Documentary Shows

Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
57 Episodes
BBC
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.
26 Episodes
Beyond
How Does That Work?

How Does That Work?

Technology has made our everyday lives much easier than our ancestors had it. This series explores how this technology works, how it's being used today, and the advances that can be expected in the future.
18 Episodes
Reel
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 Episodes
The Full Box
Secret Lives of Women

Secret Lives of Women

Examine the little-known, fringe subcultures of some women in America. It includes wide-ranging themes, from shopaholics, to plastic surgery, eating disorders and sex.
15 Episodes
Via Vision
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 Episodes
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 Episodes
Beyond
Superships

Superships

They're the mighty ships that have managed to tame our seas - see inside some of the world's most incredible floating technology.
13 Episodes
Reel
Capturing The Cup

Capturing The Cup

Relive all the highlights of Australia's World Cup victories from 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
12 Episodes
Via Vision
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 Episodes
Beyond
Mistresses

Mistresses

A witty probe into the complex world of the 'other' woman, what happens when an affair goes well, and an investigation into how and why it can all go horribly wrong.
9 Episodes
Content Film
Haunting: Australia

Haunting: Australia

Hailing from all corners of the globe, six of the best ghost hunters in the business have joined forces to investigate paranormal activity in Australia's most haunted locations.
8 Episodes
Flame
Dream Island

Dream Island

The rugged Atlantic outpost of Skokholm Island is a bird sanctuary of global importance, but it's fallen on hard times and the buildings have been boarded up and abandoned, and the island put up for sale.
6 Episodes
Flame
Rio: City of Sport

Rio: City of Sport

Explore the story of sport in Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the two greatest sporting events on earth - the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
6 Episodes
Flame
Generals At War

Generals At War

As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals' reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.
6 Episodes
Reel
Alexander's Lost World

Alexander's Lost World

Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, David Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 2,400km journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia.
6 Episodes
Reel
Devil Island

Devil Island

A group of Tasmanian Devils are hauled from the safety of captivity and released into the wilds of a remote island. If they can fend for themselves they might just save their entire species from extinction. But how will the island's teeming wildlife cope with the arrival of their new neighbours?
6 Episodes
ABC
Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Joe Hildebrand has just three weeks to change the opinion of four Indians who think Aussies are Dumb, Drunk and Racist.
6 Episodes
ABC
Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted is an observational documentary that follows one man and one woman as they seek to auction their first sexual experience.
6 Episodes
ABC
Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect? is a documentary series that follows 19-year-old Australian Maddy, as she sets out on a journey to see if ‘Hollywood’ perfection is attainable. In this social experiment, she subjects herself to vigorous beauty treatments, diets and exercise regimes endorsed by the media over a gruelling ten weeks.
6 Episodes
Passion
My Big Decision

My Big Decision

Documentary series following a number of British teenagers as they each embark upon a road trip that could lead them to a life-changing decision.
5 Episodes
BBC
Dream Wrecks

Dream Wrecks

Shipwrecks have fascinated us for centuries, with their watery resting places enticing divers to explore our past. Dream Wrecks looks at some of those stories.
5 Episodes
Reel
21st Century War Machines

21st Century War Machines

The machines and weapons designed to fight the full-on heavy metal wars of the 20th Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
5 Episodes
ABC
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.
4 Episodes
BBC
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
4 Episodes
BBC
The Big House

The Big House

In a radical social experiment, we take one big house in Ireland and staff it up with the direct descendants of the men and women who lived and worked there - upstairs and downstairs.
4 Episodes
Flame
How Much Is Enough?

How Much Is Enough?

