Society and Culture Shows

My God

My God

Host Chris Nichol meets a series of guests for an animated discussion about life, God, the universe and what drives us forward.
50 Episodes
Flame
Rare Breed

Rare Breed

Rare Breed is a unique series that follows Northern Irish farming families across an entire year. Working hand in hand with nature and the weather we see how young and old share in this seasonal rhythm that brings food from the soil to the kitchen table.
24 Episodes
Flame
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
20 Episodes
BBCFuture
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
17 Episodes
BBCFuture
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
ViaVision
Leyland's Australia

Leyland's Australia

Mal and Laraine Leyland take us on the caravanning and camping adventure of a lifetime around Australia.
14 Episodes
Flashback
Roller Derby Till I Die

Roller Derby Till I Die

Follow the lives of 16 unique skaters as they discover what it takes to devote their lives to being roller girls.
13 Episodes
Flame
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
11 Episodes
BBC
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
Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time investigates an ancient world that is rapidly disappearing as it collides with modernity. Each episode takes the viewer into a different ancient tribe to look at its untampered traditions and customs.
8 Episodes
TVFMedia
Haunting: Australia

Haunting: Australia

Hailing from all corners of the globe, six of the best ghost hunters in the business have joined forces to investigate paranormal activity in Australia's most haunted locations.
8 Episodes
Flame
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
7 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
6 Episodes
BBC
Rio: City of Sport

Rio: City of Sport

Explore the story of sport in Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the two greatest sporting events on earth - the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
6 Episodes
Flame
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
6 Episodes
VPRO
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
The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia focuses on the heritage, diverse culture, industry, enterprise and unique natural features of Australia. High Definition footage, including underwater, aerial and special effects photography, is used to capture the world of Australia.
6 Episodes
Flame
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
101 East

101 East

Bold, untold stories from across Asia and the Pacific. 101 East is Al Jazeera's in-depth current affairs program from the world's most populated region.
4 Episodes
AlJazeera
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
4 Episodes
BBC
The Big House

The Big House

In a radical social experiment, we take one big house in Ireland and staff it up with the direct descendants of the men and women who lived and worked there - upstairs and downstairs.
4 Episodes
Flame
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
4 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Strong Men

Strong Men

The world's toughest humans are profiled in this documentary series hosted by the Pumphrey brothers, famed as Human Wrecking Balls.
3 Episodes
Reel
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
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Episodes
BBC
Russia On Four Wheels

Russia On Four Wheels

Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani set off across Russia on two massive road-trips across the world's biggest, and one it's most enigmatic, countries.
2 Episodes
BBC
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Assessing opinion in the Middle East two years on from the start of the Arab Spring.
2 Episodes
BBC
The Chinese Are Coming

The Chinese Are Coming

Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower.
2 Episodes
BBC
Everyday HK

Everyday HK

Everyday HK is an original video series following Steph Lau's day to day life in Asia's global city Hong Kong.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Game. Set. KL.

Game. Set. KL.

Explore the best of Malaysia with tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
2 Episodes
BBCFuture
Japanoizy

Japanoizy

Discover traditional and modern Japan.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
1 Episode
BBC
My Big Decision

My Big Decision

Documentary series following a number of British teenagers as they each embark upon a road trip that could lead them to a life-changing decision.
1 Episode
BBC
Wonderland

Wonderland

This BBC documentary strand is an annual eight-part series of hour-long films about different aspects of contemporary British life.
1 Episode
BBC
Top Picks

Top Picks

We list our favourite foods and things to do all over the world.
1 Episode
ANYDOKO
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Episode
BBCFuture
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Episode
Flashback

Society and Culture Episodes

Florence: Art, culture and cuisine

Florence: Art, culture and cuisine

Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci - Florence is a Renaissance treasure trove. You could spend days in the Uffizi alone, but the city on the River Arno offers much more!
2mins
DeutscheWelle
Looking for treasure in Ukraine

