Documentaries - Highlights
- BBC FourThe Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Ho...
1. Liberty Diversity DepravityBBC Four60Mins
How the Gothic revival came to influence popular art, architecture and literature.First shown: 20 Oct 2014
- BBC FourStoryville
2013-2014: 29. Russia's Toughest Prison: The CondemnedBBC Four80Mins
Documentary about a maximum security prison exclusively for murderers in Russia.First shown: 19 Oct 2014
Documentary telling the story of how the Russians led us into the space age.First shown: 13 Oct 20141
Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race
The story of Ahad Momand, who became the first and only Afghan astronaut in 1988.First shown: 13 Oct 20142
The Spaceman of Afghanistan
Investigating the discovery of what is ominously being called 'dark flow'.3
2009-2010: 15. Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong?
The team looks at the vast frozen worlds of Uranus and Neptune.First shown: 12 Oct 20144
The Sky at Night
Looking at how asteroids are responsible for both life and death on our planet.First shown: 3 Nov 20105
2010-2011: 6. Asteroids - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- BBC TwoGood HairBBC Two91Mins
Comedian Chris Rock explores the world of African-American hair.
- BBC FourJet! When Britain Ruled the Skies
1. Military MarvelsBBC Four60Mins
How Britain led the world into the jet age with a new generation of fighters and bombers.First shown: 22 Aug 2012
From India to Australia, all life awaits the transforming power of the monsoon rains.First shown: 5 Oct 20141
1. Waiting for the Rains
From India to Australia, all life awaits the transforming power of...
The Asian monsoon arrives - the bringer of life and the destroyer.2
The Asian monsoon arrives - the bringer of life and the destroyer.
The other side of the monsoon. Now, the winds turn dry and bring drought.First shown: 19 Oct 20143
3. The Drought
The other side of the monsoon. Now, the winds turn dry and bring d...
- BBC TwoSwallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt's Gr...BBC Two59Mins
Maritime archaeologists uncover the Egyptian city of Heracleion, once lost to the sea.First shown: 16 Oct 2014
- BBC FourThe Wonder of Animals
10. BatsBBC Four30Mins
How tiny hairs on their wings give bats a detailed air-flow map during flight.First shown: 15 Oct 2014
Simon Reeve travels from source to sea along the world's longest river, the Nile.First shown: 5 Oct 20141
1. The Nile
Simon Reeve travels from source to sea along the world's longest r...
Simon follows the Ganges to see how India's economy has affected its religious culture.First shown: 12 Oct 20142
2. The Ganges
Simon follows the Ganges to see how India's economy has affected i...
Simon travels along the Yangtze, discovering a revival of religious faith in China.First shown: 19 Oct 20143
3. The Yangtze
Simon travels along the Yangtze, discovering a revival of religiou...
- BBC FourNorthern Soul: Living for the WeekendBBC Four60Mins
Film about one of the most exciting underground British club movements of the 1970s.First shown: 25 Jul 2014