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BBC Documentaries Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1Goodbye to Canterbury
2Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory
3Summer in Blackpool
4The Battle for Malta
5Baby Makers: The Fertility Clinic
6Parking Mad
7Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here
8Sir Patrick Moore: Astronomer, Broadcaster and Eccentric
9The Truth about Magaluf: Stacey Dooley Investigates
10The Richest Songs In The World
11Crazy for Party Drugs
12Tales of Winter: The Art of Snow and Ice
13Life after War: Haunted by Helmand
14Allotment Wars
15Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer
16Winter Viruses and How to Beat Them
17Married in Britain
18Jonathan Meades: The Joy of Essex
19Climbing Everest with a Mountain on My Back: The Sherpa's Story
20A Night with the Stars
21Make Me a Muslim
22Out Of Jail & On The Streets
23When Albums Ruled the World
24The Hunt for Britain's Metal Thieves
25The Beatles' Please Please Me: Remaking a Classic
26Litter Wars
27Murder on the Victorian Railway
28Madness in the Desert: Paris to Dakar
29My New Hand
30Good Italy, Bad Italy: Girlfriend in a Coma
31Johnny Kingdom and the Bears of Alaska
32Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring
33The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance
34Michael Grade and the World's Oldest Joke
35Treasures of the Louvre
36American Master - A Portrait of John Adams
37The Ballad of Mott the Hoople
38How to Get to Heaven with the Hutterites
39Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?
40Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony
41Metamorphosis - The Science of Change
42The Challenger
43Whaam! Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern
44The Incredible Story of the Monarch Butterfly: Four Wings and a Prayer
45Edwardian Insects on Film
46Can Eating Insects Save the World?
47Goodbye Television Centre
48Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise
49Insect Dissection - How Insects Work
50Driven: The Fastest Woman in the World
51Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction
52Pompeii: The Mystery of the People Frozen in Time
53A Concert for Bangladesh Revisited
54Prison Dads
55Donald Campbell: Speed King
56Bach: A Passionate Life
57Richard Briers: A Tribute
59John Portman: A Life of Building
60The Mystery of Mary Magdalene
61The Other Pompeii: Life and Death In Herculaneum
62Crossing England in a Punt : River of Dreams
63Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home
64POP! The Science of Bubbles
65Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister
66Frank Gardner's Return to Saudi Arabia
67The Prime Minister: The Case for the Conservatives
68Margaret Thatcher: Final Speech as Leader in the Commons
69Lord's Maiden Speech - Baroness Thatcher
70Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
71The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher
72The Secret Life of Rockpools
73The Funeral of Baroness Thatcher
74Israel: Facing the Future
75Peter Higgs: Particle Man
76Could We Survive a Mega-Tsunami
77The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood
78The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution
79A Night at the Rijksmuseum
80Maureen Lipman: If Memory Serves Me Right
81Young Margaret
82Licence to Kill
83Horsemeat Banquet
84Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian
85Rupert Murdoch - Battle With Britain
86Nelson's Caribbean Hell-Hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered
87The Mafia's Secret Bunkers
88The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit up the World
89The Genius of Verdi with Rolando Villazón
90An Drochaid / The Bridge Rising
91Pride & Prejudice: Having a Ball
92Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas
93The Fantastic Mr Feynman
94Nile Rodgers The Hitmaker
95Frost on Sketch Shows
96Cracking the Code
97Pappano's Essential Ring Cycle
9814 Days
99The Star Trek Story
100Branded a Witch
101The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars
102The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn
103Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell
104The Dambusters: 70 Years On
105David Bowie: Five Years
106Love and Death in City Hall
107The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women
108Henry VII: Winter King
109The Crimson Wing
110The Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened?
111Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams
112The People's Coronation with David Dimbleby
113Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador
114The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England
115The Unspeakable Crime: Rape
116Battle of the Atlantic
117The Queen: A Passion For Horses
118Dornier 17: The Fall and Rise of a German Bomber
119Mapping Ulster
120Bobby Womack: Across 110th Street
121Iain Banks: Raw Spirit
122Agnetha: ABBA and After
123Beautiful Thing: A Passion for Porcelain
124Flights and Fights: Inside the Low Cost Airlines
125The Secret Life of the Sun
126The World's Most Beautiful Eggs: The Genius of Carl Faberge
127Rich Hall's You Can Go To Hell, I'm Going To Texas
128The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank
129Shot for Going to School
130A History of Syria with Dan Snow
131Summer's Supermarket Secrets
132The Muslim Premier League
133Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
134Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet
135Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night
136China in Six Easy Pieces
137Burma, My Father And The Forgotten Army
138Beyond Time: William Turnbull
139David Attenborough - The Early Years
140D-Day: The Last Heros Part 1
141D-Day: The Last Heros Part 2
142Rory Goes to Holyrood
143Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals
144The Queen's Coronation Festival Gala
145Jon Lord: It's All Music
146My Hometown Fanatics - Stacey Dooley Investigates
147The Tube: An Underground History
148The Secret Life of Uri Gellar
149Meet the Landlords
150Wheelers, Dealers and Del Boys
151Diaries of a Broken Mind
152The Mystery of Rome's X Tomb
153Caligula with Mary Beard
154Failed by the NHS
155Kumbh Mela: The Greatest Show on Earth
156Churchill's First World War
157Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us
158Tales from the Royal Bedchamber
159Make Me a German
160Hillsborough - Never Forgotten
161How to Put a Human on Mars
162Moscow 1980: The Cold War Olympics
163Britain's Lost Treasures Returned: How Houghton Got Its Art Back
164Welcome to the World of Weight Loss
165The Man Who Collected the World: William Burrell
166America's Stoned Kids
167Ultimate Swarms
168Martin Luther King and the March on Washington
169Crash Test Dummies: A Smashing History
170The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese
171MLK: The Assassination Tapes
172Gibraltar: My Rock
173The Wipers Times
174The Making of Merkel with Andrew Marr
175Super Giant Animals
176Secret Voices of Hollywood
177House of Surrogates
178Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story
179Inside My Mind
180Rachel Bruno: My Dad and Me
181The Richard Burton Diaries
182The Day I Got My Sight Back
183Prince Harry: Frontline Afghanistan
184Fox Wars
185Quitting the English Defence League: When Tommy Met Mo
186A Very English Education
187The Dark Matter of Love
188Pink Floyd: A Delicate Sound of Thunder
189The Story of the Swastika
190Llanelly House Restored
191Autism: Challenging Behaviour
192Speeches That Shook the World
193Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage
194The Who: The Making Of Tommy
195Teen Exorcists
196Elvis Costello Mystery Dance
197Searching for Exile: Truth or Myth?
