BBTV On Demand - Documentaries
Your pick of the brilliant documentaries in the BOOMBOXtv archive.
Documentaries - Short (less than 1hr)
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Follow the work of the airborne No Dakota Pipeline protestors. 2017 New York City Drone Film Festival DOCUMENTARY Category Winner
East Anglia In The Thirties
East Anglia (1930s film), fascinating film featuring all archive footage.
On the Breadline: Detroit - Real Stories
Eye opening film about severe poverty on the streets of Detroit.
Prince, A Purple Reign
Intriguing documentary about The Purple One. Originally shown on British TV.
Honest documentary about the life & times of Louis Armstrong, as told by his friends.
The 1st A.I.R.E Awards (pts 1 & 2)
Originally broadcast during 20/20 VISION : The Virtufest , here are both parts of the first ever A.I.R.E Awards together in one place.
ICARUS VISION : ParkLive
(documentary) Follow EA legends ICARUS VISION as they power through the first ever live music sessions for Park Radio, Diss.
Edited by Scott Johnson.
Short but in-depth exploration of the world of ‘cultism’. Originally shown on subscription TV.
BRICKIES TV - Charley's chat with Andrew Skalli from Gringos Mexican Tequila Bar
... with Andrew Skalli from Gringos Mexican Tequila Bar
Minhee Jones - "50 Cities in 7 Days"
Clips from the Guinness World Record breaking tour where Minhee Jones and drummer Jasmin Guevara played 51 gigs in 51 cities in 7 days across the UK - including The Brickmakers, Norwich !!
The Dark Side of British History (You Weren't Taught in School)
... with George Monbiot
Blaze Studios Promo Video
Just a little insight in to what’s on offer at Blaze Studios!!
BBC INTRODUCING @THE BRICKMAKERS
BBC INTRODUCING in Norwich produced a short film for the BBC Introducing in Norfolk Funk, Punk, Rock and Indie series, celebrating 50 years of the Norfolk music scene!
AniMat’s Classic Reviews - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there were fights and something about Jabba the Hutt and that’s it ... or is it, LET’S find out!
Alexandre Villaplane: Football’s Psychopath?
When Alexandre Villaplane was made captain of France in 1930, he said it was the happiest day of his life. He was a national hero, the most popular player in the country, and led France into the first ever World Cup in Uruguay in 1930. Fourteen years later he was executed, shot by a firing squad, having been condemned as a traitor and a war criminal.
Top 10 Worst Family Guy Episodes of all Time
Just a heads up this one contains a fair bit of violence and offensive Family Guy scenes.
This is the top 10 Family Guy episodes Phantom Strider personally considers the worst of all time.
HARDtalk - with Tom Steyer
As Donald Trump and family revel in the pomp and circumstance of a state visit to London, his staunchest political opponents continue to plot a pathway to impeachment. Stephen Sackur interviews Tom Steyer, a Californian hedge fund billionaire turned deep-pocketed backer of liberal causes, and he is funding much of that effort. His focus was climate change, now its impeachment.
Top 10 Terrifying Deaths in Disney Movies
Chills and death?! Yes, these animated movies are for kids. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Terrifying Deaths in Disney Movies.
Top 10 Most Controversial Cartoons
Please note that this video contains some animated violence and (mild) animated nudity, which may be offensive to some viewers.
Trailer Talk : SHAZAM!
A breakdown of the latest trailer for the upcoming DC movie SHAZAM! - by Tattoedjedi95
Captain Marvel Movie Review
A review of the MCU blockbuster Captain Marvel!! Is it any good? Check out this review by Tattoedjedi95 & find out !
Interview from shortly before Live Aid , 1985.
Joy Division: The Story Of the Band & Death of Ian Curtis
Joy Division and Ian Curtis and their story.
The New Order Story
New Order Story is a documentary about the band from 1993, documenting the Joy Division days through to the formation of New Order.
Aspergers And Me : Chris Packham
For most of his life, broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham didn't tell anyone about the one thing that in many ways has defined his entire existence. Chris is autistic - he has Asperger's Syndrome, which means he struggles in social situations, has difficulty with human relationships and is, by his own admission, 'a little bit weird'. But what if there was a way of taking away these autistic traits? Would Chris ever choose to be 'normal'?
