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Refresh your knowledge, get informed or just enjoy great nature visuals. Documentaries let you participate in a world beyond your own reach. Naturalists take you into the rainforest or share the beauty of the underwater world. You'll learn how a seed struggles to reach the light of day or how a baby polar bear is born.

History is dry and boring? Certainly not when it becomes visible in documentaries and they convey in an authentic way what happened in the past and determines the present. A picture is worth a thousand words, which is why the content of documentaries is remembered more intensively. Whether for school lessons, out of pure curiosity or to bring the world into your living room - documentaries open up the connections of the world and life to you in an impressive way.


Some of the most recent, must-see Documentary TV Shows on BBC iPlayer are Doctor Who: Unleashed (released in 2024), Planet Earth III (released in 2023) and Wild Isles (released in 2023).
The top rated Documentary TV Shows of all time on BBC iPlayer are Planet Earth III with an Anystream score of 9.3, Planet Earth II with an Anystream score of 9.1 and Planet Earth with an Anystream score of 9.0.
The oldest Documentary TV Shows on BBC iPlayer are Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives from the year 1989, Top Gear from the year 2002 and Who Do You Think You Are? from the year 2004.