Looking for treasure in Ukraine

DW viewer Denys Kushnarov takes you on a treasure hunt in Monastyrok.
1min
DeutscheWelle
Ecuador with blogger Steve Hanisch

Ecuador with blogger Steve Hanisch

On his trip through Ecuador, blogger Steve Hanisch visits Quito's old town and the volcano Quilotoa.
3mins
DeutscheWelle
Turkey: The children of Aleppo

Turkey: The children of Aleppo

Many Syrian children have physical and psychological wounds. According to UN statistics, 80,000 have had to have limbs amputated. Those in Turkish refugee camps are trying to forget the traumas of war.
DeutscheWelle
Britain: Farmers against Brexit

Britain: Farmers against Brexit

British farmers in Kent are worried ahead of Brexit. Many have accused the government of not being up to scratch in the negotiations. They would like another referendum.
DeutscheWelle
Spain: The wolfman

Spain: The wolfman

Marcos grew up in the woods of Galicia with wolves. He thinks humans are the animals' greatest enemy. He considers himself half-wolf, half-human, despite living amid society over 50 years.
DeutscheWelle
Visit the Los Glaciares National Park

Visit the Los Glaciares National Park

The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing and one of the country's biggest tourist attractions.
1min
DeutscheWelle
Discovering the Wadden Sea

Discovering the Wadden Sea

Norderney lies in Lower Saxony's Wadden Sea Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. A visit to this unique habitat is one of the highlights of a vacation on the island.
3mins
DeutscheWelle
The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah

The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah

Sara Al Zaabi presents her home country, the northernmost of the seven United Arab Emirates. She takes you through the old souk in Ras al-Khaimah city and explains why the Emiratis prefer to picnic in the mountains.
3mins
DeutscheWelle
Refugee crisis in Spain

Refugee crisis in Spain

More and more migrants are setting course for Spain and pushing the country to its limits. Their numbers have already tripled over those for all of 2017. Many look for jobs in Spain, competing with migrants already there.
DeutscheWelle
Sweden: The Elin Ersson case

Sweden: The Elin Ersson case

The young student Elin Ersson stopped the deportation of an Afghan asylum-seeker on a flight from Sweden and triggered a debate on civil disobedience.
DeutscheWelle
Hunting endangered whales in Iceland

Hunting endangered whales in Iceland

Despite worldwide protests and years of a ban on whaling, Iceland's fishermen are hunting fin whales again. But this time, not only are environmentalists objecting but ever more Icelanders. Whale watching is far more lucrative than whale hunting.
DeutscheWelle
Meet the plus-sized pole dancer

Meet the plus-sized pole dancer

A size 24 pole dancer who starved herself for days at a time in a desperate bid to be thin has finally embraced her curves - hitting back at online trolls who've dubbed her a "pig."
2mins
PressAssociation
V-mail from: the Philippines

V-mail from: the Philippines

Check-in- viewer Jeff Nesmith is an American living in Vietnam. He took a vacation to the island of Leyte. Here's his video of a dive down to the colorful underwater worlds of the Pacific Ocean.
2mins
DeutscheWelle
The garden kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

The garden kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

These magnificently-designed grounds with their palaces, gardens and parks were commissioned about 250 years ago by the progressive Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau.
3mins
DeutscheWelle
Viewer Eyal David shows us Tel Aviv

Viewer Eyal David shows us Tel Aviv

From the old town to the beach, Tel Aviv is lively and well worth a visit! Check-in viewer Eyal David shows us famous parts of his home city, as well as some lesser-known areas.
4mins
DeutscheWelle
Fires leave Greece in despair

Fires leave Greece in despair

The devastating fires in Greece have largely been extinguished, but the disaster is far from over. The emergency services are still recovering bodies, and many people remain missing.
DeutscheWelle
When poetry is a crime

When poetry is a crime

Can poetry land you in trouble? In some countries, yes. Dareen Tatour, an Arab Israeli poet, and Galal el Behairy from Egypt have both been arrested in their respective countries for their works.
2mins
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TRTWorld
This Turkish boy has been doing charity work since he was 8