Children's Past Lives - Reincarnation
Children's Past Lives explores the phenomenon of reincarnation. But far from the usual stereotype of batty older men and women who believe their souls once belonged to famous figures, the people studied here are children.
The Smiths Not : Like Any Other Love (The Culture Show)
30 year anniversary of the release of Hand in Glove.
The Smiths -- These Things Take Time
These Things Take Time: The Story Of The Smiths (documentary) Special feature about the story of the Smiths, with previously unseen performance and behind-the-scenes footage. Includes interview with Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke, Sandie Shaw, John Peel, Stephen Street and many others.
I've lived as a man & a woman -- here's what I learned!
As a transgender woman, Paula Stone Williams has lived on both sides, “and the differences are massive!” In this funny and insightful talk, Paula shares her wisdom for all. Reverend Dr. Paula Stone Williams is the president of RLT Pathways, Inc., a non-profit providing counseling and coaching services.
Extreme High-Lining : 3000m in the Air
Enjoy the thrilling stunts of two highliners above an endless abyss surrounded by giants of Austria’s Alps.
Through Our Eyes: Living with Asperger's
Three young adults with Asperger's Syndrome (now Autism Spectrum Disorder) share their stories to show life from their perspective. They discuss their everyday experiences and difficulties they face, and their hopes for the future. The film was produced by Alyssa Huber, a filmmaker and autism self-advocate who also has Asperger’s.
Tattooing: Pigments Of The Imagination
Described as one of the best films about tattooing ever made. This pioneering documentary, narrated by Oscar nominee Patrick Marber, informs, shocks and amazes. Made at a turning point in tattoo history, we contrast old school with new wave tattooists who helped transform it into one of the most popular art forms of all time.
Female Guerilla Fighters
The fascinating story of Jiyan, a female guerrilla fighter who devoted twenty years of her life in the Kurdish militant struggle, reveals women’s determination for freedom not only against another oppressive regime, but also against the patriarchy.
America's Lawless Desert: Slab City
In California's poorest desert region, a colorful group of regulars and their dogs gather at Rob's internet cafe for coffee and WiFi in "the last free place in America".
Senna: A Personal Memoir
A unique insight into a charismatic and elusive man: ruthless in a race car, surprisingly open and warm-hearted with friends and family in Brazil. An intensely spiritual man is revealed by his intimate reflections: most poignantly about the ever-present danger of death in his chosen profession. The Real Ayrton Senna - as he has never been seen before.
New Cannibalism? The Real Story Behind Blood Donations
Blood Business sheds light on the opaque trade of the blood plasma industry. From the impoverished streets of Cleveland Ohio to the golden shores of Switzerland's Lake Zurich, the film explores the intricacies around the business of blood.
The Hard-Knock Life of a Bouncer
This funny, irreverent and often surprising film follows the boys of Newport's biggest security firm over a summer of booze, brawls and brotherhood in a place when men fight men, women fight women and women fight like men.
You'll Never Walk Alone: The Song That Changed Everything
The film ‘You´ll Never Walk Alone’ tells the story of a song that has become the epitome of a global folk song. Each and every weekend, hundreds of thousands of football fans sing it in stadiums all over the world.
One minute you’re up and the next you’re down. But what if those ups were manias, generating feelings of omnipotence and invincibility? And what if those downs were depressions so stark, that you were left feeling immobile and even suicidal?
My Life As a Death Row Executioner
This documentary casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories - the rare perspective of a former state executioner who comes within days of executing an innocent person; a Boston Marathon bombing victim who struggles to decide what justice really means; and the parents of a murder victim who choose to fight for the life of their daughter’s killer.
Golden Dawn: Neo-Nazis in Greece
The rise of fascism in Greece, also known as Golden Dawn, is narrated by Greeks living in Germany.
Autistic Man with Schizophrenia and Psychosis
Miguel is a 26 year old autistic man that is diagnosed with schizophrenia. He refers to his hallucinations as “friends” and struggles to understand that they are not real. Miguel’s biggest hope is that others won’t give up on him while he works to understand his own mind.’
