My favourite TV documentaries

A Listmania! list by J S WITCOMBE
 
Nature's Great Events [DVD]
1.  Nature's Great Events [DVD] DVD ~ David Attenborough
The list author says:
  "(In no particular order) My favourite of David Attenborough's series. Full of great migrations on an awesome scale"
£6.90   Used & New from: £3.63
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

A History Of Christianity [DVD] [2009]
2.  A History Of Christianity [DVD] [2009] DVD ~ Diarmaid MacCulloch
The list author says:
  "The best documentry I have ever watched about Christianity although it's more a history of 2000 years of the church. Detailed, expert explanation of the evolution of a world religion."
£9.10   Used & New from: £7.83
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

How Earth Made Us (DVD)
3.  How Earth Made Us (DVD) DVD ~ Iain Stewart
The list author says:
  "Perhaps stronger on visuals than content but enjoyable to watch. His other geology related series are great too, particularly his "Men of rocks", which is about scottish Geology.."
£9.93   Used & New from: £6.18
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Blue Planet - Complete BBC Series [DVD]
4.  The Blue Planet - Complete BBC Series [DVD] DVD ~ David Attenborough
The list author says:
  "Won loads of awards. The deep oceon episode is incredible."
£11.76   Used & New from: £1.07
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Planet Earth - Complete Series [2006] [DVD]
5.  Planet Earth - Complete Series [2006] [DVD] DVD ~ David Attenborough
The list author says:
  "The most expenxive nature documentry ever when it was filmed and I think it was money well spent."
£9.99   Used & New from: £1.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,001 customer reviews) | 29 customer discussions

The Andrew Marr Collection: History Of Modern Britain (Series 1) & The Making Of Modern Britain (Series 2)
6.  The Andrew Marr Collection: History Of Modern Britain (Series 1) & The Making Of Modern Britain (Series 2) DVD ~ Andrew Marr
The list author says:
  "100 years of political history of Britain. Great use of BBC's archive. I learnt more about britain's political history from this than from all of my history lessons."
£13.00   Used & New from: £7.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rough Science [DVD] [2005]
7.  Rough Science [DVD] [2005] 
The list author says:
  "4 or 5 scientists are sent to some far off place and are set challenges to build things from very basic materials. The scientists are very entertaining and great fun to watch. All 6 series are great."
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A History of Ancient Britain - Series 1 [DVD]
8.  A History of Ancient Britain - Series 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Neil Oliver
The list author says:
  "This joins up with history of Celtic Britain. Feels like mostly conjecture and he spends most examining old graves but interesting none the less."
£6.10   Used & New from: £4.22
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

The Wonders Collection [DVD]
9.  The Wonders Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Brian Cox
The list author says:
  "The wonders of the solar system is particularly good. The wonders of the universe has awesome visuals but is pretty basic on content for anyone with basic astrophysics knoledge."
£7.20   Used & New from: £5.21
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Amazon [DVD]
10.  Amazon [DVD] DVD ~ Bruce Parry
The list author says:
  "Great mix of the many issues in the amazon rainforest with Bruce's usual tribe stuff. Bruce Parry at his best."
£6.84   Used & New from: £4.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Tribe : Complete BBC Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD]
11.  Tribe : Complete BBC Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Bruce Parry
The list author says:
  "Ex marine goes to stay for a tribe for a month. Generally gets to know their problems, traditions, religions and usualy partakes in few rites of passage along the way."
£11.00   Used & New from: £6.87
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Tropic of Cancer [DVD]
12.  Tropic of Cancer [DVD] DVD ~ Simon Reeve
The list author says:
  "Michael Palin but better. With a particular focus on conflicts usually with an insightful view from both sides. "Places that Don't Exist" and "Meet the Stans" are even better but sadly not on dvd."
£8.60   Used & New from: £7.33
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Michael Palin - Himalaya [DVD]
13.  Michael Palin - Himalaya [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Palin
The list author says:
  "My favourite of the more recent Michael Palin adventures."
£11.80   Used & New from: £1.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Great Rift [DVD]
14.  Great Rift [DVD] DVD ~ Hugh Quarshie
The list author says:
  "Another excellent bbc nature doc although perhaps not to the same standard as the others on this list."
£8.01   Used & New from: £4.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD]
15.  Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD] DVD ~ Simon Schama
The list author says:
  "A great overview of the whole of British history although by the end a bit of a slog to finish it."
£14.00   Used & New from: £9.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Mega Structures [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
16.  Mega Structures [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] 
The list author says:
  "This building is the biggest, highest, most expensive, most awesome in the WORLD. Said in a very deep voice. An excellent series with in depth interviews from architects and engineers."
£17.60   Used & New from: £15.00

Anatomy For Beginners [DVD]
17.  Anatomy For Beginners [DVD] 
The list author says:
  "Gunther von Hagens dissects real human cadavers and draws on nude models. Fascinating but not for the faint hearted."
£12.99   Used & New from: £5.13
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Atom
18.  Atom by Jim Al-Khalili
The list author says:
  "I could only find his book on Amazon but I wanted to include it because Atom and Chemistry: A Volotile history are both excellent. The chemistry one is probably the best sciense doc I've ever seen."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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DISCOVERY ATLAS BOX - DOCUMENT
19.  DISCOVERY ATLAS BOX - DOCUMENT 
The list author says:
  "Beautiful visuals"
£19.98   Used & New from: £14.99

Ray Mears Extreme Survival Series - 1 And 2 [2003] [DVD]
20.  Ray Mears Extreme Survival Series - 1 And 2 [2003] [DVD] DVD ~ Ray Mears
The list author says:
  "Ray mears tells the story of people in survial situations."
Used & New from: £5.05
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Endurance [DVD]
21.  The Endurance [DVD] DVD ~ Julian Ayer
The list author says:
  "Excellent documentry about Shakleton and his failed voyage to the Antarctic."
Used & New from: £17.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Louis Theroux - Law and Disorder Collection [DVD]
22.  Louis Theroux - Law and Disorder Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Louis Theroux
£8.66   Used & New from: £4.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Transformer [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
23.  Transformer [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] 
The list author says:
  "This entry is really for all of the classic albums. Also another BBC music doctumentry "7 ages of rock" is awesome but sadly not on DVD."
£5.11   Used & New from: £4.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Life of Mammals [DVD] [2002]
24.  Life of Mammals [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ David Attenborough
£19.99   Used & New from: £0.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

British Isles: A Natural History [DVD] [2004]
25.  British Isles: A Natural History [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Alan Titchmarsh
£8.79   Used & New from: £2.72
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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