With more money than ever before, football has become the sport of high rollers and global sponsors, where being number one is all that counts, in which agents dictate and players dominate. Is the game now an industry, or still a sport, or a hybrid of both?
4 Episodes
Umbrella
Wings At War

Wings At War

Wings At War tells the compelling story of the air war during World War Two when air power was established as a decisive weapon.
4 Episodes
ABC
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 Episodes
Monarch
Australia With Simon Reeve

Australia With Simon Reeve

Author and travel presenter Simon Reeve sets off on an extraordinary adventure across Australia.
3 Episodes
BBC
Facing The Atlantic

Facing The Atlantic

Take an extraordinary journey to the wildest and most remote locations of Western Europe in this fascinating documentary series.
3 Episodes
Content Film
Ultimate Battles

Ultimate Battles

Experience three of the most defining battles in the history of the World in these explosive documentaries; the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of the Bulge, and Alexander the Great's Battle of Guagamela.
3 Episodes
Ovation
Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
3 Episodes
Reel
Fight Science

Fight Science

Prepare to go beyond the dojo of pure-style martial arts and explore five new realms of combat. Fight Science brings a selection of nature's best athletes into the lab, to determine the limits of human fighting ability.
3 Episodes
Reel
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 Episodes
TVF Media
War Surgeons

War Surgeons

War surgeons have long faced the challenge of saving lives in the most difficult circumstances. This series follows the evolution of their work from ancient times to the present day battlefield.
3 Episodes
Reel
Who Wrote the New Testament?

Who Wrote the New Testament?

Using interviews with biblical scholars with varying views as well as examinations of historical artefacts, the series uncovers what is currently known about the history behind the New Testament.
3 Episodes
Reel
Woodstock Diary

Woodstock Diary

The Woodstock Diary is an enthralling fly on the wall documentary about the creation of Woodstock and of the actual three-day event itself.
3 Episodes
Reel
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.
3 Episodes
The Full Box
Australia on Trial

Australia on Trial

Through the prism of three of the most sensational trials of the 19th Century, Australia on Trial examines pivotal social battles that changed the fabric of Australian society.
3 Episodes
ABC
Two Men In China

Two Men In China

Two Men in China sees the indefatigable Tim Flannery and John Doyle - armed with inquisitive minds and enduring humour - explore our powerful neighbour and our major trading partner.
3 Episodes
ABC
In A League Of Their Own

In A League Of Their Own

Follow the fortunes of the first all-Aboriginal Australian Rules football team to enter a mainstream AFL-affiliated competition, through their first bone-jarring season.
3 Episodes
Ronin
24 Hours: Police

24 Hours: Police

24 Hours: Police compares frontline policing on the violent angry streets of four international cities - San Francisco, Auckland, Perth, and Oslo.
3 Episodes
Flame
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 Episodes
BBC
Natural World

Natural World

The BBC's classic wildlife series tells in-depth stories of incredible animals, featuring award-winning photography in some of the most extraordinary places in the world.
2 Episodes
BBC
The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

In this innovative series, Bill Oddie takes great joy in comparing dinosaurs with their closest living relatives - crocodiles and birds.
2 Episodes
BBC
Arctic Dilemma

Arctic Dilemma

Iceland and Greenland are being severely affected by climate chnage. How will it affect the future of the islands and their people?
2 Episodes
Reel
What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do explores the evolution of sexual strategies and what makes certain species winners and losers in the mating game.
2 Episodes
Reel
Russia On Four Wheels

Russia On Four Wheels

Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani set off across Russia on two massive road-trips across the world's biggest, and one it's most enigmatic, countries.
2 Episodes
BBC
Drain the Ocean

Drain the Ocean

What if we could pull the plug and drain the planet's water? What would we see? What would we learn? Follow a virtual scientific expedition to the deep as we explore one of earth's last great frontiers.
2 Episodes
Reel
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 Episodes
Reel
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
1 Episode
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 Episode
BBC
Superhuman

Superhuman

Go inside the human body to discover its true potential and examine whether some people are pushing it too far.
1 Episode
Reel
Miracles

Miracles

Miracles is a series of epic tales of survival. Each episode features a remarkable and intriguing story of someone's fight against the elements, against time and their battle against death.
1 Episode
ABC

