4 OD Docs
Documentaries at Channel 4 On Demand
I am an avid fan of documentary film and am well impressed at the variety I find on the UK's Channel Four documentary channel. There are so many terrific programs and series available on demand that I have found my interest in regular cable programming that I have opted to change from a package with all the whistles to one which allows me Internet access alone.
Those profiled here represent many of my favorite and most memorable shows. Explore the Channel Four website and I am sure you will discover even more educational programming to fill your screen time!
Stay tuned as this page will continue to be updated as I discover more favorite factual films.
15 Kids and Counting
This three-part series follows some of the largest families in the UK and deals with such issues as sibling rivalry, financial challenges, and prejudice against larger families.
- 15 Kids and Counting
The first series features three episodes.
15 Kids & Counting
America's Serial Killer
This film tells the chilling story of five American girls who fell prey to a new, highly dangerous form of prostitution.
As the hunt for the killer continues, the police cannot rule out the possibility that he has claimed more lives, or that he will kill again. Meanwhile, more women are taken in by the lure of the online sex trade, running the risk of becoming someone's next victim.
- America's Serial Killer
Official 4OD page for the documentary.
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is a Channel 4 documentary series which follows the wedding culture of Gypsy and Traveller families in the UK.
- Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
Channel 4 official site.
Big Fat Gypsy Wedding at Amazon
Born to Be Different
For a decade, Born to Be Different has been following the lives of six children, each born with a disability. This three-part series documents the children's lives as they turn nine and ten.
- Born to Be Different
Official 4OD site for the series.
Born to Be Different
A unique observational series that documents the universal themes of family life, as British families open their doors to viewers
- The Family
Official page for the series.
YouTube and Online Safety
American news piece about staying safe online.
Related Books at Amazon
Thelma's Gypsy Girls
Gypsy Culture at Amazon
Media resources and images courtesy of Channel 4 and 4OD.