Religion documentaries

Religion, faith, and deities have always guided and influenced societies. Sign up for BBC Select in the US and Canada to watch BBC religion documentaries presented by the likes of Louis Theroux, Richard Dawkins and Bettany Hughes, to see how belief systems have shaped cultures over the years.

Kingdom of Heaven

An intimate insight into the world of the Hutterites, a Christian community living remotely in the Canadian prairies. The group believes that living communally and separating from what they call ‘the world’ is the route to heaven. But living like this is not easy.

With exclusive access, this fascinating documentary follows one young man who is planning to escape from the group.

The Bible's Buried Secrets

The Bibles Buried Secrets Documentary

Prepare for an extraordinary journey into some of the Old Testament’s most iconic stories, from the Garden of Eden and King David to the God who revealed Himself to Abraham, Jacob and Moses.

In this fascinating BBC history documentary, Bible scholar Francesca Stavrakopoulou travels extensively, searching for the historical evidence that could shed light on some of the most famous bible stories.

Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists

Watch Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists on BBC Select

The West Bank has been the white-hot center of global religious and political unrest for decades. Now, a subculture of Jewish ultra-nationalists are considering it their obligation to populate some of its most sensitive areas.

In this Louis Theroux documentary, the British filmmaker gets close to the people most involved with driving this extreme movement, finding them warm, humorous – and deeply troubling.

Jesus' Family Tree

Watch Jesus' Family Tree on BBC Select

Jesus was the single child of a nuclear family with his parents, Mary and Joseph. At least, that’s the traditional image. But Jesus lived 2000 years ago in a society where an extended family was the norm.

This fascinating two-part documentary reveals evidence from both the gospels and archaeology showing that Jesus not only had a vast family network, but this network inspired and supported him.

Carols from Kings

Watch Carols from Kings on BBC Select

Enter the unforgettable atmosphere of the candlelit chapel of King’s College, Cambridge and delight in this traditional celebration of Christmas.

The world-famous choir will sing carols old and new, including favorites such as O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.

The story of the Nativity will also be shared during this magnificent festive treat.