Wild Chicago was a television series that aired on Chicago's WTTW from 1989 to 2003. The show took viewers on a trip through Chicago's "urban jungle", highlighting hundreds of offbeat and unusual people, places, and events in the metropolitan area. Subjects included the Chicago Herpetological Society; singing taxicab drivers; flotation tanks; an Ancient Astronaut society; the Inkin' Lincoln Tattoo and Piercing Jamboree; an interstate pierogi festival; a squirrel lovers' club; the Playboy Advisor; a cookie jar museum; and the Polka Music Hall of Fame. Wild Chicago was created by Ben Hollis and John Davies. The series won numerous local Emmy Awards over the course of its run, as did several of the show's hosts. Emmy Award winners for their individual work include Hollis, the show's original host, and his replacements upon taking an extended hiatus in 1992, Laura Meagher and Will Clinger. When, after two years, Meagher left the show to work for Fox Television, then to launch and be featured on Barry Diller's independent channel, WAMI in Miami, Wild Chicago changed to a multiple correspondent/contributor format, a trend in such television magazine shows of the mid-1990s. Contributors included local actors Mindy Bell, Cassy Harlo, Tava Smiley, Sarah Vetter, Denise La Grassa, Choky Lim, Aaron Shure, and Dick O'Day. The new slate of correspondents continued to win individual Emmys as did the show itself.
Police was a BBC Television documentary television series about Thames Valley Police, first broadcast in 1982. Produced by Roger Graef and directed by Charles Stewart, it won the BAFTA award for best factual series. Graef was given access to film Thames Valley Police by the Chief Constable, Peter Imbert, who went on to be Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Filming was based in Reading police station and took place in 1980 and early 1981. The series had a significant impact on debate about the role of the police. The most influential episode was the third, A complaint of rape, in which a woman who claimed to have been raped by three men was treated harshly and dismissively by three male police officers. The public reaction led to changes in the way in which the UK police handled rape cases. In less than a year, Reading police station had a new dedicated rape squad consisting of five female police officers.
Dragons Alive is a television nature documentary series about reptiles co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and Animal Planet. The executive producer was Sara Ford, the narrator was Lloyd Owen and the music was composed by Elizabeth Parker. The series was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One beginning on 24 March 2004.
Tales from the Palaces is a British television documentary series following the conservation teams inside Britain's Historic Royal Palaces: Hampton Court, The Tower of London, Kensington Palace, The Banqueting House and Kew Palace. It is produced by BBC and has been shown worldwide including in Australia on the SBS network. The ten-part series was filmed over a year and was shown on BBC Two in 2006.
How Sci-Fi Saved My Life investigates the many fascinating projects of real life that were inspired by sci-fi hits, and examines how they might change life on earth - and beyond - as we now know it. A mini-series in 4 1-hour episodes: "Terminator Saved My Life" "The Matrix Saved My Life" "Stargate Saved My Life" "Men in Black Saved My Life"
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor was a BBC Two television programme, looking at the state of health care in Britain with a combination of factual reporting and satire. It was presented by Dr. Phil Hammond, and ran for three series between 1997 and 1999. A book by Hammond, also entitled Trust Me, I'm a Doctor accompanied the series. The message of both book and series was that doctors were not infallible and you should learn as much about your own healthcare as possible.
Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places That Don't Exist is a five-part BBC Four series on breakaway states and unrecognised nations, devised, written and presented by Simon Reeve. The series producer was Will Daws. The producer was Iain Overton. The series took the team to little-known parts of the world including Somaliland, recognised as part of Somalia; Transnistria of Moldova; Taiwan; Nagorno-Karabakh of Azerbaijan; Ajaria, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia, all recognized by the United Kingdom as parts of Georgia. The series was broadcast on BBC Two in May 2005. ⁕Episode 1: Somaliland ⁕Episode 2: Trans-Dniester ⁕Episode 3: Taiwan ⁕Episode 4: South Ossetia and Abkhazia ⁕Episode 5: Nagorno-Karabakh For the list and information about de facto independent unrecognised states or states with limited recognition, see list of states with limited recognition. The programme and its team were awarded a One World Award in June 2005 for best popular feature.