Abducted for Jesus
Every year, thousands of American teenagers are kidnapped from their homes and shipped to Christian reform schools abroad on their parents’ orders. Many of these teenagers are gay or deemed ‘troubled’ and their parents hope these schools, which operate outside of U.S. law, will transform them into ‘healthy Christian adults’.
Peru's 10km Wall of Shame: Rich and Poor Divided
There is a 10km wall in Lima that separates the richest neighbourhood in the city from the poorest. For some it is known as the ‘wall of shame’, for others its essential to security. What are the root causes of this massive monument to inequality, how is it that a low income person on one side of the wall is paying twice what their rich neighbour is, on the other side of the wall, for a glass of water?
Who Killed Capitalism?
August 15, 1971 - The day President Nixon declared the dollar would no longer be backed by gold. That decision triggered a ripple effect around the world that forever changed the Capitalist system, allowing governments to print as much money has they’d like and drowning nations with massive debt. The effects of those policies are being felt today - causing huge market crashes, increasing the wealth gap and inflating the price of goods and services
Burn Before Reading: Kafka's Last Story
This film is a detective story; an adventure that crosses geographical boundaries as well as cultural and chronological ones; an exploration beginning early in the 20th century, and continuing to this day. While the world may be eternally grateful to Max Brod for preserving some of the greatest works of 20th century literature and transforming Franz Kafka into a global cultural icon, Kafka himself may be turning in his grave. Kafka’s final wish stated that “all that is left in my estate must be burned completely, without reading”, was famously disregarded by his closest friend, and the rest is literary history.
Women in the Arab World | A Revolution in Four Seasons
The Tunisian Revolution sparked the Arab Spring. But revolution was the easy part—as two women learned on the journey from protest to functioning government. Emna Ben Jemaa and Jawhara Ettis represent opposite sides of their country’s politics: One is a well-known journalist in the city, fighting for free speech. The other is a strict Islamist from a rural town, elected to help draft the new constitution. Despite their differences, both face the threat of extremists hijacking their fragile political process, and both Emna and Jawhara have to make difficult choices to balance their public political roles with their domestic environment.
When Dogs Grow Old | In Dog Years
Old dogs are celebrated in 10 short stories about love, loss and letting go. As dogs get old, they can go blind, slow down or grow weak. But in their senior years, these faithful companions are more precious than ever to the people who care for them.
Chatham Island's Lone Policeman
Take a tour with the islands' sole policeman, meet the Air Chathams' chief pilot who owns a 1950s flight simulator the size of a house and visit a sacred grove of ancient hand-carved trees with Moriori descendant Shirley. On even more remote Pitt Island, visit the country's most isolated school (number of pupils: 7, 3 of them the principal's children) and 7th generation farming family, the Gregory-Hunts, who raised 11 children there.
The Brothers Who Aged Backwards
What would you do if your adult children developed an age-defying disease which saw them regress back to childhood in front of your very eyes? How would you cope seeing them go from man to boy and looking after them 24-hours a day?
Persons of Interest: The Student Revolutionary
One of the most notorious student radicals of the 1960s, Michael Hyde called for the violent overthrow of the State. Hyde and his comrades challenged the conservative Government by supporting the North Vietnamese and ASIO the Australian intelligence service followed them every step of the way.
True Crime Story: The Family Slayer
In 1982 Wilkes Barre, Pennslyvania was rocked by a shocking killing spree. In a matter of hours, 40 year old ex-prison guard George Emil Banks brutally murdered 13, many of whom were his own flesh and blood.
Inside the depraved world of David and Louise Turpin
Perris used to be an unremarkable middle-class suburb in southern California, full of streets of identically anonymous homes. But its inconspicuousness was blown when police received an extraordinary 911 call from a 17-year-old girl. She claimed she and her 12 brothers and sisters, who ranged in age from 29 to 3, had for years been held against their will in the family home. She said they had been chained up, tortured and starved. Worst of all, she accused her parents of being responsible for the abuse
The Rules of the Game
For the last 900 years, every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday the residents of the quiet English town of Ashbourne have come out to play a crazy game of football. The goals are three miles apart and streets, rivers, tunnels, fields and 5000 people lie between them. Rules of the Game follows Dave Hart on his amusing and heart-warming journey to integrate with the people of Ashbourne and experience the game as a local would.
