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Need inspiration for which documentary to watch? See what's on BBC Select, from trending shows about the latest news stories to classic BBC documentaries about history, British royalty, nature and more. All available to stream in the US and Canada.

Eden: Untamed Planet

Eden: Untamed Planet

Venture to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth’s few remaining untouched lands. This ground-breaking BBC nature documentary, narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, journeys from the Namib Desert to Alaska, revealing places isolated from the rest of the world and protected from the most damaging effects of human interference. In these lands, life exists as nature intended.

Rise of the Nazis

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Stream Rise of the Nazis Series 1, 2 and now 3 on BBC Select. This acclaimed history documentary series examines how Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party rose to power in 1930s Germany, how they brutally retained control and destroyed democracy, World War II and Hitler’s plan for world domination, through to Hitler’s final days and the collapse of the Nazi regime.

Rise of the Nazis Series 1

How did a nation like Germany allow, and even welcome, the destructive and disturbing ideas of Nazism to take hold? Told by those closest to the Nazi propaganda machine, and those desperate to stop it, the rise of Hitler and his stranglehold on power are compellingly told. Was fascism something that had to happen, and what lessons can be learned to stop it happening again?

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Stream Amazing Hotels - Life Beyond the Lobby on BBC Select

Discover what it takes to make some of the most incredible hotels on the planet run and the hidden ‘everyday miracles’ that makes them a unique and memorable home for their demanding guests. In this luxurious travel documentary, Monica Galetti and Rob Rinder check-in and experience these opulent resorts as guests, before working alongside the dedicated staff at every level.

The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

In a lavish and groundbreaking way of exploring history, Dr. Ian Mortimer looks back at the time of Queen Elizabeth I and explores the lives of the rich and poor. How did the peasantry survive? How did the privileged become and then stay rich? And what changes were occurring for all? Take a journey through the Golden Age of English history with this unique Tudor history documentary.

Influential with Katty Kay

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The BBC’s Katty Kay sits down for in-depth conversations with some of the most powerful and change making people in the worlds of culture, business and science. From world renowned chefs and dancers to the people redefining the we think about medicine, business strategy and literature, Katty’s informal, unscripted interviews reveal the people behind the personas that are inspiring the world today.