Animal Rescue is a TV series hosted and produced by Alex Paen. The series is about people trying to save animals from danger. Animal control officers try to assist animals in unsafe environments and respond other animal related emergencies. It is an eight-time Daytime Emmy nominated show.
Holidays in the Axis of Evil is a television documentary series shown on BBC Four in the United Kingdom, first broadcast in January 2003. In the series, reporter Ben Anderson travelled to all of the countries in U.S. President George W. Bush's "Axis of evil": Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Libya and Syria.
Witness is a Canadian documentary television series which was broadcast from 1992 to 2004. Various independently produced documentaries were introduced by host Knowlton Nash.
Legends is a music biography television series on VH1. Originally sponsored by AT&T Corporation, this series documents those artists who have made a significant contribution to music history to be profiled on the show. The show goes in-depth into the entire career of the artist, with each episode containing rare concert and music video footage. The initial episodes were narrated by Kris Kristofferson, however other narrators have included Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler, Ossie Davis, Levon Helm, Henry Rollins and James Justice. Recent episodes have been hosted by William Baldwin. Tina Turner, Elton John, Pink Floyd and John Lennon are the only artists so far to have been profiled on both Legends and Behind The Music.
Explore was a 1980s PBS TV show based upon the film footage filmed by explorer Douchan Gersi over the previous 20 years. The show was hosted by popular actor James Coburn.
Buggin' with Ruud is a television show of 13 x 60min episodes that follow the adventures of Dutch-New Zealander Ruud Kleinpaste, an entomologist. The series was made by a small team in New Zealand at NHNZ Ltd and is broadcast in the United States on Animal Planet.
I Love the '80s 3-D is the follow-up to VH1's 1980s nostalgia show I Love the '80s and its sequel I Love the '80s Strikes Back. It premiered October 24, 2005. Like its predecessors, it premiered in one hour installments, each describing the events and trends of a year between 1980 and 1989, two shows per night until Friday, October 28, 2005. The show is actually in 3D, using a process called ChromaDepth that appears in 3D when using a special pair of ChromaDepth glasses, but the process allows the show to be viewable in normal 2D. The ChromaDepth glasses for the show were available free at Best Buy stores across the United States.
Your Life in Their Hands is a long-running BBC TV documentary series on the subject of surgery, examining surgical practice from the point of view of both surgeons and patients. Its first run lasted from 1958 to 1964 and was presented by Dr. Charles Fletcher. An early 1970s revival was presented by Jonathan Miller, and another revival, lasting from 1979 to 1987, was presented by Robert Winston. The series was revived again in the early 2000s and was still running as of 2005.
Thumb Candy is a British Channel 4 television documentary about the history of computer games hosted by Iain Lee who interviewed the people who were involved in creating the first big video games.
Paranormal? is a paranormal documentary television series that premiered in the United Kingdom in July 2005 on the National Geographic Channel.
The Way We Went Wild is a three-part BBC TV series, first shown on BBC Two, about British wildlife presenters. It was narratted by Josette Simon.
TV kalendar is a daily historical documentary television series produced and broadcast by Croatian Radiotelevision. Running continuously since 1976 and spanning more than 12,000 episodes, it is one of the HRT's most enduring television programs. The first episode of TV kalendar was aired by Radio Television Zagreb, then part of Yugoslav Radio Television, on January 3, 1976. Its original concept of a daily 10-minute almanac that covered anniversaries of important historical events, as well as anniversaries of notable births and deaths, was kept virtually unchanged throughout the years. From 1976 to 1986 TV kalendar was jointly edited by Obrad Kosovac and Vladimir Fučijaš, leading a small team of collaborators. Fučijaš then became the sole editor until his retirement in 2001, when Kosovac returned to the editorial position. Kosovac retired at the end of 2010, and was succeeded by Vladimir Brnardić, a historian. TV kalendar used to be shown at 19:15 — just before the evening news — garnering high ratings, but has since been rescheduled to a less popular morning time slot. As of 2010, it is aired at 6:40, with a 12:15 repeat.