Gangsta's Paradise: New Zealand's HipHop Crimewave
Ten year old Sam describes himself as "a little thug from Otara". He spends his time; "stealing bikes, drinking", although he has given up smoking. It's estimated there are 2,000 young gang members in Auckland. The problem has become so serious that some politicians are calling for all gangs to be banned.
Children Living in the Guatemala City Dump; Children of the 4th World
60 Minute Documentary - First Aired Nationally on PBS in 1999. Emmy Winner. In the early 1990's while filming a Presidential Election in Guatelmala City, Film maker John Biffar met an American woman, Kari Engen. She had traveled to Guatemala City several years earlier on a mission to help poor, and hungry children. When she arrived in Guatemala city she learned of the plight of the children, many lost and abandoned.
Most Dangerous Ways To School | OIMJAKON (Russia)
Siberia. Endless vastness – arctic temperatures. Even farther East than Japan and 5 000 kilometres north of Vladivostok lies Yakutia, the coldest Republik of Russia. Yakutsk is the capital of the Yakutia Republic and is located about 5100 kilometres east of Moscow. In the midst of it: Oimjakon. With its 500 residents the coldest inhabited place on earth.
76 Days Adrift : I Shouldn't Be Alive
When a ferocious storm leaves a man adrift in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean he quickly realises help isn't coming any time soon. For 76 days he must adapt to his new surroundings in the deep blue to fight off an endless bombardment of life-threatening blows. From starvation to dehydration, and insanity to predators. This is well and truly a fight for survival.
A Postal Worker's Revenge
Documentary exploring the events leading up to former US Postal Service worker Jennifer San Marco's vengeful 2006 attack on former colleagues and an old neighbour
Inside John Lennon
John Lennon Documentary from 2003
Carry On: The Life and Legacy of Maggie Lena Walker
This orientation film from the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site traces the trials and triumphs of Richmond's pioneering banker and civil rights activist. Combining the latest scholarship with rarely seen archival images, this narrated documentary chronicles Walker's unique leadership and her enduring influence on the struggle for social justice.
Strange answers to the psychopath test - with Jon Ronson
Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
An Interview with a Sociopath
Dyshae is diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. People with this condition are often referred to by the media as a “sociopath” or “psychopath”. Dyshae wants others to know that it is possible for a person with this disorder to become better adjusted to the world with the help of intensive therapy.
1950's LSD Experiment
An experiment conducted in the 1950's where a researcher gives an artist LSD while asking a series of questions over the duration of the experience.
Raising A Child With Selective Mutism
Introducing three families whose children suffer from the strange and isolating condition called selective mutism. They are children who can talk and inside the family home, do talk, often quite noisily. But, in public, they are seized with an anxiety about speaking which is so acute it renders them mute.
Would You Send Your Kids to Fat Camp? - I Know What You Weighed Last Summer
A group of obese teenagers tackle their weight issues at a summer camp. Katie's happy and confident on the outside, but admits that her sense of humour is a form of self-defence.Two-part series following a group of obese teenagers spending five weeks at a camp together in an effort to tackle their weight issues.
8 Signs You’re Dating a Sociopath
In order to get close to someone, you must let your guard down. That’s why it’s always such a big risk to confess your feelings. Experiencing a few heartbreaks is to be expected in the world of dating, but it’s a whole 'nother problem getting involved with a sociopath. Wondering if you’re in danger?
10 Signs A Psychopath is Targeting You
Psychopaths are very dangerous individuals, but perhaps the most dangerous thing about them is the fact that they’re hard to spot – until it’s too late.
10 Signs You're Being Manipulated
Do you wonder about the meaning and definition of manipulation, because you feel as though someone is using psychological manipulation techniques on you? 10 signs of manipulation include when someone constantly makes you prove yourself or they communicate passive-aggressively.
