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BBC Documentaries Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster
2Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979
3Dave Allen - The Immaculate Selection
4James May's Toy Stories: The Motorcycle Diary
5The Truth about Immigration
6Apples, Pears and Paint: How to Make a Still Life Painting
7Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre
8Secrets of the Body Clock with Terry Wogan
9God's Cadets: Joining the Salvation Army
10Secrets of the Sales
11The Hidden World of Britain's Immigrants
12Icebound: The Greatest Dog Story Ever Told
13Battered Britain: Storms, Tides and Floods
14Underage and Over the Limit
15The Search for Alfred the Great
16Me and Me Dad: A Portrait of John Boorman
17The Naked Rambler
18Remembering the Holocaust: Defiant Requiem
19The Zoo Next Door
20Dan Snow's History of the Winter Olympics
21Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World
22These Four Walls
23Sound City
24Jimi Hendrix: The Road to Woodstock
25Torvill & Dean: The Perfect Day
26Neil Sedaka: King of Song
27Mystery of the Moor
28Michael Mosley: Infested! Living with Parasites
29The Truth about Webcam Girls
30Is Amanda Knox Guilty
31The Man who Fought the Planners: The Story of Ian Nairn
32BB King - The Life of Riley
33The Necessary War
34The Fantastical World of Hormones with Professor John Wass
35Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World
36The Pity of War
37Darcey's Ballerina Heroines
38How China Fooled The World
39Animals Through the Night: Sleepover at the Zoo
40The Great Glass Mystery
41Dancing in the Blitz: How World War 2 Made British Ballet
42Darcey Bussell: A Ballerina's Life
43The Miners' Strike - A Personal Memoir by Kim Howells
44Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake
45Mandela Remembered from Westminster Abbey
46EDL Girls: Don't Call Me Racist
47Photographing Africa
48I Was There: The Great War Interviews
49The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark
50Helmut by June
51Hidden Histories: WW1's Forgotten Photographs
52Oh Do Shut Up Dear! Mary Beard on the Public Voice of Women
53The End of the Pier Show
54Prostitution: What's the Harm?
55Tony Benn: Labour's Lost Leader
56Insane Fight Club
57Stanley Spencer: The Colours of the Clyde
58Bermuda Triangle: Beneath the Waves
59TB: Return of the Plague
60The School that Rocks
61Davina - Beyond Breaking Point for Sport Relief
62I Know Where I'm Going
63Martin Amis's England
64Jimmy Ellis - An Actor's Life
65The Machine Gun and Skye's Band of Brothers
66The Greatest Knight - William the Marshal
67Glasgow Big Night Out
68Joanna Lumley Meets
69The Genius of Bert Jansch: Folk, Blues and Beyond
71Building Burma's Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain
72Who Murdered Maxine?
73Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns
74Thatcher and the IRA: Dealing with Terror
75Banged up and Left to Fail?
76The Battle for Britain's Breakfast
77Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden
78Marine 'A': Criminal or Casualty of War?
79The School that Rocks
80Sharon: Israel's Iron Man
81Porn: What's the Harm?
82Life and Death on the A9
83The People's Portrait
84Can Criminals Say Sorry?
85Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
86Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of Soil
87World War One At Home
88The Great North Passion
89Messiah at the Foundling Hospital
9024 Hours on Earth
91Teen Killers: Life without Parole
92The Magic of Mushrooms
93Dead Behind Bars
95Pop Goes BBC Two
96Seamus Heaney: Out of the Marvellous
97My Brother the Terrorist
98Genghis Khan
99The Art of Fly Fishing: Kiss the Water
100Vets in the Disaster Zone
101Facing up to Mackintosh
102When Corden Met Barlow
103The French Revolution: Tearing up History
104Comedy Playhouse: Where it All Began
105Vertigo Road Trip
106Creating the Kelpies
107Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes
108Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House
109Mozart in Prague: Rolando Villazon on Don Giovanni
110The Plantagenets
111The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasures
112Alan Bennett at 80: Bennett Meets Hytner
113The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney
114Thalidomide - The Fifty Year Fight
115Bob Larbey - A Tribute
116Museums at Night
117The Battle to Beat Polio
118A Writer's Journey from There to Here
119Knight Club
120Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
12150 Years of BBC Two Comedy
122The Mysterious Mr Webster
123Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos
124Jazz Legends in their Own Words
125Matisse: Goldie's Private View
126Bringing Art to Wales: The Davies Sisters
127Documenting John Grierson
128Britain's Greatest Pilot: The Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown
129You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story
130Normandy '44: The Battle Beyond D-Day
131The Science of D-Day
132David Beckham Into the Unknown
133Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit
134Lineker in Brazil: The Beautiful Game
136D-Day Battles in the Shadows
137The Story of a Child Prodigy: I am Not a Rock Star
138Pipers of the Trenches
139The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins
140Blood, Smack & Tears: Afghanistan's Heroin Hell
141Seven Wonders of Brazil
142Billy Joel: The Bridge To Russia
143Billy Joel: Live in Leningrad
144The Trouble with Mobility Scooters
145Fostering & Me with Lorraine Pascale
146Glyndebourne: The Untold Story
147When Andy Won Wimbledon
148The White Widow: Searching For Samantha
149Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley
150Scotland: For Richer or Poorer?
