BBC Select is a BBC streaming service featuring hundreds of critically-acclaimed documentaries. From politics and culture to history and travel, you’ll find many documentaries from the BBC and beyond.
Documentaries to Watch
History, culture, travel, true crime, politics and more. Subscribe to BBC Select and stream BBC documentary series in the United States and experience a BBC channel for acclaimed shows from award-winning filmmakers. What to watch on BBC Select
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House of Maxwell
How the Maxwells, from father Robert to daughter Ghislaine, became embroiled in scandal.
Putin’s War in Ukraine
Harry Potter – A History of Magic
They’re the fastest-selling books in history. But what inspired the enchanting world of Harry Potter?
Genius of the Ancient World
The original free thinkers. The stories of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates.
Queen Victoria and her Nine Children
Devastated by her husband’s death Queen Victoria starts to meddle in her children’s lives.
What If Putin Goes Nuclear?
As Putin put Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert, could he really push the button?
American History’s Biggest Fibs
American history is fake, fact? Historian Lucy Worlsey delves deeper into US mythology.
Why were the Crusaders willing to endure pain, death and starvation in the name of God?
Extraordinary Places to Eat
They’re the experts who know food like no one else. These are the restaurants they love.
The Art Mysteries
Think you know these works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Seurat? Think again.
Rise of the Nazis
How did Hitler seize and retain power in Germany?