10 Signs Someone Secretly Dislikes You
Are you wondering if someone secretly hates you? If so, we have you covered. In this video, you will learn who your secret enemies are.
Struggle for Justice: The Michael Dumont Story
The case of Michel Dumont, who was wrongfully convicted.
Chasing Evil : Vanished... Missing Marina Boelter
In 2014 Marina Boelter vanished without a trace.. With very few leads to go on the Fourman Brothers agree to take on Marinas case. The brothers plan a return visit to Bloomfield, Indiana to bring in the K9 team and search a few areas..
The Predator : The FBI Files
The case of Frank Atwood who kidnapped 8 year old, Vicki Lynne Hoskinson. Unravel the mystery alongside the FBI's greatest law enforcers and forensic scientists.
MURDER on Main Street - Nightmare Next Door
Bloomsbury is the epitome of small-town America. When Monica Massaro is found viciously murdered in her home, it rocks this town to its core. A tipcomes in from 300 miles away to help police hunt down the killer, and the results leave residents shaken.
How to Organize a Genocide
Rwanda is a country full of murderers, a fact evidenced by the million people who were killed with machetes over 3 months during the Rwandan genocide.
Children of Darkness
Children of Darkness is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film produced and written by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan. It explored the topic of juvenile psychiatry - an acute lack of mental health care in America for seriously emotionally disturbed youth.
Top 10 HORRIFYING Mental Asylums
Top 10 Horrifying Insane Mental Asylums You Wont Believe Actually Exist. There’s a reason that the insane asylum has become a cliché in horror films – a lot of horrifying things have happened at them over the years. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 of the worst mental asylums for the mentally insane.
The Undateables Series 1, Episode 1
People living with challenging conditions are often considered 'undateable' - this series meets a few and follows their attempts to find love.
An Open Letter to Rishi Sunak
On my Radio Show today, The Socks Off Show on Smart Radio, I approached the subject of our Arts, and the recommendation from Rishi Sunak that our valuable, irreplaceable community of Artists retrain, and leave their artistic vocations behind. I penned an open letter that I read out on air. In case you missed it please watch this. If you share my views please share. Thank you. #SaveTheArts
Dying To Be Apart
In 2003 the world held its breath as two remarkable twins, conjoined at the head since birth, went through a pioneering surgical separation.
Sun Sex and Suspicious Parents
Season 1 Episode 5
Journey To The Edge Of Space
Experience what it’s like to leave Earth, traveling to over 90,000 feet into the stratosphere. Never before has a 360 video been recorded at these heights – so buckle up and enjoy the view as Seeker takes you on a journey to the Edge of Space.
Behind the NYC Stabbing Spree
The story of Maksim Gelman, who killed four people and wounded five in a 28-hour stabbing spree in New York City in February 2011.
Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Inside the Brockville Psych
What happens to people who suffer from mental illnesses and commit violent crimes? Some are sent to forensic psychiatric hospitals, once called asylums for the criminally insane, where they disappear from public view for years. Filmmaker John Kastner gained unprecedented access to one such facility, the Brockville Mental Health Centre. He follows the treatment of patients struggling to gain control over their lives, so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them.
Ending The War
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won international praise and the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for ending a five-decade civil war that left some 260,000 people dead and 8 million displaced. Port of Destiny recounts the drama of Colombia’s path to peace.
The Revolutionary War: Animated Battle Map
learn about the Revolutionary War against Great Britain, the conflict that gave birth to the United States of America. This collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, reenactment footage and more.
Now Or Never: Yorktown Campaign of 1781
George Washington's Continental Army has fought for five long years to drive the British from American soil. Now, with the aid of French land and naval forces, that time may be near. Washington and his allies have surrounded the British at Yorktown, Virginia.
One Day In Auschwitz
Flat 13: Facing Down Apartheid
This is the story of the apartment in downtown Johannesburg that, between the late 1940s and early 1960s, became a hub of resistance against apartheid.
From the inspiring to the down right shocking, Strange Pregnancies introduces the parents, the babies, and the doctors involved with some of the most unusual pregnancies ever documented.