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Big ideas.
Fresh takes.

BBC Select is a brand new streaming service featuring hundreds of critically-acclaimed documentaries. From politics and culture to history and travel, you’ll find many programs never seen before in the US and Canada.

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In Canada BBC Select is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app for only $6.99 a month. Start your free trial today to enjoy BBC Select on Smart TVs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Restrictions apply*.

The Drop is a weekly, curated collection of three documentaries that offer different perspectives on a particular theme, as well as an exclusive thinkpiece from influential voices such as Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay and Padma Lakshmi.

This Week’s Drop

Start the week as a rookie and end it as an expert with BBC Select’s brilliant voices. We bring together global experts and enlightened thinkers.

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Alicia Garza

Principal at Black Futures Lab and Co-founder of The Black Lives Matter Global Network, Alicia empowers communities to be a force for change.

Roxane Gay looking into camera in front of a dark background

Roxane Gay

Multiple award-winning author and New York Times contributing writer, whose takes on identity and culture traverse literature, journalism and film.

Malcolm Gladwell looking into camera in front of a dark background

Malcolm Gladwell

Listed in the TIME 100 Most Influential People List and author of five international bestsellers, including global blockbusters Blink and Outliers.

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Lionel Shriver

Multi award-winning writer, journalist and author of critically-acclaimed We Need to Talk about Kevin, Shriver is unafraid to unpack all things taboo.

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Writer of the first ever debut novel to win the Norwegian Critics’ Prize, Karl’s merging of genres and philosophical insights have led to critical acclaim.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

Emmy-nominated food expert, television producer, host, The New York Times best-selling author and civil rights activist; Padma is a true multi-hyphenate.

Ai Weiwei Select Takes

Ai Weiwei

Trailblazing cultural icon, Chinese architect and activist; Ai Weiwei’s multimedia artwork invites audiences to reflect upon societal issues in real time.

Elif Shafak

Multi-award winning British-Turkish novelist, fierce LGBTQ+ advocate and twice TED global speaker whose writing has been translated into 54 languages.