With BBC Bristol (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,709

2. Africa (2013)

360 min | Documentary

9.0
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 12,404

3. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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Wallace takes in a new lodger, a devious penguin. Sporting some techno-trousers, the penguin plans a grand theft, a plan that involves putting Wallace in danger.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 48,269

4. A Close Shave (1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 36,603

5. Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998–2000)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself.

Stars: Louis Theroux, David Paul, Randy James, J.J. Michaels

Votes: 2,499

6. Bargain Hunt (2000– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.2
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Two teams go head to head in a bid to sell their recently acquired items for a profit at auction

Stars: Tim Wonnacott, Natasha Raskin, David Dickinson, Mark Stacey

Votes: 352

7. It's Not Easy Being Green (2006– )

59 min | Documentary

8.6
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Documentary series about a family's attempts to go green. The Strawbridge family - inventor and engineer Dick, his planet-loving wife Brigit and kids James and Charlotte - take on a 300-... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge, Brigit Strawbridge, Charlotte Strawbridge

Votes: 57

8. Wings of Hope (2000 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.6
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Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Juliane Koepcke, Juan Zaplana Ramirez

Votes: 886

9. Andy's Prehistoric Adventures (2016– )

Family

7.5
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Andy works at a museum and has the use of a time machine to go back to prehistoric times to collect feathers, bones, dung or whatever else is needed in prehistoric displays for his museum. With the help of the contents of his backpack he manages to keep himself safe and get back to the museum.

Stars: Andy Day, Puja Panchkoty, Elaine Claxton, Les Bubb

Votes: 50

10. DIY SOS (1999– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary

7.2
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Nick Knowles and the team issue a call to arms and recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of families across Britain.

Stars: Nick Knowles, Billy Byrne, Chris Frediani, Julian Perryman

Votes: 124

11. Autumnwatch (2006– )

60 min | Reality-TV

7.3
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Stars: Kate Humble, Chris Packham, Martin Hughes-Games, Simon King

Votes: 62

12. Victoria & Albert: The Royal Wedding (2018 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.7
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Historian Lucy Worsley and a team of experts re-stage Victoria and Albert's wedding. It was regarded as the wedding of the century at the time.

Director: Ian Denyer | Stars: Jill Buchanan, Etienne Dutoy, Nicholas Frentz, Abbie Garland

Votes: 95

13. Rex the Runt (1991–2001)

10 min | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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A surreal claymation series about Rex, a flat purple dog, and his equally odd friends. Rex and co. realize that they are being watched on the telly, so they feel compelled to have ... See full summary »

Stars: Elisabeth Hadley, Steve Box, Andrew Franks, Colin Rote

Votes: 299

14. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014– )

240 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in... See full summary »

Stars: Charlie Jane Anders, Mark Gatiss, Dominic Sandbrook, Keir Dullea

Votes: 391

15. The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

Unrated | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. Tom meets... See full summary »

Director: Dave Borthwick | Stars: Nick Upton, Deborah Collard, Frank Passingham, John Schofield

Votes: 1,388 | Gross: $0.07M

16. The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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In seductive central Paris, an undernourished gendarme willing to go to great lengths to get himself fed, hatches a desperate, yet utterly cunning plan.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: James Pidgeon, Michoue Sylvain, Andrea Usher-Jones

Votes: 2,450

17. Lost Highway (2003– )

Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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From the BBC Press Office:

BBC TWO travels the Lost Highway and uncovers the story of country music on a journey to the heart of America and the music that has come to define it.

Randy Travis... See full synopsis »

Stars: Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, k.d. lang, Loretta Lynn

Votes: 33

18. Consuming Passion (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Three intertwined stories to celebrate the the centenary of romance-publishing house Mills and Boon. The first, concerning Charles Boon's tempestuous relationship with his wife Mary, is ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Zeff | Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Daniel Mays, Patrick Kennedy, Olivia Colman

Votes: 164

19. Life in the Undergrowth (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,310

20. Life in Cold Blood (2008)

Documentary

9.0
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A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,502

21. A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley (2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

8.0
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This documentary takes a look at some of the most horrible and despicable murders in modern British history. From Jack the Ripper in the 1880's to Agatha Christie's best known stories.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Michael Kirk, Ian Burney, Rosalind Crone

Votes: 137

22. The Climb (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure

7.4
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Based on the true story of the 1953 assault on Nanga Parbat, a treacherous Himalayan Peak.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, James Hurdle, Kenneth Welsh, Ken Pogue

Votes: 69

23. West Country Tales (1982–1983)

25 min | Horror

7.8
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West Country Tales was an early 1980s supernatural drama series based on real-life experiences sent in by viewers in response to a BBC appeal. Of the hundreds of letters received, 13 stories were selected and turned into TV scripts.

Stars: Keith Barron, Jack Watson, Brian Jennings, Martyn Townsend

Votes: 33

24. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 90

25. Auction (1994– )

Documentary

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Six films inside Sotheby's

26. The Extraordinary Collector (2016– )

30 min | Documentary

7.0
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Art and antiques dealer Gordon Watson stakes his money and his reputation on buying, selling and getting the best deals for his extremely wealthy clients - who include Lords, Ladies and Billionaires.

