BBC - Documentaries

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What your cat really gets up to when it leaves the cat flap? In a groundbreaking experiment, 50 cats from a village in Surrey are tagged with GPS collars and their every movement is recorded, day and night, as they hunt in our backyards and patrol the garden fences and hedgerows. Cats are fitted with specially developed cat-cams which reveal their...
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Documentary following 15-year-old Yukina as she leaves home and moves to Kyoto to embark on the arduous training needed to become a geisha. The profession has always been shrouded in controversy, with some believing geisha are little more than high-class prostitutes. At such a young age, does Yukina really understand what this ancient profession...
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At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, trade, power and prosperity in the western world. But the once-powerful Rome,rotten to the core by the fifth century,lay open to barbarian warriors who came in wave after wave of invasion, slaughtering, stealing, and ultimately, settling. As chaos replaced...
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In the final episode of the series we soar into the skies with the world's first ladyboy airline, PC Air, the latest venture from Peter Chan, Thailand's eccentric answer to Richard Branson.
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Find out exactly what it takes to make a man into a woman. From the pills they have to pop, to what happens when they undergo a sex change.
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Thai Ladyboy March leads a double life: by day she's a student, forced to wear a male uniform to attend Bangkok University and at night she adorns herself with sequins, glitter and lipstick to perform on stage.
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Like many divorced Western men 42-year-old body builder Scott came to Thailand to enjoy the company of the world famous bargirls; but he had the shock of his life when, alone in a bedroom, one revealed a big surprise.
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Meet the ladyboy beauties battling to be crowned the world's most stunning transsexual. In Pattaya, Thailand, 23 women are vying to be crowned Miss International Queen, the transgender equivalent of Miss World.
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No Western observational documentary crew has filmed inside Saudi Arabia for over 26 years. Through unique access to one of the most senior Royal Princes in the Kingdom this film paints a portrait of modern Saudi Arabia at a crossroads. As it wrestles with modernisation and digital technology, can it maintain it's bedouin and Islamic traditions?...
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Each summer, wealthy young men from the Gulf invade London with their supercars, turning the crowded streets of Knightsbridge into their own personal racetracks. While it’s great for London’s struggling economy, residents aren’t happy about the noise these supercars make. This documentary recently aired in the UK, and now you can watch it on the...
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A BBC documentary on the development of Rave culture in the summer of 1989.
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A documentary following the story of some Thai ladyboys who have broken through the barrier and made it big in Thailand.
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Reporter John Sweeney's last investigation into the Church of Scientology resulted in an explosive confrontation with church officials. This time, in a Panorama Special, one of those officials has turned whistleblower to help him reveal the dark secrets of the church, which boasts Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its devotees...
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Dan Snow is bringing the filthy histories of the world's greatest cities to BBC Two, in 'Filthy Cities', an immersive new television series that will bring to life the stinking histories of London, New York and Paris. Dan will show how these modern capitals were forged in the dirt of the past, emerging from filthy cities to become the iconic...
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Predators, a series of six half-hour films, uses miniaturized cameras mounted on the hunters themselves to show the chase from their perspective. The series also uses action replays and computer animations, allowing it to analyze the tactics of predator and prey from every angle. It shows that both are often evenly matched, with no room on either...