BBC Select has a huge range of acclaimed documentaries to watch. From history and true crime to politics and travel, there’s hundreds of shows to stream from the BBC and beyond.
The Royal Line Of Succession
From George III to Charles III – Explore over 250 years of the British monarchy with this new collection of documentaries:
The Coronation Concert
Celebrate the coronation with performances by Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Take That.
King George VI: Brother, Husband, King
The story of an unlikely King whose closest family relationships shaped him and his reign.
Edward VII: Prince of Pleasure
Unravelling the mystery of King Edward VII to understand how his legacy is still relevant today.
King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy
The pioneering reign of Elizabeth II’s grandparents, King George and Queen Mary.
Born To Be The King
What does the future hold for the heir to the British throne, Prince George?
How Mad Was King George?
King George III is remembered as a madman, but is this assessment unfair?
Born To Be King
What will new British monarch King Charles III bring to the role?
Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen
The story of Queen Elizabeth II in her own words
Edward VIII: Britain’s Traitor King
The amazing story of the former British King who may have had Nazi sympathies during WWII.
Queen Victoria and her Nine Children
How Queen Victoria’s grief changed her as a mother and a monarch
More 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
The Six Queens of Henry VIII
Rediscover the Queens who shaped a King & his legacy in The Six Queens of Henry VIII, BBC’s new look at the King’s infamous wives.
Philippa Gregory’s The Real White Queen And Her Rivals
The women at the heart of the bloody War of the Roses that helped shape British history.
Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed The Planet
Could the food that we eat be driving us towards environmental global disaster?
Love and Hate Crime
An investigation into hate crimes committed against those singled out as “different” in the U.S
Secrets Of Royal Travel
The unseen luxury and decadence within the royal family’s planes and trains.
Iceland With Alexander Armstrong
Travel to the Land of Fire and Ice to learn more about its unique nature and culture.
A Year in Tibet
What is daily life like in one of the remotest, and mysterious, places on the planet?
A Very British Murder
Lucy Worsley investigates why we are so fascinated by grisly, gruesome murders
Avicii: True Stories
The tragic story of superstar DJ Avicii told in his own words and by those closest to him.