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BBC Documentaries Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1Aristotle's Lagoon
2The Pharaoh Who Conquered the Sea
3Nicola Roberts: The Truth About Tanning
4How Safe Are Our Skies? Detroit Flight 253
5British Columbia: Canada's Olympic Wilderness
6Tchaikovsky's Women
7Tchaikovsky: Fate
8Michelin Stars - The Madness of Perfection
9The Lure of Las Vegas
10The Man Who Ate Everything
11Edward VII - Prince of Pleasure
12In Search of the Perfect Loaf
13Are Christians Being Persecuted?
14Women, Weddings, War and Me
15Around the World by Zeppelin
16Sue Johnston's Shangri La
17Heavy Metal Britannia
18South Africa in Pictures
19The History of Safari with Richard E Grant
20Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema
21Sun, Sex, and Holiday Madness
22Dive, Dive, Dive!
23Mental: A History of the Madhouse
24Murder on the Lake
25The Deadliest Crash: The Le Mans 1955 Disaster
26Revealing Anne Lister
27Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow
28For Queen and Country
29Stephen Fry on Wagner
30Skippy: Australia's First Superstar
31Make Me a New Face: Hope for Africa's Hidden Children
32Biology of Dads
33The Box That Changed Britain
34Nixon in the Den
35Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up
36African Railway
37Requiem for Detroit
38Between Life and Death
39In Loving Memory
40Who Killed Caravaggio?
41Britain Goes Camping
42Great British Outdoors
43Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself
44Rich Hall's 'The Dirty South'
45The Blind Me
46Ride of My Life: The Story of the Bicycle
47The Games That Time Forgot
48Death on the Mountain: The Story of Tom Simpson
49Elvis in Las Vegas
50Rick Stein's Food of the Italian Opera
51What Makes a Great Tenor?
52The Day the Immigrants Left
53Shanties and Sea Songs with Gareth Malone
54Hero: The Bobby Moore Story
55Stealing Shakespeare
56Five Days that Changed Britain
57The Duchess and the Fuhrer
58Britain's Park Story
59Hammond Meets Moss
61Young, British and Angry
62Van Gogh: Painted With Words
63Battle for North America
64Infinite Space
65Treasures of the Anglo Saxons
67The Making of King Arthur
68The Genius of Omar Khayyam
69Madness in the Fast Lane
70Wink, Meet, Delete: An Internet Guide to Dating
71Alice and Her Six Dads
72Autism, Disco and Me
73Autistic Driving School
74The Eiger: Wall of Death
75Wild Swimming With Alice Roberts
76Beckii: Schoolgirl Superstar at 14
77The Vera Lynn Story
78Vatican: The Hidden World
79Battle of Britain: The Real Story
80Benedict: Trials of a Pope
81Spitfire Women
82Wellington Bomber
83Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone
84Jean Sibelius - The Early Years
85Jean Sibelius - Maturity and Silence
86A Journey Back to Newcastle: Michael Smith's Deep North
87Magic or Medicine - Homeopathy and the NHS
88Explosions: How We Shook the World
89Dam Busters Declassified
90Joey Dunlop Remembered
91Norman Wisdom: His Story
92Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women
93Sex Trafficking in Cambodia: Stacey Dooley Investigates
94The Man Who Recorded America: Jac Holzman's Elektra Records
95Battle of Britain: The South Coast Trail
96Secrets of the Universe
97Greek Myths: Tales of Travelling Heroes
98Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill
99Delphi: The Bellybutton of the Ancient World
100JFK: The Making of Modern Politics
101How To Get A Head In Sculpture
102Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia
103Gods and Monsters: Homer's Odyssey
104Operation Mincemeat
105The Joy of Stats
106My Father, the Bomb and Me
107The Search for Life: The Drake Equation
108Beautiful Equations
109Mad and Bad: 60 Years of Science on TV
110The Real Sleeping Beauty
111Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town
112How to Win the TV Debate
113How Wales Won the Ryder Cup
114Dangerous Days: On the Edge of Blade Runner
115Jeff Brazier: Me and My Brother
116Love Me, Love My Face
117Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid
118Decade of Discovery
119How Science Changed Our World
120The Ibrox Disaster
121100 Years of the Palladium
122Britain's Prostitutes - Life on the Edge
123Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream
124Still Folk Dancing... After All These Years
125Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice
126Gerard Kelly: A Celebration
127The Battle of Britain
128Return to White Horse Village
129Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask
130Wait Till Your Teacher Gets Home!
