Best of the BBC (2000 onwards)

2000 onwards with a few exceptions.
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1.
Top Gear (2002 TV Series)
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all. (60 mins.)
 
2.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
3.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (60 mins.)
 
4.
Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (48 mins.)
“ Part Discovery Channel ” - Gitch28
 
5.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
“ Part HBO ” - Gitch28
 
6.
Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
7.
Africa (2013 Mini-Series)
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
 
8.
Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
9.
Coupling (2000 TV Series)
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Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment. (30 mins.)
 
11.
The Life of Mammals (2002 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.
 
12.
Wild Pacific (2009 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean...
 
13.
State of Play (2003 Mini-Series)
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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead. (57 mins.)
 
14.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
15.
The Thick of It (2005 TV Series)
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants. (29 mins.)
 
16.
Wild China (2008 Mini-Series)
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An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau. (60 mins.)
 
17.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
 
18.
Yellowstone (2009 Mini-Series)
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Filmed over the course of a year in Yellowstone, this documentary tracks the area's wildlife as they grapple with life and death within one of America's last remaining wilderness regions.
 
19.
Life on Mars (2006 TV Series)
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers. (60 mins.)
 
20.
My Family (2000 TV Series)
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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well. (50 mins.)
 
21.
Life in the Undergrowth (2005 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates. (50 mins.)
 
22.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 TV Series)
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... (30 mins.)
 
23.
Would I Lie to You? (2007 TV Series)
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Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories. (30 mins.)
 
24.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (58 mins.)
 
25.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
 
26.
How Not to Live Your Life (2007 TV Series)
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Don Danbury who slobs around, doesn't take his job seriously and making awkward situations has inherited...
 
27.
MI-5 (2002 TV Series)
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2002 TV Series)
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US version of the original British show of the same name. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Jekyll (2007 Mini-Series)
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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share...
 
30.
Being Human (2008 TV Series)
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A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Merlin (2008 TV Series)
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The adventures of the legendary sorcerer as a young man. (45 mins.)
 
32.
Jane Eyre (2006 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever. (230 mins.)
 
33.
Psychoville (2009 TV Series)
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A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," which sends their lives into a downward spiral.
 
34.
Ideal (2005 TV Series)
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Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Mock the Week (2005 TV Series)
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A comedic look at current events. (29 mins.)
 
36.
Hustle (2004 TV Series)
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A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings. (60 mins.)
 
37.
Tipping the Velvet (2002 Mini-Series)
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Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley. (177 mins.)
 
38.
Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
 
39.
Call the Midwife (2012 TV Series)
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s. (60 mins.)
 
40.
The Way We Live Now (2001 Mini-Series)
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings... (300 mins.)
 
41.
Sense & Sensibility (2008 Mini-Series)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... (59 mins.)
 
42.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system (510 mins.)
 
43.
Garrow's Law (2009 TV Series)
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Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
 
44.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
 
45.
The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy. (180 mins.)
 
46.
Ripper Street (2012 TV Series)
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper. (59 mins.)
 
47.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders. (120 mins.)
 
48.
QI (2003 TV Series)
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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well. (30 mins.)
 
49.
Ashes to Ashes (2008 TV Series)
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DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum. (60 mins.)
 
50.
First Life (2010 TV Series)
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David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.
 
51.
Wonders of the Universe (2011 Mini-Series)
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light... (59 mins.)
 
52.
Madagascar (2011 Mini-Series)
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Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.
 
53.
Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007 TV Series)
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature... (60 mins.)
 
54.
The Life of Birds (1998 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life. (489 mins.)
 
55.
Life in Cold Blood (2008 TV Series)
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A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.
 
56.
Life in the Freezer (1993 TV Series)
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. (30 mins.)
 
57.
The Blue Planet (2001 Mini-Series)
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans. (50 mins.)
 
58.
A Night with the Stars (2011 Documentary)
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Director: Stephen Neal
 
59.
Wonders of the Solar System (2010 Mini-Series)
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system. (60 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cox
 
60.
State of the Planet (2000 TV Series)
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David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it. (147 mins.)
Director: Kate Broome
 
61.
How the Earth Changed History (2010 Mini-Series)
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In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history...
 
62.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
63.
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary about evolution.
 
64.
The Natural World (1983 TV Series)
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.
Director: Brian Leith
 
65.
The Incredible Human Journey (2009 TV Series)
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This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory. (60 mins.)
 
66.
Going Tribal (2005 TV Series)
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Bruce Parry experiences first hand the day-to-day lives of tribal cultures around the world.
 
