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1. Simon Schama's Shakespeare (2012– )

Not Rated | History

Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new light on some of the greatest plays ever written.

Stars: Simon Schama, Harriet Walter, Peter De Jersey, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 44

4. Monty Don's Italian Gardens (2011– )

Documentary

Monty Don, a Gardening expert, visits gardens in various areas of Italy.

Star: Monty Don

Votes: 170

5. Who Do You Think You Are? (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Ken Rogers, Courteney Cox, Julie Bowen

Votes: 1,221

7. Around the World in 80 Gardens (2008– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

In this stunning series, Monty Don sets off on an enchanting journey to visit 80 of the world's most celebrated gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.

Star: Monty Don

Votes: 119

9. Prince Charles - The Royal Restoration (2012 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

1 hour documentary presented by Alan Titchmarsh which follows Prince Charles and his team as they try to restore Dumfries House, a stately home in Scotland.

Stars: Thomas Breckney, Marc Burns, Annabel Elliot, Andrew Hamilton

10. The Queen's Garden (2014– )

120 min | Documentary

This gorgeous film documents a year in the life of the Royal garden behind Buckingham Palace. Beautifully shot, thoughtfully arranged to entertain, this documentary appeals to Anglophiles, ... See full summary »

Star: Alan Titchmarsh

Votes: 34

11. Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (2017– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Alan Titchmarsh and a team of familiar faces visit historic properties owned by the National Trust revealing the hidden history, human stories and natural history behind each one.

Stars: Alan Titchmarsh, Dan Jones, Jon Culshaw, Miriam O'Reilly

Votes: 14

14. Love Your Garden (2011– )

Reality-TV

Alan Titchmarsh and his team of experts travel the country to find the dream gardens we'd all like to have. Meeting the colourful characters that create these spaces, they'll show us how we can live the dream at home.

Stars: Alan Titchmarsh, David Domoney, Frances Tophill, Katie Rushworth

Votes: 121

15. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 741

16. Andrew Marr's History of the World (2012– )

Documentary, History

Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from the beginning of human civilisation, ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Marr, Pierre Marais, Aubrey Shelton, Dylan Edy

Votes: 1,072

18. Earthflight (2011–2012)

59 min | Documentary

A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese, cranes, albatrosses, eagles and other birds across six continents. Beginning in North ... See full summary »

Star: David Tennant

Votes: 504

19. The Story of the Jews (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The Story of the Jews is a television series, in five parts, presented by British historian Simon Schama. It was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two in September 2013 and in the ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Schama

Votes: 226

20. Botticelli - Inferno (2016)

96 min | Documentary

The Renaissance master Botticelli spent over a decade painting and drawing hell as the poet Dante described it. The film takes us on a journey through hell with fascinating and exciting insights into Botticelli's art and its hidden story.

Director: Ralph Loop | Star: Joe Grossi

Votes: 72

21. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

Votes: 3,298 | Gross: $1.72M

22. David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies 3D (2015)

Documentary

Evolutionary story of flight from the very first insects to the incredible array of creatures which rule the skies today.

Stars: David Attenborough, Jesse R. Barber, Peter R. Houlihan, Akito Kawahara

Votes: 409

23. Neanderthals: Meet Your Ancestors (2018)

120 min | Documentary

Archaeologist Ella Al-Shamahi and actor Andy Serkis bring the prehistoric hominids 'back-to-life' through animation, uncovering some surprising similarities to modern humans.

Stars: Ella Al-Shamahi, Nick Kellington, Cecily Fay, Andy Serkis

Votes: 71

24. The Men Who Built America (2012)

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 3,084

25. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 153,726

26. Monty Don's French Gardens (2017– )

Documentary

Monty Don visits some of the most famous and interesting gardens in France.

Votes: 115

27. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 18,066 | Gross: $1.33M

28. Inside the Tower of London (2018)

Documentary

Documentary going behind the scenes at the Tower of London and exploring its 900 years of history.

Star: Jason Watkins

Votes: 21



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