Documentary Episodes

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.
52mins
BBC
Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

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

Ancient Worlds - Return Of The King

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

Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the 'Greek Thing'.
52mins
BBC
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.
50mins
BBC
Ancient Worlds - Come Together

Ancient Worlds - Come Together

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

Addicted To Pleasure - Whisky

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

Addicted To Pleasure - Tobacco

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

Addicted To Pleasure - Opium

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

Addicted To Pleasure - Sugar

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

A Comet's Tale

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

Collision Course - Plane

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

Collision Course - Train Crash At Southall

Documentary on the Southall rail crash of 1997.
59mins
BBC
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.
51mins
BBC
World Beneath Your Feet - Building Britain

World Beneath Your Feet - Building Britain

Dallas Campbell reveals the hidden wonders beneath our feet.
49mins
BBC
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
52mins
BBC
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.
50mins
BBC
Wonders Of The Universe - Stardust

Wonders Of The Universe - Stardust

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

Wonders Of The Universe - Destiny

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

Too Ugly For Love

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

The Moon

A look at how our love affair with the moon has waxed and waned since we landed there.
58mins
BBC
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.
46mins
BBC
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.
46mins
BBC
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.
46mins
BBC
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.
52mins
BBC
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.
52mins
BBC
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.
52mins
BBC
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.
51mins
Science, , ,
BBC
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.
52mins
BBC
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.
49mins
Science, , ,
BBC
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.
51mins
BBC
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 2

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 2

Andy Torbet and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat.
52mins
BBC
Carbon Hunters

Carbon Hunters

Shawn Burns is a carbon hunter making money in an industry global warming created.
49mins
BBC
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 1

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 1

Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world.
50mins
BBC
Australia With Simon Reeve - Australia With Simon Reeve - Episode 3

Australia With Simon Reeve - Episode 3

Simon travels down the east coast to the cities of Sydney and Melbourne.
59mins
BBC
Australia With Simon Reeve - Australia With Simon Reeve - Episode 2

Australia With Simon Reeve - Episode 2

Simon travels from Darwin to Cape York Peninsula and on to the Great Barrier Reef.
59mins
BBC
Australia With Simon Reeve - Australia With Simon Reeve - Episode 1

Australia With Simon Reeve - Episode 1

Simon Reeve begins an extraordinary adventure across the great continent of Australia.
59mins
BBC
William, Kate And George - A New Royal Family

William, Kate And George - A New Royal Family

A look at the remarkable life that William and Kate have built together.
49mins
BBC
Welcome to the World of Weightloss

Welcome to the World of Weightloss

Documentary following diverse members of three slimming clubs as they try to lose weight.
52mins
BBC
An African Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby - Episode 2

An African Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby - Episode 2

Jonathan Dimbleby travels 2000 miles through East Africa's Rift Valley.
58mins
BBC
An African Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby - Episode 1

An African Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby - Episode 1

Jonathan Dimbleby starts his African journey in the capital of Mali, Bamako.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - A Better World

Britain's Greatest Generation - A Better World

A look at the people who helped create a more culturally diverse post-war Britain.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - Fight For Freedom

Britain's Greatest Generation - Fight For Freedom

A look at extraordinary courage, terrible suffering and miraculous survival in WWII.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - Their Finest Hour

Britain's Greatest Generation - Their Finest Hour

A look at the defiant spirit that brought the nation together during WWII.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - Coming Of Age

Britain's Greatest Generation - Coming Of Age

Documentary about the extraordinary last survivors who fought or lived through WWII.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 2

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 2

Tracing the propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and abolitionists.
49mins
BBC
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 1

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 1

Documentary uncovering the scale of the slavery business as it existed in Britain.
49mins
BBC
Britain's Biggest Superyachts - Chasing Perfection

Britain's Biggest Superyachts - Chasing Perfection

A behind-the-scenes look at Sunseeker, Britain's biggest superyacht builder.
52mins
BBC