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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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    Anthony Bourdain

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    Jay O. Sanders, Neil Ross, Lance Lewman

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    Robert Lee, Scottie Chapman, Christine Chamberlain

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    Mike Rowe

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    Lloyd Sherr

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    Guy Fieri

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    Arthur Negus, Angela Rippon, Fiona Bruce

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    Bear Grylls

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    Eddie Izzard, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

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    Joan Lunden, Peter Graves, David Hart Smith

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    Maxine Powell

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    Jeremy Wade

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    David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    Bryan Cranston, Mark Harmon, Chris Isaak

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    Les Stroud

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    Penn & Teller

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    Danny Pino, Anthony Green

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    Neil Morrissey

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    Stephen Fry

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    Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan

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    Corey Harrison

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    Heather Graham, Steve Buscemi, Selma Blair

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    Martin Bashir, Ted Koppel, Charles Gibson

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    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen

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    Peter Thomas

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    Christian Rodska

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    Michael Palin

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    Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, Gary Sinise

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    Piers Morgan, Chantelle Houghton, Jason Donovan

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    Robert Leigh

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    Liev Schreiber

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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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    Darren Woodson, Zach Thomas, Eddie Kennison

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    Eric Meyers, Tom McKay, Nicholas Aaron

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    Luke Van Horn, Laura Dakin, Molly Kendall

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    Michael Madsen, Timothy Stack

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    Dave Salmoni

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    Michael Moore, Janeane Garofalo, Karen Duffy

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    Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor

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