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BBC Documentaries Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1Armando's Tale of Charles Dickens
2King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy - Episode 1
3King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy - Episode 2
4After Life: Rot Box Detectives
7The First Time
8Jeff Leach: Confessions Of A Sex Addict
9Websex: What's the Harm?
10Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side of Sport
11How to Write
13Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil
14Coming Out Diaries
15Pugin: God's Own Architect
16Table Dancing Diaries
17The Then and Now of Muhammad Ali
18Songs of America 1969
19From The Valley to Vegas
20Saxon Hoard: A Golden Discovery
21David Bailey: Four Beats to the Bar and No Cheating
22Britain's Gay Footballers
23Toni and Rosi
24Cutty Sark - National Treasure
25San Francisco's Year Zero: We Were Here
26Vox Pop How Dartford Powered The British Beat Boom
27Bomber Boys
28Wild About Pandas
29Lucian Freud: Painted Life
30Crime Scene Forensics
31For Crying Out Loud
32Jo Brand on Kissing
33Children of the Tsunami
34Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods
35The Joy of Disco
36Baka - A Cry From The Rainforest
37Racing with the Hamiltons: Nic in the Driving Seat
38Queens of Disco
39Disco at the BBC
40Baka - People of the Rainforest
42Frost on Interviews
43QPR - The Four Year Plan
44Rights Gone Wrong?
45Pedigree Dogs Exposed - Three Years On
46The Hidden Art of Islam
47Smallpox in Wales: The Forgotten Killer
48The Anti-Social Network
49Gambling, Addiction and Me: The Real Hustler
50In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World
51Reggie Yates: Teen Gangs
52We Won't Drop the Baby
53The Man who Discovered Egypt
54Dickens in Parliament
55Madness on Wheels: Rallying's Craziest Years
56Woolly Mammoth: Secrets from the Ice
57Elizabeth Queen of Scots
59Breaking the Wall
60The Doors - The Story of L.A. Woman
62Sexism in Football
63I Never Said Yes
64Bomb Squad Men: The Long Walk
65The Falklands: Healing the Wounds
66The Falklands Legacy with Max Hastings
67Warriors: Revisiting the Boys of Ballikinrain
68Leotards and Vests: The Great British Workout
71Frank Wild: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero
72The Bloodhound Adventure
73The Story of the Turban
74The Self Help Society An-Diugh
75World Olympic Dreams
76Witness to Auschwitz
77Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film
78Titanic: Southampton Remembers
79Sweet Home Alabama: The Southern Rock Saga
80Ryan versus The White Star Line
81I Woke Up Gay
82Great Ormond Street Hospital
83Macbeth, the Movie Star... and Me
84Stop My Stutter
85John Le Mesurier: It's All Been Rather Lovely
86Escape from the World's most Dangerous Place
87Angelic Voices
88The British Connection An-diugh
89Ray Reardon at 80
90Liverpool's Titanic Girl
91Barry Hearn: The People's Promoter
92From The Killing to Borgen: The Danish Secret of Success
93The Two-Thousand-Year-Old Computer
95The 16-Year-Old Killer: Cyntoia's Story
96The Lost World of the Seventies
97Shakespeare In Italy - Part 1 Land of Love
98Shakespeare in Italy - Part 2 Land of Fortune
99Roundhead or Cavalier: Which One Are You?
100Inside Facebook: Zuckerberg's $100 Billion Gamble
101Hitler's Children
102The Fall of Singapore: The Great Betrayal
103Are My Fake Breasts Safe?
104The Great Euro Crash with Robert Peston
105Tales of Television Centre
106Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
107A Picture of London
108You Have Been Watching... David Croft
109Jerusalem on a Plate - Yotem Ottolenghi
110Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma
111The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
112A Jubilee Tribute to The Queen by the Prince of Wales
113The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant
114Surviving Progress
115Facing the Music: Eurovision In Azerbaijan
116How The Brits Rocked America: Go West - How The West Was Won
117How The Brits Rocked America: Go West - Stairway To Heaven
118How The Brits Rocked America: Go West - We're The Kids In America
119The Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving
120The Diamond Jubilee Concert
121The Diamond Jubilee Carriage Procession
122The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Message
123Jools Holland: London Calling
124Nina Conti - A Ventriloquist's Story: Her Master's Voice
125Britain in a Day
126London: A Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank
127Turner's Thames
128The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank
129Glastonbury After Hours
130Ukraine's Forgotten Children
131David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust
132Can We Trust The Police?
133Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?
