Documentary Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
25 Videos
Beyond
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
22 Videos
BBC
Tough Nuts

Tough Nuts

This explosive series blows the lid off Australia's criminal underworld and reveals the real story behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history.
16 Videos
The Full Box
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
14 Videos
VPRO
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Videos
Beyond
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Videos
Beyond
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Videos
Monarch
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle

Over eight mini-episodes, Life and Death Row: Love Triangle tells the story of Heather, a beautiful young wife and mother, who has disappeared without trace. Her adulterous husband Joshua and his pregnant lover Emilia are brought in for questioning. What has happened to Heather and who is telling the truth? Published alongside this eight part series is evidence linked to the case including witness statements, secret police recordings and photos of the crime scene. Will one man's love triangle become a death sentence for both women?
4 Videos
BBC
The Earth's Riches

The Earth's Riches

The metal industry is a major component of the world economy, and the mining takes place all over the world. Yet their extraction and refinement is still an arduous and dangerous process, not only for the workers but for the surrounding environment.
3 Videos
TVF Media
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Videos
BBC
The Kangaroo Gang

The Kangaroo Gang

Narrated by Barry Humphries, the dramatised documentary tells the true story of a brazen band of Aussie thieves who moved to London in the 60s and ran riot, pulling off the most daring heists that Scotland Yard had ever seen.
2 Videos
The Full Box
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and the key events that spanned his career as one of the city's most feared law enforcers.
2 Videos
Reel
1066

1066

In the year 1066, England changed forever. Most of what we know about this distant time was stitched into an infamous tapestry, which tells the story of kings and conquerors - but not the ordinary men who fought on their behalf for the homeland that all three tribes called middle-earth. Now, this epic, roller-coaster adventure of invasion, resistance and war tells the story from the ground up - from the point of view of those everyday men and their families - as they are hurled into the turmoil of war.
2 Videos
BBC
Witness: Katrina

Witness: Katrina

Over a 72-hour period from 29 to 31 August 2005, New Orleans was devastated by a cataclysmic storm followed by a catastrophic flood, which in turn became an apocalyptic human tragedy. Compiled entirely from more than 600 hours of original audio and footage recorded at the time, much of it not seen on TV before, this is an immersive reconstruction of the tragedy by the people who lived through it. The format is the same as Siskel/Jacobs' triple Emmy-winning documentary on 9/11, 102 Minutes That Changed America, no narration, no context, no post-disaster interviews... Just compelling footage of the sights, sounds and raw emotions as the chaos unfolded, chronologically from multiple viewpoints. The soundtrack comes from the comments of the victims, recording themselves as they sought shelter from the forces of nature and watched helplessly as lives, property and everything they valued were swept away by the flood waters, all the while wondering whether they would be next.
2 Videos
BBC
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
1 Video
BBC
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
1 Video
BBC
Wonderland

Wonderland

This BBC documentary strand is an annual eight-part series of hour-long films about different aspects of contemporary British life.
1 Video
BBC

Documentary Videos

Witness: Katrina - Witness: Katrina - Episode 2

Witness: Katrina - Episode 2

Six Hours after making landfall, hurricane katrina is finally moving inland.
BBC
50mins
Witness: Katrina - Witness: Katrina - Episode 1

Witness: Katrina - Episode 1

August 29th, 2005. Hurricane Katrina makes landfall on the Gulf Coast.
BBC
50mins
Tiger Woods - The Rise And Fall

Tiger Woods - The Rise And Fall

Documentary examining the fall from grace of world famous golfer Tiger Woods.
BBC
49mins
Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Evan Davis decodes the formula that took Apple from suburban garage to global supremacy.
BBC
49mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 4

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 4

Detectives discover Heathers body. Emilia's loyalty to Josh falters.
BBC
11mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 3

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 3

Josh gives detectives what they've been waiting for - a breakthrough in the case.
BBC
10mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 2

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 2

Detectives discover CCTV evidence which leads them to believe foul play has occurred.
BBC
10mins
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 1

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 1

When Heather vanishes, detectives bring in her husband Josh for questioning.
BBC
10mins
Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Could a cheaper Bug Mac ever replace the Big Mac?
BBC
59mins
Apollo Wives

Apollo Wives

Documentary following the reunion in Arizona of ten of the wives of Apollo astronauts.
BBC
50mins
Abused - Breaking The Silence

Abused - Breaking The Silence

Documentary about a group of men who suffered abuse as children and seek compensation.
BBC
49mins
1066 - 1066 - Episode 2

1066 - Episode 2

After an epic battle at Stamford Bridge, our two warriors race back to the south.
BBC
52mins
1066 - 1066 - Episode 1

1066 - Episode 1

Beginning the story of two ordinary men.
BBC
49mins
Makhanda: The Day The Taps Ran Dry

Makhanda: The Day The Taps Ran Dry

In February thousands of residents of Makhanda were suddenly left without water when the municipality cut supply to parts of the town. Confusion and panic gave way to complaints about water quality when supply was restored.
24.com
WATCH | Oasis in Ashes: The day a fire swallowed a town

WATCH | Oasis in Ashes: The day a fire swallowed a town

On 30 December 2018 a devastating fire gutted the historical mission station of Wupperthal, destroying scores of properties and robbing the residents of their homes, livelihoods and heritage.
24.com
DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

"He wasn't just a drifter, a farmworker that nobody cared about. He was Mannetjies, my brother and the way he was killed just wasn't right," his sister told News24, shortly after a Lutzville farmer was convicted of using a spade to beat him to death.
24.com
26mins
Unlocking Evolution

