Society and Culture 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
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
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
Cyclone Tracy

Cyclone Tracy

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin, leaving the city in ruins. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history. This highly acclaimed, three part mini-series depicts the events of that terrifying Christmas, celebrating the spirit and courage of the people who survived the devastation.
3 Videos
Umbrella
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
The Gweilo

The Gweilo

Explore the best of Asia with The Gweilo.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Imagineering

Imagineering

Redesigning the everyday - BBC Future works with top designers to rethink common objects and offer 21st Century solutions.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Australian Adventurer

Australian Adventurer

Discover the best of Down Under.
1 Video
ANYDOKO
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
1 Video
ANYDOKO
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
1 Video
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Video
Viewlorium

Society and Culture Videos

The story of the Rieldans

The story of the Rieldans

The Rieldans is one of the oldest forms of dancing in South Africa, and some of the top troupes hail from the Cederberg region in the Western Cape.
24.com
2mins
Ancient Worlds - City Of Man, City Of God

Ancient Worlds - City Of Man, City Of God

In the last of the series, Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - Return Of The King

Ancient Worlds - Return Of The King

Richard Miles traces the battle-scarred career of Alexander the Great.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the 'Greek Thing'.
BBC
52mins
Ancient Worlds - The Age Of Iron

Ancient Worlds - The Age Of Iron

Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse.
BBC
50mins
Ancient Worlds - Come Together

Ancient Worlds - Come Together

Richard Miles traces the roots of civilisation in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece.
BBC
52mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Whisky

Addicted To Pleasure - Whisky

Brian Cox reveals how whisky has shaped Scotland's hard-drinking reputation.
BBC
49mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Tobacco

Addicted To Pleasure - Tobacco

How smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a market of addicts.
BBC
50mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Opium

Addicted To Pleasure - Opium

Brian Cox learns the origins and history of modern-day opium addiction.
BBC
48mins
Addicted To Pleasure - Sugar

Addicted To Pleasure - Sugar

How sugar cane fuelled a consumer revolution but is now responsible for serious ailments.
BBC
48mins
Million Dollar American Princesses - Movers And Shakers

Million Dollar American Princesses - Movers And Shakers

By the 1930s, the legacy of America's millionaire princesses paves the way for the future.
BBC
46mins
Million Dollar American Princesses - Wedding Of The Century

Million Dollar American Princesses - Wedding Of The Century

Exploring marriages between the daughters of new-money Americans and cash-strapped Brits.
BBC
46mins
Million Dollar American Princesses - Cash For Class

Million Dollar American Princesses - Cash For Class

Elizabeth McGovern explores the first transatlantic marriages of the late 1800s.
BBC
46mins
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

The advances that have elevated the murder weapon from being mere evidence to key witness.
BBC
51mins
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Gabriel Weston looks at the difficulty of identifying the body in a murder case.
BBC
52mins
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

A look at cases that were solved by examining the smallest traces of forensic evidence.
BBC
49mins
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 3

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 3

Andy Torbet dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle.
BBC
51mins
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 2

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 2

Andy Torbet and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat.
BBC
52mins
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 1

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 1

Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world.
BBC
50mins
Britain's Greatest Generation - A Better World

Britain's Greatest Generation - A Better World

A look at the people who helped create a more culturally diverse post-war Britain.
BBC
59mins
Britain's Greatest Generation - Fight For Freedom

Britain's Greatest Generation - Fight For Freedom

A look at extraordinary courage, terrible suffering and miraculous survival in WWII.
BBC
59mins
Britain's Greatest Generation - Their Finest Hour

Britain's Greatest Generation - Their Finest Hour

A look at the defiant spirit that brought the nation together during WWII.
BBC
59mins
Britain's Greatest Generation - Coming Of Age

Britain's Greatest Generation - Coming Of Age

Documentary about the extraordinary last survivors who fought or lived through WWII.
BBC
59mins
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 2

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 2

Tracing the propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and abolitionists.
BBC
49mins
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 1

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 1

Documentary uncovering the scale of the slavery business as it existed in Britain.
BBC
49mins
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 3

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 3

David Olusoga explores the Victorian moral crusade against slavery.
BBC
49mins
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 2

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 2

David Olusoga looks at slavery and remembers black sailors who fought for Britain.
BBC
50mins
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 1

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 1

David Olusoga explores the relationship between Britain and people of African origins.
BBC
50mins
China - Triumph And Turmoil - Superpower

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Superpower

China's economic growth signals a seismic shift in political power from West to East.
BBC
47mins
China - Triumph And Turmoil - Maostalgia

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Maostalgia

Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to mix Communism and Capitalism.
BBC
47mins
China - Triumph And Turmoil - Emperors

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Emperors

Niall Ferguson shows the historical uses of the Chinese state for the higher goal of unity
BBC
48mins
Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 2

Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 2

An intimate story of Britain's recent royal weddings, told by the people who were there.
BBC
52mins
Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 1

Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 1

The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother to Princess Margaret
BBC
50mins
Explore Ancient Egypt

Explore Ancient Egypt

You can see the beginning of human civilisation in the country with some of the world's oldest monuments.
24.com
2mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Jordan To Ethiopia

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Jordan To Ethiopia

Dan goes in search of the Ark of the Covenant.
BBC
59mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Bosnia To Germany And Home

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Bosnia To Germany And Home

On the last leg of his globetrotting expedition Dan visits the Parthenon in Athens.
BBC
59mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Turkey To Germany

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Turkey To Germany

Dan hunts down some Byzantine treasures in Istanbul.
BBC
59mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mali To Egypt

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mali To Egypt

Dan explores the Djenne Mosque in Mali.
BBC
60mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Uzbekistan

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Uzbekistan

Dan Cruickshank visits the Trading Domes of Uzbekistan before moving on to Damascus.
BBC
60mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - India To Sri Lanka

Around The World In 80 Treasures - India To Sri Lanka

In Calcutta, Dan Cruickshank tangles with a ten-armed naked goddess.
BBC
59mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Japan To China

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Japan To China

Dan Cruickshank marvels at the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta army.
BBC
60mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Australia To Cambodia

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Australia To Cambodia

Dan discovers some Australian erotic cave paintings.
BBC
59mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mexico To America

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mexico To America

Dan Cruickshank travels from Mayan tombs to the Statue of Liberty.
BBC
59mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Peru To Brazil

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Peru To Brazil

Dan Cruickshank embarks on an epic world tour to witness the world's greatest treasures.
BBC
60mins
Apollo Wives

Apollo Wives

Documentary following the reunion in Arizona of ten of the wives of Apollo astronauts.
BBC
50mins
1066 - Episode 2

1066 - Episode 2

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

1066 - Episode 1

Beginning the story of two ordinary men.
BBC
49mins