Back Catalogue

Galapagos with Liz Bonnin

Released: 2017

In the vastness of the Pacific lies the Galapagos, one of the greatest treasures of the natural world and a biological wonderland.

Rome Unwrapped

Released: 2008

Using the latest evidence, this eight-part series provides a fresh take on the most iconic names and places of ancient Rome, revealing new insights into this forgotten world.

The Promised Land

Released: 1998

Narrated by Morgan Freeman this landmark series tells the story about the previously undocumented Great Black Migration of the mid-20th century and how it changed America.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef

Released: 2015

David Attenborough embarks on a unique, compelling and imaginative journey through the past, present and future of Australia’s mighty Great Barrier Reef.

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Released: 2009

An expedition team retraces the steps of legendary British explorer George Mallory in his perilous quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

The American Dream

Released: 1998

Internationally acclaimed documentary series, which provides a dramatic and provocative account of the American Dream and paints a unique portrait of the most powerful nation on earth.

Egypt’s Mystery Chamber

Released: 2003

Follow a team of experts as they piece together a new theory that the KV63 chamber in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings is actually a funeral cache.

Apollo 11: The Untold Story

Released: 2005

Drawing on the first-hand testimony of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Flight Director Gene Kranz and many other key figures involved in the moon landing, this documentary special presents ‘Apollo 11: The Untold Story’.

The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

Released: 1999

Three part series that recounts the rise, glory, demise and legacy of the empire that marked the dawn of Western civilization.

Attenborough: Behind The Lens

Released: 2016

In celebration of Attenborough's 90th birthday, this unique and charming film follows the most recent decade of an incredible career.

Time Scanners

Released: 2013

Using state of the art laser scanning technology, this six-part series uncovers the engineering mysteries of iconic structures from around the world.

Inside the Commons

Released: 2015

Inside the Commons was filmed with unprecedented access and goes, for the first time, where cameras are normally forbidden.

David Attenborough Meets President Obama

Released: 2016

In this extraordinary television programme, President Barack Obama interviews Sir David Attenborough at the White House.

Atlantis Found

Released: 2015

Atlantis Found attempts to make history by finding once and for all the lost city of Atlantis.

Conquest of the Skies

Released: 2014

In this landmark series, David Attenborough explores the fascinating 300-million-year story of flight as never seen before.

Neferteti Ressurected

Released: 2005

A major documentary feature that solves the riddle to make one of the greatest discoveries since the uncovering of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Natural History Museum Alive

Released: 2014

David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the Natural History Museum in London, revealing it as it’s never been seen before.

Munich: Mossad’s Revenge

Released: 2006

The true story behind the 1972 Munich Olympics attack and the subsequent following events told by those who lived it.

Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates

Released: 2013

David Attenborough investigates one of the greatest stories in natural history – the rise of the vertebrates, the group of backboned animals that dominate our planet.

Galapagos 3D with David Attenborough

Released: 2013

Join naturalist David Attenborough in this epic three-part series as he guides you through the incredible beauty, diversity and strangeness of the Galapagos.

The Real L.A.P.D

Released: 1999

A major documentary series which traces the stories of the men and women who strive to maintain order in the vibrant, volatile, and occasionally vicious city of dreams: Los Angeles.

Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough

Released: 2013

Using specially-crafted filming techniques, experience the weird and wonderful world from the perspective of the real rulers of our planet – the bugs.

Kingdom of Plants

Released: 2012

3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful.

The Bachelor King

Released: 2011

Stunning 3D cinematography takes us into an extraordinary sub-Antarctic island, home to majestic albatrosses, brawling elephant seals – and six million penguins.

David Attenborough’s First Life

Released: 2010

David Attenborough travels the globe in search of evidence of the very first animals that lived on Earth.

Flying Monsters

Released: 2010

For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. But did they really exist beyond our wildest imaginations?

Iceland Volcano: The Next Eruption

Released: 2010

In 2010 a giant ash cloud brought Europe’s airlines to a standstill, this fast turnaround film looks at the science behind the eruption of Iceland’s volcano.

Legend of the Holy Spear

Released: 2010

A Priest and a Scientist reach back through the mists of legend and time searching for the true Spear that pierced the side of Christ at the crucifixion.

Dino Gangs

Released: 2010

This two-hour documentary looks to answer the ultimate question about dinosaurs: did the deadly Tyrannosaurs Rex hunt in gangs?

Engineering the Impossible

Released: 2010

One of the world’s leading engineers investigates the greatest buildings of history to reveal the mysteries behind some of the most innovative engineering feats of the ancient world.

Predator X

Released: 2010

After a startling discovery in southern England, scientists investigate the skull of what could be one of the largest marine predators ever discovered.

The Link

Released: 2009

The oldest complete fossil of a primate has been discovered in Europe. The Link follows the team that believes this fossil holds the key to human evolution.

Lost Pyramid

Released: 2008

Egypt’s greatest pyramid is found and brought back to life in this stunning feature length documentary.

Star of Bethlehem

Released: 2008

Based on the latest research, this documentary reveals how modern science can offer explanations of a real astronomical phenomenon that led the wise men to Bethlehem.

Egypt’s Animal Mummies

Released: 2008

Using modern science an international team reveals how and why the Ancient Egyptians preserved their animals just like their kings.

Egypt Unwrapped

Released: 2008

Eight icons of Egypt rediscovered: using the latest archaeology and science, and new research, a team of experts unravels Egypt’s greatest mysteries for a major new eight-part documentary series.

Expedition Bhutan

Released: 2007

Adventurer Gerry Moffatt leads an expedition that travels through this extraordinary country, crossing mountain passes and venturing into one of the most remote areas on earth.

