My collection of TV Documentary - History - Science - Art

by gazmar62 | created - 23 Feb 2013 | updated - 10 Feb 2016 | Public

no particular order, they are all good, very interesting, well made TV docs.

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1. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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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: 16,597

2. 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: 126,622

3. 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

4. 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: 18,784

5. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 50,373 | Gross: $77.44M

6. Inside the Human Body (2011– )

Documentary

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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

7. The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

292 min | Documentary

9.0
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David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,114

8. 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

9. Darwin's Dangerous Idea (2009– )

Documentary

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Stars: Andrew Marr, Joseph Ekstein

Votes: 133

10. What Darwin Didn't Know (2009– )

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Explores the revolutionary ideas of Charles Darwin on the evolution of species from their very beginnings, to the publication of his On The Origin Of Species, and all the way up to our ... See full summary »

Star: Armand Leroi

Votes: 73

11. 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

12. 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

13. Seven Ages of Britain (2010– )

59 min | Documentary

8.2
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Stars: David Dimbleby, Molly Bevan, Anita Chowdry, Gwendoline Christie

Votes: 79

14. Seven Ages of Britain (2003– )

350 min | Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Bettany Hughes, Michael Baillie, Jonathan Bate, Jane Dawson

Votes: 34

15. A History of Ancient Britain (2011– )

Documentary

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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

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

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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Star: Andrew Marr

Votes: 134

17. Andrew Marr's History of the World (2012– )

Documentary, History

8.4
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Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from the beginning of human civilisation, ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Marr, Pierre Marais, Aubrey Shelton, Dylan Edy

Votes: 909

18. Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain (2009– )

History

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Star: Andrew Marr

Votes: 68

19. Pole to Pole (1992– )

50 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.6
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Michael Palin undertakes a journey by the most direct route possible with the most land to cross from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Stars: Michael Palin, Neil Hardwick, Lasse Lehtinen, Graham Hancock

Votes: 959

20. Civilization: Is the West History? (2011– )

Documentary

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Documentary: Niall Ferguson investigates how western civilization came to dominate the world.

Stars: Niall Ferguson, Peter Janda, John Lindell, Annekatrin Hendel

Votes: 153

21. A History of Celtic Britain (2011– )

Documentary

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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

22. The Planets (1999– )

390 min | Documentary

8.5
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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

Stars: Mark Halliley, Donald Black, Jerry Soften, Sasa Vasilievski

Votes: 1,270

23. How the Earth Changed History (2010– )

Documentary

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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

24. Life in Cold Blood (2008)

Documentary

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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

25. Africa (2013)

Documentary

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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: 7,562

26. The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story (2010– )

176 min | Documentary

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The Great Rift Valley in Africa was created when the African and Arabian tectonic plates separated about 35 million years ago. This series investigates the forces that created the rift and focuses on the landscape and wildlife.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Phil Chapman, Martin Dohrn, Tim Fogg

Votes: 483

27. Chemistry: A Volatile History (2010– )

Documentary

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Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Andrea Sella, Eugene Babaev, Allan Chapman

Votes: 218

28. A History of Scotland (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A documentary charting the birth and growth of the Scottish nation.

Stars: Neil Oliver, Scott Glynn, Annette Westwood

Votes: 257

29. Getting Our Way (2010– )

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Star: Christopher Meyer

30. History of Now: The Story of the Noughties (2010– )

59 min | Documentary

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Stars: Danny Dorling, Larry Elliott, Andrew Marr, Will Self

Votes: 8

31. Empire of the Seas (2010– )

Documentary

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Stars: Dan Snow, Mark Fearn, Aryan Klein, Neil Mogridge

Votes: 79

32. The Beauty of Maps (2010– )

Documentary

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Stars: Denis Lawson, Peter Barber, Tim Bryars, Richard Cork

Votes: 29

33. 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

34. Modern Masters (2010– )

Documentary

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Star: Alastair Sooke

Votes: 59

35. The Dark Ages: An Age of Light (2012– )

Documentary, History

7.9
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Christianity slowly emerged from being a persecuted minority to the state religion of the Roman Empire. This episode is a history of the ways believers grappled with a way to depict Jesus. ... See full summary »

