Investigative documentaries

No stone is left unturned in these top-quality investigative documentaries on BBC Select. If you live in Canada or the US, sign up for BBC Select to follow world-renowned presenters, such as Louis Theroux and Tom Hardy, as they dig deeper into the heart of stories that matter.

Look Away

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The worlds of TV and film have been rocked by countless shocking stories detailing the abuse and mistreatment of women.

Is the music industry now due its own #MeToo moment?

In this disturbing documentary, women who were groomed in their early teen years come forward to tell their stories. Some of the music business’s biggest stars are implicated.

Taken: Hunting the Sex Traffickers

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Watch on BBC Select as this gripping true crime documentary tackles the distressing world of human trafficking.

Filmed over three years, this is the inside story of a police investigation into a criminal gang, who snatched young girls from the streets of South America and forced them to sell their bodies in the UK.

Can the detectives track down the crime network’s elusive leader?

Children of God

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For 18 years, Sylvia Padilla and her children lived within the controversial cult known as Children of God.

After Sylvia fled the group, allegations of sexual and financial exploitation were made. But this global organization denies the allegations and still flourishes to this day.

This gripping documentary about the Children of God cult on BBC Select explores its story to try and discover what really took place.

The Quintinshill Rail Disaster

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In May 1915, a train collision in Scotland became Britain’s deadliest-ever rail crash. Involving a troop-filled military train and two passenger locomotives, the accident claimed an estimated 226 lives and left hundreds more hideously injured.

Historian Neil Oliver explores the mistakes that may have caused the collision and determines whether a cover-up obscured the truth until now.

The Secret World of Trading Nudes

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The disturbing online trade in sexually explicit images of women, often taken and posted online without their consent, can ruin lives.

Reporter Monika Plaha meets women who found that intimate pictures of them were posted on social media. She asks whether tech companies are doing enough and tracks down one man responsible for running an online community awash with explicit material.