united kingdom Documentaries

The Fires That Foretold Grenfell

2018 Unrated

The Fires That Foretold Grenfell: a 2018 documentary examining five fires that happened in tower blocks in the UK from the early 1970's to 2009.   The film specifically looks at the causes and investigations made afterwards and asks the question: if anything had been learned from thes[...]

Gordon on Cocaine

2017
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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world, to tell the truth about the global cocaine trade, from the jungles of Cambodia to the streets of Britain. Britain has the largest use of the drug in Europe, which has affected the lives of thousands of people including Gordan personally.

Iron Maiden: Flight 666

2009 Unrated

The Iron Maiden: Flight 666 documentary by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen chronicles the historic 2008 world tour by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden.   The film follows the band as they fly around the world in a jet piloted by their frontman Bruce Dickinson and presents the footage in ch[...]

London’s Knife Crime Emergency: ON A KNIFE EDGE

2018 Unrated

In response to the huge wave of crime sweeping across London, ex-gang member Josh Osbourne investigates the "code of silence", a mindset among young people who are afraid of going to authorities in fear they will be forever be labelled a "snitch".   This mindset is jus[...]

Queen of the World

2018
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The 2018 Queen of the World documentary paints an exclusive portrait of the longest-serving head of state in the world today.   The doc follows the queen as she prepares to hand on her important role to younger royal family members; showing how they are building up their Commonwealth conn[...]

Train Surfing Wars: A Matter of Life and Death

2018 Unrated

The 2018 Train Surfing Wars: A Matter of Life and Death BBC 3 documentary follows a world-famous teenage Parkour group from Guildford, England, called Brewman.   The Parkour group do stunts on tall buildings and moving vehicles such as buses and trains, then publish clips of the action on[...]

Newcastle: Super Strength Ecstasy

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[...]

Dying For Weed

2016 Unrated

Marijuana has been legalised for medical use in 50 American states, but in the United Kingdom the drug remains completely illegal and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon and the UK government have decided that marijuana has no therapeutic value. That doesn’t stop people from sel[...]

The Blair Years

2007 Unrated

The Blair Years is a three-part 2008 BBC series which gives a unique account of Tony Blair’s ten years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. The series consisted of three one hour long episodes, the first an overview of his ten years as Prime Minister and his often straine[...]

The Alastair Campbell Diaries

2012 Unrated

Alistair Campbell first made a name for himself as Fleet Street journalist for the Daily Mirror, the last remaining major national newspaper to support the Labour Party. He overcame alcoholism to work his way up to political editor and later switched newspapers and performed the same role for the no[...]

Forty Minutes: Danger Men

1990 Unrated

An old BBC documentary, aired in 1990, about an experiment in the UK prison system to put together ten of the most dangerous and disruptive men in the British prison system into a new special unit at Hull prison. The experiment saw the inmates taken out of the general prison population where they co[...]

The Germans We Kept

2000
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The Germans We Kept is a BBC Timewatch programme from 2000 about German Prisoners of War (POWs) who were captured by Allied forces and imprisoned in camps in Great Britain but decided to remain in the country after the end of the Second World War. By 1946 there were over 400,000 prisoners of war in[...]

Britain’s Gay Footballers

2012 Unrated

In 1990 Justin Fashanu became the first British professional footballer to come out as gay whilst still playing football, the troubled striker would commit suicide just eight years later. No British footballer has come out as homosexual since, but there are said to be numerous gay players in the Eng[...]

The Real Football Factories

2006 Unrated

Playing the lead role in the hugely successful football hooligan film The Football Factory (2004) was probably the pinnacle of Danny Dyer’s acting career, although it probably also helped to pigeonhole him into playing the role of a typical cockney ‘geezer’ and much of his work tha[...]

This Is What Winning Looks Like

2013 Unrated

Film maker and reporter Ben Anderson began covering the war in Afghanistan in 2007, documenting the struggles of under-equipped and undermanned British forces who were fighting the Taliban for control of Helmand province in the BBC documentary Taking on the Taliban. He also directed the 2010 documen[...]

The Battle for Bomb Alley

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[...]

How Police Missed the Grindr Killer

2017
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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[...]

Trevor Hardy: The Beast of Manchester

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 Rise and Fall Of Tony Blair

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[...]

The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

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[...]

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