Stars: Gordon Watson, Sue Johnston

Votes: 17

27. Operavox (1995– )

28 min | Animation, Musical

8.0
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Six famous operas beautifully brought to screen with various animation techniques. Cell animation, stop motion etc. Each opera a different artist and all lasts half an hour.

Stars: John Connell, Julie Gossage, David Barrell, Julie Higginson

Votes: 47

28. Ocean Giants (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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This is a documentary about the magical world of dolphins and whales. We explore the intimate life of the biggest animals on our planet, we look at the learning abilities of dolphins, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Fry, Doug Allan, Didier Noirot, Andrew Armour

Votes: 181

29. James Martin: Home Comforts (2014– )

Documentary

8.2
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Stars: James Martin, Annie Gray, Karol Steele

Votes: 10

30. State of the Planet (2000– )

147 min | Documentary

8.4
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David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 676

31. Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989– )

156 min | Documentary

8.4
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 746

32. A Life of Grime (1999– )

30 min | Documentary

7.1
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Reality TV. Follows "Environmental Health" teams from city Councils across England. Enforcing hygiene laws, collecting garbage, catching rats etc.

Star: John Peel

Votes: 11

33. 10x10 (1989–2000)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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An assortment of short quirky documentaries, comedies and dramas by directors fresh from film schools.

Stars: Frank McConnell, Gordon Ridout, Camilla Power, Siobhan Flynn

34. Taste of the Sea (1995– )

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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Star: Rick Stein

Votes: 15

35. Jigsaw (1979–1985)

Family, Game-Show

6.4
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Children's show where letters were found to spell out the word of the week with the help of characters like Noseybonk and The O Men.

Stars: Adrian Hedley, Wilf Lunn, Janet Ellis, Chris Emmett

Votes: 18

36. A Stranger Among Us: Searching for Nick Drake (1999 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary about singer songwriter Nick Drake. The film traces his life story through his friends and colleagues vague memories of him, but all they have is an impression of someone they never really new.

Director: Tim Clements

Votes: 36

37. Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.

Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Dario Argento, Fabrizio Bava, Annette Chaton

Votes: 294

38. Police (1982– )

45 min | Documentary

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A fly-on-the-wall documentary showing the day-to-day work of the Thames Valley Police.

Stars: Ludovic Kennedy, John Craven, Peter Imbert, Roy Hattersley

39. The Birth of Europe (1991– )

55 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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BBC documentary about the prehistoric origin, slow evolution and turbulent history of human civilizations in Europe.

Star: Nigel Anthony

Votes: 15

40. Rude Britannia (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

7.1
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A history of how the depiction of the vulgar has been a vital part of English satire,starting with the artwork of Hogarth in the eighteenth century and Gay's 'Beggar's Opera',the first ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Steve Bell, Martin Rowson, Simon Callow

Votes: 12

41. Supersense (1988– )

Documentary

7.6
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Smell your way across an ocean as a salmon does. See, through the multi-aspected eye of a fly, what a human hand looks like when it is about to strike. Amazing effects reveal the secrets of animal perception.

Votes: 18

42. Cromwell: Warts and All (2003 TV Movie)

58 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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Brian discovers the real purpose of taking a bath and becomes obsessed with hygiene.

Director: Andrew Thompson | Stars: Jim Carter, Christopher Eccleston, Steven Elder, Gideon Turner

Votes: 6

43. Wild Food (2007– )

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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Star: Ray Mears

Votes: 102

44. Living in the Past (1978– )

50 min | Reality-TV

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A predecessor to modern reality shows in which a group of modern people live as Britons of the Iron Age.

45. Holiday Reps (1997– )

30 min | Reality-TV

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A look behind the scenes at the real working lives of the hard working, fun loving men and women who accompany groups of tourists on their holidays abroad to help smooth the path, deal with... See full summary »

Star: Susan Tully

46. World's Weirdest Events (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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A series that explores the unexplained, the unexpected and the unidentifiable. Chris Packham unlocks the secrets behind the world's weirdest events.

Stars: Chris Packham, Simon Morris, Alicja Smietana

Votes: 45

47. The Mysterious Mr Webster (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Biography

9.1
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The story of the son of a coach-maker with a highly developed sense of the macabre, who ended up rivalling Shakespeare. John Webster's life was shadowy and his plays darkly imagined - it ... See full summary »

Directors: Rachel Jardine, Alastair Laurence, David Okuefuna | Stars: James Shapiro, Ben Addis, Gemma Arterton, Oscar Dunbar

Votes: 9

48. Strictly Courtroom (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

9.3
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A look at the portrayals of courtroom trials in film history.

Director: Georgina Harvey | Stars: Martin Shaw, Clive Stafford Smith, Derek Malcolm, Stella Bruzzi

Votes: 50

49. Lifesense: Our Lives Through Animal Eyes (1991– )

30 min | Documentary

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Star: Andrew Sachs

50. The Bear Family & Me (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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BBC presenter Gordon Buchanan volunteered for a biological experiment. He spends a year in the world near and interacting with a North American brown bears family, so as to study their social life as closely as possible.

Stars: Gordon Buchanan, Hope, Lily, Sue Mansfield

Votes: 73


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