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Ancient Worlds

Archeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of civilization, from the first cities in Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire via Iraq, Syria, Turkey, North Africa, Egypt, Pakistan and...

Angry Planet

George Kourounis is on special assignment. As the planet heats up, natural disasters are more frequent and severe. He experiences them and reports back from the front lines of climate change....

Animals at Work

From painting elephants and drug-busting dogs, to cats in a rock band and monkeys in school, Animals at Work travels the world in search of the most remarkable working animals on the planet.

The Apology

Some 70 years after the Japanese Army forced them into sexual slavery during WWII, three former "comfort women" share their stories in the hopes that their horrific past will never be repeated....

Arctic Secrets

Arctic Secrets is a documentary series that will take audiences on a unique journey of discovery within the most remote and isolated Arctic landscapes.

The Backward Class

The first class of Dalit caste students take on the ISC high school graduation exams to find a brighter future for themselves and help their families out of the destitution they've been in for...

The Battery Man

Meet a man whose life was changed by electricity: an extraordinary person who can fry a hot dog with bare hands in an attempt to become the first human laser.


Dr. Norman Bethune served with the loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and with the North Chinese Army during the Sino-Japanese War. His work behind battle lines made him a legendary figure....

Big Wind

The unprecedented rush to develop industrial wind turbines is transforming the landscape in Canada and the world.


Discover the complex science behind controlled demolitions and follow a team as they rely on experience and intuition to bring down structures designed to be indestructible.

Blue Realm

This fascinating nature series dives deep undersea with four new episodes about marine animals and the scientists who study them. Amazing underwater footage reveals this amazing underwater world...

Call the Midwife

Based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, this period drama follows nurse Jenny Lee’s pursuit of midwifery set against the backdrop of a 1950s London.

Canada Over the Edge

Explore the features that define Canada: the most expansive coastline in the world and the world’s longest undefended border. Take to the skies for a breathtaking, rarely-seen view of our country...


The award-winning series Coast presented by Neil Oliver and a team of experts celebrates the character of the British Isles, exploring secrets and stories about the people, wildlife and its shores...

Coast Australia

In this exploration of Australia’s spectacular coastline, host Neil Oliver is joined by a team of local experts who will dig deep into its archaeology, geography and marine life.

Coast Modern

From Los Angeles to Vancouver, this documentary showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture and the homes that have become their legacies.

The Dairy

Produced and directed by Rudy Buttignol, The Dairy showcases the daily rituals of traditional cheesemakers in the Italian village of Bannia di Fiume Veneto.

Doc Martin

The doctor is in the house - or in this case, the quaint seaside cottage! The doctor, of course, is the grumpy but lovable Doc Martin.

Dogs With Jobs

Dogs with Jobs introduces viewers to some of the world's most amazing dogs and combines on-the-job footage with touching stories of loyal owners and their courageous dogs.

Edwardian Farm

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn step back in time to experience the trials and tribulations of life on an Edwardian farm at the turn of the 20th century....

Father Figures

Follows a Canadian filmmaker throughout Asia as she examines her 73-year-old father's romantic relationship with a 23-year-old woman from the Philippines.

First Comes Love

Single at age forty-one, filmmaker Nina Davenport decides to have a baby on her own, despite the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City.

Foncie's Photos

Using the street photography of Foncie Pulice, this documentary traces a timeline through the heart of Vancouver, showing its diverse history and cultural identity.

For Dear Life

Terminal cancer patient James Pollard, a seasoned theatre producer, rallies his family and friends to turn death on its head and stretch his final years into an unconventional project.

Unforgettable destinations await as Globe Trekker takes you off the beaten track and away from the tourist trails to meet the locals and discover unique cultures from all around the world.
Gloria & Me

Diagnosed with ALS, Gloria Taylor publicly fought for the legal right to die with dignity. BC filmmaker David McIlvride chronicles her perseverance, day-to-day struggles and their growing bond....

The Great War Tour

Norm Christie takes us on a pilgrimage to significant Great War sites and tells the stories of Canadian men and women whose skills and courage turned Canada into a force on the world stage.


There's plenty of romance, drama and adventure to be found in this popular series. Set in rural North Yorkshire, Heartbeat is based on novels by Nicholas Rhea.


A diverse range of BC artists, athletes and celebrities share what home means to them.

Hope for Wildlife

On Nova Scotia's rugged coast, Hope Swinimer's "Hope for Wildlife" organization nurses sick, injured, abandoned and lost animals back to health and returns them to their natural habitat.

I Am Not A Rock Star

Follows the dramatic coming-of-age story of prodigal pianist Marika Bournaki, from age 12 to 20, whose life has focused on becoming a world-class concert pianist since the age of five.

Inside Job

Winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Inside Job exposes the truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. Narrated by Matt Damon.

Inspector Morse

Actor John Thaw returns as the sometimes gruff and solitary detective in five new two-hour films, the final installments of this massively popular, award-winning mystery series.

Jingle Bell Rocks!

A pop culture pilgrimage into the odd and irreverent universe of alternative and underground Christmas music, featuring an eclectic cast of collectors, critics, musicians and songs.

A Joyful Noise

Held at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, this concert combines the voices of two Vancouver Gospel choirs with special guests Jim Byrnes and The Sojourners.

Just Eat It

Follows a Vancouver couple as they decide to eat only rescued food for six months. What they find is shocking: truckloads of perfectly edible food destined for the landfill.


