united kingdom Documentaries

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[...]

The Krays: The Prison Years

2016 Unrated

There have been literally dozens of documentaries about The Krays over the years, but all seem to focus on their activities before their eventual imprisonment in 1968. Both of the twins spent far more of their adult life inside prison than they did outside of it, The Krays: The Prison Years readdres[...]

My Hometown Fanatics

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[...]

David Bowie: Five Years

2013
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A one hour long 2013 documentary which covers the five most important individual years of David Bowie’s career, using his songs and archived footage to form a timeline of five different periods in his career which were considered his most creative and influential. Much of the footage used[...]

Amy Winehouse: The Girl Done Good

2008 Unrated

The Girl Done Good is a feature-length 2008 documentary about the life and career, up to that point, of singer Amy Winehouse. It features contributions from various people around her, including her father Mitch Winehouse, as well as music journalists, friends, and fellow musicians, and uses archive[...]

History of Football: The Beautiful Game

2002
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History of Football: The Beautiful Game was a stunning 2002 series which gave a comprehensive overview of the history of the game of football, in a global context. It starts at the origins of the game and shows how the sport has affected history in general, it was even responsible for the start of t[...]

Anthony Joshua: The Journey

2015 Unrated

Anthony Joshua: The Journey: A 2015 one hour long documentary charting the early life and rise of British heavyweight boxing prospect Anthony Joshua, covering his delinquent early years when he once had to wear a tag and was convicted of drug possession, his amateur career, his gold medal at the Lon[...]

Carry on Brussels: Inside the EU (preview)

2018
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Carry on Brussels: Inside the EU, a journey inside one of the least understood political institutions in the world. The European Parliment.   The documentary follows several MEP's through the ups and downs of going through the Brexit process. As one can imagine some MEP's are vehe[...]

Gangland: Death in Suburbia

2018
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Gangland: Death in Suburbia is the second episode in the 2018 Channel 5 series “Gangland”.   The documentary takes us onto the streets of the UK to meet with active gangsters and families whose children have been killed as a result of gang-related crime. This organised cr[...]

Our War

2011
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Our War is a six-part documentary series telling the story of ten years of conflict in Afghanistan. It was made for the 10th anniversary of the war.   Part one follows the story behind 3 Platoon, 1 Royal Anglian's 2007 tour of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan. The following films depict h[...]

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

2013 Unrated

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, a 2013 documentary by Alex Gibney telling the story one of the most politically aggravating websites of all time, wikileaks.org and its founder Julian Assange.   Australian computer programmer Julian Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006 and to this d[...]

Lemmy

2010
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Lemmy, a 2010 feature-length documentary film by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski about the life and career of rock music legend Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known by his stage name Lemmy.   Lemmy (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), from Stoke-on-Trent, England founded the rock band[...]

Gangland: Grooming

2018
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Gangland: Grooming, the beginning of a 2018 follow-up documentary series to the original 2016 "Gangland" by Channel 5 which explores the dark and dangerous world of Britain's gang culture.   This Gangland episode focuses on grooming gangs, a pandemic of organised crime spann[...]

Britain's Most Historic Towns

2018
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The 2018 Britain's Most Historic Towns documentary narrated by British Anatomist Alice Roberts looks at the history of Britain through its towns.   Britain has a long, ancient history and today some towns still exude their origins: York – Britain's Most Viking Town. Winc[...]

A History of Britain

2000
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A History of Britain, a 15 part documentary series hosted by English historian Simon Schama looking at the history of the British Isles.    The documentary starts in ancient times, way back to 3000 BC and then moves on through the ages through to more recent times (1965) and the coll[...]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

2006 Unrated

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a 2006 war documentary within which Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.   Apparently, some people made an awful lot of money from the Iraq war which comes as a big surprise to ab[...]

Why We Fight

2005
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Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

David Icke: Was He Right?

2006 Unrated

David Icke: Was He Right? Before questioning the legitimacy of this site I can tell you I have watched this film and it is in large-part a biographical documentary. It does not push his [Ickes] theories such as the royal family being reptilians, or the moon being built by inter-dimensional beings, r[...]

Land of Hope and Glory

2017 Unrated

Land of Hope and Glory, a 2017 documentary inspired by the 2005 documentary "Earthlings". While Earthlings focuses on animal rights in the United States many people were claiming that the situation in the UK was much better; to set the record straight this free documentary was made featuri[...]

Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World

2010 Unrated

Genius of Britain, a 5-part documentary charting the history of some of Britain's most important scientists and innovators.   The main presenter is Theoretical Physicist & Cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Segments covering scientists in different fields of study are presented by those[...]

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