This Turkish boy has been doing charity work since he was 8

Behnan Erkilic has been doing charity work since he was 8-years-old.
2mins
News, ,
TRTWorld
Ukraine: Attacks on Roma families

Ukraine: Attacks on Roma families

In Ukraine, right-wing attacks on Roma families are on the rise. Critics accuse the state of not doing enough to protect them.
DeutscheWelle
Denmark bans full-face veils

Denmark bans full-face veils

Denmark has banned full-face veils. Some traditional Muslim women now feel discriminated against. They fear it will make it impossible for them to leave their homes.
DeutscheWelle
Spain: Row over Franco's remains

Spain: Row over Franco's remains

The remains of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco are presently kept in a mausoleum, along with the remains of some of his former enemies. Their relatives find this outrageous.
DeutscheWelle
ViaThea Street Theatre Festival in Gorlitz

ViaThea Street Theatre Festival in Gorlitz

The ViaThea street theatre festival has been held every summer since 1995. In three days, German and international troupes gave over 100 performances for free, transforming Gorlitz into an open-air theatre.
2mins
DeutscheWelle
V-mail from Singapore

V-mail from Singapore

A futuristic skyline, innovative architecture and lots of green spaces. DW viewer Antony Khumala from Moscow traveled to Singapore for the first time, and was impressed by this fascinating Asian metropolis.
1min
DeutscheWelle
Muskauer Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Muskauer Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Furst Puckler Park in Bad Muskau is some 60 kilometers away from Gorlitz. It straddles both Germany and Poland, making it one of the few bi-national UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world.
2mins
DeutscheWelle
The Gulen Movement Appears in Germany

The Gulen Movement Appears in Germany

Ex-followers warn that the movement behind Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen could be turning into something like a sect. It aspires to a global Islamic society. Since the 2016 coup attempt, thousands of Gulen's followers have fled Turkey for Germany.
DeutscheWelle
Austria: Death on the Doorstep

Austria: Death on the Doorstep

Frequent rockslides in the Alps are endangering whole towns in Austria. Climate change is to blame. In late 2017, the Austrian village of Vals narrowly escaped disaster when the mountainside collapsed and rolled up almost to the first houses.
DeutscheWelle
World Cup victory: French pride in the team

World Cup victory: French pride in the team

The French national team's World Cup victory revives memories of France's glory days as the Grande Nation. Even supporters of the right-wing Front National are cheering the team as heroes, though many players have African roots.
DeutscheWelle
Blogger Steve Hanisch explores Alicante

Blogger Steve Hanisch explores Alicante

The Spanish port city of Alicante is famous for its historic old town district. Travel blogger Steve Hanisch visits the 13th century Castillo de Santa Barbara, a fortress that boasts spectacular views.
3mins
DeutscheWelle
A viewer video from India

A viewer video from India

DW viewer Camilo Amaya has sent videos from his trip around India. Highlights include the Taj Mahal mausoleum, the holy city of Varanasi, and Jaipur - known as the Pink City.
1min
DeutscheWelle
Reformation depicted in a panorama painting

Reformation depicted in a panorama painting

Artist Yadegar Asisi created a 360? panorama that depicts the life and work of Martin Luther.
2mins
DeutscheWelle
Brexit: The curse of the Caribbean

Brexit: The curse of the Caribbean

The British overseas territory Anguilla is against Brexit. Residents, who could not vote in the referendum, fear they will be hit hard by trade barriers to neighboring EU territories. Now, the Caribbean island is considering leaving the Commonwealth.
DeutscheWelle
Serbia: An Iranian gateway to Europe

Serbia: An Iranian gateway to Europe

Iranians no longer need visas to travel to Serbia. Many are taking advantage of that to access the EU. Officially, the Serbian government wants to promote tourism and investment in the country. But human smugglers are also profiting.
DeutscheWelle
Kyrgyzstan Adventure

