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
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
Around The World In 80 Treasures

Around The World In 80 Treasures

Join Dan Cruickshank as he takes a global tour of the most breathtaking treasures man has ever created. From the exquisite castles of Japan to the Nasca line in Peru, from Persepolis in Iran to the Palace of Versailles in France, this is your chance to share in the expressive beauty of man's creative powers.
10 Videos
BBC
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
China - Triumph And Turmoil

China - Triumph And Turmoil

Niall Ferguson travels through this vast country to find out how a fifth of humanity can live under a Communist system of government with a capitalist economy when, according to all the laws of history, it should fall apart. Held together for more than 2000 years, firstly by imperial rule and now by an imperious Communist Party, what does China stand for? Ferguson talks to the people who know, including its new billionaires, survivors of Chairman Mao's regime, ardent young nationalists and those defending China's rural poor.
3 Videos
BBC
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History

The history of black people in Britain is frequently reduced to the story of recent black settlement. But that is not where this extraordinary cross-continental relationship begins. Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History re-tells the story of black people in the UK and – to do so – travels to the United States, Jamaica, South Africa, and Sierra Leone. Forgotten art vaults are unlocked, artefacts re-examined and 20 Black History plaques unveiled to the public. Award-winning historian David Olusoga tells the story of a young enslaved African brought to Britain under the protection of Queen Victoria, and explores the terrible legacy of slavery and the impact of the world wars.
3 Videos
BBC
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
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
Britain's Royal Weddings

Britain's Royal Weddings

The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of people who were there. This entertaining programme captures all the emotion, excitement and style of the nation’s previous royal weddings. Going behind the pomp and circumstance of weddings from 1923 onwards, it offers a fun, intriguing glimpse into a world few of us will ever encounter. It also charts how changing social attitudes and national circumstances have influenced what the public has come to expect from Britain’s royal weddings.
2 Videos
BBC
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

Documentary Videos

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Around The World In 80 Treasures - Turkey To Germany
BBC
59mins
Around The World In 80 Treasures - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Australia's Top 5 Most Stunning Hidden Destinations

Australia's Top 5 Most Stunning Hidden Destinations

If you're looking for some little-known spots in Australia to explore, then you've come to the right place! We've complied the exclusive, top 5 list to figure out the very bets of the best in secret destinations!
Where To
1min
Australia's Top 5 Most Scenic Drives

Australia's Top 5 Most Scenic Drives

What's better than an old fashioned road trip? Australia has no shortage of incredible, scenic drives spread all throughout the country! Here's a comprehensive list of the top five!
Where To
1min
The Top 5 Best Art Galleries & Cultural Museums In Western Australia

The Top 5 Best Art Galleries & Cultural Museums In Western Australia

Are you looking for a truly enriching, educational and cultural experience? Look no further than this list of incredible art, culture and historic institutions you can find in the stunning state of Western Australia!
Where To
1min
The Top 5 Most Beautiful Secret & Botanical Gardens In Western Australia!

The Top 5 Most Beautiful Secret & Botanical Gardens In Western Australia!

Western Australia is home so so many incredible natural landmarks and scenic spots, and what's better than a stunning secret garden to bask in the beauty of nature? Check out our list of the very best secret and botanical gardens in WA!
Where To
1min
The Top 5 Most Luxurious Day Spas In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Luxurious Day Spas In Africa!

If you're looking for a unique, relaxation experience then you've come to the right place! We've compiled a list of all the very best day spas you'll find in Africa... Say goodbye to stress cause these incredible spas will change your life.
Where To
1min
The Top 5 Best Lookout & Scenic Spots In Africa

The Top 5 Best Lookout & Scenic Spots In Africa

Looking for the picture perfect spot to gaze out at the natural surroundings of Africa? We've got you covered with this top five list of the very best spots, you'll just have to add to your bucket list!
Where To
1min
The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

Some of the worlds most innovative inventions and discoveries have come straight of out Africa! Here's a top five list of all the very best ones!
Where To
The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

