Documentaries


Content under this format

Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

1. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

Though romanticised in literature, the highwayman became a social menace on the roads.

Episode 1

1. Channel Patrol: Series 1, Episode 1

The Royal Navy's underwater bomb squad are called out to blow up a hazard in the Solent.

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

How 19th-century countess Ada Lovelace helped give rise to the modern era of computing.

Cop-Out on Drugs?

Week In Week Out: Cop-Out on Drugs?

Should drug users be dealt with mainly by the NHS instead of the police?

Episode 3

3. Fugitives: Series 1, Episode 3

Police try to identify a man accused of horrific crimes committed in India in 2002.

Episode 2

2. Fugitives: Series 1, Episode 2

The search for a member of a Salford gang leads police to a village in the Netherlands.

Episode 1

1. Fugitives: Series 1, Episode 1

A six-month search for a Polish murderer leads police to a flat in south west London.

Episode 4

4. The Real Marigold Hotel: Series 2, Episode 4

On a trip to the Nilgiri mountains, Dennis and Paul visit the town where snooker was born.

New Boys in Town

9. My Life: Series 8, New Boys in Town

Documentary following 12-year-old Adel who moved to the UK as a refugee three years ago.

Episode 4

4. Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook: Series 1, Episode 4

Gabriel meets a girl with two hearts and a man who can sing two notes at once.

Episode 1

1. Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall: Series 1, Episode 1

Steve starts his journey at Lake Habema, where the Baliem River begins its life.

South Devon

2. Back to the Land with Kate Humble: Series 1, South Devon

Kate Humble meets a couple who have invented a way to make wool rock solid.

Fish & Chips

1. The Best of British Takeaways: Series 1, Fish & Chips

Tom Kerridge travels the country to find out what makes the best fish and chips.

Brexit and Exit

3. Meet the Lords: Series 1, Brexit and Exit

Brexit hits the Lords with a bang when they vote on leaving Europe.

William D the Donkey

13. My Pet and Me: Series 3, William D the Donkey

Ferne visits a donkey sanctuary and meets Darcey, who sponsors one of the donkeys.

Ivy the Rabbit

12. My Pet and Me: Series 3, Ivy the Rabbit

Rory visits Charlie and meets his pet rabbits Ivy, Minty and Layla.

Scooby the Sniffer Dog

11. My Pet and Me: Series 3, Scooby the Sniffer Dog

Ferne finds out exactly what Scooby the police sniffer dog does.

Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story

Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story

Documentary telling the extraordinary tale of the ups and downs of Raleigh bikes.

Murder in Italy

Storyville: Murder in Italy

A look at Letizia Ruggeri's four-year investigation into the murder of Yara Gambirasio.

Jobs for the Boys

4. True North: Series 8, Jobs for the Boys

Three unemployed young Protestant men embark on a pioneering educational project.

Life Changers

3. Wales in the Nineties: Life Changers

The stories of men and women who faced and overcame huge personal challenges.

Episode 2

2. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History: Series 1, Episode 2

Eamonn traces the emergence of photojournalism in the early 20th century.

A Day in the Life of Andy Warhol

A Day in the Life of Andy Warhol

A portrait of the real Andy Warhol, the man behind the enigmatic pop art superstar.

Episode 10

10. Channel Patrol: Series 2, Episode 10

A maintenance crew have to inch their way through a seaway obstacle course.

Episode 9

9. Channel Patrol: Series 2, Episode 9

Grub's up on the way to France, but there's only one thing anyone wants to eat.

Episode 8

8. Channel Patrol: Series 2, Episode 8

A boyfriend-and-girlfriend team try to muscle in on the whelk-fishing market.

Greyabbey Mud Flats

2. Wild on Water: Greyabbey Mud Flats

Find out why Strangford Lough supports such a diverse range of wildlife.

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

3. imagine...: Winter 2014, Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

Alan Yentob talks to all-round entertainer Bette Midler.

Jeanette Winterson: My Monster and Me

5. imagine...: Winter 2012, Jeanette Winterson: My Monster and Me

Author Jeanette Winterson returns with Alan Yentob to the scenes of her childhood.

Unfinished: The Making of Massive Attack

Unfinished: The Making of Massive Attack

Paul McGann narrates the story of how Massive Attack's debut album, Blue Lines, was made.

All Hands on Deck

5. American High School: All Hands on Deck

The seniors prepare for their vintage Hollywood-themed prom.

Two Dollar Bills

2. American High School: Two Dollar Bills

Cheerleader Vernon has moved out and is sleeping on his best friend's floor.

In the Shadow of the Shipyard

3. Groundbreakers: In the Shadow of the Shipyard

Dan Gordon returns to his native east Belfast to explore the work of four writers.

Episode 9

9. Weather Watchers with Barra Best: Shorts, Episode 9

Barra Best meets organic former John McCormick in County Down.

Freedom and Fear in Myanmar

Our World: Freedom and Fear in Myanmar

Jonah Fisher investigates allegations of mass murder among Myanmar's Rohingya minority.

Geri's 1990s: My Drive To Freedom

Geri's 1990s: My Drive To Freedom

Geri Horner looks back on the 1990s and her journey from working-class girl to superstar.