67.
Earthflight (2011 TV Series)
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A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese... (59 mins.)
Director: John Downer
 
68.
Tropic of Cancer (2010 Mini-Series)
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Simon Reeve makes another trip around the world, like in Tropic of Capricorn, but now in the Northern hemisphere...
 
69.
Tropic of Capricorn (2008 Mini-Series)
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Simon Reeves makes another "round the world" trip following the tropic of Capricorn which is parallel... (60 mins.)
 
70.
The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2000 Documentary)
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A simple, carved figure bought at an auction in New York leads David Attenborough on a global journey from Russia to Australia, from England back to the Pacific. On the way he delves into a history of the stunning stones on Easter Island. (49 mins.)
Director: Kate Broome
 
71.
The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth (2000 Documentary)
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Follow the path of the sun on its annual cycle, from the Equator, across the northern hemisphere and into the South... (59 mins.)
 
72.
Inside the Human Body (2011 TV Series)
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Inside The Human Body - takes us deep under our skin where we are dwarfed by even the smallest cell, where blood vessels becomevast cathedrals and the tiniest cluster of cilia becomes an expansive forest.
 
73.
Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds (2010 Mini-Series)
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This documentary features state-of-the-art camera technology used to focus on what humans cannot see with the naked eye. (94 mins.)
 
74.
Ancient Worlds (2010 TV Series)
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An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.
 
75.
Andes to Amazon (2000 Mini-Series)
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Andes to Amazon is an exploration of the exciting, diverse and unique wildlife that inhabits the dramatic...
Director: Karen Bass
 
76.
The Story of Science (2010 Mini-Series)
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Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.
 
77.
Equator (2006 Mini-Series)
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For most people the equator is just an imaginary line running 25,000-miles around the globe. But the... (180 mins.)
 
78.
Stephen Fry in America (2008 Mini-Series)
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English actor-comedian Stephen Fry travels through the US regions by London cab. (60 mins.)
 
79.
Europe: A Natural History (2005 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
80.
Prehistoric Planet (2002 TV Series)
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Dripping with kid friendly sarcasm, this series presents various animals from several periods that thrived during the age of dinosaurs and explains how they thrived, reproduced and co-existed. (30 mins.)
 
81.
Walking with Dinosaurs (1999 TV Series)
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI. (180 mins.)
 
82.
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001 Mini-Series)
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Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition. (180 mins.)
 
83.
Walking with Monsters (2005 TV Series)
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A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Haines
 
84.
The Ballad of Big Al (2000 Documentary)
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This new, extra chapter of Walking with Dinosaurs focuses on an allosaurus later discovered in 1999 affectionately called "Big Al"... (29 mins.)
 
85.
A History of Ancient Britain (2011 Mini-Series)
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Neil Oliver tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history - the beginnings of our world forged in ice, stone, and bronze.
 
86.
A History of Celtic Britain (2011 TV Series)
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In four chapters, largely based on and illustrated with archaeological finds and sites, Neil Oliver explains how...
 
87.
Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see... (49 mins.)
 
88.
Lost Land of the Tiger (2010 Mini-Series)
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BBC biologist and military veteran Steve Backshall joins a team of scientists in Bhutan to determine...
 
89.
Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (2007 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
90.
The Normans (2010 Mini-Series)
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British history professor Robert Bartlett explains, mainly on historical sights and illustrated with authentic artifacts...
 
91.
A History of Britain (2000 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles. (60 mins.)
 
92.
Galápagos (2006 Mini-Series)
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The history of these beautiful Islands from their creation as uprising lava to their being studied by Darwin to their modern day inhabitants. (180 mins.)
 
93.
Wild Africa (2001 Mini-Series)
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Wild Africa is a nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the African continent. The series comprises six episodes...
 
94.
Great Natural Wonders of the World (2002 Documentary)
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David Attenborough sets out on an intrepid quest across seven continents to create a unique television event to celebrate the wealth of natural features that makes Planet Earth so varied, so distinctive and so spectacularly beautiful. (57 mins.)
 
95.
Ocean Giants (2011 TV Series)
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This is a documentary about the magical world of dolphins and whales. We explore the intimate life of the biggest animals on our planet... (60 mins.)
 
96.
Great Barrier Reef (2012 TV Series)
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Monty Halls explores Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet...
Director: James Brickell
 
97.
How to Grow a Planet (2012 TV Series)
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Geologist Ian Stewart explain in three stages of natural history the crucial interaction of our very planet's physiology and its unique wildlife... (60 mins.)
 
98.
Robin Hood (2006 TV Series)
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After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham. (60 mins.)