Documentary Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
26 Episodes
Beyond
How Does That Work?

How Does That Work?

Technology has made our everyday lives much easier than our ancestors had it. This series explores how this technology works, how it's being used today, and the advances that can be expected in the future.
18 Episodes
Reel
Tough Nuts

Tough Nuts

This explosive series blows the lid off Australia's criminal underworld and reveals the real story behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history.
16 Episodes
The Full Box
Secret Lives of Women

Secret Lives of Women

Examine the little-known, fringe subcultures of some women in America. It includes wide-ranging themes, from shopaholics, to plastic surgery, eating disorders and sex.
15 Episodes
Via Vision
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
14 Episodes
VPRO
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Episodes
Beyond
Superships

Superships

They're the mighty ships that have managed to tame our seas - see inside some of the world's most incredible floating technology.
13 Episodes
Reel
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Episodes
Beyond
Capturing The Cup

Capturing The Cup

Relive all the highlights of Australia's World Cup victories from 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
10 Episodes
Via Vision
Mistresses

Mistresses

A witty probe into the complex world of the 'other' woman, what happens when an affair goes well, and an investigation into how and why it can all go horribly wrong.
9 Episodes
Content Film
Generals At War

Generals At War

As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals' reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.
6 Episodes
Reel
Alexander's Lost World

Alexander's Lost World

Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, David Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 2,400km journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia.
6 Episodes
Reel
Devil Island

Devil Island

A group of Tasmanian Devils are hauled from the safety of captivity and released into the wilds of a remote island. If they can fend for themselves they might just save their entire species from extinction. But how will the island's teeming wildlife cope with the arrival of their new neighbours?
6 Episodes
ABC
Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Joe Hildebrand has just three weeks to change the opinion of four Indians who think Aussies are Dumb, Drunk and Racist.
6 Episodes
ABC
Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted is an observational documentary that follows one man and one woman as they seek to auction their first sexual experience.
6 Episodes
ABC
Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect? is a documentary series that follows 19-year-old Australian Maddy, as she sets out on a journey to see if ‘Hollywood’ perfection is attainable. In this social experiment, she subjects herself to vigorous beauty treatments, diets and exercise regimes endorsed by the media over a gruelling ten weeks.
6 Episodes
Passion
Dream Wrecks

Dream Wrecks

Shipwrecks have fascinated us for centuries, with their watery resting places enticing divers to explore our past. Dream Wrecks looks at some of those stories.
5 Episodes
Reel
21st Century War Machines

21st Century War Machines

The machines and weapons designed to fight the full-on heavy metal wars of the 20th Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
5 Episodes
ABC
How Much Is Enough?

How Much Is Enough?

With more money than ever before, football has become the sport of high rollers and global sponsors, where being number one is all that counts, in which agents dictate and players dominate. Is the game now an industry, or still a sport, or a hybrid of both?
4 Episodes
Umbrella
Wings At War

Wings At War

Wings At War tells the compelling story of the air war during World War Two when air power was established as a decisive weapon.
4 Episodes
ABC
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Episodes
Monarch
Facing The Atlantic

Facing The Atlantic

Take an extraordinary journey to the wildest and most remote locations of Western Europe in this fascinating documentary series.
3 Episodes
Content Film
Ultimate Battles

Ultimate Battles

Experience three of the most defining battles in the history of the World in these explosive documentaries; the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of the Bulge, and Alexander the Great's Battle of Guagamela.
3 Episodes
Ovation
Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
3 Episodes
Reel
Fight Science

Fight Science

Prepare to go beyond the dojo of pure-style martial arts and explore five new realms of combat. Fight Science brings a selection of nature's best athletes into the lab, to determine the limits of human fighting ability.
3 Episodes
Reel
The Earth's Riches

The Earth's Riches

The metal industry is a major component of the world economy, and the mining takes place all over the world. Yet their extraction and refinement is still an arduous and dangerous process, not only for the workers but for the surrounding environment.
3 Episodes
TVF Media
War Surgeons

War Surgeons

War surgeons have long faced the challenge of saving lives in the most difficult circumstances. This series follows the evolution of their work from ancient times to the present day battlefield.
3 Episodes
Reel
Who Wrote the New Testament?

