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BBC Documentaries Episodes Guide and Summaries

EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1Flying Scotsman: Sounds from the Footplate
2Illegal Job Centre
3Second Opinion
4David Bowie - The Last Five Years
6Walesa: Man of Hope
7The War on Loan Sharks
8Gang Girls
9Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?
10Tourettes: Teenage Tics
11Bowie at the BBC
12The Paper Thistle: 200 Years of The Scotsman
13Annie Mac: Who Killed The Night?
14The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump
15The Cult Next Door
16Rage in the USA: Inside the Anger Room
17George III: The Genius of The Mad King
18Talking Snooker 1. The People's Champions
19Talking Snooker 2. The Game Changers
20Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence
21Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me
22June Brown at 90: A Walford Legend
23Double Mastectomy Twins
24Terry Pratchett - Back in Black
25The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital
26Heal Me In The Name of Jesus
27Beauty Queen and Single
28The Scottish Bounty Hunter
29Luisa Omielan's What Would Beyoncé Do?
30Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra
31How Police Missed the Grindr Killer
32The Lake District: A Wild Year
33Being AP
34City Boy Fight Club
35South Downs: England's Mountains Green
36Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox
37Burns in the USA
38Eddie Butler's Six Nations
39Wales Women: Inside the Scrum
40The Cavern: The Most Famous Club in the World
41Beti and David: Lost for Words
42The Insiders' Guide to the Menopause
43After Sheku
44Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax
45Diana: Designing a Princess
46The Natives: This is Our America
47Young and Sterile: My Choice
48The Secret Science of Pop
49Brexit: Britain's Biggest Deal
50Geri's 1990s: My Drive to Freedom
51Kiri Te Kanawa at the BBC
52My Unusual Vagina
53Martin Scorsese: True Confessions
54The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun
55Dazzling Duets at the BBC
56The Weight Cut: Extreme Weight Loss
57Dust Storms
58Fractured: The Death of Max Spiers
59Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story
60On Camera: Photographers at the BBC
61The Shires: New Country
62Rich Hall's Countrier Than You
63Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100
64Smile! The Nation's Family Album
65Dame Vera Lynn: Happy 100th Birthday
66Classic Quartets at the BBC
68Crash and Burn
69When Lynn Barber Met Phyllida Barlow
70Deadliest Place To Deal
71Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories
72Stunning Soloists at the BBC
73Gravity and Me: The Force that Shapes Our Lives
74Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad
75Brian Pern at the BBC
76'Greek' Thomson - Glasgow's Master Builder
77Scotland's Cold Warrior
78How to Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry
79The Secret Surrealist: Desmond Morris
80Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism
81Mary Magdalene: Art's Scarlet Woman
82Giselle: Belle of the Ballet
83Depeche Mode at the BBC
84Fishermen to Kings: The Forgotten Photographs of Olive Edis
85Alone with the In-Laws
86Enter the Dragon: China's Snooker Star
87Obesity: How Prejudiced Is the NHS?
88A Family Divided
89I Shot My Parents
90Into the Wind
91Bronx to Bradford: Friars on a Mission
92Fern Britton's Holy Land Journey
93Big Gold Dream
94Richard Harrington: My Grandfather's War
95Colombia with Simon Reeve
96Easter From King's
97The Monkey Lab
98The Munich Games - Munich '72
99Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me
101Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words
102The Crucible: 40 Golden Snooker Years
103Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko
104The Railway People
105The Rapper Who Chopped His Penis Off
106Dear Mr Shakespeare
108Richard and Jaco : Life with Autism
109British Jews, German Passports
110Britain's Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story
111No Place Like Home
112When Danny Won the Masters
113Kicked Out: From Care to Chaos
114The Day the Dinosaurs Died
115The Great Village Green Crusade
116Frank Skinner on Muhammad Ali
117Sweet Sixteen: A Transgender Story
118Trump on Culture: Brave New World?