1347/7: One Day in London
135Double Cross: The True Story of the D-day Spies
136Guts: The Strange and Mysterious World of the Human Stomach
137Evidently... John Cooper Clarke
138We Who Wait: TV Smith & the Adverts
139Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service
140The Toilet: An Unspoken History
141Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive
142Born to Run: The Secrets Of Kenyan Athletics
143How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story
144Rupture: Living with a Broken Brain
145Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl
146Bloody Friday
147Victoria and the Jubilee
148Care Home Kids: Looking for Love
149Girl Power: Going for Gold
150Tom Daley: Diving for Britain
151Irish Rappers Revealed
152I Love Special Olympics
153The Murder of Mr Perceval
154Shakespeare From Kabul
155The Bad Boy Olympian
156Forgotten Revolutionary: Francis Hutcheson
157Barenboim on Beethoven: Nine Symphonies That Changed the World
158Amish: A Secret Life
159The Race That Shocked the World
160World War II Unearthed
161Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
162Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories
163London - The Modern Babylon
164The Batman Shootings
165Deaf Teens: Hearing World
166Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me
168Here Comes the Summer: The Undertones Story
169Hillsborough - Searching for the Truth
170The Age of the Train
171The Lark Ascending
172Talking to Billy
173The Three Rocketeers
174Rosh Hashanah: Science vs Religion
175Race for Colour
176Richard Thompson, Solitary Life
177The Ulster Covenant
178The Joy of Country
179An Innocent Man - Sgeulachd Oscar Slater
180Hillsborough: The Fight for Justice
181The Scot Who Shot the American Civil War
182The Man Who Sculpted Hares - Barry Flanagan, A Life
183Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO
184Love Me Do: The Beatles '62
185World War Two: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly
186The Goddess of Art: Marina Abramovic
187The Cricklewood Greats
188Tails You Win: The Science of Chance
189Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell
190You've Been Trumped
191Pages from Ceefax
192Voyager: To the Final Frontier
193Seven Ages Of Starlight
194Family Guys? What Sitcoms Say About America Now
195Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian
196How the Devil Got His Horns: A Diabolical Tale
197The Late Great Eric Sykes
198Space Dive
199Britain's Hidden Hungry
200Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss
201Nigel Slater: Life Is Sweets
202Food in England: The Lost World of Dorothy Hartley
203Pound Shop Wars
204Churchill's Desert War: The Road to El Alamein
205Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
206Maestro or Mephisto: The Real Georg Solti
207The Belfast Mayor - A Year in Chains
208Shakin' Stevens
209Chateau Chunder: When Australian Wine Changed the World
210Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane - Part 1
211Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane - Part 2
212Superstorm USA: Caught on Camera
213Sound It Out
214Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm
215Squeeze: Take Me I'm Yours
216Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10
217Iceland Erupts: A Volcano Live Special
218I Want to Change My Body
219Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen
220I Hate My Body: Skinny Boys and Muscle Men
221The Joy Of The Single
222Chas & Dave: Last Orders
223Dying for Clear Skin
224Britain's Biggest Beauty Queens
225The Secret Life of Rubbish Part 1
226The Secret Life of Rubbish Part 2
227Rome's Lost Empire
228Heart vs Mind: What Makes Us Human
229War on Britain's Roads
230Scotland: Rome's Final Frontier
231The Golden Age of Steam Railways - Small is Beautiful
232Sir Patrick Moore - Astronomer, Broadcaster and Eccentric
233The Golden Age of Steam Railways - Branching Out
234The Last Battle of the Vikings
235A Very English Winter - The Unthanks
236Jools Holland - My Life in Music
237Miniature Britain
238Snow Babies
239Michael Grade's History of the Pantomime Dame
240It's Slade
241Moominland Tales: The Life of Tove Jansson
242Len Goodman's Dancing Feet: The British Ballroom Story
243The Christmas No.1 Story
244Climbed Every Mountain: The Story Behind The Sound of Music
245Neil Armstrong- First Man on the Moon
248Blackpool: Big Night Out
249Hollywood's Lost Screen Goddess: Clara Bow
250The Science of Space Dive
251The Trouble with Aid
252How to Be England Manager
253Castle Commando
254Calf's Head & Coffee: The Golden Age of English Food
255Felicity Kendal's Indian Shakespeare Quest
256Lets Have a Party! The Piano Genius of Mrs Mills
257The First Master Chef: Michel Roux on Escoffier
258Painting the Queen: A Portrait of Her Majesty
262Cruinneachadh nan Comhlan / Meeting of the Bands
263BallaĆ­ Dhoire
264Burglar in the House
265Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender Director's Cut
267Jeff Lynne Acoustic: Live from Bungalow Palace
268Make Me Happy: A Monkey's Search for Happiness
269Just Dandy
270Clive Dunn - A Tribute
271Eric Liddell: A Champion's Life
272We Beat the All Blacks
274Stargazing Challenges
275Dha Gordon a-mhain / Just for Gordon
276Exiled: The Ugandan Asian Story
277Voyage to Iona
278RE:Think - Richard Dawkins and Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
279The Band From Rockall
280The Richard Burton Diaries
281Still Bill: The Bill Withers Story
282The Richest Songs in the World
283Glamour Model Mum, Baby and Me
284The Turbulent Priest
285Ultimate Number 1s at the BBC
286Servants - The True Story of Life Below Stairs
287Dame Fanny Waterman: A Lifetime in Music
288How to Live Beyond 100
290Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams
291How to Beat Pain
292Golden Oldies
293Duets at the BBC
294Bomber Command: A Tribute
295Titanic: The Shocking Truth
296It's the Way He Told Them - A Tribute to Frank Carson
297Burt Bacharach... This is Now
298Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977
299Scotland's Greatest Warrior
300A Short Journey into Tajikistan
301Scotland's Finest: The Story of the Highland Games
302Mini Adventure
303Making First Steps
304Britain's Hidden Homeless
305Can Anyone Beat Bolt?
306Is Football Racist?
307June Brown: Respect Your Elders
308Letting Go
309Kidnapped and Drugged for Family Honour
310Off by Heart: Shakespeare
311Rock Types at Great Heights
312The Approximate History of Maths
313Riots: The Aftershock
314Gerry Rafferty: Right Down the Line
315Britain in Bed
316David Walliams' Big Swim: A Sport Relief Challenge
317Great British Islam
318Kicked Out Kids
320Rome's Lost Empire
321Song of Sandy Denny at the Barbican
322The Rolling Stones at the BBC
323The Murder of Mr Perceval
324... sings Bond
325Cherry Healey: Like a Virgin
326A Golden Games
327The Man With The Golden Voice: A Portrait Of Paul Carrack
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