With BBC Bristol (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 333 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: 28,548

2. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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Wallace lets out his spare room to a penguin. The penguin and Gromit, Wallace's dog, immediately don't see eye-to-eye. Meanwhile, Wallace has invented a giant pair of robotic trousers, designed to take Gromit for walks.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 52,691

3. A Close Shave (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 40,165

4. Africa (2013)

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary

8.9
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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: 15,287

5. Bargain Hunt (2000– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.2
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Two teams go head to head in a bid to sell their recently acquired items for a profit at auction

Stars: David Dickinson, Tim Wonnacott, Natasha Raskin, Mark Stacey

Votes: 445

6. Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998–2000)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself.

Stars: Louis Theroux, David Paul, Randy James, J.J. Michaels

Votes: 2,980

7. Andy's Prehistoric Adventures (2016)

Documentary, Animation, Family

7.6
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Andy works at a museum and has the use of a time machine to go back to prehistoric times to collect feathers, bones, dung or whatever else is needed in prehistoric displays for his museum. With the help of the contents of his backpack he manages to keep himself safe and get back to the museum.

Stars: Andy Day, Puja Panchkoty, Elaine Claxton, Les Bubb

Votes: 68

8. Wings of Hope (1999 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Juliane Koepcke, Juan Zaplana Ramirez

Votes: 1,175

9. Consuming Passion (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Three intertwined stories to celebrate the the centenary of romance-publishing house Mills and Boon. The first, concerning Charles Boon's tempestuous relationship with his wife Mary, is ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Zeff | Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Daniel Mays, Patrick Kennedy, Olivia Colman

Votes: 192

10. The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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In seductive central Paris, an undernourished gendarme willing to go to great lengths to feed himself hatches a desperate, yet utterly cunning plan.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: James Pidgeon, Michoue Sylvain, Andrea Usher-Jones

Votes: 2,736

11. A Stranger Among Us: Searching for Nick Drake (1999 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

6.9
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Documentary about singer songwriter Nick Drake. The film traces his life story through his friends and colleagues vague memories of him, but all they have is an impression of someone they never really new.

Director: Tim Clements

Votes: 47

12. Victoria & Albert: The Royal Wedding (2018 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Historian Lucy Worsley and a team of experts re-stage Victoria and Albert's wedding. It was regarded as the wedding of the century at the time.

Director: Ian Denyer | Stars: Jill Buchanan, Etienne Dutoy, Nicholas Frentz, Abbie Garland

Votes: 186

13. DIY SOS (1999– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary

7.5
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Nick Knowles and the team issue a call to arms and recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of families across Britain.

Stars: Nick Knowles, Billy Byrne, Chris Frediani, Julian Perryman

Votes: 154

14. West Country Tales (1982–1983)

25 min | Horror

8.0
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West Country Tales was an early 1980s supernatural drama series based on real-life experiences sent in by viewers in response to a BBC appeal. Of the hundreds of letters received, 13 stories were selected and turned into TV scripts.

Stars: Keith Barron, Jack Watson, Brian Jennings, Gillian Miles

Votes: 43

15. Rex the Runt (1991–2005)

10 min | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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A surreal claymation series about Rex, a flat purple dog, and his equally odd friends. Rex and co. realize that they are being watched on the telly, so they feel compelled to have ... See full summary »

Stars: Elisabeth Hadley, Steve Box, Andrew Franks, Colin Rote

Votes: 339

16. Life in the Undergrowth (2005)

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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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: 3,652

17. Jigsaw (1979–1985)

Family, Game-Show

6.6
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Children's show where letters were found to spell out the word of the week with the help of characters like Noseybonk and The O Men.

Stars: Adrian Hedley, Wilf Lunn, Janet Ellis, John Leeson

Votes: 24

18. A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley (2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

8.0
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This documentary takes a look at some of the most horrible and despicable murders in modern British history. From Jack the Ripper in the 1880's to Agatha Christie's best known stories.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Michael Kirk, Ian Burney, Rosalind Crone

Votes: 202

19. The Extraordinary Collector (2016– )

30 min | Documentary

7.4
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Art and antiques dealer Gordon Watson stakes his money and his reputation on buying, selling and getting the best deals for his extremely wealthy clients - who include Lords, Ladies and Billionaires.

Stars: Gordon Watson, Sue Johnston

Votes: 27

20. It's Not Easy Being Green (2006– )

59 min | Documentary

8.6
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Documentary series about a family's attempts to go green. The Strawbridge family - inventor and engineer Dick, his planet-loving wife Brigit and kids James and Charlotte - take on a 300-... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge, Brigit Strawbridge, Charlotte Strawbridge

Votes: 72

21. The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

Unrated | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. Tom meets... See full summary »

Director: Dave Borthwick | Stars: Nick Upton, Deborah Collard, Frank Passingham, John Schofield

Votes: 1,522 | Gross: $0.07M

22. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014)

240 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Sandbrook, Charlie Jane Anders, Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 463

23. 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: 2,804

24. The Climb (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure

7.1
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Based on the true story of the 1953 assault on Nanga Parbat, a treacherous Himalayan Peak.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, James Hurdle, Kenneth Welsh, Ken Pogue

Votes: 100

25. The Lost Ghost Story with Mark Gatiss (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Robert Lloyd Parry, Martin Bassindale, Adam Collier

Votes: 64

26. James Martin: Home Comforts (2014– )

Documentary

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James Martinlives to cook. And there's nowhere in the world he'd rather be than his own kitchen. It's here that he can get away from the high-pressure of being a top chef and cook the dishes he really loves.

