Best of the BBC (2000 onwards)

by Gitch28 | created - 30 Jan 2013 | updated - 27 Aug 2014 | Public

2000 onwards with a few exceptions.

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1. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 91,993

2. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 614,985

3. Luther (2010–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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.

Stars: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley

Votes: 85,758

4. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 126,616

Part Discovery Channel

5. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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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.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 127,911

Part HBO

6. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 16,595

7. Africa (2013)

Documentary

9.0
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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.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 7,560

8. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

9.1
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 17,085

9. Coupling (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

Votes: 37,726

10. Extras (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 44,689

11. The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)

Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,304

12. Wild Pacific (2009– )

353 min | Documentary

8.8
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Rowe, Richard Wollocombe, Mark Brownlow

Votes: 1,842

13. State of Play (2003– )

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 7,913

14. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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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 David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 77,345

15. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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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.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 14,819

16. Wild China (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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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.

Star: Bernard Hill

Votes: 2,192

17. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures of the time travelling alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

Votes: 166,512

18. Yellowstone (2009– )

Documentary

8.5
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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.

Stars: Peter Firth, Jeff Henry, Dick Powell, Mary Beth Schwartz

Votes: 1,442

19. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 25,746

20. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 7,456

21. Life in the Undergrowth (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

9.1
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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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,017

22. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 17,478

23. Would I Lie to You? (2007– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.0
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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.

Stars: David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Rob Brydon, Paul Ridley

Votes: 4,209

24. North & South (2004)

TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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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.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 24,264

25. Cranford (2007– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 7,255

26. How Not to Live Your Life (2007– )

Comedy

8.4
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Don Danbury who slobs around, doesn't take his job seriously and making awkward situations has inherited a house from his late grandmother which she left in debt along with her carer, Eddie... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Clark, David Armand, Leila Hoffman, Laura Haddock

Votes: 5,022

27. MI-5 (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 12,569

28. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2002– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

7.7
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US version of the original British show of the same name.

Stars: Marc Maron, Sebastian Bach, Bunty Bailey, Alex Borstein

Votes: 896

29. Jekyll (2007– )

334 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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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. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Michelle Ryan

Votes: 6,776

30. Being Human (2008–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan

Votes: 21,794

31. Merlin (2008–2012)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

Votes: 60,808

32. Jane Eyre (2006– )

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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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.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 16,616

33. Psychoville (2009–2011)

30 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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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.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard

Votes: 5,067

34. Ideal (2005–2011)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat.

Stars: Johnny Vegas, Graham Duff, Nicola Reynolds, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 2,116

35. Mock the Week (2005– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.9
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A comedic look at current events.

Stars: Dara O'Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne

Votes: 6,235

36. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 19,952

37. Tipping the Velvet (2002)

177 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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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.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 6,513

38. Emma (2009– )

240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »

Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Jodhi May

Votes: 12,015

39. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 14,085

40. The Way We Live Now (2001– )

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 2,391

41. Sense & Sensibility (2008– )

59 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan, Janet McTeer

Votes: 8,349

42. Bleak House (2005)

TV-PG | 510 min | Drama

8.4
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Finn Morrell

Votes: 7,300

43. Garrow's Law (2009– )

Biography, Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 916

44. Little Dorrit (2008– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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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, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Emma Pierson

Votes: 6,891

45. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,658

46. Ripper Street (2012– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 16,224

47. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 5,315

48. QI (2003– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.6
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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.

Stars: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry, Bill Bailey, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 25,552

49. Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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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.

Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster

Votes: 7,307

50. First Life (2010– )

Documentary

8.5
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David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.

Stars: David Attenborough, Hazel Barton, Jean-Bernard Caron, Bernard Degnan

Votes: 1,130

51. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

8.9
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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, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,221

52. Madagascar (2011– )

240 min | Documentary

8.6
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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.

Stars: David Attenborough, John Brown, Rainer Dolch, Jonathan Linus Fiely

Votes: 1,573

53. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,761

54. The Life of Birds (1998– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Documentary

9.0
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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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,290

55. Life in Cold Blood (2008)

Documentary

9.0
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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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,275

56. Life in the Freezer (1993– )

30 min | Documentary

8.6
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,158

57. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

9.0
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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.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, David Attenborough, Jason Roberts

Votes: 18,781

58. A Night with the Stars (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.4
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Professor Cox takes a diamond and with the help of an audience of stars explains quantum theory.

Director: Stephen Neal | Stars: Brian Cox, Jim Al-Khalili, Paul Foot, James May

Votes: 125

59. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.8
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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.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,728

60. State of the Planet (2000– )

147 min | Documentary

8.5
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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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 571

61. How the Earth Changed History (2010– )

Documentary

8.4
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In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history. Culture may render people less dependent on nature, it still ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Ali Haleyalur

Votes: 667

62. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,665

63. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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A documentary about evolution.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,681

64. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barry Paine, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 400

65. The Incredible Human Journey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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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.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Robert Bednarik, Sandford Bigplume, Bruce Bradley

Votes: 709

66. Going Tribal (2005– )

Documentary

8.7
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Bruce Parry experiences first hand the day-to-day lives of tribal cultures around the world.