Who Wrote the New Testament?

Using interviews with biblical scholars with varying views as well as examinations of historical artefacts, the series uncovers what is currently known about the history behind the New Testament.
3 Episodes
Reel
Woodstock Diary

Woodstock Diary

The Woodstock Diary is an enthralling fly on the wall documentary about the creation of Woodstock and of the actual three-day event itself.
3 Episodes
Reel
The Kangaroo Gang

The Kangaroo Gang

Narrated by Barry Humphries, the dramatised documentary tells the true story of a brazen band of Aussie thieves who moved to London in the 60s and ran riot, pulling off the most daring heists that Scotland Yard had ever seen.
3 Episodes
The Full Box
Australia on Trial

Australia on Trial

Through the prism of three of the most sensational trials of the 19th Century, Australia on Trial examines pivotal social battles that changed the fabric of Australian society.
3 Episodes
ABC
Two Men In China

Two Men In China

Two Men in China sees the indefatigable Tim Flannery and John Doyle - armed with inquisitive minds and enduring humour - explore our powerful neighbour and our major trading partner.
3 Episodes
ABC
In A League Of Their Own

In A League Of Their Own

Follow the fortunes of the first all-Aboriginal Australian Rules football team to enter a mainstream AFL-affiliated competition, through their first bone-jarring season.
3 Episodes
Ronin
Arctic Dilemma

Arctic Dilemma

Iceland and Greenland are being severely affected by climate chnage. How will it affect the future of the islands and their people?
2 Episodes
Reel
What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do explores the evolution of sexual strategies and what makes certain species winners and losers in the mating game.
2 Episodes
Reel
Drain the Ocean

Drain the Ocean

What if we could pull the plug and drain the planet's water? What would we see? What would we learn? Follow a virtual scientific expedition to the deep as we explore one of earth's last great frontiers.
2 Episodes
Reel
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and the key events that spanned his career as one of the city's most feared law enforcers.
2 Episodes
Reel
Superhuman

Superhuman

Go inside the human body to discover its true potential and examine whether some people are pushing it too far.
1 Episode
Reel
Miracles

Miracles

Miracles is a series of epic tales of survival. Each episode features a remarkable and intriguing story of someone's fight against the elements, against time and their battle against death.
1 Episode
ABC

Documentary Episodes

Supertornado: Anatomy Of A Megadisaster

Supertornado: Anatomy Of A Megadisaster

May 22, 2011, the costliest tornado in American history struck Missouri. carving a mile-wide swathe of destruction. Scientists descended on the city to find out what made this tornado so destructive.
44mins
TVF Media
Hubble’s Enduring Legacy

Hubble’s Enduring Legacy

Since its launch, the Hubble Telescope has returned images of unprecedented beauty of a dynamic and changing universe. By looking closely at these images, Hubble’s Enduring Legacy reveals the findings of astronomers over its remarkable history.
50mins
TVF Media
The Cholesterol Question

The Cholesterol Question

The Cholesterol Question features the world’s leading scientific authorities who reveal the latest insights and dispel age-old myths. This is essential science at its most gripping.
43mins
TVF Media
ADHD: Not Just For Kids

ADHD: Not Just For Kids

It used to be just for kids, but not anymore. ADHD: Not Just For Kids dispels the myths about this neurobiological syndrome that children and adults often live with unrecognised for years.
42mins
TVF Media
The Science Of Sleep

The Science Of Sleep

Sleep has long been regarded as nothing more than a way to charge our batteries. But what if it can control our weight, allow us to make memories, and help us to fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s?
44mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of Liza Minelli

The Changing Face Of Liza Minelli

She was born into Hollywood royalty – the daughter of Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland, but life for Liza has not been easy. Nonetheless Liza’s talent as a performer has always shone through.
51mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of Barry Manilow

The Changing Face Of Barry Manilow

This shy, Brooklyn boy became the biggest selling recording artist with 10 number one singles in the Billboard charts. His millions of enthusiastic fans have remained loyal over the decades and his live shows still sell out around the world.
52mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of Joan Collins

The Changing Face Of Joan Collins

Joan was a serious drama student until a movie studio offered her thousands to become a starlet and she never looked back. At 40 she became an international icon playing cougar and uber-bitch Alexis Colby on top soap Dynasty.
52mins
TVF Media
Teranga: the migrant-run Afrobeat nightclub uniting Naples

