New documentaries

A collection of new documentaries added to Docur. Last update September 04, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

The Battle for Bomb Alley

Military & War Presenter Ben Anderson 2011 Unrated

For four years British servicemen fought an ongoing war with Taliban fighters in the Sangin region of Afghanistan, the most violent part of the country. Over a four year period up to 2010, some 106 British men lost their lives in the region including Staff-Sergeant Olaf Schmidt who won the George Cr[...]

WWII in HD: The Air War

HistoryMilitary & War Presenter Rob Lowe 2010 Unrated

WWII in HD: The Air War is a feature-length 2010 history documentary which follows the story of three 8th Air Force airmen and the war reporter Andy Rooney for the year which led up to D-Day battle against the powerful German Luftwaffe. The documentary makes use of original color[...]

Ed Gein: The Real Leatherface

BiographyCrime Presenter 2004 Unrated

The 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was one of the scariest movies of its time, and the protagonist Leatherface played by Gunnar Hansen will have given many people nightmares for years. The movie took over $30 million at the box office (that’s about $150 million in today’s money,[...]

How Police Missed the Grindr Killer

On 25th November 2016 Stephen Port was sentenced to a whole life tariff for the murder of four men and multiple rapes, his victim was gay men that he had met through online gay dating sites such as the Grindr app and escort directories, he would kill them by administering a fatal dose of the date ra[...]

The Crucible: 21 Years in the Frame

Sport Presenter David Vine 1997 Unrated

The Crucible: 21 Years in the Frame is a three-part 1997 documentary which celebrated 21 years of the annual World Snooker Championship being held at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The venue is to snooker fans what Ascot is to horse racing and Wembley is to English football. The series includes[...]

History of Snooker

Sport Presenter Steve Davis 2004 Unrated

History of Snooker is an epic comprehensive 160-minute long journey through the history of the sport of snooker, presented by snooker legend Steve Davis and narrated by Clive Everton. It traces the evolution of the game from its roots as a past time for British soldiers serving in India through to t[...]

Weapons That Made Britain

A fascinating five-part documentary series from 2004 presented by Mike Loades, an expert in the history of weapons, it looks at the important role the development of increasingly advanced arms and armour played in key events in British history in the Middle Ages. Each one-hour-long episode focu[...]

We Love Cigarettes

Health & Medical Presenter Bill Nighy 2006 Unrated

The tobacco industry is worth $430bn a year globally, and that figure keeps on growing, literally billions of us smoke at least casually. It is perhaps surprising therefore that there are so few documentaries about tobacco around, right? We Love Cigarettes is a BBC Horizon documentary which attempts[...]

A Spy in the Den

A Spy in the Den (2000) is a documentary on lions which was groundbreaking at the time of release due to having used a filming technique which had never been used before. The filmmakers dispatched a covert remote-controlled camera straight into the middle of a Lion pride, the first time that such a[...]

Trevor Hardy: The Beast of Manchester

Crime Presenter 2013 Unrated

A 2013 documentary broadcast in 2013 which looks at the crimes of one of the UK’s lesser known serial killers, Trevor Hardy, who murdered three teenage girls between late 1974 and early 1976. Hardy was sentenced to life imprisonment and died in prison until his death in 2012 at the age of 67,[...]

The Miracle of Stairwell B

9/11 Presenter 2011 Unrated

The Miracle of Stairway B is a 2011 documentary which tells the story of how 12 firefighters, a police officer, a bookkeeper, an engineer and an office worker survived the collapse of the North Tower on 9/11 despite being on the 22nd floor inside the building at the time.   They foun[...]

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[...]

The Rise and Fall Of Tony Blair

Political Presenter Andrew Rawnsley 2007 Unrated

A two-part 2007 documentary series by Andrew Rawnsley which examines the political career and personality of the former British prime minister Tony Blair, it charts his rise to power, his years in the job, and his eventual downfall with an insight into the week leading up to his resignation. &nbs[...]

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[...]

Cocaine Cowboys 2

CrimeDrugs Presenter Billy Corben 2008 Unrated

Cocaine Cowboys 2 is, as the title suggests, the 2008 sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. If you haven’t watched the first documentary then you really should, and it is probably necessary to watch it first due to the background that it gives on the activities o[...]

Jane Birkin: Mother of all Babes

Biography Presenter 2003 Unrated

A 50 minute long 2003 documentary about Jane Birkin, the British actress, model and singer, and icon of the swinging sixties. Birkin was a long-term partner of legendary French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, and appeared in over 70 films herself. The documentary was filmed over a period of many[...]

The Nigerian Connection

Ask any Westerner to think about crime in Nigeria and most would probably immediately remember that email they got telling them they are owed $100 million but have to transfer $300 by Western Union to process the transaction. Perhaps a few others would think of oil corruption, very few would think a[...]

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[...]