Star: Bruce Parry

Votes: 326

67. Earthflight (2011–2012)

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese, cranes, albatrosses, eagles and other birds across six continents. Beginning in North ... See full summary »

Star: David Tennant

Votes: 450

68. Tropic of Cancer (2010– )

Documentary

8.3
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Simon Reeve makes another trip around the world, like in Tropic of Capricorn, but now in the Northern hemisphere, along the Tropic of Cancer. Simon thus visits Mexico, the Caribean, ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Reeve

Votes: 144

69. Tropic of Capricorn (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Simon Reeves makes another "round the world" trip following the tropic of Capricorn which is parallel (but shorter) to the equator in the Southern hemisphere. Again each episode is a rapid ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Reeve

Votes: 85

70. The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

8.4
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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.

Director: Kate Broome | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 138

71. The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth (2000 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.6
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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. Witness a world bursting with life, as spring and summer follow the ... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 50

72. Inside the Human Body (2011– )

Documentary

8.6
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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.

Stars: Christopher Cotten, Michael Mosley

Votes: 460

73. Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds (2010– )

94 min | Documentary

8.2
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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.

Stars: Richard Hammond, Tracy Albrecht, Alan Bradley, Jack Fox

Votes: 647

74. Ancient Worlds (2010– )

Documentary

7.4
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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.

Stars: Richard Miles, Simon Russell Beale, Julie Berry, Cecile Michel

Votes: 131

75. Andes to Amazon (2000– )

Documentary

8.6
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Andes to Amazon is an exploration of the exciting, diverse and unique wildlife that inhabits the dramatic landscapes of the vast South American continent. It's a land of great extremes, ... See full summary »

Votes: 31

76. The Story of Science (2010– )

Documentary

8.3
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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.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 536

77. Equator (I) (2006– )

180 min | Documentary

8.1
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For most people the equator is just an imaginary line running 25,000-miles around the globe. But the countries along the equator are among the most troubled on the planet. In this new ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Reeve

Votes: 78

78. Stephen Fry in America (2008)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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English actor-comedian Stephen Fry travels through the US regions by London cab.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Tom Allman, Susan Austin, Bari Biern

Votes: 1,430

79. Europe: A Natural History (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Star: Sean Pertwee

Votes: 113

80. Prehistoric Planet (2002– )

127 min | Documentary, Animation

7.7
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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.

Star: Ben Stiller

Votes: 119

81. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999– )

TV-14 | 180 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.6
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier, Karen Hayley

Votes: 4,257

82. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001– )

180 min | Animation, Documentary

8.3
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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.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Stockard Channing, Larry Agenbroad, Frank Fish

Votes: 2,070

83. Walking with Monsters (2005– )

87 min | Documentary

8.4
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A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs.

Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 1,373

84. The Ballad of Big Al (2000 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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This new, extra chapter of Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) focuses on an allosaurus later discovered in 1999 affectionately called "Big Al", who died as a late adolescent/early adult of six ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks

Votes: 909

85. A History of Ancient Britain (2011– )

Documentary

7.7
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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.

Stars: Neil Oliver, Alison Sheridan, Paul Bahn, Martin Bell

Votes: 120

86. A History of Celtic Britain (2011– )

Documentary

7.6
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In four chapters, largely based on and illustrated with archaeological finds and sites, Neil Oliver explains how, as far as is known, the Iron Age Celtic tribes known as the Ancient ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Oliver, Barry Cunliffe, Philip Crummy, Andy Deane

Votes: 74

87. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )

49 min | Documentary

9.0
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This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see the impact of the melting of the arctic ice in the summer, the annual return of the ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Joe Stevens, Paul Beilstein, Steve Benjamin

Votes: 2,567

88. Lost Land of the Tiger (2010– )

Documentary

8.6
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BBC biologist and military veteran Steve Backshall joins a team of scientists in Bhutan to determine whether the secluded Buddhist Himalaya kingdom harbors a sufficiently large tiger ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Backshall, George McGavin, Justine Evans, Gordon Buchanan

Votes: 92

89. Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (2007– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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Star: Andrew Marr

Votes: 134

90. The Normans (2010– )

Documentary

7.8
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British history professor Robert Bartlett explains, mainly on historical sights and illustrated with authentic artifacts, the eventful history of the Normans, some of the Norse men (Vikings... See full summary »

Star: Robert Bartlett

Votes: 116

91. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 644

92. Galápagos (2006– )

180 min | Documentary

8.2
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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.

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Richard Wollocombe, Tom Hiddleston, Stacy Keach

Votes: 1,069

93. Wild Africa (2001– )

Documentary

7.8
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Wild Africa is a nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the African continent. The series comprises six episodes. Each concentrates on a particular environment. The ... See full summary »

Star: Fergal Keane

Votes: 344

94. Great Natural Wonders of the World (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

7.6
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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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 78

95. Ocean Giants (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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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, we look at the learning abilities of dolphins, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Fry, Doug Allan, Didier Noirot, Andrew Armour

Votes: 137

96. Great Barrier Reef (2012– )

Documentary

8.4
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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. Monty explores its full 2000-kilometre length, ... See full summary »

Stars: Monty Halls, Karl Stefanovic

Votes: 525

97. How to Grow a Planet (2012– )

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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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. Biological evolution is largely driven bu ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Norberto Asensio, Chris Austin, Katrina Hope

Votes: 429

98. Robin Hood (2006–2009)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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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.

Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong

Votes: 14,075