151Guilty by Association
152Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned
153Chocolate Perfection with Michel Roux Jr
154Alan Hansen: Player and Pundit
155Rio in Rio
156Boycotts and Broken Dreams: The Story of the 1986 Commonwealth Games
157The Joy of the Guitar Riff
158The Great Big Romanian Invasion
159The Village That's Falling into the Sea
160Rich Hall's California Stars
162Every Breath We Take: Understanding our Atmosphere
163Seven Wonders of the Commonwealth
164Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend
165Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble
167100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story
168Fast Tales
169Sir Chris Hoy: How To Win Gold
170A Hundred Million Musicians: China's Classical Challenge
171The Games People Play
172Tulisa: The Price of Fame
173Children of Syria
174Elvis: That's Alright Mama 60 Years On
175Our Planet from the Air: Home
1761914 Night - To War
177Live at Edinburgh Castle
178Mark Lawson Talks to Jo Brand
179Kate Adie's Women of World War One
180Football Fight Club
181More Dangerous Songs: And the Banned Played On
182The Girl in the Diary
183Scotland's Art Revolution: The Maverick Generation
184From Auschwitz With Love
185Belfast City: Mud, Sweat and 400 Years
186A King's Speech - Martin Luther King on Tyneside
187My Lost Son
188Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC
189A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
190Scotland Votes: What's at Stake for the UK?
191Britain's Compulsive Shoppers
192Match of the Day at 50
193The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill
194Mods and Rockers Rebooted
195Al Murray's Great British War Movies
196Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film
197Blondie's New York... and the Making of Parallel Lines
198Return to Betjemanland
199Egypt's Lost Queens
200So You Think You Can Drive
201The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings
202Constable: A Country Rebel
203Abstract Artists in Their Own Words
204Deep Purple: Made in Japan
205Oscar Pistorius The Truth
206Ireland's Lost Babies
207Polka Dot Superstar: The Amazing World of Yayoi Kusama
208The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings
209The John Moores Painting Prize with Alexei Sayle
210Swastika over Wales?
211Paisley - A Life
212Cat Wars
213The Bridge: Fifty Years across the Forth
214Frankie Boyle's Referendum Autopsy
215Who Won The War?
216Genesis: Together and Apart
218Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race
219Strictly Navratri
220A Century of Scottish Sundays: 100 Years of the Sunday Post
222Danny MacAskill - Riding the Ridge
223The Spaceman of Afghanistan
224Swallowed By The Sea: Ancient Egypt's Greatest Lost City
225Swap My Council House
226Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years
227Dan Cruickshank and the Family That Built Gothic Britain
228Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot
229Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered
230Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age
231Baby P: The Untold Story
232China's Billionaires' Club
233Spider House
234Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss
235HMS Timbertown
236Sex, Love and Cwtches
237Frankenstein and the Vampyre - A Dark and Stormy Night
238Brian Cox: Space, Time & Videotape
239Lost Treasures of the Sikh Kingdom
240Secrets of the Universe: Great Scientists In Their Own Words
241Jack Bruce - The Man Behind the Bass
242Teenage Tommies
243The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA
244Britain and the Start of WW1
245Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music
246Bob Harris: My Nashville
247War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme
248The Man Who Shot the Great War
249Buses on the Frontline
250unknownFlamenco: Gyspy Soul
251The Children of the Holocaust
252HMP Grampian: Transforming Scotland's Hate Factory
253Rugby's Hidden Headache
254The Real Tom Thumb: History's Smallest Superstar
255Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain
256Nigel Slater's Icing on the Cake
257Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table
258Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp
259Jack Bruce - The Making of Silver Rails
260unknownBoy Soldiers of World War II
261Jane Haining The Scot Who Died in Auschwitz
262Karajan's Magic and Myth
263The Story of Funk:.One Nation under a Groove
264Teenage Tommies
265Spike Milligan: Love, Light, and Peace
266How Safe Are My Drugs?
267Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Grey Power
268Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
269The Genius of Funk
270Rhod Gilbert vs Kilimanjaro
271The Fight For Saturday Night
272The Joy of the Bee Gees
273Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule
274Sammy Davis Jr: The Kid in the Middle
275Len Goodman's Big Band Bonanza
276Teenage Millionaire: The Year I Won the Lottery
277Showland: Behind The Scenes At The Fair
278Julie Walters: A Life on Screen
27960 Years of Carols from King's
280Vernon Bogdanor Lecture
281Professor Linda Colley Lecture
282David Meade: Million Dollar Bet
283Victoria Wood: That Musical We Made
284A&E: One Day
285Carols from King's 1954: A Festival of Lessons And Carols
286Dylan Thomas: Rock and Roll Poet
287Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies
289Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey
290Being Katherine Jenkins
291Keys to the Castle
292Lord Hennessy Lecture
293The Old Plane and the Sea: Rescuing the Last Dornier 17
294FA Cup 50 Greatest Moments
295A Century in Film: From Scotland with Love
296George Michael at the Palais Garnier, Paris
297The Big Bang
298The Birth of Empire: The East India Company
299Kris: Dying To Live
300The Poet who Loved the War: Ivor Gurney
301Written by Mrs Bach
302A9 Highland Highway
303Spring's Supermarket Secrets
304Alex Salmond - A Rebel's Journey
305Born Small
306Kusama's Self-Obliteration
307Kate Bush at the BBC
308Matters of Life and Death
309Hive Alive
31050 Golden Years of Sport on BBC Two
311A-nis: Pink Floyd
312The Fight for Saturday Night
313The Commute
314Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
315Of Diabolical Purpose - The Story of Monsieur Chantrelle
316The Commonwealth of Burns
317Nicola Benedetti's Indian Serenade
318Cú Chulainn: Laoch Uladh
319Scotland Decides: The Dimbleby Interviews
320Classic F1: Title Deciders
321Generation War: Fact And Fiction
322Dylan Thomas: A Poet's Guide
323An Dotair Mòr
324The Bat Man of Mexico
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