With BBC Bristol (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Africa (2013)

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: 11,368

2. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.9
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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: 22,044

3. 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: 2,418

4. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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Wallace takes in a new lodger, a devious penguin. Sporting some techno-trousers, the penguin plans a grand theft, a plan that involves putting Wallace in danger.

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

Votes: 47,301

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

History

7.7
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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: 82

6. A Close Shave (1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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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: 35,798

7. Andy's Prehistoric Adventures (2016– )

Family

7.3
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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: 46

8. Bargain Hunt (2000– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.3
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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: Tim Wonnacott, David Dickinson, Mark Stacey, Natasha Raskin

Votes: 334

9. DIY SOS (1999– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary

7.0
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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: 107

10. Wings of Hope (2000 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.6
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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: 842

11. 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: 3,266

12. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014– )

240 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.5
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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: Charlie Jane Anders, Mark Gatiss, Dominic Sandbrook, Keir Dullea

Votes: 378

13. The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

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

7.4
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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: 1,372 | Gross: $0.07M

14. Consuming Passion (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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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: 162

15. 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 get himself fed, hatches a desperate, yet utterly cunning plan.

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

Votes: 2,393

16. 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: 56

17. 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: 2,465

18. The Climb (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure

7.4
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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: 68

19. Rex the Runt (1991–2001)

10 min | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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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: 290

20. 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: 9

21. Lost Highway (2003– )

Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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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: 33

22. 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: 176

23. West Country Tales (1982–1983)

25 min | Horror

7.7
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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, Martyn Townsend

Votes: 31

24. 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: 728

25. 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, Chris Emmett

Votes: 15

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

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 128

27. Operavox (1995– )

28 min | Animation, Musical

8.0
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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: 47

28. Floyd on Italy (1994– )

30 min | Documentary

8.8
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Star: Keith Floyd

Votes: 20

29. The Bear Family & Me (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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BBC presenter Gordon Buchanan volunteered for a biological experiment. He spends a year in the world near and interacting with a North American brown bears family, so as to study their social life as closely as possible.

Stars: Gordon Buchanan, Hope, Lily, Sue Mansfield

Votes: 73

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

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 90

31. 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: 659

32. The Animal Train (1998 TV Short)

Not Rated | 29 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.3
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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: 21

33. Holiday Reps (1997– )

30 min | Reality-TV

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A look behind the scenes at the real working lives of the hard working, fun loving men and women who accompany groups of tourists on their holidays abroad to help smooth the path, deal with... See full summary »

Star: Susan Tully

34. Amazon Abyss (2005– )

30 min | Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Michael deGruy, Kate Humble, John Michie, Mário de Pinna

Votes: 58

35. Far Flung Floyd (1993– )

30 min | Documentary

7.5
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Star: Keith Floyd

Votes: 12

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

40 min | Documentary

7.1
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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: 35

37. 10x10 (1989–2000)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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An assortment of short quirky documentaries, comedies and dramas by directors fresh from film schools.

Stars: Frank McConnell, Gordon Ridout, Camilla Power, Siobhan Flynn

38. Floyd on Spain (1992– )

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Keith Floyd, John Williams

Votes: 16

39. A Life of Grime (1999– )

30 min | Documentary

6.8
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Reality TV. Follows "Environmental Health" teams from city Councils across England. Enforcing hygiene laws, collecting garbage, catching rats etc.

Star: John Peel

Votes: 10

40. Wild Europe (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Star: Sean Pertwee

Votes: 121

41. Autumnwatch (2006– )

60 min | Reality-TV

7.1
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Stars: Kate Humble, Chris Packham, Martin Hughes-Games, Simon King

Votes: 57

42. Skint (2006–2009)

30 min | Documentary

8.0
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Observational Documentary series following the lives of people who use buy back stores.

Votes: 6

43. Namibia Genocide and the Second Reich (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.5
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Director: David Olusoga

Votes: 17

44. 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: 277

45. The Day I Died (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Kate Broome | Stars: Ben Tinniswood, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 39

46. The Birth of Europe (1991– )

History

8.5
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Star: Nigel Anthony

Votes: 10

47. D-Day: Turning the Tide (1994 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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BBC correspondent Charles Wheeler, himself a veteran of the D-Day landings, visits the area and talks to other people involved in D-Day. Particularly to Maj John Howard and others of the Ox... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Wheeler, Raimund Steiner, Logan Scott-Bowden, Michelle Grimond

48. Wild Food (2007– )

59 min | Documentary

8.6
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Star: Ray Mears

Votes: 102

49. The Million Pound Bike Ride: A Sport Relief Special (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Directors: Susanna Handslip, Matt Reid | Stars: David Mitchell, Richard Ball, Jimmy Carr, Fearne Cotton

50. The Nile (2004 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.0
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Star: Michael Gough

Votes: 32


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