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BBC Documentaries Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1The Joy of Rachmaninoff
2Leningrad and the Orchestra That Defied Hitler
3Britain's Muslim Soldiers
4The Age of Loneliness
5The Story Of The Day The Clown Cried
6Big Hits: TOTP 1964 to 1975
7The Millionaire's Gift Guide
8Royal Wives at War
9The Town That Took On The Taxman
10David Bowie: Sound and Vision
11Bad Dads' Army: The Hatton Garden Heist
12Attenborough And The Giant Dinosaur
13Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar
14Children Saved From The Nazis: The Story Of Sir Nicholas Winton
15Barely Legal Grafters
16Adam Pearson: Freak Show
17Ryan Farquhar: Back On The Road
18Britain's Trillion Pound Island: Inside Cayman
19Lemmy: In His Own Words
20Burns, My Dad and Me
21Goya Exposed with Jake Chapman
22Patrick Kielty's Mulholland Drive
23Troll Hunters
24Pierre Boulez at the BBC: Master and Maverick
25Rise of the Superstar Vloggers
26Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary
27The Supergamers
28The Virtual Reality Virgin
29Webcam Boys
30Camila's Kids Company - The Inside Story
31Professor Green: Hidden And Homeless
32How To Die: Simon's Choice
33Britains Brainiest School
34School's Not for Me
35The Most Dangerous Band in the World: The Story of Guns N' Roses
36The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On
37Botticelli's Venus: The Making of an Icon
38My Baby, Psychosis And Me
39In Private View: Neelam Gill On Vogue
40Annabel's Nightclub: A String of Naked Lightbulbs
41Montalbano and Me: Andrea Camilleri
42Rick Stein's Taste of Shanghai
43Addicted to Sheep
44The Docklands Bomb: Executing Peace
45Grime Scene Queens
46Stacey Dooley in Cologne: The Blame Game
47The Easybeats to AC/DC: The Story of Aussie Rock
49Ireland's Treasures Uncovered
50Before I Kick the Bucket: The Whole Story
51Facelifts and Fillers
52Daft Punk Unchained
53Kipling's Indian Adventure
54The Man Who Witnessed 219 Executions
55Pompeii: New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard
56Perfect Pianists at the BBC
57Britain's Secret Slavery Business
58The Return of Flying Scotsman
59Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis
60Dunblane: Our Story
61Meet The Devotees
62Virtuoso Violinists at the BBC
63Behind Closed Doors
64Boris: The London Years
65The Queen's 90th Birthday: A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day
66Wales's Most Deprived Estate: The Fight Back
67The Estate We're In
68Trapped in Syria: My Mum's Story
69Brendan O'Carroll: My Family at War
70Jo Brand's Hell of a Walk for Sport Relief
71Miss Transgender: Britain's New Beauty Queens
72John Williams at the BBC
73The Savage World of Social Media
74The Battle for Christianity
75Swansea Sparkle: A Transgender Story
76Chef vs Science: The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge
77Hayley: Call Centre's Tanning Addict
78In The Footsteps of Judas
79Murdered by My Father
80Scruffts: Britain's Favourite Dog
81The Boy with No Hands
82The Last Days of Legal Highs
83Can Seb Coe Save Athletics?
84Being the Brontes
85Janis Joplin Little Girl Blue
86The Brontes at the BBC
87Tim Rhys-Evans: All in the Mind
88Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man For Sport Relief
89Centenary of the Easter Rising
901916: The Irish Rebellion
91Easter Rising 1916: Eoin MacNéill, The Rebellion's Forgotten Man?
92Life in Debt Valley
93Murdered by My Father
94Connie Fisher on Make-Up
95#welshteens: My Perfect Body
96Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Master And Maverick
97Easter 1916: The Enemy Files
98The Vikings Uncovered
99Bob Geldof on WB Yeats: A Fanatic Heart
100Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop's Victorian Benefits
102Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction
103Abused: The Untold Story
104Hack Me! The Girl With Magnetic Fingers
105BBC: The Secret Files 2
106Britain's Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection
110Tom Jones' 1950s, The Decade That Made Me
111A Tale Of Five Temples: The Story Of Hinduism In Britain
112Stacey Dooley in Greece: Migrant Kids in Crisis
113The Queen's 90th Birthday Live
114Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute
115The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven
116Aliens - The Big Think
117Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury
118Shakespeare Live From The RSC
119Yehudi Menuhin: Who's Yehudi?
120Never Again: Fear And Faith In Paris
121The Moon
122Attenborough at 90 - Life Behind the Lens
124Forest, Field & Sky: Art out of Nature
125The Rise of Khan
126May Blitz: Seven Days That Rocked Liverpool
127When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album
128Attenborough at 90
130Attenborough's Life That Glows
1315000/1: How Leicester City Beat the Odds
132Cunk on Shakespeare
133The Sun
134Jack To A King - The Swansea Story
136Faoi Gheall ag Éirinn
137Rest in Pixels
138Leicester's Impossible Dream
139Black Power: America's Armed Resistance
140Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man
141David Attenborough's Zoo Quest in Colour
142Scotland's First Oil Rush
143Paxman in Brussels: Who Really Rules Us?
