Society documentaries

Ireland’s Secret Cults

Society Presenter 2011 Unrated

Ireland’s Secret Cults is a 2011 Irish TV documentary which sees reporters Michael Ryan and Ciara Doherty lifting the lid on various secretive religious cults operating in Ireland,  the best known of which is of course Scientology. Ireland has always had a reputation as a highly[...]

Newcastle: Super Strength Ecstasy

CrimeDrugsSociety Presenter 2016 Unrated

Newcastle: Super-strength Ecstasy is an episode of the 2016 BBC Three series Drugs Map of Britain, it explores the new generation of ecstasy users and focuses on a group of students in Newcastle who take the drug. The students were all born in the 1990’s and refer to themselves as The Children[...]

Fallen Angels, True Cost of Sex Tourism: Philippine's Fatherless Kid

SexualitySociety Presenter 2016 Unrated

A 2016 RT (Russia Today) documentary exploring the phenomenon of children created by sex tourism. Angeles City is a well-known destination for Western sex tourists, a legacy of the time when there was an American air base near to the city and mostly retired and mostly American men still visit the ci[...]

The Road To Mongolia

Society Presenter 2015 Unrated

Every year hundreds of people set off from a starting point in the United Kingdom and embark on an insane trip to Mongolia on an adventure which has been described as the greatest in the world. Each team purchases a ridiculously crap car with a maximum 1200cc engine and must make it to Mongolia with[...]

The Lost Tomb Of Jesus

Society Presenter Simon Jacobovici 2007 Unrated

The Talpiot Tomb is a rock-cut tomb discovered in 1980 in the East Talpiot area of Jerusalem, just a few miles south of the Old City in Jerusalem. Included in the tomb was an inscribed epigraph interpreted as “Jesus, son of Joseph”, the tomb contained the remains of several humans. The d[...]

American Nomads

Society Presenter Richard Grant 2011
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As a young man the British documentary maker Richard Grant moved to America and soon found himself in the world of nomadic travelers, jumping onto moving freight trains and heading ‘wherever’. More than a decade later he hits the road again, this time in a car, travelling thousands of mi[...]

Louis Theroux: UFOs

A legendary 1998 episode of Louis Theroux’s weird weekends, he investigates the weird world of UFO seekers including a group called the Alien Resistance Movement, visits an area of Colorado where numerous sightings have been reported, and then onto to Area 51 which attracts hoards of UFO spott[...]

Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island

For the first time ever a film crew is given full behind the scenes access to one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in the world, the private Necker Island which belongs to British billionaire Richard Branson. This 2015 BBC programme gives an in-depth insight into how the super rich and sup[...]

The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

SocietyCrime Presenter Zing Tsjeng 2017 Unrated

The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK: There have been nearly 2000 acid attacks reported in London since 2010. These appalling crimes increased rapidly between 2015 to 2016 and today they are still happening on a daily basis. Why are criminals turning to such an abhorrent weapon, and is London really a[...]

My Hometown Fanatics

SocietyPolitical Presenter Stacey Dooley 2013 Unrated

The town of Luton has become a hotbed of political and religious extremism, with numerous individuals from the local Muslim community having been convicted of terrorism offences and the political pressure group the English Defense League having been founded in the town by members of the Luton MIGS f[...]

Bulgaria's Abandoned Children: Revisited

In 2007 a film crew travelled to Bulgaria to produce a documentary which shed a light on a culture where physically and mentally disabled children are institutionalized or ‘warehoused’ in appalling conditions, the country had the highest number of disabled children in institutions in Eur[...]

The Truth about Webcam Girls

The Truth about Webcam Girls, an hour-long documentary which follows three British women who make their living performing in front of a camera for the sexual gratification of paying customers, lifting the lid on this secretive, potentially lucrative and sometimes utterly bizarre world of the we[...]

My Boyfriend The Sex Tourist: Venezuela

My Boyfriend The Sex Tourist: Venezuela: A two-part 2007 documentary series directed by Monica Garnsey which examines the global sex tourism industry, this first one-hour long episode looks at sex tourism through the eyes of the girls who work in the sex industry in Venezuela.   The film[...]

Amish: A Secret Life

Society Presenter Lindsay Duncan 2012 Unrated

Amish: A Secret Life: A 2012 BBC documentary which gives an intimate insight into the life of an Amish family from the ‘Old Order’ Amish community in Pennsylvania, their church forbids all technology. The filmmakers are granted the rare opportunity to enter the private lives of an Amish[...]

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