Africa is absolutely brimming with incredible stories of history, traditions and culture. We've put together a perfect list of all the very best spots you can find that are filled with history!
Where To
1min
The Top Five Best Art Galleries In Perth

The Top Five Best Art Galleries In Perth

There is no shortage of incredible artistic spirit around Perth, and we have made a list of the very top spots to discover, so you won't miss out on any must-see artworks!
Where To
1min
800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

Twenty wooden statues were discovered at the Peruvian archaeological complex of Chan Chan. The statues date back to around 800 years ago and were discovered during an archaeological dig.
Ruptly
1min
The Top 5 Best Art & Cultural Museums in Africa

The Top 5 Best Art & Cultural Museums in Africa

Africa has no shortage of heritage, history and culture. And where better soak in all this knowledge than of of Africa's many incredible art and cultural museums?
Where To
2mins
The Best Lesser Known Landmarks In Australia

The Best Lesser Known Landmarks In Australia

If you're looking for some lesser known landmarks around Australia that you might not have heard of, this is the perfect list for you! From the serene and isolated Lord Howe Island, to the incredible Mon Remos Conservation Park to see the turtles!
Where To
2mins
New heritage centre at !Khwa Ttu reclaims the San's voice

New heritage centre at !Khwa Ttu reclaims the San's voice

On the West Coast in South Africa, !Khwa Ttu launched their new San Heritage Centre that lets these indigenous people tell their own story.
24.com
Partition: Time to talk about the legacy of empire?

Partition: Time to talk about the legacy of empire?

History isn't always an accurate record of what actually happened. It's said it's mostly written by the victors. So what are British children learning of The Partition of India in 1947 when more than a million died as Pakistan was created?
TRT World
26mins
NHS 70th anniversary marked in London and Manchester

NHS 70th anniversary marked in London and Manchester

The National Health Service's 70th anniversary has been marked by services in London and Manchester.
Press Association
1min
NHS: Number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold

NHS: Number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold

The number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold in over the last seven decades.
Press Association
2mins
Red Arrows replica jet arrives in Downing Street

Red Arrows replica jet arrives in Downing Street

A life-sized replica of a Red Arrows jet has taken up position outside 10 Downing Street ahead of an event to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
Press Association
28secs
Suffragettes: 100 years of the vote for women - a brief history

Suffragettes: 100 years of the vote for women - a brief history

In the early years of the 20th century, many women were questioning their role and place in society, and demanding the right to vote. The suffragettes were a group of women who began to demonstrate publicly to draw attention to their cause.
Press Association
2mins
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would pardon Suffragettes

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would pardon Suffragettes

Suffragettes who were given criminal records in their battle for equality would be pardoned under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn has pledged.
Press Association
1min
MP recalls horrific Holocaust memories "seared" into memory

MP recalls horrific Holocaust memories "seared" into memory

An MP has spoken of the Holocaust memories "seared" into him after the Nazis experimented on a relative. Labour's Alex Sobel (Leeds North West) said the Holocaust casts a "dark spectre" over his family.
Press Association
1min
Scouting's iconic Gilwell Oak voted England and UK's 'Tree of the Year'

Scouting's iconic Gilwell Oak voted England and UK's 'Tree of the Year'

A tree synonymous with Scouting has been crowned England's 'Tree of the Year' in conservation charity the Woodland Trust's annual contest. The Gilwell Oak received 26% of nearly 7,000 votes cast by the public.
Press Association
1min
This Is - This Is: Poland + Czech + Slovenia

This Is: Poland + Czech + Slovenia

Your travel inspiration for visiting Eastern Europe.
ANYDOKO
1min
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
Besieged - The Ned Kelly Story

Besieged - The Ned Kelly Story

The exploits of Ned Kelly, Australian icon and notorious outlaw, raise questions of injustice and oppression. This documentary examines infamous bushranger's life and asks was he an outlaw, a freedom fighter or simply a murderer with a message?
Umbrella
52mins
Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 2

Cyclone Tracy - Part 2

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. 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.
Umbrella
98mins
Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 1

Cyclone Tracy - Part 1

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. 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.
Umbrella
85mins