144EMI: The Inside Story
145The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner
146United States of Hate: Muslims Under Attack
147World Cup 1966 - Alfie's Boys
149Jimmy Hill: A Man for All Seasons
150The World's Biggest Flower Market
151The Secret of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
152Battle of Jutland: The Navy's Bloodiest Day
153Belfast's Forgotten Hero: HMS Caroline
154The Truth About Alcohol
155Playing Beethoven's Fifth
156Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield's Disappearing Britain
157The Real Versailles
158Kelly Holmes: My Marathon Story
159With Hope in Their Hearts
160Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism
161Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home
162The Penis Extension Clinic
163The Making of an Ice Princess
164Anthony Joshua: A Legend in the Making
165Britain and Europe: For Richer or Poorer
166Deepcut: The Army's Shame
167Murphy and O'Kane Do... Le Football
168Michael Sheen: The Fight for My Steel Town
169Football Fight Club 2
170Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People
171Britain and Europe: The Immigration Question
172The Big EU Reality Check
173Lucy Worsley: Mozart's London Odyssey
174Professor Green: Dangerous Dogs
175Britain's Most Spectacular Backyard Builds
176Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility
177Women Prisoners: Throw Away the Key?
178The Muslim Pound
179Life and Deaf
180Just Call Me Martina
181B Is for Book
182Britain's Lost Waterlands: Escape to Swallows and Amazons Country
183Heroes of the Somme
184MAKE! Craft Britain
185Clean Eating's Dirty Secrets
186Wales at the Somme: Gareth Thomas and the Battle of Mametz Wood
187Sex, Drugs and Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone: Welcome to Holbeck
188Fixing Dad
189The Greatest Poem of World War One: David Jones's In Parenthesis
190Scotland's Einstein: James Clerk Maxwell - The Man Who Changed the World
191Jessica Ennis-Hill: A Coach's Story
193NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York?
194Swim the Channel
195The Search for the Lost Manuscript: Julian of Norwich
196The Man Who Filmed the Somme
197The Men Who Sleep in Trucks
198The Joy of Data
199When Pop Went Crazy: The Epic World of the Concept Album
200Keith Richards - The Origin of the Species
201The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl
202Roger Bannister: Everest on the Track
203Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
204Jade: Why I Chose Porn
205Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time
206The Banker's Guide to Art
207The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach
208Brexit: The Battle for Britain
209The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear
210Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
211Generation '66
212Britain's Most Wanted Motorbike Gangs?
213The Gift of Hearing
214Redefining Juliet
215The Dark Way Home
216From EastEnders to Hollywood: Antonia Bird
217Hidden Killers of the Post War Home
218Josie: My Cancer Curse
219Last Whites of the East End
220Life Inside Wandsworth Prison
221Brought Up On Porn
222Damien Hirst And Jeff Koon's Side By Side: The Interview
223Scotland: The Edge Of Europe
224Duran Duran at Eden
225Kate Humble: My Sheepdog and Me
226Muhammad Ali: The Greatest
227Pappano's Italian Double Bill at the Royal Opera House
228Thierry Henry: My France, My Euros
229Summer-night Concert from Vienna - 2016
231Sings Stevie Wonder
232Forgotten Warriors of World War One
233James Joyce Goes to China
234Visions of World War One
235Wales' Euro Heroes
237Can Britain Have A Payrise?
238Summer: Earth's Seasonal Secrets
239Home to Ebbw Vale
240Mo Farah: Race of His Life
241The Closer We Get
242Night Tube: The First Weekend
243Scotland at the Games
245All Aboard! The Country Bus
246Smack in Suburbia: America's Heroin Crisis
247Being Mavis Nicholson: TV's Greatest Interviewer
248The Brownlees: An Olympic Story
249The R&B Feeling: The Bob Parks Story
250Who's Afraid of Conceptual Art?
251A Week In The Wild
252Being Jamie Baulch: The Search for My Birth Dad
253A Very British Deterrent
254London 1666
255Unfinished: The Making of Massive Attack
256The Severn Bridge at 50: A High Wire Act
257Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels
258Tank Men
260The Making of a Master
261Obesity The Post Mortem
262Brexit: A Very British Coup?
263The Man Who Squeezes Muscles: Searching for Purple Aki
264British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves
265Great Welsh Writers: Roald Dahl
266Capability Brown's Unfinished Garden
267Future Tense: The Story of H.G. Wells
268The Search for Life: The Drake Equation
269Reggie Yates: Touchdown USA
270New Town (Edinburgh)
271Alex Jones - Fertility & Me
272The Trouble With My Dad
274Autumn: Earth's Seasonal Secrets
275Lucy Owen: Middle-Aged Me
276Kew's Forgotten Queen
277Being Black, Going Crazy?