Tutankhamun – Secrets of the Boy King

Released: 2007

New research uncovers the real Tutankhamun, calling into question long-held theories about his life and death.

War on Britain’s Jews

Released: 2007

Exploring the recent rise in anti-Semitism in Britain, journalist Richard Littlejohn investigates the attitudes towards Jews in modern society.

Superspy – The Man Who Betrayed the West

Released: 2007

The incredible true story of a high-ranking intelligence officer, Robert Hanssen, who betrayed US secrets to foreign powers, and the young FBI agent tasked with capturing him.

Jack The Ripper: The First Serial Killer

Released: 2006

Using modern criminology, psychological study, and facial reconstruction, a Scotland Yard detective may have uncovered the truth about Jack The Ripper, the first modern serial killer.

Apollo 13: The Inside Story

Released: 2006

Based on the latest research, including previously unreleased NASA video and voice recordings, this documentary unravels the true story behind Apollo 13.

Discovery Atlas: Revealed

Released: 2006

See Italy, Egypt and Russia through the eyes of the people who live there in three groundbreaking feature length documentaries.

Lost Worlds

Released: 2006

Bringing back to life history's most ambitious building projects; which have been forgotten, deliberately concealed, damaged, destroyed, vanished or simply never completed - until now.

Secret of the Great Plague

Released: 2006

Do the survivors of the black plague hold the key to scientists in the fight against modern diseases?

Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

Released: 2005

Uncovering the true story of how one man led a formidable elephant army across the Alps against the might of the Roman Empire.

Holy Warriors

Released: 2005

This acclaimed dramatised documentary reveals a very different version on the events of the Third Crusade – an event that is still relevant today.

Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet

Released: 2005

Dramatic discoveries on the sea-bed off the Japanese coast reveal the true story of the greatest naval disaster in history

Tomb Builders: Secrets of the Valley of the Kings

Released: 2005

Shedding new light on a 3,000 year old mystery of the Valley of the Kings, this documentary gives a breathtaking insight into the masterbuilders of the ancient world.

Herod: Behind the Myth

Released: 2005

King Herod The Great was renowned as being an oppressive dictator, but now a team of international experts reveal another side of King Herod The Great; one that questions our understanding of this famous figure.

War of the Birds

Released: 2005

This documentary investigates the remarkable feats of the forgotten heroes of World War II: carrier pigeons, who were instrumental to the Allies’ victory.

Spartacus: Behind the Myth

Released: 2005

Investigative history reveals the truth about how one man led a band of slaves to the brink of toppling Rome.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Released: 2004

This three-part series uncovers the mysteries surrounding the seven most iconic structures of the ancient empires: Egypt, Greece and Rome, and reveals the intriguing characters behind their construction.

The Real Gladiator

Released: 2014

The blood of Roman gladiators kept an empire entertained for over 500 years, and the brutal legends of how they fought and killed still spellbind us today. But from Hollywood movies to the small screen, legend has concealed the truth.

The Real Face of Santa

Released: 2004

This documentary pieces together historical and forensic clues to reveal new details about the life of Saint Nicholas.

Spartans: At the Gates of Fire

Released: 2004

Discover the truth behind the legendary battle of the Spartans against the Persians- a moment that shaped the course of history.

The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra

Released: 2004

Shedding light on an ancient legend, a special investigation uses recent discoveries to reveal that Cleopatra’s death may not in fact have been suicide.

Sphinx Unmasked

Released: 2004

A leading Egyptologist cracks the 4500-year-old mystery of who built the greatest monument in the ancient world and reveals the inspiration behind the enigmatic face of the Sphinx.

Who Killed Julius Caesar?

Released: 2007

Top investigators uncover what really lay behind ancient history’s most famous crime- the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Who Killed Alexander the Great?

Top detectives unravel one of the strangest mysteries of ancient times, the suspicious death of history’s most extraordinary leader, Alexander the Great.

The Real Jason and the Argonauts

Released: 2003

Long shrouded in legend, this documentary examines recent archaeological evidence suggesting that the story of Jason and the Argonauts may be more fact than fiction.

Mystery of the Self-Made Mummy

Released: 2003

A team of scientists investigate the incredible story of the Tibetan man who appears to have mummified himself.

Queen of Sheba: Behind the Myth

Released: 2002

Experts unravel a myth lost in the sands of time- the great untold story of the bewitching Queen of Sheba.

Mystery of the Three Kings

Released: 2002

Unearth the surprising truth behind the legend of the Three Wise Men and their fabled journey to Bethlehem.

Eat Like a King – Henry VIII

Released: 2002

Inside the court of King Henry VIII, we reveal the extraordinary diet of the Tudor monarchs and the elaborate rituals that surrounded the King’s daily feasts.

The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne

Released: 2001

This documentary explores the legacy of Jules Verne, one of the most prescient novelists in recent history, and reveals the many cases in which his foresight proved accurate.

Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter

Released: 2001

From real accounts of witchcraft to the secrets of alchemy, experts reveal the intriguing truths behind the magical world of Harry Potter.

Conquistadors

Released: 2001

With the aid of dramatic reconstructions and expert historians, this series follows the invasion of the New World by the Spanish Conquistadors and their famous encounters with the Aztec and Inca Empires.

The Real Untouchables

Released: 2001

This three part series recounts the extraordinary story of law enforcement during the prohibition era and its legacy.

Jerusalem: City of Heaven

Released: 1997

Emmy-award winning portrait of thirty centuries of conflict and faith in Jerusalem, told through the lives of those who call it home.

Prohibition

Released: 1993

The untold stories behind the prohibition years - one of the most colourful eras in modern American history.