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
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
Australia With Simon Reeve

Australia With Simon Reeve

Author and travel presenter Simon Reeve sets off on an extraordinary adventure across Australia.
3 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
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
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

Documentary Videos

Helicopter Heroes Down Under: Series 2 - Episode 8

Helicopter Heroes Down Under: Series 2 - Episode 8

Flight nurse Sue looks after a farmer crushed by a hay bale.
BBC
29mins
Helicopter Heroes Down Under: Series 2 - Episode 3

Helicopter Heroes Down Under: Series 2 - Episode 3

Pilot Kevin rescues a settler from Wales who is critically ill on his yacht.
BBC
29mins
Zama Zama: How we refine gold!

Zama Zama: How we refine gold!

Daily Sun tracked down Zama Zamas and they showed us how they refine gold and burn it, until it's ready for the market.
24.com
Zama Zama: How we mine gold!

Zama Zama: How we mine gold!

Zama Zama's showed Daily Sun how they refine gold and burn it, until it's ready for the market.
24.com
Life Inside Jail - Hell on Earth - Episode 2

Life Inside Jail - Hell on Earth - Episode 2

Jarquell Williams is on trial for murder after being accused of shooting a local man.
BBC
46mins
Life Inside Jail - Hell on Earth - Episode 1

Life Inside Jail - Hell on Earth - Episode 1

Correctional Officers at Albany jail await the arrival of seven senior gangsters.
BBC
45mins
Life And Death Row: Series 2 - Truth

Life And Death Row: Series 2 - Truth

Two teenage boys give different accounts of the murder with which they are both charged.
BBC
52mins
Life And Death Row: Series 2 - Punishment

Life And Death Row: Series 2 - Punishment

Daniel Lopez is resisting all appeals to block his execution.
BBC
51mins
Life And Death Row: Series 2 - Execution

Life And Death Row: Series 2 - Execution

Shawn Ford Jr is on trial and a jury must decide whether he should live or die.
BBC
51mins
Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 3

Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 3

Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are in Hong Kong to see what happens right after New Year.
BBC
50mins
Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 2

Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 2

Kate Humble takes part in a flower auction as lucky red roses are sold for New Year.
BBC
50mins
Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 1

Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 1

Kate Humble, Jing Lusi and Ant Anstead experience the New Year transport rush and crush.
BBC
50mins
Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 3

Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 3

Simon discovers Hondurans living in the grip of violent criminal gangs.
BBC
59mins
Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 2

Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 2

Travelling from Barbados to Colombia, Simon meets the region's extraordinary people.
BBC
59mins
Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 1

Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 1

Simon explores both the light and dark sides of the Dominican Republic.
BBC
59mins
BP - In Deep Water

BP - In Deep Water

US Oil industry expert Greg Palast uncovers startling evidence of oil industry misconduct.
BBC
51mins
Between Life and Death

Between Life and Death

Provocative documentary following the doctors who can now interrupt the death process.
BBC
51mins
Ancient Worlds - City Of Man, City Of God

Ancient Worlds - City Of Man, City Of God

In the last of the series, Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - Return Of The King

Ancient Worlds - Return Of The King

Richard Miles traces the battle-scarred career of Alexander the Great.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the 'Greek Thing'.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - The Age Of Iron

Ancient Worlds - The Age Of Iron

Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse.
BBC
50mins
Ancient Worlds - Come Together

Ancient Worlds - Come Together

Richard Miles traces the roots of civilisation in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece.
BBC
52mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Whisky

Addicted To Pleasure - Whisky

Brian Cox reveals how whisky has shaped Scotland's hard-drinking reputation.
BBC
49mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Tobacco

Addicted To Pleasure - Tobacco

How smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a market of addicts.
BBC
50mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Opium

Addicted To Pleasure - Opium

Brian Cox learns the origins and history of modern-day opium addiction.
BBC
48mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Sugar

Addicted To Pleasure - Sugar

How sugar cane fuelled a consumer revolution but is now responsible for serious ailments.
BBC
48mins
A Comet's Tale

A Comet's Tale

Modern space missions reveal what comets are really made of and where they come from.
BBC
51mins
Collision Course - Plane

Collision Course - Plane

Documentary investigating the Boeing 737 which crashed 14 years ago into the M1.
BBC
59mins
Collision Course - Train Crash At Southall

Collision Course - Train Crash At Southall

Documentary on the Southall rail crash of 1997.
BBC
59mins
World Beneath Your Feet - On The Move

World Beneath Your Feet - On The Move

Dallas Campbell explores how what goes on underground keeps our country on the move.
BBC
51mins
World Beneath Your Feet - Building Britain

World Beneath Your Feet - Building Britain

Dallas Campbell reveals the hidden wonders beneath our feet.
BBC
49mins
Wonders Of The Universe - Messengers

Wonders Of The Universe - Messengers

Wonders of the Universe shows how light holds the key to our understanding of the universe
BBC
52mins
Wonders Of The Universe - Falling

Wonders Of The Universe - Falling

Wonders of the Universe takes up the story of the force that sculpts the entire universe.
BBC
50mins
Wonders Of The Universe - Stardust

Wonders Of The Universe - Stardust

What are we and where do we come from?
BBC
49mins
Wonders Of The Universe - Destiny

Wonders Of The Universe - Destiny

Wonders of the Universe seeks to understand the nature of time.
BBC
49mins
Too Ugly For Love

Too Ugly For Love

Documentary about three people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
BBC
56mins
The Moon

The Moon

A look at how our love affair with the moon has waxed and waned since we landed there.
BBC
58mins
Million Dollar American Princesses - Movers And Shakers

Million Dollar American Princesses - Movers And Shakers

By the 1930s, the legacy of America's millionaire princesses paves the way for the future.
BBC
46mins
Million Dollar American Princesses - Wedding Of The Century

Million Dollar American Princesses - Wedding Of The Century

Exploring marriages between the daughters of new-money Americans and cash-strapped Brits.
BBC
46mins
Million Dollar American Princesses - Cash For Class

Million Dollar American Princesses - Cash For Class

Elizabeth McGovern explores the first transatlantic marriages of the late 1800s.
BBC
46mins
Life And Death Row: Series 1 - Episode 3

Life And Death Row: Series 1 - Episode 3

A law student fights for the lives of two of the youngest killers facing execution.
BBC
52mins
Life And Death Row: Series 1 - Episode 2

Life And Death Row: Series 1 - Episode 2

Film following the trial of a man accused of beating eight members of his family to death.
BBC
52mins
Life And Death Row: Series 1 - Episode 1

Life And Death Row: Series 1 - Episode 1

For two of the youngest men on death row in Texas, execution day has arrived.
BBC
52mins
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

The advances that have elevated the murder weapon from being mere evidence to key witness.
BBC
51mins
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Gabriel Weston looks at the difficulty of identifying the body in a murder case.
BBC
52mins
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

A look at cases that were solved by examining the smallest traces of forensic evidence.
BBC
49mins
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 3

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 3

Andy Torbet dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle.
BBC
51mins