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1.
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.)
 
2.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
3.
Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
4.
From the Earth to the Moon (1998 Mini-Series)
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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Through the Wormhole (2010 TV Series)
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity... (60 mins.)
 
6.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)
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On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park... (180 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Kramer
 
7.
The Universe (2007 TV Series)
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists. (45 mins.)
 
8.
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010 Mini-Series)
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.
 
9.
How It's Made (2001 TV Series)
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Television series that documents how various everyday products are made. (24 mins.)
 
10.
Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (1140 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.
Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009 Mini-Series)
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This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see... (49 mins.)
 
13.
How the Universe Works (2010 TV Series)
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered. (60 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Sons of Guns (2011 TV Series)
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Will Hayden runs Red Jacket, the nation's most unique weapons business. From guns to knives to swords to cannons... (60 mins.)
Director: Graham Wiggins
 
17.
Nathan for You (2013 TV Series)
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Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for. (30 mins.)
 
18.
The Living Planet (1984 TV Series)
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David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar). (660 mins.)
 
19.
The Blues (2003 TV Series)
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.
 
20.
The Trials of Life (1990 TV Series)
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Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.
Director: Michael Gunton
 
21.
America: The Story of Us (2010 TV Series)
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A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the...
 
22.
Walking with Cavemen (2003 TV Series)
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The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution. (100 mins.)
 
23.
Life in the Freezer (1993 TV Series)
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. (30 mins.)
 
24.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
 
25.
Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005 TV Series)
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A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who...
 
26.
Globe Trekker (1994 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
27.
New York: A Documentary Film (1999 TV Series)
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York... (600 mins.)
Director: Ric Burns
 
28.
The Genius of Charles Darwin (2008 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Russell Barnes
 
29.
Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006 TV Series)
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In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style... (60 mins.)
 
30.
Around the World in 80 Faiths (2009 Mini-Series)
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Church of England vicar Peter Owen-Jones has been given a year's sabbatical to travel the world with a BBC crew to explore different faiths around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. (60 mins.)
Director: Rob Cowling
 
31.
A History of Christianity (2009 TV Series)
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Diarmaid McCullough, an Oxford history professor, travels to historical points of interest relevant to Christianity discussing the origins and spread of Christianity in a span of 6 episodes.
 
32.
A Traveler's Guide to the Planets (2010 TV Series)
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A travel guide to the very alien planets of our Solar System. (45 mins.)
Stars: Bray Poor
 
33.
Andrew Marr's History of the World (2012 TV Series)
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Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr...
 
34.
Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997 TV Series)
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John Romer recreates the glory and history of Byzantium. From the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul to the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks in Venice.
Stars: John Romer
 
35.
Churchill (2003 TV Series)
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(188 mins.)
 
36.
Civilization: Is the West History? (2011 TV Series)
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37.
Clash of the Gods (2009 TV Series)
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Covers many of the ancient Greek and Norse Gods, monsters and heroes including Hades, Hercules, Medusa, Minotaur, Odysseus and Zeus.
 
38.
Conquistadors (2000 TV Series)
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This documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions in the early sixteenth century that conquests America...
Director: David Wallace
 
39.
Crime Inc. (1984 TV Series)
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The True Story Of The Mafia. (350 mins.)
 
40.
Drugs, Inc. (2010 TV Series)
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Documentary style show that explores in depth how drugs in modern day society are sold, processed, and how police are cracking down on it.
 
41.
Fry's Planet Word (2011 TV Series)
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Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises. (60 mins.)
 
43.
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.
 
44.
How We Got to Now (2014 Mini-Series)
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Explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. (360 mins.)
Director: Nic Stacey
 
45.
Iconoclasts (2005 TV Series)
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Each episode explores the lives of two creative visionaries in an intimate setting and features an unpredictable exchange that reveals their life's work and the alchemy of their different fields.
 
46.
In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005 TV Series)
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Michael Wood explores four of the world's most famous myths: Shangri-La, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba and King Arthur. (220 mins.)
 
47.
Inside the American Mob (2013 TV Series)
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Documentary film about the Italian Mafia and their organised crime activities in USA, mainly New York...
 
49.
Known Universe (2009 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
50.
Last Chance to See (2009 TV Series)
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Twenty years after Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine traveled the world in search of some of the most endangered animals, Stephen Fry joins Mark to retrace their journeys.
 
51.
Life Story (2014 TV Series)
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David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life. (60 mins.)
Director: Various
 
52.
Lost Worlds (2005 TV Series)
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Director: Martin Kemp
 
53.
Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth. (156 mins.)
 
54.
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998 TV Series)
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Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself... (60 mins.)
 
