribe, with David desperately trying to explain the beautiful game.
1 Video
BBC

Documentary Videos

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 3

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 3

David Olusoga explores the Victorian moral crusade against slavery.
BBC
49mins
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 2

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 2

David Olusoga looks at slavery and remembers black sailors who fought for Britain.
BBC
50mins
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 1

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 1

David Olusoga explores the relationship between Britain and people of African origins.
BBC
50mins
Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar - Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar - Episode 2

Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar - Episode 2

Part two examines Britain's attempts to extricate itself from the conflict in Afghanistan.
BBC
60mins
Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar - Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar - Episode 1

Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar - Episode 1

Part one examines the buildup to the conflict and reveals a story of confused aims.
BBC
59mins
One Deadly Weekend In America - Part 2

One Deadly Weekend In America - Part 2

Documentary exploring gun crime in America, focusing on the murder of Tavin Price.
BBC
45mins
One Deadly Weekend In America

One Deadly Weekend In America

Documentary exploring gun crime in America, focusing on the murder of Tavin Price.
BBC
46mins
David Attenborough Meets President Obama

David Attenborough Meets President Obama

David Attenborough talks to President Obama about issues facing the natural world today.
BBC
48mins
China - Triumph And Turmoil - China - Triumph And Turmoil - Superpower

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Superpower

China's economic growth signals a seismic shift in political power from West to East.
BBC
47mins
China - Triumph And Turmoil - China - Triumph And Turmoil - Maostalgia

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Maostalgia

Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to mix Communism and Capitalism.
BBC
47mins
China - Triumph And Turmoil - China - Triumph And Turmoil - Emperors

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Emperors

Niall Ferguson shows the historical uses of the Chinese state for the higher goal of unity
BBC
48mins
Britain's Royal Weddings - Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 2

Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 2

An intimate story of Britain's recent royal weddings, told by the people who were there.
BBC
52mins
Britain's Royal Weddings - Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 1

Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 1

The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother to Princess Margaret
BBC
50mins
Brazil With Michael Palin - Brazil With Michael Palin - The Deep South

Brazil With Michael Palin - The Deep South

Michael finds many surprises as he encounters the rich diversity of Brazil's deep south.
BBC
55mins
Brazil With Michael Palin - Brazil With Michael Palin - The Road To Rio

Brazil With Michael Palin - The Road To Rio

Michael Palin explores Minas Gerais, the source of Brazil's great mineral wealth.
BBC
55mins
Brazil With Michael Palin - Brazil With Michael Palin - Into Amazonia

Brazil With Michael Palin - Into Amazonia

Michael Palin visits indigenous tribes and Henry Ford's ill-fated Fordlandia.
BBC
55mins
Brazil With Michael Palin - Brazil With Michael Palin - Out Of Africa

Brazil With Michael Palin - Out Of Africa

Michael's journey starts in the north east, where modern Brazil was born.
BBC
55mins
Billy Connolly's Big Send Off - Billy Connolly's Big Send Off - Episode 2
BBC
46mins
Billy Connolly's Big Send Off - Billy Connolly's Big Send Off - Episode 1

Billy Connolly's Big Send Off - Episode 1

Billy meets Eric Idle to discuss funeral plans.
BBC
46mins
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 4

Airport 24/7 - Episode 4

Dallas Campbell is at the controls of a flight simulator to see if he can land an A380.
BBC
50mins
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 3

Airport 24/7 - Episode 3

Dallas Campbell looks at the hundreds of markings that must be painted on to every plane.
BBC
50mins
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 2

Airport 24/7 - Episode 2

Following a shorthaul flight turnaround, with just 45 minutes from landing to take-off.
BBC
50mins
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 1

Airport 24/7 - Episode 1

An overview of Heathrow Airport and the scale of operations faced by air traffic control.
BBC
51mins
David Beckham - Into The Unknown - David Beckham - Into The Unknown - Episode 1

David Beckham - Into The Unknown - Episode 1

David Beckham and friends go on a wild adventure into the Amazon rainforest.
BBC
46mins
Witness: Katrina - Witness: Katrina - Episode 2

Witness: Katrina - Episode 2

Six Hours after making landfall, hurricane katrina is finally moving inland.
BBC
50mins
Witness: Katrina - Witness: Katrina - Episode 1

Witness: Katrina - Episode 1

August 29th, 2005. Hurricane Katrina makes landfall on the Gulf Coast.
BBC
50mins
Tiger Woods - The Rise And Fall

Tiger Woods - The Rise And Fall

Documentary examining the fall from grace of world famous golfer Tiger Woods.
BBC
49mins
Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Evan Davis decodes the formula that took Apple from suburban garage to global supremacy.
BBC
49mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 8

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 8

Police secretly record Emilia. Will they finally learn the truth about Heather's murder?
BBC
14mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 7

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 7

Josh is cracking under pressure and wants to talk to Detective Buie.
BBC
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 5

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 5

Emilia and Josh are telling very different stories. Who is telling the truth?
BBC
11mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 4

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 4

Detectives discover Heathers body. Emilia's loyalty to Josh falters.
BBC
11mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 3

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 3

Josh gives detectives what they've been waiting for - a breakthrough in the case.
BBC
10mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 2

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 2

Detectives discover CCTV evidence which leads them to believe foul play has occurred.
BBC
10mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 1

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 1

When Heather vanishes, detectives bring in her husband Josh for questioning.
BBC
10mins
Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Could a cheaper Bug Mac ever replace the Big Mac?
BBC
59mins
Apollo Wives

Apollo Wives

Documentary following the reunion in Arizona of ten of the wives of Apollo astronauts.
BBC
50mins
Abused - Breaking The Silence

Abused - Breaking The Silence

Documentary about a group of men who suffered abuse as children and seek compensation.
BBC
49mins
1066 - 1066 - Episode 2

1066 - Episode 2

After an epic battle at Stamford Bridge, our two warriors race back to the south.
BBC
52mins
1066 - 1066 - Episode 1

1066 - Episode 1

Beginning the story of two ordinary men.
BBC
49mins
Makhanda: The Day The Taps Ran Dry

Makhanda: The Day The Taps Ran Dry

In February thousands of residents of Makhanda were suddenly left without water when the municipality cut supply to parts of the town. Confusion and panic gave way to complaints about water quality when supply was restored.
24.com
WATCH | Oasis in Ashes: The day a fire swallowed a town

WATCH | Oasis in Ashes: The day a fire swallowed a town

On 30 December 2018 a devastating fire gutted the historical mission station of Wupperthal, destroying scores of properties and robbing the residents of their homes, livelihoods and heritage.
24.com
DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

"He wasn't just a drifter, a farmworker that nobody cared about. He was Mannetjies, my brother and the way he was killed just wasn't right," his sister told News24, shortly after a Lutzville farmer was convicted of using a spade to beat him to death.
24.com
26mins
Unlocking Evolution

Unlocking Evolution

Examines the life of groundbreaking New Zealand researcher and lightning rod for controversy, Allan Wilson, who revolutionised the ideas behind evolution.
TVF Media
Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Explore the intriguing world of Conan Doyle and the truth behind his decision to kill off the character that had dominated his life.
TVF Media
The Happy Dictator

The Happy Dictator

Until 2006, Turkmenistan was run by a crazy dictator whose megalomania spawned a personality cult to rival that of Chairman Mao. This is the story of an unlikely desert republic with a grim reputation and a quite astonishing leader.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Iron From China

Iron From China

Follows the journey of iron, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Copper From Chile

Copper From Chile

Follows the journey of Copper from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media