Teranga: the migrant-run Afrobeat nightclub uniting Naples

Fata and Yankuba are two young Gambians with ambitious dreams, who fled dictatorship and poverty and landed in Naples.
34mins
The Guardian
Philippine Marines Force Reconnaissance Battalion

Philippine Marines Force Reconnaissance Battalion

What does it take to be part of this elite unit? We take you behind the scenes and discover how tough you need to be to earn this badge of honour.
48mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Changing Face Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold’s is a classic rags-to-riches story, the American dream come true. Brought up in a poor family in Austria, he became a champion body-builder and Mr Universe. It gave him a ticket to America where he starred in a movie and married a Kennedy.
52mins
TVF Media
Thai Marine Recon

Thai Marine Recon

The Thai Marine Recon are one of the world’s elite special forces. Their job takes them deep behind enemy lines to clear the path before the main marine brigade hit the enemy.
47mins
TVF Media
Malaysia GGK Commandos

Malaysia GGK Commandos

Before large forces hit the combat zone, the Malaysian Army’s special forces unit GrupGerakKhas are the first men on the ground behind enemy lines.
48mins
TVF Media
Loan Sharks

Loan Sharks

Offering easy money with a quick loan, thousands in cash, no questions asked. But when a borrower can’t keep up with the payment terms, loan sharks strike mercilessly.
23mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of Elton John

The Changing Face Of Elton John

These days Sir Elton is rock royalty. He’s come a long way from his dorky school days when he went by the name Reginald Dwight, from massive specs and spandex, to Versace suits and wigs: Elton is an international institution.
52mins
TVF Media
Pimps

Pimps

The sex industry has been a major moneymaker for countless generations. Profiting from the trade are the pimps who earn their share illegally by enticing women into organised prostitution rings.
24mins
TVF Media
Gambling Gangsters

Gambling Gangsters

High-rollers, match fixers and gangsters. Illegal gambling rings profit in the millions, taking exorbitant bets, running underground casinos, even fixing professional baseball games.
26mins
TVF Media
Assassins

Assassins

Hired killers operate in organised networks in the gun-savvy capital of Philippines. As the bullets fly, gang wars rage in the streets while cops are gunned down and politicians fear for their lives.
24mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of George Michael

The Changing Face Of George Michael

From chart topping hits to being the youngest ever recipient of the Ivor Novello Award, George Michael’s success was astronomical. But it was his knack for reinvention which kept him in the public consciousness.
52mins
TVF Media
Pirates

Pirates

Marauders of the high seas. Outlaws of the ocean. They've been called many things, but these modern-day pirates are nothing like their storybook depictions. These are Southeast Asian pirates that are not to be trifled with.
24mins
TVF Media
Drug Dealers

Drug Dealers

Police estimate that 1.7 million people in the Philippines are addicted to drugs. Meet the real drug dealers and longtime addicts who are tangled in this lucrative underground trade, monitored closely by undercover agents.
24mins
TVF Media
Human Traffickers

Human Traffickers

We zoom in on Southeast Asian hotspots spanning Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia where illegal dealers, helpless victims and fierce authorities reveal true accounts of this intricate crime world.
23mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of Madonna

The Changing Face Of Madonna

Madonna is the mistress of re-invention and understands the power of the visual image. From her days as a “Boy Toy” via the “Material Girl” to her latest incarnation as a movie director, she has never lost ability to shock and grab headlines.
51mins
TVF Media
Child Sex Bandits

Child Sex Bandits

Sexual predators of children are among the most heinous criminals in the world. We go deep into this vile underground industry and document real life accounts of shocking stories from victims of child sex exploitation.
24mins
TVF Media
The Changing Face Of Elizabeth Taylor

The Changing Face Of Elizabeth Taylor

Liz was a child-star brought up and schooled on the MGM lot. Her image and story has been at the heart of all the biggest changes in celebrity culture.
52mins
TVF Media
William And Kate: A Royal Love Story

William And Kate: A Royal Love Story

Tracing the highs and lows of William and Kate’s rollercoaster relationship, the programme asks how the famous couple deal with press attention and uncovers their secret love trysts.
47mins
TVF Media
Diana: The Night She Died