Turkish soap operas are enormously popular, conquering the hearts of millions of viewers in the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Asia.


From a group of Chilean rappers who fuse their Mapuche music with modern beats to a Mi’kmaq healer using traditional methods to battle social ills, Indigenous champions are leading a cultural...


He spent 15 years at the side of Inspector Morse; now Robbie Lewis is the top cop in his own series. Inspector Lewis and his partner investigate grisly murders in the idyllic Oxford countryside....

Life Off Grid

Explores the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect while maintaining a familiar sense of home.

The Life-Sized City

Discover the ways cities around the globe are developing new ideas for urban life.Join host Mikael Colville-Andersen as he takes you from Medellin to Tokyo, stopping at various cities in-between...

Lonely Boy

This 1961 black-and-white film follows the career of teen idol singer Paul Anka.

Lowdown Tracks

Filmmaker Shelley Saywell and singer/activist Lorraine Segato share the stories behind the songs sung by those living on the streets of Toronto.

Madame Butterfly

Puccini's popular opera about a trusting woman and betrayed love comes to the screen in the award-winning 1995 film adaptation by director Frederic Mitterand. Stars Ying Huang and Richard Troxell...


Explores how mugshots went from simple crime photos to a widely sought-after art form.

Museum Diaries

Unmasks the mysteries of the Royal Ontario Museum. Go behind the displays and out in the field with a team of curators, technicians and experts for a rare look at how the museum works.

New Tricks

Three detectives are pulled out of retirement to join the newly formed Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad. Modern policing may be alien to them, but their hunger to get results is as great as ever...

Oil Sands Karaoke

Five oil patch workers compete in a karaoke contest in one of the most controversial places on the planet - northern Alberta's oil sands.

One Big Hapa Family

BC filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find out why everyone in his Japanese - Canadian family married interracially after his grandparents' generation.

The Only Son

Pema, a Tibetan male is torn between the tradition of assuming responsibility of the family land or breaking custom in pursuit of a modern life.

Our First Voices

Celebrates thirteen BC First Nations languages and a drive to preserve them for future generations. Directed by Lisa Jackson, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Helen Haig-Brown, Kelvin Redvers. Produced by...


In these popular adaptations of Agatha Christie's stories featuring Hercule Poirot, David Suchet stars as the Belgian sleuth who pits his wits against killers, kidnappers, prisoners and plotters...

Project Nim

What happens if you nurture a baby chimpanzee like a human baby? How much will he become like us? A landmark experiment in the 1970s tried to find out.

Secret Disco Revolution

Shake your booty back to the 70s with this glittering look at the much-maligned disco era, featuring interviews with Gloria Gaynor, the Village People, Kool and the Gang and other stars.

The Secret Life of Chaos

Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science - how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life and how does order emerge from...

The Shore Break

Cousins from a tight community plan to develop their homeland on South Africa's Wild Coast. Nonhle wants to preserve their traditional lifestyle with ecotourism while Madiba plans to mine titanium...

Some Kind of Love

A world-famous scientist and an acclaimed artist grapple with the challenges of their reunion in this moving documentary about family, duty and reconciliation.

A Sorry State

Filmmaker Mitch Miyagawa has the most apologized-to family in Canada. But what do apologies mean to his parents, his children and his country? Can saying sorry fix past atrocities and heal victims...

The Story of China

Historian Michael Wood travels through China and reveals the unique culture that's been evolving in the region for more than 4,000 years to become a modern-day superpower.

The Story of Egypt

From the settlement of the Nile by a handful of nomads to the building of the pyramids and the burial of King Tut, Dr. Joann Fletcher takes us through 5,000 years of ancient Egypt in this series...

Take Me Home

What does home mean to you? For each person, it's different and so personal. Knowledge Network profiles 36 British Columbians on what home means to them.

Tim's Vermeer

Texas inventor Tim Jenison, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer paint photorealistic images 150 years before the invention of...


Set amidst the wild beauty of Northumberland, Vera is based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by Ann Cleeves. Appearances can be deceiving when it comes to DCI Vera Stanhope.

Waking the Dead

To these investigators, there's no such thing as an unsolved crime. Using their shrewdest skills and the latest techniques, Chief Inspector Boyd and his team crack open and solve old case files....

The Water Brothers

Two young eco-adventurer brothers, Alex and Tyler Mifflin, travel the world to explore our relationship with water - what are the problems and where will the solutions come from?


The streets of Whitechapel are awash with blood - murders are being committed which replicate historical crimes. Detective Inspector Joe Chandler is odd, but he and his team are tenacious.

Written in Stone

An exotic species of mountain Stone sheep, found only in the remote wilderness of northwestern BC, are providing scientists with a rare look at the influence of geology upon the genetics of a...

12 Takes

Six BC filmmakers profile accomplished BC artists in a variety of disciplines, including author/artist Nick Bantock, rock musician Carl Newman and photographer David Burdeny.

The 50 Year Argument

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese The 50 Year Argument rides the waves of literary, political and cultural history as charted by The New York Review of Books.

Project Nim

What happens if you nurture a baby chimpanzee like a human baby? How much will he become like us? A landmark...

The Apology
The Apology
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Some 70 years after the Japanese Army forced them into sexual slavery during WWII, three former "comfort women"...

Life Off Grid
Life Off Grid
Expires on Jun 2

Explores the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect while...

Expires on Jun 2

Dr. Norman Bethune served with the loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and with the North Chinese Army during the...