Unlocking Evolution

Examines the life of groundbreaking New Zealand researcher and lightning rod for controversy, Allan Wilson, who revolutionised the ideas behind evolution.
TVF Media
Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Explore the intriguing world of Conan Doyle and the truth behind his decision to kill off the character that had dominated his life.
TVF Media
The Happy Dictator

The Happy Dictator

Until 2006, Turkmenistan was run by a crazy dictator whose megalomania spawned a personality cult to rival that of Chairman Mao. This is the story of an unlikely desert republic with a grim reputation and a quite astonishing leader.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Iron From China

Iron From China

Follows the journey of iron, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Copper From Chile

Copper From Chile

Follows the journey of Copper from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Nickel From Caledonia

Nickel From Caledonia

Follows the journey of nickel, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
Inside Broadmoor

Inside Broadmoor

Broadmoor houses 400 of the most difficult, disturbed and dangerous people in Britain. This film offers a unique insight into how a civilised society treats those who are both bad and mad.
TVF Media
Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

In an exciting blend of science and natural history filmmaking, Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks draws audiences into the world of one of the ocean's largest and least understood creatures.
TVF Media
Backlight - YouTubeland

YouTubeland

YouTube is travelling like a high-speed train into one of the most powerful online platforms in the world. Which clever earnings model is hiding behind this success story, and how will this affect our future media landscape?
VPRO
46mins
Backlight - Waste = Food

Waste = Food

Natural resources are being depleted on a rapid scale while production and consumption are rising rapidly in nations like China and India.
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - Regreening The Desert

Regreening The Desert

For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity.
VPRO
48mins
Backlight - The Value Of Your Personal Data

The Value Of Your Personal Data

Data is being collected about you constantly. All this personal data is being used to send you advertisements and banners, one would say. But that is just the start.
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - Mobile Gold

Mobile Gold

Our waste is worth money. Recovering it has started up a new global industry worth billions.
VPRO
48mins
The Lost Aviator

The Lost Aviator

Set in the Golden Age of Aviation, Andrew Lancaster follows the life and times of his great uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster.
Escapade
90mins
Backlight - Made In Germany

Made In Germany

Backlight crosses the border to fathom the secrets of the German success.
VPRO
49mins
The Resurrection Club

The Resurrection Club

This short film tells the story of four men who spent years of their lives on Death Row for crimes they did not commit, later being exonerated and freed. Ron, Shujaa, Greg and Albert promised that they would work to put an end to the death penalty.
Java Films
26mins
Running on Sunshine

Running on Sunshine

Based around the 2003 World Solar Challenge, Running on Sunshine is the story of an epic journey of 3,000 kilometres across the Australian desert. The documentary reveals the link between the famous event and the development of motor technology.
AusIntPic
52mins
Tomorrow's Sun

Tomorrow's Sun

Follow the epic 3,000 km journey by 40 solar powered cars from 11 nations across the Australian continent. Based around the 1999 World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide, the documentary follows the fortunes of three solar powered cars.
AusIntPic
54mins
@Home

@Home

Behind every homeless person is a story. How did they end up living on the streets? How do they survive and what are their expectations for the future?
Java Films
Boko Haram: The Origins of Evil

Boko Haram: The Origins of Evil

How has the extremist group Boko Haram, which began as a small Islamic sect, managed to make Nigeria, the richest country in Africa, and all its neighbours, tremble with fear? Who are they and how did they become so powerful?
Java Films
Global Junk Food

Global Junk Food

Food manufacturers in Europe have signed up to 'responsibility pledges', promising no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and not to target children. So why are they using tactics banned in the West in the developing world?
Java Films
52mins
Transitioning: Transgender Children

Transitioning: Transgender Children

Six-year-old David is part of the new trans generation of people assigned the wrong sex at birth who chose to make the transition very early. This moving film explores the transitioning through first-hand stories told by four young people.
Java Films
52mins
Pozieres

Pozieres

A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, and a twentieth century tragedy for Australia.
Umbrella
52mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Chasing The White Air

Chasing The White Air

Blue and white at 1,000 frames a second... this feel-good documentary captures the emotion and adrenaline of the real-time two seconds in the air that extreme ski and snowboard athletes seek.
Wyhldfisch
42mins
The Bridge at Midnight Trembles

The Bridge at Midnight Trembles

In 2004, Richard Moir underwent an operation for Parkinson's Disease. Called Deep Brain Stimulation, electrodes are placed in the brain that 'zap' bad signals. This film gives an insight into the daily life of a patient with Parkinson's.
Galloping Films
52mins
The Future Makers

The Future Makers

With recent attention on global warming, there's been a big focus on the problem, but what about the solutions? The Future Makers tells the story of key Australians leading the way on the world stage in renewable energy.
Galloping Films
45mins
Hoon Capital

Hoon Capital

With a blend of 'reality Mad Max' and the seamy underbelly of suburbia, Hoon Capital is a definitive study of Hoons in Australia. Featuring Bathurst Veterans, Butchers and Boganologists, it changes the way we look at doughies and fluffy dice forever.
Galloping Films
The 500 Stolen Babies

The 500 Stolen Babies

During the dark era of Argentine dictatorship, the ruling military imprisoned pregnant women, and stole their babies. 35 years later, a symbolic trial begins in Buenos Aires, the result of a relentless struggle by campaigners.
Galloping Films
93mins