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Best Documentary TV Shows

List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best Documentary TV series.

The very best documentary shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest documentary shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular documentary TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining documentary show of all time is. Don't let your favorite documentary television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of documentary television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This is a list that features items like Be the Creature and See It Now.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best documentary show of all time?" and "What are the greatest documentary shows?"

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    Sigourney Weaver

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    Ben Collins, Perry McCarthy

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    Mike Rowe

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    Anthony Bourdain

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    Robert Lee, Scottie Chapman, Christine Chamberlain

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    Jay O. Sanders, Neil Ross, Lance Lewman

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    Lloyd Sherr

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    Joan Lunden, Peter Graves, David Hart Smith

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    Arthur Negus, Angela Rippon, Fiona Bruce

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    Jeremy Wade

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    Danny Pino, Anthony Green

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    Peter Thomas

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    Eddie Izzard, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

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    Neil Morrissey

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    Bryan Cranston, Mark Harmon, Chris Isaak

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    Les Stroud

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    Bear Grylls

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    David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    Corey Harrison

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    Eric Meyers, Tom McKay, Nicholas Aaron

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    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen

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    Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan

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    Liev Schreiber

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    Martin Bashir, Ted Koppel, Charles Gibson

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    Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb

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    Edward R. Murrow

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    Bill Kerr

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    Bill Nighy, Sean Astin, Stockard Channing

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    Christian Rodska

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    Heather Graham, Steve Buscemi, Selma Blair

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    Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, Gary Sinise

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    Darren Woodson, Zach Thomas, Eddie Kennison

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    Michael Palin

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    Piers Morgan, Chantelle Houghton, Jason Donovan

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    Jael de Pardo, Casey Brumels, Jarrod Tomassi

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    Michael Madsen, Timothy Stack

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    Mario López

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