119Teenage Knife Wars
120Tornado - The 100mph Steam Engine
121Buddy Holly: Rave On
122The Truth About Sleep
123Being Owen Money
124Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs
125A Time to Live
126Mike and Jules: While We Still Have Time
127My Big Gay Jewish Conversion
128Secrets of the Super Elements
129Jago - A Life Underwater
131Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors
132The Man Who Lives With A Magpie
133Sharon Osbourne Presents Rock 'n' Roll's Dodgiest Deals
134Great Explorations
135Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall
136Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon
137Suzi Perry's Queens of the Road
138The Town That Thread Built
139Hidden Cardiff with Will Millard
140Rehab: Lives Addicted
141unknownBublé at the BBC
142The Rolling Stones at the BBC
143Putting Manners on... Us
144Jo Cox: Death of an MP
145Big Love
146Britain's Greatest Invention
147Saving the Coal Exchange
148Ryan Gander: The Idea of Japan
149The Passengers That Took on the Train Line
150Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime
151Theresa vs Boris: How May Became PM
152Murdered for Being Different
153No Passengers
154Warren Gatland: Lion King?
155Supersize Cabbies
156Leo: Becoming a Trans Man
157Brexit Means Brexit: The Unofficial Version
158Proclaimers: This is the Story
159Who Should We Let In? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row
161Alfie: How Do You Beat the All Blacks?
163Growing up with Cancer
164Hokusai: Old Man Crazy to Paint
165Don't Deport Me; I'm British
166The Hector: From Scotland to Nova Scotia
167Should I Marry My Cousin?
168The Richest Scot in the Empire
169Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box That Changed the World
170Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon
172The Betrayed Girls
173The British Garden: Life And Death On Your Lawn
174Rock 'n' Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sideman
175Museum of the Year
176Bute: The Scot Who Spent a Welsh Fortune
177How To Holiday Better
178One Deadly Weekend in America
179Mini Monet Millionaire
180Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the Art of German Song
181Granddad, Dementia & Me
182Upstate Purgatory
183Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay
184David Beckham Into the Unknown
185My Friend Jane
187World's Oldest Family
188Killing at the Carwash
189Professor Green: Is It Time to Legalise Weed?
190All Families Have Secrets - Patrick Gale's Art Of Fiction
191Is It Safe to be Gay in the UK?
192Gareth Thomas v Homophobia: Hate in the Beautiful Game
193Vandals and Visionaries: The Story of Graffiti and Street Art in Bristol
194Brighton: 50 Years of Gay
195Queer as Art
196Jessica Ennis-Hill And The Next Generation
197Brendan Foster: A Life in Athletics
198The Heroes of Super Saturday: Jess, Mo & Greg
199Orkney: When the Boat Comes In
200Waheed's Wars - Saving Lives Across the World
201Two Types: The Faces of Britain
202Professor Green: Living in Poverty
203Super Small Animals
204In Search of Arcadia
205The Bug Grub Couple
206Scotland's Model Teenager
207Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
208Partition: Legacy of the Line
209Britain's Relationship Secrets with Anne Robinson
210Seven Days in Summer: Countdown to Partition
211Milton Keynes & Me
212Sir Bruce Forsyth: Mr Entertainment
213Diana Her Story
214Annie: Out of the Ashes
215Land of the Giants
216The Pacemakers
217India's Partition: The Forgotten Story
218The Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture With Ben Elton
219Are There Fascists Next Door?
220Festival Tales: Edinburgh At 70
221Diana, 7 Days
222Gluck - Who did she think he was?
223Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America
224Awesome Beauty: The Art of Industrial Britain
225Diana: The Last Princess of Wales
226Whitney: Can I Be Me
227Can Robots Love Us?
