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BBC Documentaries Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980
2Rich, Russian and Living in London
3Super Cars v Used Cars: The Trade Off
4Somerset: After the Floods
5Rubens: An Extra Large Story
6The Clash: New Years' Day '77
7Hermitage Revealed
8Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island
9Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell
10Britain's Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court
11Russia's Imperialist Warriors
12Life of a Mountain: A Year on Scafell Pike
13Surviving the Holocaust - Freddie Knoller's War
14The Joy of Mozart
15The Secret Horse: Quest for the True Appaloosa
16Gaming: The Rise of the Cyber Athletes
17Nature's Boldest Thieves
18Churchill: The Nation's Farewell
19The Holocaust: A Story of Remembrance
20The Churchill Obituary
21David Starkey's Magna Carta
22Touched by Auschwitz
23Attenborough's Paradise Birds
24The Secret World of Lewis Carroll
25Kraftwerk: Pop Art
27MH17 Unanswered
28Bitter Lake
29The Last Journey of the Magna Carta King
30The Epic of Everest
31Abortion: Ireland's Guilty Secret?
33Tom Daley Dives Into Rio
34Winston Churchill's State Funeral - 50 Years On
35D-Day: The Last Heroes Part 1
36Regina: The First Woman Rabbi
38Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman
39Super Cute Animals
40The Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All Over
42Simon Rattle: The Making of a Maestro
43William McIlvanney: Living With Words
46An Idiot's Guide to Politics
47Infested! Living with Parasites
48Reinventing the Royals: Crisis
49Reinventing the Royals: Succession
50Childbirth: All or Nothing
51Meet the Ukippers
52Britain's Supermarket Revolution: What's in It for Us?
53James Brown - Mr. Dynamite
54Picasso: Love, Sex and Art
55Joy Division
56Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace
57Michael Sheen's Valleys Rebellion
59Family Goldmine
60Poet on the Frontline
61No Place to Call Home
62Climate Change By Numbers
63Nelson in His Own Words
64Sex, Lies and Love Bites: The Agony Aunt Story
65Twin Sisters: A World Apart
66Fighting The System
68Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity
69The Polio Story: The Vaccine That Changed the World
70The Strypes: Best Thing Since Cavan
71Fair Cop: A Century of British Policewomen
72Irish Rock at the BBC
73The Hairy Bikers and Lorraine Pascale: Cooking the Nation's Favorite Food
74Nina Conti Clowning Around
75The Lady Who Flew Africa: The Aviatrix
76The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities
77Tom Felton Meets the Superfans
78Hillary Clinton: The Power Of Women
79Eat to Live Forever with Giles Coren
80Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me
81Life After Suicide
82Kings Of Soul at the BBC
83Six Nations Greatest Moments
84Call Security
85The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley
86Drills, Dentures and Dentistry: An Oral History
87Strangeways: Britain's Toughest Prison Riot
88Costa del Sol: Last Brits Standing
89Monteverdi in Mantua - the Genius of the Vespers
90A Nation Divided? The Charlie Hebdo Aftermath
91Visions of the Valleys
92Nancy Astor - First Lady
93The Valleys Fighter
94Hole in the Road Inspectors
95Biggest Band Break Ups and Make Ups
96Millionaire Basement Wars
97Britain's Favourite Foods - Are They Good for You?
98How to Make a Number One Record
99Britain's Jihadi Brides
100Being James Galway
101Digging for Ireland
102Springwatch at Easter
103Tales from the Tour Bus: Rock n Roll on the Road
104Paula Radcliffe: The Marathon and Me
105Gallipoli: When Murdoch went to War
106Britain's Biggest Diamond Heist? The Inside Story
107Democracy Day: Simon De Montfort Parliament
108Suffragettes: Battling for Votes
109Nick and Margaret: The Trouble with Our Trains
110National Gallery: A Film by Frederick Wiseman
111Sappho: Love and Life on Lesbos with Margaret Mountford
112All Aboard! The Canal Trip
113Dawn Chorus: The Sounds of Spring
114Wellington: The Iron Duke Unmasked
115The Rise of the SNP
116Fighting for King and Empire: Britain's Caribbean Heroes
117World War Two: 1945 & the Wheelchair President
118Je t'aime: The Story of French Song with Petula Clark
119The Dome: A Secret of World War II
120Who Won the UK General Election, How and Why?