Kyrgyzstan Adventure

Globetrotter Steve Hanisch explores the mountainous landscape of this Central Asian country - on foot and on horseback. And of course he gets to savor the Kyrgyz cuisine.
4mins
DeutscheWelle
Border protection exercises in Austria

Border protection exercises in Austria

Austria's police and soldiers are conducting training exercises on how to stop refugees at the border -- even though the number of refugees trying to enter the country is minimal. Locals view the exercises as an unnecessary military maneuver.
DeutscheWelle
NHS: Number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold

NHS: Number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold

The number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold in over the last seven decades.
2mins
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PressAssociation
Coburg Fortress - the Crown of Franconia

Coburg Fortress - the Crown of Franconia

Veste Coburg, or Coburg Fortress, in Franconia is one of the largest and best-preserved fortified castles in Germany. It was the main seat of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and now houses important art treasures.
2mins
DeutscheWelle
Turkey - Elections Road Trip: Local Dance Challenge

Turkey - Elections Road Trip: Local Dance Challenge

Turkey's big elections are coming up so we send three teams around the country to speak to its people, eat its food and to explore its sites.
6mins
News, ,
TRTWorld
Turkey: Opposition alliance against Erdogan

Turkey: Opposition alliance against Erdogan

Ahead of Turkey's elections, the country's main opposition parties have united to prevent the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Pollsters say they have a realistic chance of succeeding.
DeutscheWelle
Germany: The legacy of the 1968 protests

Germany: The legacy of the 1968 protests

Germany's 1968 student movement broke the silence over the country's dark Nazi past, and profoundly changed the country. Now, 50 years later, what has become of those dreams of a classless society, free love and alternative lifestyles?
DeutscheWelle
World Cup is not helping Russian soccer

World Cup is not helping Russian soccer

Russia has invested billions in hosting the World Cup. But little of that has trickled down to the country's small soccer clubs. Many of their stadiums are in disrepair, and pitches need to be refurbished.
DeutscheWelle
Beyond the Passage of Time - A Stone-Age Kalashnikov - Part 1

A Stone-Age Kalashnikov - Part 1

The Surma live in the Omo Valley, a region in Southern Ethiopia bordering Sudan. Donga stick fighting is recognised as one of the bloodiest sports in Africa and banned in Ethiopia, but winning the Donga is what most Surma men desire.
TVFMedia
Beyond the Passage of Time - People the Size of a Fist - Part 1

People the Size of a Fist - Part 1

Delve into the daily life, traditions and customs of the Baka Pygmies.
TVFMedia
Beyond the Passage of Time - People the Size of a Fist - Part 2

People the Size of a Fist - Part 2

Delve into the daily life, traditions and customs of the Baka Pygmies.
TVFMedia
Beyond the Passage of Time - Sacred Fire of the Himba - Part 2

Sacred Fire of the Himba - Part 2

The Himba are one of the most unusual African tribes. They are notorious for resisting outsiders but invite host Sergey Yastrzhembskiy inside their clan to witness some of their ancient rites.
TVFMedia
Beyond the Passage of Time - Sacred Fire of the Himba - Part 1

Sacred Fire of the Himba - Part 1

The Himba are one of the most unusual African tribes. They are notorious for resisting outsiders but invite host Sergey Yastrzhembskiy inside their clan to witness some of their ancient rites.
TVFMedia
Beyond the Passage of Time - A Stone Age Kalashnikov - Part 2

A Stone Age Kalashnikov - Part 2

The Surma live in the Omo Valley, a region in Southern Ethiopia bordering Sudan. Donga stick fighting is recognised as one of the bloodiest sports in Africa and banned in Ethiopia, but winning the Donga is what most Surma men desire.
TVFMedia
Beyond the Passage of Time - The Last Chevaliers of the Desert

The Last Chevaliers of the Desert

Photographer and traveller Sergey Yastrzhembskiy sets off for Morocco to document the nomadic lifestyle of the Berbers. What anchors them to a life of hardship in the desert?
TVFMedia