228Diana and I
229The 21st Century Race for Space
230Great War Horses
231Africa's Population Explosion
232The Search For A New Earth
233Venice Biennale: Britain's New Voices
234Sir Peter Hall Remembered
235Our Wild Week in Croatia
236Marc Bolan: Cosmic Dancer
237Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum
239Letters from Baghdad
241Through the Lens of Larkin
242Reagan's Last Movie
243MND and 22-Year-Old Me
244Kidnapped! Saudi Arabia's Missing Princes
245Diabulimia: The World's Most Dangerous Eating Disorder
246Football Abuse: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game
247The Gap Year Paedophile
248Concorde: A Supersonic Story
249The Last Pirates - Britain's Rebel DJs
250Race and Pace: The West Indians in East Lancashire
251Stop All the Clocks: WH Auden in an Age of Anxiety
252Glam Rock at the BBC
253Cornwall's Native Poet: Charles Causley
254Child in Mind
256From Out of Town
257Reformation: Europe's Holy War
258Sex, Chips & Poetry: 50 Years of the Mersey Sound
259Britain's Teenage Drug Runners
260Basquiat: Rage to Riches
261Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution
262Sir Bobby Charlton at 80
263Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor for the Ages
264David Hurn: A Life in Pictures
265Abortion On Trial
266The Gardeners of Kabul
267Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me
268Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I's Battle for God's Music
269The Teens Taking On Deliveroo
270England's Reformation: Three Books That Changed a Nation
271Anthony Joshua: The Fight of My Life
272Michael Fish: The Great Storm and Me
273Welcome to Hull - City of Culture 2017
27420 Years of Power with Huw Edwards
275A Year in an English Garden: Flicker and Pulse
277Jacqueline du Pre: A Gift Beyond Words
278Harry Potter: A History of Magic
279Generation Screwed?
281Coming Home: Bowe Bergdahl vs the United States
282Queen: Rock the World
283Revolution: New Art for a New World
284The Real Doctor Zhivago
285Hotel for Refugees
287Donald Trump: Scotland's President
288The Stranger at my Brother's Grave
289Ceremony: The Return of Friedrich Engels
290Rogue State
291The Master of Glenveagh
292Shankly: Nature's Fire
294The Secrets of the Mona Lisa
295Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football and Me
296Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love
297Saying Goodbye
298Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor
299Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller
300Handmade in Hull
301Hedd Wyn: The Lost War Poet
302In the Shadow of Red October
303Fighting Forest Faiths
304Britain's Cycling Superheroes: The Price of Success?
305Elizabeth & Philip: Love and Duty
306Labour: The Summer that Changed Everything
308Naples '44: A Wartime Diary
309Harry and Meghan: A Royal Engagement
310Joe Orton Laid Bare
311Man of Steel: Sanjeev Gupta
312Harry and Meghan: The Interview
313The Best King We Never Had
314Nico Rosberg: My Life After F1
315Space Truckers
316Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees
317The Year in Music 2017
318Attenborough and the Giant Elephant
319Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist
320Male Rape: Breaking the Silence
321Dancing Back in Time
322John Noakes: TV Hero
323The Galaxy Britain Built
324Roy Orbison: Love Hurts
325The Attack: Terror in the UK
326Mary Berry's Christmas Party
327Jonathan Rea: 3 in a Row
330Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers
331Darcey Bussell: Looking for Fred Astaire
332Saturday Night Fever - The Ultimate Disco Movie
333Tom Jones and Beverley Knight's Gospel Christmas
334Even Better Than the Real Thing
335The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader and Lightsabers
336Midnight Mass from Leeds Cathedral
337Christmas Day Service from All Saints, Fulham
338The Queen's Christmas Message
339Mary, Mel and Sue's Big Christmas Thank You
340Winter's Weirdest Events
341Snow Bears
342Reindeer Family & Me
343Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom?
344Turtle, Eagle, Cheetah: A Slow Odyssey
345Oasis: Supersonic
346Eric & Ernie's Home Movies
347Elvis: The Rebirth of the King
348A Year in the Life of a Year 2017
349Carols from King's
350To Be Frank Carson
351Kings of Swing
353Talking Pictures, Barry Norman
354unknownThe Johnston Collection
355Secrets of the Super Elements
356My Country: A Work in Progress
357George Best: All by Himself
358Faithfull: The Marianne Faithfull Story
359Scotland's Big Night Out
360Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions
361Shane: For the Love of the Game
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