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BBC Documentaries Season 2008 - Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeEpisode NameAir Date
1

The Harp with Catrin Finch

2

The Big Bang Machine

4

The Lost Gospels

5

Shroud of Turin: Material Evidence

6

Inside The Saudi Kingdom

7

Ian Fleming - Where Bond Began

8

From WAGs to Riches

9

The Birth of Israel

10

Addicted to Boob Jobs

11

Page Three Teens

12

The Lost Gospels

13

I'm Kylie's Body Double

14

Should I Smoke Dope?

16

The Voice

17

Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights

18

Martin Luther King - American Prophet

21

Charles at 60 - The Passionate Prince

22

In Search of Spanish Flu

23

The Machine That Made Us - Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press

24

All About Thunderbirds

25

The Jet Stream and Us

26

Super Rich: The Greed Game

27

Christina: A Medieval Life

28

Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges

29

Passport to Liverpool

30

British B Movies: Truly, Madly, Cheaply

31

Illuminations: Treasures of the Middle Ages

32

Rich Hall's 'How the West Was Lost'

33

The Making of the Iron Lady

34

Who Is Kurt Wallander?

35

Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story

36

How to Build a Cathedral

37

High Anxieties: The Mathematics Of Chaos

38

The Real Italian Job - James Martin's Mille Miglia

39

The Day the Troubles Began

40

Florence Nightingale

41

Kafka Uncovered

42

Last Man Hanging

43

Merlin the Legend

44

Star of Bethlehem

45

Alesha: Look but Don't Touch

46

Amy: My Body for Bucks

47

Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails

48

The Story of Asthma Island

49

How to Rob a Bank

50

Heist

51

The Truth About Christmas Carols

52

The Man Who Made Eric and Ernie

53

What's Going On: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye

54

The Whisky Dream

55

Hadrian

56

Secrets of the Forbidden City

57

The Perfect House: The Life and Work of Palladio

58

Armistice

59

Goya: Crazy Like a Genius

60

Blondie: One Way or Another

61

Lost Horizons: The Big Bang

62

Graham Hill: Driven

63

France on a Plate

64

The Rebel Physician: Nicholas Culpeper's Fight for Medical Freedom

65

Cracking Up

66

Comedy Songs: The Pop Years

67

Clarissa and the King's Cookbook

68

The Swing Thing

69

Prime Ministers and Press Barons

70

Political Mavericks

71

Rivers of Blood

72

Portillo on Thatcher: The Lady's Not for Spurning

73

Sacred Music: The Story of Allegri's Miserere

74

Jimmy and the Wild Honey Hunters

76

The Passions of Vaughan Williams

77

Welsh Way of Life

78

John McDouall Stuart: The Scot Who Opened Up Australia

79

The Unseen Alistair Cooke

80

A' Dol Dhachaigh

81

Bryony Makes a Zombie Movie

82

The Real 'Life on Mars'!

83

Black Power Salute

84

Tin Sandwich Anyone? A History of the Harmonica

86

Pedigree Dogs Exposed

87

Jack - A Soldier's Story

88

Walter Tull - Forgotten Hero

91

The Birth of Israel

93

The Saint and the Hanged Man

94

Auntie's War on Smut

95

Clowns

96

The Bonzos

97

Hey Mr DJ - The Rise And Rise Of The Disc Jockey

98

Pop! What Is It Good For?

99

Marc Bolan: The Final Word

100

Caledonia Dreamin'

101

How Pop Songs Work

102

University Challenge - The Story So Far

103

Michael Palin & the Mystery of Hammershøi

104

Kings of Rock and Roll

105

Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

106

I'm Dreaming of a TV Christmas

107

The Medici: Makers of Modern Art

108

More Than This: The Story of Roxy Music

109

Verity Lambert: Drama Queen

110

Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga

111

They Came from Manchester: The Story of Mancunian Pop

112

Isteach Chun an Oileain (Into the Island)

113

Kings of Glam

114

Carluccio and the Leopard

115

The John Akii-Bua Story: An African Tragedy

116

The Great Girona Gold Hunt

117

George Clinton - Tales of Dr Funkenstein

118

Absolutely Chuffed: The Men Who Built a Steam Engine

119

Around the World in 20 Years

120

Moscow 1980: The Cold War Olympics

121

Michael Portillo: Death of a School Friend

122

Innocent - The Colin Stagg Story

123

The NHS: A Difficult Beginning

124

Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation

125

The Flapping Track

126

Re-United

127

Who Killed Kirsty MacColl

128

What Happened Next? Living in the Past