131Blackpool on Film
132Festivals Britannia
133Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World of Self-Portraits
134Limbo Babies
135Remembrance: The Sikh Story
136The First World War from Above
137Angel of the Valleys
138On the Streets
139The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water
140The Man Who Can't Stop Hiccupping
141To Kill a Mockingbird at 50
142Henry Moore: Carving a Reputation
143The World's Most Dangerous Place for Women
144Twitchers: A Very British Obsession
145Robert Mone - Saorsa Gu Siorruidh?
146Cannabis: Britain's Secret Farms
147Billy Connolly and Aly Bain: Fishing for Poetry
148Brian Eno: Hits, Classics and Tracks
149The Real Winnie Mandela
150Who is Nelson Mandela
151Come Clog Dancing: Treasures of English Folk Dance
152Frost on Satire
153The Madness of Peter Howson
154Lost: The Mystery of Flight 447
155The Secrets of the Black Diaries
1561984: A Sikh Story
157Steve Winwood - English Soul
158Crop to Shop: Jimmy's Supermarket Secrets
159The World Cups Most Shocking Moments
160Britain's Youngest Boarders
162Science: A Challenge to TV Orthodoxy
164Waiting for Work
165Inside the Perfect Predator
166The Man Who Shot the 60's
167Fat Man in a White Hat - Episode 1
168Fat Man in a White Hat - Episode 2
169Mandela - 20 Years of Freedom
171What Makes a Great Soprano
172West End Story: What Nancy, Joseph and Maria Did Next
173unknownBrazil: An Inconvenient History
174I Can't Stop Stealing
175Drinking with the Girls
176First Light
177unknownCan England win the Next World Cup
178unknownGlastonbury at 40: From Avalon to Jay-Z
179Disappearing Island An-diugh
180The Tony Blair Interview
181Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children
182Peter Tobin - Murtair Bitheanta (Serial Killer)
183The Autistic Me - One Year On
184The Hebridean Trail
185Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Who Ever Lived
186Chopin: The Women Behind the Music
187Today I'm With You
188How Vietnam Was Lost
189unknownEarth Under Water
190Sidekick Stories
191Maid in Britain
192When Brunel's Ship Came Home
193Men about the House
194Brian Clough: The Best Manager England Never Had?
195The Princes Welsh Village
196I Believe in UFOS: Danny Dyer
197Britain's Natural World: Wild Summer River
198Bellany - Fire in the Blood
199All About the Good Life
200The Born Free Legacy
201I Believe in Ghosts: Joe Swash
202The Story of Are You Being Served
203Little Ships: The Miracle of Dunkirk
204The Great Climb
205Sue Johnston's Shangri-La
207Vampires: Why They Bite
208Robert Plant: By Myself
209Dunkirk: The Soldier's Story
210Heaven 17 The Story of Penthouse and Pavement
212An Cuiltheann
213Tom Jones at 70
214Roll over Beethoven: The Chess Records Saga
215Davis v Taylor: The '85 Black Ball Final
216Neil Diamond: Solitary Man
217When Phil Cunningham met Mark Knopfler
218Queens of Country
219Art of Cornwall
220The Real Indian Doctors
221Alex Higgins: The People's Champion
222Battle of Britain Night The Gathering Storm
223Battle of Britain Night Aftermath
224Oliver Postgate: A Life in Small Films
225Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way
226Gauguin - The Full Story
227Newcastle on Film
228Lemmy: The Movie
229Brothers in Arms
230Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts
231Dunkirk: The Story Behind the Legend
232Newsnight At 30
233The Yorkshire Dales on Film
234unknownThe Guinea Pig Club
235Cumbria's Atomic Pioneers
236Elton John at the BBC
237Singer Songwriters at the BBC
238Singer-Songwriters at the BBC
239Donald Trump: All American Billionaire
240The Pope in Scotland
241Donald Trump's Golf War
242unknownSacred Music at Christmas A Christmas History
243Victoria: A Royal Love Story
244Hugh Masekela: Welcome to South Africa
245The Great British Outdoors
246God Bless You Barack Obama?
247When Moyles Met The Radio 1 Breakfast DJs
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