55.
Meet the Natives (2007 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
56.
Mind, Body & Kick Ass Moves (2004 TV Series)
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Documentary examining the world of martial arts. (28 mins.)
Director: Russell Eatough
 
57.
Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
58.
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011 TV Series)
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The science-fiction imaginings of the writers of the past are now becoming the science realities of our day.
 
59.
Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity (2011 TV Series)
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(55 mins.)
 
60.
The Atheism Tapes (2004 TV Series)
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Jonathan Miller interviews five atheists and one theologian on the subject of atheism.
Director: Richard Denton
 
61.
The British (2012 TV Series)
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Series about the 2000 years tumultuous history of Britain. Seven part series with a Journey from the Roman invasion to the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
 
62.
The Day the Universe Changed (1985 TV Series)
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James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks. (52 mins.)
 
64.
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.)
 
65.
Download: The True Story of the Internet (2008 TV Series)
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66.
Descending (2012 TV Series)
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Earth is a water planet - yet so few dive in to discover the world beneath the waves. Descending is a thrilling underwater adventure series for a new generation eager to explore the seven seas.
 
67.
The Ottomans: Europe's Muslim Emperors (2013 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
68.
The Secret Life of Machines (1988 TV Series)
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Tim Hunkin explains the inner workings of those machines that we all take for granted... in his own unique way. (25 mins.)
 
69.
The Story of Maths (2008 TV Series)
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Four-part series of documentaries about the history of mathematics presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.
 
70.
The Story of the Jews (2013 TV Series)
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The Story of the Jews is a television series, in five parts, presented by British historian Simon Schama... (60 mins.)
Director: Tim Kirby
 
71.
Vikings (2012 TV Series)
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(59 mins.)
 
72.
Weed Wars (2011 TV Series)
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New series about the day-to-day operations of Oakland, California's Harborside Health Center, the world's largest medical cannabis dispensary.
 
73.
Begin Japanology (2007 TV Series)
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(29 mins.)
 
74.
Culture in Decline (2012 TV Series)
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A satirical yet serious expression that challenges various cultural phenomena existing today which most of society seem to take for granted... (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
75.
Discovery Atlas (2006 TV Series)
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76.
Earth Story (1998 TV Series)
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(400 mins.)
 
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How the Earth Was Made (2009 TV Series)
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(45 mins.)
 
79.
Off Limits (2011 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
80.
Science Britannica (2013 TV Series)
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Brian Cox discusses British scientists and their contributions to our modern world. (60 mins.)
 
81.
Taboo (2002 TV Series)
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Around the world there are people of different cultures who take actions and decisions that seem out of the ordinary to the average westerner. Considered taboo, these people and their stories are now being known. (45 mins.)
Director: Morris Abraham
 
82.
The Mayfair Set (1999 TV Series)
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The effects on Britains economic and political power brought by unscrupulous, reckless gamblers from the notorious gambling club in the 60s - the Clermont Club. (240 mins.)
 
83.
The Mechanical Universe... and Beyond (1985 TV Series)
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(25 mins.)
 
84.
This Emotional Life (2010 TV Series)
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(120 mins.)
 
85.
Time (2006 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
86.
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.)
 
87.
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015 Mini-Series)
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A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.
 
88.
The Making of the Mob: New York (2015 Mini-Series)
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Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing... (343 mins.)
Director: John Ealer
 
89.
Willem van Oranje (1984 Mini-Series)
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As the Dutch title indicates, this series chronicles magnificently the life of William I "the Silent" of Orange... (438 mins.)
 
90.
The Search for Alexander the Great (1981 Mini-Series)
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Friends, contemporaries and even enemies of Alexander the Great gather to tell his tale through their eyes.
 
91.
The World Wars (2014 Mini-Series)
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The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt...
Director: John Ealer
 
92.
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial (2006 Mini-Series)
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Profiles on the major defendants of the Nuremberg war crimes trials. (180 mins.)
 
93.
Beethoven (2005 Mini-Series)
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A dramatized documentary on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven. (60 mins.)
 
94.
The Genius of Mozart (2004 Mini-Series)
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The story begins with the composer's father Leopold with whom Mozart conducted a passionate and tortured correspondence...
 
95.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
96.
George Washington (1984 Mini-Series)
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The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War. (480 mins.)
 
97.
Peter the Great (1986 Mini-Series)
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy... (371 mins.)
 
98.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries.
 
99.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014 TV Series)
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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.
 
100.
Space Race (2005 TV Series)
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The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race... (240 mins.)
 
101.
Monarchy with David Starkey (2004 TV Series)
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A history of the English Crown from AD 400 to today. (60 mins.)