121The Dog Factory
122Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill
123Ashya: The Untold Story
1241945: The Savage Peace
125Churchill: When Britain Said No
126Joan of Arc: God's Warrior
127Ocean Queens: The Story of Cunard
128Rome's Invisible City
129Truly, Madly, Wembley
130The Olympic Journey: Born Winners
131Sir Stanley Matthews: The Wizard of Wembley
132The Eichmann Show Documentary
133Heroes: The Story of the Fifa Women's World Cup
134Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?
135When Pop Ruled My Life: The Fans' Story
136Patagonia with Huw Edwards
137Evolutionwatch: Learning Zone
138Make Me Welsh
139Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic
140Liverpool: Capital of North Wales
141The Hunter and His Prey
142The Artful Codgers
143Animals Unexpected
144Wave World
145Dara O'Briain meets Stephen Hawking
146Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
147Haslar – Secrets of a War Hospital
148Arthur Ashe: More Than a Champion
149Waterloo 200 - A Battle Remembered
150Top of the Pops: 1980 - Big Hits
151David Attenborough Meets President Obama
152Dan Cruickshank's Civilisation Under Attack
153The Glasgow Girls' Stories
154Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz
155A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited
156I'll Sing Once More: Connie Fisher
1577/7: The London Bombings Remembered
158La traviata: Love, Death and Divas
159Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet
160Children of the Gaza War
161The Dalai Lama at 80
162Countryside Cops
163Legends of the Deep: Deep Sea Sharks
164Yoga: Bend It Like Britain
165Bad Boy Boxer: The Last Chance
166Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers: Lucy Worsley's 100 Years of the WI
167Me & My New Brain
168Before I Kick The Bucket
169The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime
170Chris Packham's Natural Selection
171What Ever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?
172Teenage Millionaire: The Year I Won the Lottery
173The Boy Who Wants His Leg Cut Off
174The Epic of Everest
175Dancing Through The Blitz: Blackpool's Big Band Story
176The Worlds Worst Place to be Disabled?
177BBC: The Secret Files
178Rob Brydon at 50
179Life Begins Now
180Dead Man Cycling
181Britain's Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield
182Race for the World's First Atomic Bomb: A Thousand Days of Fear
183Young Welsh and Pretty Skint
184Magna Carta and the Montfort Parliament
185Andrew Marr on Churchill: Blood Sweat and Oil Paint
186Parliament: Speaker's House - Charles Stewart Parnell Lecture
187The King Who Invented Ballet: Louis XIV and the Noble Art of Dance
188Andrew Carnegie: Rags to Riches, Power to Peace
189Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words
190The Boy With Giant Hands
193When Lucy Met Roy: Sir Roy Strong at 80
194Epilepsy & Me
195Transsexual Stories
196Kolkata with Sue Perkins
197Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema
198Soup Cans & Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World
199A Day in the Life of Andy Warhol
200Sean Connery: In His Own Words
201A Brief History of Graffiti
202Disabled in an Instant
203Bletchley Park: Code-breaking's Forgotten Genius
204The Queen's Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria
205Love and Betrayal in India: The White Mughal
206Blitz Wales with John Humphrys
207West Meets East
208Lucy Worsley's Reins of Power: The Art of Horse Dancing
209Rollermania: Britain's Biggest Boy Band
210Frankie Boyle's Election Autopsy
211Six Degrees of Separation
212Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing
213Exploration India
214Lord Palmerston Lecture
215Melvyn Bragg: Wigton to Westminster
216Earl of Shaftesbury Lecture
217Britons Living Behind the Veil
218The Secret Rules of Modern Living - Algorithms
219KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy
220Arvo Pärt/Robert Wilson: The Lost Paradise
221Reggie Yates: Race Riots USA
222Welcome to the Mosque
223Sixty Years of Swing
224Tributes to the Queen
225Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor
226Licence to Thrill: Paul Hollywood Meets Aston Martin
227Rooney: The Man Behind the Goals
228Dark Side of the Greens
229Is Britain Racist?
230We Want Our Country Back
231Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me
232Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success
233Ted Hughes: Stronger than Death
234Return to Larkinland
235Denis Healey: The Best Prime Minister Britain Never Had?
236Rhymes, Rock & Revolution: The Story of Performance Poetry
237How Gay is Pakistan?