198Searching for Exile: The Debate
199The Science of Doctor Who
200Hello Quo
201Benjamin Britten on Camera
202West Coast Otters
203JFK: The Final Visit to Britain
204John Denver: Country Boy
205Narnia's Lost Poet: The Secret Lives and Loves of CS Lewis
2064,000 -Year-Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog
207The Joy of Logic
208Young, British and Broke: The Truth about Payday Loans
209In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey
210My £9.50 Holiday
211Are You Having a Laugh? - Comedy and Christianity
212Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation
213Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was
214Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched The World
215Nelson Mandela: The Fight For Freedom
216Roman Voices
217Patisserie with Michel Roux Jr
218Refugees of the Lost Rainforest
219Christmas Supermarket Secrets
220Nelson Mandela: One Incredible Life
221The Far Side of Revenge
222The World's Most Expensive Stolen Paintings
223Muse of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie
224Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit
225Dream Me Up, Scotty
226The 12 Drinks of Christmas
227The Fir Tree
2282013: Moments in Time
229One Wild Winter in the Scottish Mountains
230Tractors and Trophies: Scotland's Young Farmers
231Peter Higgs: Scotland's Nobel Winner
232MR James: Ghost Writer
233The Firing Line, 2013
234Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11
235The Enigma of Nic Jones - Return of Britain's Lost Folk Hero
236The Mary Rose Reborn
237The Joy of Abba
238Lou Reed Remembered
239July 1914 Crisis Lecture
240Michael Palin in Wyeth's World
241Mel Smith: I've Sort of Done Things
242The Code of Life: Great Scientists in their Own Words
243Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas
244You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius
245Never Mind The Baubles: Xmas ’77 With The Sex Pistols
246How Auld Lang Syne Took Over the World
247My Brother the Ark Raider
248Kindertransport: Journey to Life
249Open All Hours: A Celebration
250Return of Colmcille
251Krakatoa Revealed
252Autumn's Supermarket Secrets
253One Wild Winter: Surviving Avalanches
254Project Nim
255Christmas on Benefits
256India: A Dangerous Place to be a Woman
257The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: From Page to Stage
258The Magic Box
259The Making of Yesterday's Men
260The Holocaust and My Father: Six Million and One
261Living with Lockerbie
262The Girl with Two Hearts
263Rihanna's Farmer
264Passover: Why Is this Night Different
265Gun Dachaigh / Homeless
266In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
267Rick Stein's German Bite
268Wilson's World
269Ardoyne - Our Lives
270The Truth about Depression
271Petrol Bombs and Peace: Welcome to Belfast
272Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy
273Len Goodman's Dance Band Days
274When Frost Met Bakewell
275Flamenco: Gypsy Soul
276How the North West Was Won
277Under Milk Wood in Pictures: Peter Blake Does Dylan
278How Safe Is Leeds Children's Heart Unit
279The Alchemist's Apprentices
280The Age Of Big Data
281Venus and Serena
282Respect: A Felix Dexter Special
283Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978
284Definitely Dusty
285Abba at the BBC
286Keeping the Castle
287Iranian Enough?
288Nigel Slater's 12 Tastes of Christmas
290Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser
291Celtic Connections 2013
292Giant Squid: Filming the Impossible
293The Mystery of Rome's X Tomb
294Welly Telly: The Countryside on Television
295Colin Davis in His Own Words
296Bakewell at the BBC
297The Genius of David Bowie
299Sir John Tavener Remembered
300Wonders of the Clockwork World
301Dusty Springfield at the BBC
302How Hackers Changed the World: We Are Legion
303An Ode to Burns and Ulster
304Eddi Reader's Rabbie Burns Trip
305Ever to Excel
306Animal Magic - 100 Years of Edinburgh Zoo
307The Siege
308Ricky Ross
309The Call of the Isles
310Billy Connolly - A BAFTA Life in Pictures
311Britain's Youngest Head Chef
312Stacey Solomon: Depression, Teen Mums & Me
313Get Lost
314Life on Planet Ant
315Addiction - Afghanistan's Secret Shame
316A Network Under Scrutiny
317The Man who Brought the Blues to Britain, Big Bill Broonzy
318How to be a World Music Star
320Len Goodman's Perfect Christmas
321Royal Journey: The Princess Elizabeth in Canada
322William Hartnell: The Original
323Shirley Bassey at the BBC
324The Who on Quadrophenia
326A Race Against Time: Hilary Lister's Round Britain Dream
327Sports Personality Of The Year At 60
328Mini: A Life Revisited
329The Lost Ghost Story with Mark Gatiss
330No Sex Please, We're Japanese
331Mum and Dad Are Splitting Up
332Young, Mormon & Single
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