Diana: The Night She Died

A fascinating exploration into the failings of the early official investigation into the 1997 car crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.
50mins
TVF Media
Diana: The Inquest

Diana: The Inquest

Diana: The Inquest takes a remarkable look at the mysterious beginnings and proceedings of the British inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.
48mins
TVF Media
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Home to the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and the footballing feet of Lionel Messi, this week Smart Cities travels to Barcelona.
24mins
TVF Media
Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen, China

There’s no denying that Shenzhen fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. But does that make it a smart city? Host Jason Pomeroy finds out.
23mins
TVF Media
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Smart Cities, travels to Amsterdam, where the Dutch have a very relaxed view about technology.
23mins
TVF Media
Songdo, South Korea

Songdo, South Korea

In the pilot episode of Smart Cities, architect Jason Pomeroy visits one of the world’s pioneering smart cities - Songdo, South Korea.
23mins
TVF Media
Living The Game

Living The Game

In the world of computer games, there are players earning fight money as a pro. From the game “STREET FIGHTER”, there are even professional star players who achieve great fame and money.
59mins
TVF Media
Higashimatsushima, Japan

Higashimatsushima, Japan

Architect Jason Pomeroy travels to Higashimatsushima in Japan, the hardest hit city of the Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
24mins
TVF Media
Bandung, Indonesia

Bandung, Indonesia

How does the smart city of Bandung harness the power of social media? Architect Jason Pomeroy is about to find out.
23mins
TVF Media
Singapore

Singapore

Better living, stronger communities, and opportunities for all – this week on Smart Cities host Jason Pomeroy comes home to Singapore.
23mins
TVF Media
Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad, India

Can a smart city be inclusive? Can it improve the lives of all it’s people? Architect Jason Pomeroy travels to Ahmedabad to find out.
23mins
TVF Media
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

During her time in Northern Ireland, Penelope visits one of the lesser known royal residencies; Hillsborough Castle.
47mins
TVF Media
Wales

Wales

In Wales, Penelope explores the regal links of the Pembrokeshire corgis and the Royal harpist.
47mins
TVF Media
Scotland

Scotland

The second episode sees Penelope delve into the drama which surrounded Mary Queen of Scots at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
47mins
TVF Media
England

England

Penelope starts her journey in England, at the Queen’s much-loved residence, Windsor Castle.
47mins
TVF Media
Extreme Constructions: Thunder Boat

Extreme Constructions: Thunder Boat

The Thunde Boat is a true "Swiss knife", acting simultaneously as an aircraft base, a commandment post and is equipped as a floating hospital, with the ability to shelter troops, helicopters and vehicles.
53mins
Java Films
Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships

Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships

Johannesburg is considered the most uranium-contaminated city in the world. Waste dumps from around 600 abandoned mines sit next to residential communities, blowing polluted dust into homes and contaminating soil and water supplies.
53mins
Java Films
Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World’s Most Polluted River

Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World’s Most Polluted River

The Citarum river in Indonesia is the world's most polluted river. The Green Warriors team analyzed water samples, rice, children's hair, etc. and found out many toxic chemicals are endangering the lives of the 14 million Indonesians using the water.
53mins
Java Films
A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets

A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets

More and more businesses are promising to recycle, including Coca-Cola, a group selling 4000 plastic bottles every second. Can we depend on promises made by these multinationals? We discover that their promises are as sugar-filled as their products.
53mins
Java Films
Extreme Constructions: Paris Metro

Extreme Constructions: Paris Metro

Paris' metro is the heart of the city. With 220 km of rail, 302 stations and 13 lines, it transports more than five million people daily. Construction tested many methods: wooden tunnels, ground freezing systems, and submerged chambers in the Seine.
53mins
Java Films
The Migraine Solution

The Migraine Solution

For anyone who has experienced a debilitating migraine headache, this condition is no mystery. But for the rest of the world, it's one of the least funded, least understood, and most confounding chronic conditions.
53mins
Java Films
Prescribing Death

Prescribing Death

Oxycontin. Codeine. Fentanyl. All prescription drugs to which countless patients have become addicted. How did it happen?
70mins
Java Films