Stars: Shaun Greenhalgh, Waldemar Januzczak

Votes: 106

36. Lost Kingdoms of South America (2013– )

Documentary

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Star: Jago Cooper

Votes: 49

37. Lost Cities of the Ancients (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Some of the greatest miracles of the ancient world, disappeared from the face of the earth thousands years ago, are still buried underground - unexplored and invisible. These documentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Halliley, Simon Gregor, Malcolm Scates, Jay Villiers

Votes: 80

38. Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings (2012– )

177 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Through this three part series Art Historian Dr Janina Ramirez tells the story of the Medieval monarchy as preserved through stunning illuminated manuscripts from the British Library's ... See full summary »

Stars: Janina Ramirez, Scot McKendrick, Jeremy Ashbee, James Brockman

Votes: 29

39. Treasures of Ancient Rome (2012– )

Documentary

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Stars: Alastair Sooke, Richard Beacham, Umberto Broccoli, Alex Brogden

Votes: 40

40. Great Barrier Reef (2012– )

Documentary

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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

41. 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

42. The Story of Wales (2012– )

58 min | History

7.2
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Huw Edwards presents this history of Wales, showing the country in ways it's never been seen before. From prehistoric times, to power struggles with the barons, and England, through to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Huw Edwards, Michael Austin, Lee Jessup, Tim Ellwood

Votes: 29

43. Rome's Lost Empire (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Jeff Wilkinson | Stars: Dan Snow, Gelu Florea, Sally Grainger, Simon Keay

Votes: 28

44. Vikings (2012– )

59 min | Documentary

7.9
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Star: Neil Oliver

Votes: 133

45. Wonders of Life (2013– )

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

8.6
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Physicist and professor Brian Cox travels across the globe to uncover the secrets of the most extraordinary phenomenon in the universe: life.

Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 1,185

46. Galápagos (2006– )

180 min | Documentary

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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

47. Wild Arabia (2013– )

180 min | Documentary

8.2
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British biologist and military veteran Steve Backshall visits the Arabian peninsula to film its surprisingly rich and varied wildlife. Contrary to its desert reputation, Arabia comprises ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Siddig, Hadi Al Hikmani, Abdullah Al Shuhi, Steffen Bach

Votes: 327

48. Life in the Undergrowth (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

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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

49. Life Story (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,324

50. The First Eden (1987– )

Documentary

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Sir David Attenborough reviews the history of mankind's relationship with the natural world in the lands around the Mediterranean.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 258

51. Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004– )

360 min | Documentary

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This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin, The Dalai Lama

Votes: 892

52. Hot Rocks (2004– )

Documentary

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Star: Iain Stewart

Votes: 33

53. Hot Rocks: Geology of Civilization (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

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Dr Iain Stewart tours the Pacific Rim in a bid to discover how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped human history. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and firestorms cause ... See full summary »

Star: Iain Stewart

Votes: 24

54. Wild Down Under (2003– )

Documentary

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A journey through space and time to reveal Australasia's natural wonders. Each episode is a detective story, delving into Australasia's hidden secrets to explain why its wildlife is so ... See full summary »

Star: Matt Day

Votes: 40

55. Wild Brazil (2014– )

180 min | Documentary

7.9
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An intimate portrait of the ingenuity and resilience of three different animal families as they face the seasonal extremes and fierce predators of the Brazilian wilderness.

Stars: Stephen Mangan, Ted Giffords, Erik Thompson, Camila Galheigo Coelho

Votes: 101

56. Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom (2013– )

Documentary

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Votes: 22

57. Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise (2015– )

59 min | Documentary

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Star: Santiago Cabrera

Votes: 80

58. Human Universe (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min

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Brian travels the globe to discuss these topics with examples from our planet and others in the universe.

Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 886

59. The Inca: Masters of the Clouds (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

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Dr Jago Cooper travels through Peru and Ecuador to reassess the origins, accomplishments and nature of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen.

Votes: 23

60. Jungle Atlantis (2014– )
Episode: Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity (2014)

59 min | Documentary

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A thousand years ago, the Khmer people of Cambodia built an empire and their capital was the great city of Angkor, with its centrepiece being Angkor Wat - a vast temple complex covering an ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Green | Stars: Damian Evans, Scott Hawken, Mitch Hendrickson, Wayne Johnson

Votes: 8

61. Natural Curiosities (2013– )

Documentary

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David Attenborough presents a collection of his favourite natural curiosities found throughout the animal kingdom from armoured giants to crafty insects.

Stars: David Attenborough, Guy Chapelier

Votes: 422