What are the best BBC documentaries?

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    #1The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear

    The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear

    The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear is a BBC Documentary directed by Adam Curtis. First aired on 20 October 2004 on BBC and BBC Two, this documentary has 3 episodes in all.

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    Benjamin Black
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "What I like about BBC's documentaries is that they are well-researched and informative. Opinions are grounded properly with good insights. This show is so remarkable and has helped me a lot in supplementing my own research paper."
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    #2Man on Wire

    Man on Wire

    Man on Wire is a BBC documentary which explores Philippe Petit's preparations for historically walking across a high wire between New York's Twin Towers. This documentary was directed by James Marsh.

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    Adrián Leal
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "This show really gets me at the edge of my seat. Philip's such a daredevil! Any moment him crossing the wire could be his last moment yet he did not fear it! He lived the moment!"
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    #3KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy

    KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy

    KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy is a BBC social and cultural documentary directed by Dan Murdoch. First aired in 2015, this show features the members of the Ku Klux Klan about their supremacist ideology.

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    Sara Salazar
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "This film is good as this shows how extremist belief systems can get. I mean, it's not bad aspiring for your race to become supreme. What might be bad is killing other people for it. That's just not healhthy. This film explored various perspectives on this matter."
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    #4Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial

    Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial

    Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial is a dramatic historical BBC documentary featuring the figures of Hermann Goering, Albert Speer and Rudolf Hess from the Nazi. This mini-series was first aired in 2006.

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    Judith Jacobs
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "I've always been fascinated by how Hitler organized his army of Nazis. Don't get me wrong. I condemn the deaths and lose of morality with what he has done. But isn;t it fascinating how he was able to pull together these men towrds a common cause? Him, a one man. I must say he must be charismatic. But oh well. That has come to an end. His Nazis gotta pay for the crimes."
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    #5Louis Theroux's L.A. Stories

    Louis Theroux's L.A. Stories

    Louis Theroux's L.A. Stories is a BBC documentary TV mini-series first aired in 2014. This show explores Los Angeles' themes with it three episodes: City of Dogs, Edge of Life, and Among the Sex Offenders.

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    Sara Bowman
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "What an interesting bit to watch good miniseries such as this one on LA. I do hope more docus get to be created on some of the underrated major cities of the US."
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    #6Planet Earth

    Planet Earth

    Planet Earth is an Emmy Award-winning documentary series commissioned by the BBC which was five years in the making and the first to be filmed in high definition. It has a six-part sequel titled Planet Earth II.

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    Stephen Stone
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "No wonder this is an Emmy's winner. This is such a beautiful documentary which tracks earth's wonderful changes in a span of 5 years! You can't capture a beauty like that in an instant. I got to appreciate my nature more from this docu."
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    #7Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution

    Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution

    Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution is a BBC historical military documentary which features the World War II Holocaust and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. First aired in 2005.

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    Walter Carr
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "I know there's been lots of docimentaries about Hitler and such, yet why is it sitll such a good subject to tackle about? BBC was able to analytically tackle this subject and this is so much more educational. I got to learn lots of insights from this."
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    #8Britain's Child Beggars

    Britain's Child Beggars

    Britain's Child Beggars (also known as "Gypsy Child Traffickers" on Netflix) is a BBC documentary directed by Liviu Tipurita and starring John Sweeney. This show was first aired on 2011.

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    Kimberly George
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "Whoa I didn't know there is such thing like this in Britain :( It's so heartbreaking to see yet at the same time, an eye opener. I hope good people do something about this!"

Summary

Best What are the best BBC documentaries
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of FearTV Shows 13 Free
2Man on WireMovies 10 Paid
3KKK: The Fight for White SupremacyMovies 10 Paid
4Nuremberg: Nazis on TrialTV Shows 8 Paid
5Louis Theroux's L.A. StoriesTV Shows 8 Paid
6Planet EarthTV Shows 5 Paid
7Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final SolutionMovies 3 Paid
8Britain's Child BeggarsMovies 1 Free
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