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50 Greatest Documentaries -Channel 4

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1. 7 Up! (1964)

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2. Touching the Void (2003)
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3. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
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4. The World at War (1973)

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5. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
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6. The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off (2004)

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7. Life on Earth (1979)

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8. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
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9. When We Were Kings (1996)

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10. Faking It (2000)

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11. Hoop Dreams (1994)

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12. This Week (1956)
Episode: Death on the Rock (1988)

On 6 March 1988, three Irish Republican Army (IRA) members, Danny McCann, Sean Savage and Mairéad Farrell, were shot dead in Gibraltar. The programme examined the shootings and asked why there was no attempt by the Special Air Service (SAS) to arrest the IRA members.

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14. One Day in September (1999)

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15. Fourteen Days in May (1988)

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16. The Family (1974)

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17. Night Mail (1936)

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18. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997)

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19. Super Size Me (2004)
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20. The Death of Yugoslavia (1995)

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21. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

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22. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

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23. China: Beyond the Clouds (1994)

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24. Omnibus Cracked Actor (1975)

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25. The Secret Policeman (2003)

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26. Living Proof (1982)
Episode: John's Not Mad (1989)

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27. Around the World in 80 Days (1989)
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28. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
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29. Wife Swap (2003)

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30. A History of Britain (2000)

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31. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Pol... (2004)

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32. Spellbound (2002)

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33. The War Game (1965)

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34. Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970)
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35. People's Century: 1900-1999 (1995)

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36. Beneath the Veil (2001)

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37. Feltham Sings (2002)

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38. The Human Body (1998)

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39. World in Action (1963)
Episode: In the Interests of Justice (1985)


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40. Driving School (1997)

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41. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

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42. Nanook of the North (1922)
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43. Forty Minutes (1981)
Episode: Home from the Hill (1987)

Documentary about Colonel Hilary Hook, formerly of the Indian cavalry and leader of extravagant safaris in Kenya...

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44. Civilisation (1969)

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45. Fred Dibnah: Steeplejack (1979)

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46. Malcolm and Barbara: A Love Story (1999)

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47. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life... (2003)
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48. When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000)



The 50 Greatest Documentaries was a Channel 4 television programme which was broadcast on 9 October 2005 and was narrated by British actress, Zoë Wanamaker. The list was compiled based on the nominations submitted to Channel 4 by a series of factual filmmakers.

Films were ranked in a British public poll. That maybe explains some titles on this list.

Signs of the Times (1992) and An Impossible Job: Graham Taylor (1993) are missing from this list.

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