BBC Documentaries

Documentaries delving deeper in to real life stories, the world around us, and our past.

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BBC Documentaries Teenage and Gay

Young gay people in the UK are increasingly discovering the self-awareness and confidence to come out while still in school. In recent years there has been a revolution in social acceptance, but coming out while still a teen is always fraught with difficulties and potential danger. This documentary follows five British teenagers as they come out, capturing intimate first-hand experiences, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:47:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2020

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BBC Documentaries Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Three men – Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin – emerged from obscurity to forge an entirely new political system. In the space of six months, they turned the largest country on earth into the first Communist state. Was this a triumph of people power or ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/07/2020

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BBC Documentaries David Starkey's Magna Carta

We take our liberties for granted. They seem absolute and untouchable. But they are the result of a series of violent struggles fought over 800 years that, at times, have threatened to tear our society apart. On the frontline was a document originally inked on animal skin: Magna Carta. Distinguished constitutional historian David Starkey looks at the origins of the Great ...
  • 2015
  • 00:59:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2020

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BBC Documentaries KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy

America's most infamous supremacist group – the Ku Klux Klan – says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Filmmaker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, who claim to be the largest Klan chapter, to witness first-hand their secretive rituals and hear about ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Ties That Bind: Japan and Korea, Episode 2

This two-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, including comfort women, territorial issues and hate speech. It presents a broad overview of Japan-Korea relations. Episode 2 of 2.
  • 2015
  • 00:58:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Ties That Bind: Japan and Korea, Episode 1

This two-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, including comfort women, territorial issues and hate speech. It presents a broad overview of Japan-Korea relations. Episode 1 of 2.
  • 2015
  • 01:00:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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BBC Documentaries Infested! Living with Parasites

Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them. He travels to Kenya to give himself a tapeworm – a parasite that can grow to many metres inside the human gut. He also encounters lice, leeches and the deadly malaria parasite, before swallowing a ...
  • 2014
  • 00:50:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Flu That Killed 50 Million

1918. As the Armistice bells ring out across the world to celebrate the end of the Great War, a silent killer makes its way home with the soldiers. The Spanish Flu will kill up to one third of the world’s population, more than both world wars combined. From the soldier who carried the virus to the Western Front, to the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:48:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/26/2020

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BBC Documentaries India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old British Asian Radha Bedi travels to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there. Warning: Disturbing scenes.
  • 2013
  • 00:52:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/17/2020

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BBC Documentaries How Gay Is Pakistan?

Mawaan Rizwan asks what life is really like for gay people in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and considered by some as a disease. In this revealing journey to the country of his birth, Mawaan meets people living gay and transgender lives despite constant fear of persecution. He discovers a fascinating and shocking private world where sex between men is ...
  • 2015
  • 00:50:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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