Belfast Telegraph

Best UK documentaries list revealed

Professor Brian Cox's Wonders Of The Universe has made it on to a list of the greatest British documentaries of all time.

The 2011 series, presented by the D:Ream musician turned physicist, is the most recent show on the list compiled by the Radio Times, while Whicker's World, from 1958, is the oldest.

Royal Family - the 1969 fly-on-the-wall programme on the monarchy - and 2010's One Born Every Minute - filmed in a maternity unit - also made the cut.

Other shows include David Attenborough's Life On Earth (1979) and Around The World in 80 Days With Michael Palin (1989).

They feature along with Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998) and Simon Schama: A History Of Britain (2000).

Royal Family (1969) was the first time the Queen allowed TV cameras access to her family.

Channel 4 series One Born Every Minute has been on air since 2010.

Readers have been asked to select from the 20-strong list, which also includes ground-breaking series The Family (1974), which followed the life of an "ordinary" household.


From Belfast Telegraph