Stars: James Martin, Annie Gray, Karol Steele

Votes: 22

27. Autumnwatch (2006– )

60 min | Reality-TV

7.6
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Stars: Kate Humble, Chris Packham, Martin Hughes-Games, Simon King

Votes: 81

28. The Day I Died (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: Kate Broome | Stars: Ben Tinniswood, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 47

29. Living Famously (2002– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Stars: Caroline Quentin, David Thomson, Patrick Allen, Sheridan Morley

Votes: 20

30. Operavox (1995– )

28 min | Animation, Musical

7.8
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Six famous operas beautifully brought to screen with various animation techniques. Cell animation, stop motion etc. Each opera a different artist and all lasts half an hour.

Stars: John Connell, Julie Gossage, David Barrell, Julie Higginson

Votes: 58

31. Ocean Giants (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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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: 205

32. The Great British Year (2013– )

59 min | Documentary

8.3
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The range of seasons in Britain are as extraordinary as the climate is unique. The splendour of the autumn colour change is as magnificent as anywhere on earth, while the animal migration ... See full summary »

Star: Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 60

33. Operation Snow Tiger (2013– )

118 min | Documentary

8.5
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The Siberian tiger is one of Earth's rarest and most elusive animals, with as few as 300 remaining. It is so rare, more scientists have been to space than have seen one in the wild. In this... See full summary »

Stars: Liz Bonnin, Victor Lukarevsky, Dale Miquelle, Max Hug Williams

Votes: 25

34. Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989– )

156 min | Documentary

8.4
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 844

35. L'interview (1998)

25 min | Short

7.3
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Julien Bernardini, a young French journalist, is planning to do an interview by now aged movie-star Ava Gardner, who lives secluded in her London mansion and who refuses any interview by ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Marie Winling, Sophie Varillon, Philippe Pollet-Villard

Votes: 89

36. Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.

Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Dario Argento, Fabrizio Bava, Annette Chaton

Votes: 362

37. War Stories (2006 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary

8.4
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Directors: David Olusoga, Francis Welch | Stars: Tony Benn, Joanna Bourke, James Chapman, John Charmley

Votes: 12

38. Lost Highway (2003– )

Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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From the BBC Press Office:

BBC TWO travels the Lost Highway and uncovers the story of country music on a journey to the heart of America and the music that has come to define it.

Randy Travis... See full synopsis »

Stars: Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, k.d. lang, Loretta Lynn

Votes: 42

39. The Animal Train (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 29 min | Animation, Family

6.7
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A little boy sets off on a round-the-world night train to dreamland with only his toy dog for company. But soon all sorts of endangered animals are asking if they can jump up and join them on their journey.

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: George Allonby, Phil Daniels, Josie Lawrence, Arthur Smith

Votes: 31

40. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 104

41. Wild World (1986– )

55 min | Documentary

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Star: Barry Paine

42. Living in the Past (1978)

50 min | Reality-TV

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A predecessor to modern reality shows in which a group of modern people live as Britons of the Iron Age.

43. The Velvet Claw (1992– )

Documentary

5.3
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Star: Derek Jacobi

Votes: 35

44. A Dangerous Kind of Love (1986 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

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Story of the first woman to climb the Matterhorn in 1871.

Director: Colin Godman | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Oliver Tobias, Dominic Guard, Peter Sallis

45. World's Weirdest Events (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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A series that explores the unexplained, the unexpected and the unidentifiable. Chris Packham unlocks the secrets behind the world's weirdest events.

Stars: Chris Packham, Simon Morris, Alicja Smietana

Votes: 48

46. Expedition Borneo (2007– )

29 min | Documentary

8.2
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Star: Alisdair Simpson

Votes: 77

47. Cruel Sea: The Penlee Disaster (2006 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

8.8
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A moving documentary made to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster on 19 December 1981. The eight-man crew of the RNLB Solomon Browne, the lifeboat from ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Thomson | Stars: Bernard Hill, Mike Sutherland, Neil Brockman, Trevelyan Richards

Votes: 27

48. Floyd on Spain (1992– )

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Keith Floyd, John Williams

Votes: 25

49. State of the Planet (2000 TV Movie)

147 min | Documentary

8.4
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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.

Director: Kate Broome | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 741

50. Life on Air: David Attenborough's 50 Years in Television (2002 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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This documentary traces the extraordinary television career of the legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough, a BBC staple and one of the most respected pioneers of the nature documentary.

Stars: Michael Palin, David Attenborough, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 102


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