238Brett A Life with No Arms
239Chalkie Davies: Rock Photographer
240Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster
241The Secret Life of Midges
242Psychedelic Britannia
243Concerto - A Beethoven Journey with Leif Ove Andsnes
244BalletBoyz At The Roundhouse
245The Last Dukes
246Professor Green: Suicide and Me
247Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet
248Nigel Owens: True to Myself
249Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line
250Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC
251Dames of Classic Drama at the BBC
252From Buddhist Monk to Rock Star
253The Rise of Female Violence
254Britain's Biggest Sexists?
255Nurses on the Frontline
256Better Than the Original: The Joy Of The Cover Version
257Rio: One Year To Go
258Girls in bands at the BBC
260Carol Vorderman: Flying Engineer
261Food on the Brain
262The Food Bank: Scotland's Hidden Hunger
263Glastonbury: The Udder Side
264Music For Misfits: The Story Of Indie - The DIY Movement
265Music For Misfits: The Story Of Indie - The Alternative 80s
266Music For Misfits: The Story Of Indie - Into The Mainstream
267Island Stories
268Millennium Children
269David Gilmour: Wider Horizons
270John Simpson: Stories from the Frontline
271Len Goodman's Dancing Feet: The British Ballroom Story
272Stoked up in Stoke: Fighting Men
273Young, Trans and Looking For Love
274The Truth About Child Sex Abuse
275Eurovision at 60
276Lance Armstrong The Road Ahead
277Written by Mrs Bach
279Return to the Welsh Weight Clinic
280Sophia: Suffragette Princess
281Footballers, Sex, Money: What's Gone Wrong?
282Charli XCX: The F-Word and Me
283Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song
284Dan Cruickshank: Resurrecting History: Warsaw
285Scotland's Einstein: James Clerk Maxwell - The Man Who Changed the World
286Mary McAleese and the Man Who Saved Europe
287I'm Not In Love: The Story of 10cc
288Is This Rape? Sex on Trial
289Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence
290Saving The Forgotten Jews
291Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance
292The Lost Mona
293Race Apart
294The Secret of Star Wars
295Bothy Life
296Fear Itself
297Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland
298Ballrooms and Ballerinas: Dance at the BBC
299Inside Einstein's Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time
300Blood and Glitter: 70 Years of the Citizens Theatre
301Scotland's Vital Spark: The Clyde Puffer
302Star Wars at the BBC
303Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody
304This Is Tottenham
305Smack Em Up
306Rudolf Nureyev: Dance to Freedom
307Cue The Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Speech
308From Andy Pandy to Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children's Television
309Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny
310All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride
311Christmas Shopping Fever 2015: John Lewis and the Retail Race
312In Search of Gregor Fisher
313A Grand Night In - The Story of Aardman
314unknownA Beautiful Mind: The Documentary of John Nash
315Snow Chick: A Penguin's Tale
316David Beckham: For the Love of the Game
317Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia
318House of Commons: Military Action in Syria Debate
319A Life on Screen: Stephen Fry
320Darcey's Ballet Heroes
321Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind
322VE Day 70: Remembering Victory
323Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones
324Marty Goes to Hollywood
325Andre Previn at the BBC
326Indie Classics at the BBC
327Placido Domingo at the BBC
328Cue The Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Speech
329From Wales to Patagonia: A Musical Journey
330Planet Hogmanay
331Leonard Bernstein at the BBC
333The Real Jekyll and Hyde: The Deacon Brodie Story
334Visions of the Valleys
335Hot Chocolate at the BBC
336Lance Armstrong - The Big Interview
337Missed Warnings - The Bradford City Fire
338How to Live to a Hundred
339James Clerk Maxwell: The Man Who Changed the Modern World
341Biomimetics - Designed by Nature
342unknownHow to be a World Music Star
343Totally 60s Psychedelic Rock at the BBC
344One Hit Wonders at the BBC
345Murphy and O'Kane do... Donegal
346A Deadly Mission: Belfast to Congo
347unknownBritain's Outlaws Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues
348Fergusson - Burns' Forgotten Hero
349Keir Hardie: Working Class Hero
350Mumbai High: The Musical
351Life Through My Lens
352Rooms, Rogues and Renters
353Stop Cutting Our Girls - A Comic Relief Special
354Queens of Soul
355Steve McQueen: Le Mans and The Man
356Simon Armitage: Writing Poems
357Beaten by My Boyfriend
358A City Dreaming
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