278Britain's Star Men: Heroes of Astronomy
279Oasis: In Their Own Words
280Sir Terry Wogan Remembered: Fifty Years at the BBC
281The Hip Hop World News
282Rubble Kings
283Sir Chris Hoy: 200mph at Le Mans
284Stacey Dooley: Hate and Pride in Orlando
285Hunting the Nazi Gold Train
286Iron Maidens: The Female Fighters
287Locked in My Body
289Railway Nation - A Journey in Verse
290Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago
291A World Without Down's Syndrome?
292The Incredible Story of Marie Antoinette's Watch
293Boy George's 1970s: Save Me From Suburbia
294Louis Theroux - Savile
295The Great Butterfly Adventure: Africa to Britain with the Painted Lady
296America’s Hate Preachers
297Richard Parks on Everest
298The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts
299Empire Builder: Journey Across America
300The Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 3/4)
301The Greatest Tomb On Earth: Secrets of Ancient China
303Surviving Aberfan
304Aberfan: The Fight for Justice
305Who's Spending Britain's Billions?
306No Place to Call Home
307Pink Floyd: Beginnings 1967-1972
308Aberfan: The Green Hollow
309Transgender Love
310The Brexit Effect
311Tulisa: The Price Of Fame - Update
312Scotland and the Klan
313Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto
314Who Do You Blame Game For The Last Ten Years?
315Television's Opening Night: How the Box Was Born
317Virago: Changing the World One Page at a Time
322Gillespie Investigates... Domestic Terror
323Beyond The Battlefield: 100 Years Of Erskine
325Peter York's Hipster Handbook
326Trump's Unlikely Superfans
327The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
328Building Hope: The Maggie's Centres
329John Berger: The Art of Looking
330Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match
331Breaking Into Prison
332No Body's Perfect with Rankin and Alison Lapper
334Roots, Reggae, Rebellion
335Balletboyz - Young Men
336Chernobyl and Fukushima: The Lesson
337Will Britain Ever Have a Black Prime Minister
338The Selfless Sikh - Faith on the Frontline
339Jeremy Deller: We're here because we're here
340The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (1)
341The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (2)
342Prison, My Parents And Me
343The Undiscovered Peter Cook
344Bob and Roberta's Excellent Protest Adventure
345Life and Death the Pentecostal Way
346Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of a Maestro
347The National Pet Service
348The Hunt for Classroom Extremists
349Titanic's Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster
350A.Dot’s Story of Grime
351Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS
352Grindr Killer: How I Discovered A Serial Murderer
353The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind The Myth
354Jazzie B's 1980s From Dole to Soul
355FKA twigs: Soundtrack 7
356Whites vs Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation
357Fidel Castro: America's Nemesis
358How Quizzing Got Cool: TV's Brains of Britain
359Scotland's Treasures
360The Sikhs of Smethwick
361After the Deluge: A Year on from the Floods
362Promises and Lies: The Story of UB40
363Usain Bolt: Born to Run
364Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan
366Robert Rauschenberg - Pop Art Pioneer
367Project Children: Defusing the Troubles
368Dan Snow on Lloyd George: My Great-Great-Grandfather
369Classic Cellists at the BBC with Julian Lloyd Webber
370No Fixed Abode with Charlotte Church
371A Very British Crisis
373Do I drink too much?
374The Making of Young Men
375Danielle de Niese: The Birth of an Opera
376The Cost of Cute: The Dark Side of the Puppy Trade
377Aly Bain's America
378Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot
379Inside Chernobyl's Mega Tomb
380Am I Included?
382The Cook Who Changed Our Lives
384Wild Tales from the Village
385Strictly Len Goodman
386Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC
387David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey
388Alan Bennett's Diaries
389Dancing the Nutcracker: Inside the Royal Ballet
390West Side Stories - The Making of a Classic
391Judi Dench: All The World's Her Stage
392The Ballet Master: Sir Peter Wright at 90
393Life in the Snow
394Flying Scotsman from the Footplate
395Life in Polar Bear Town with Gordon Buchanan
399Stacey on the Frontline: Girls, Guns and ISIS
400Life on the Run
401Wha's Like Us
402Winter: Earth's Seasonal Secrets
403The Call of the Pipes
404Get Muscly in a Month
405Fat v Carbs with Jamie Owen
406'It'll Be Fine!': The Story of Yorkshire Rows
407MICHAEL JACKSON's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
408New Tate Modern: Switched On
409Rescue 193
410Search for A*
411The End of the Elephants?
412The Lost Chapel of Westminster
413Drones: WTF?
414The Bee Gees at the BBC... And Beyond
415Bublé at the BBC
416unknownI am Bolt
417National Theatre of Scotland: A Dramatic Decade
418unknownAndroid in La La Land
419Bobby Sands: 66 Days
420Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou
421The Great Car Crash Con
422The Great Military Charity Scandal
423The School on the Gurnos
424The School That Got Teens Reading
425The Easter Tuesday Belfast Blitz
426A Life on Screen: Lenny Henry
427Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back
428Cunk on Christmas
429The Truth About Meat
430Welsh Women of World War One
431Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand
433Walt Disney - Part 1
434Walt Disney - Part 2
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