The Best Documentary Series from 2017


Below is our top ten list of the best Documentary Series which first started broadcasting in 2017.

10. Lore


LoreFirst Aired: 13 October, 2017

Lore is a TV series starring Aaron Mahnke, Steven Berkoff, and Josh Bowman. Our collective nightmare mythologies are rooted in real-life horror stories.


9. The Keepers


The%20KeepersFirst Aired: 19 May, 2017

The Keepers is a TV mini-series starring Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, and Virginia Anzengruber. A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her…


8. Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace – American Crime Story


Inside%20Look%3A%20The%20Assassination%20of%20Gianni%20Versace%20-%20American%20Crime%20StoryFirst Aired: 26 December, 2017

Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace РAmerican Crime Story is a TV series starring Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, and Pen̩lope Cruz. An inside look at the making of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.


7. The Confession Tapes


The%20Confession%20TapesFirst Aired: 08 September, 2017

The Confession Tapes is a TV series starring David Burns, Loretta Fisher, and Brian Hutchinson. A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious…


6. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father


Jack%20Whitehall%3A%20Travels%20with%20My%20FatherFirst Aired: 22 September, 2017

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father is a TV series starring Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall, and Hilary Whitehall. Follows Jack Whitehall as he embarks on the trip of a lifetime with his father, Michael. The two set off on a…


5. The Defiant Ones


The%20Defiant%20OnesFirst Aired: 09 July, 2017

The Defiant Ones is a TV mini-series starring Bono, Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine. “The Defiant Ones” examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre – one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton…



4. The Toys That Made Us


The%20Toys%20That%20Made%20UsFirst Aired: 22 December, 2017

The Toys That Made Us is a TV series starring Donald Ian Black, Mark Bellomo, and David Vonner. The minds behind history’s most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise (and sometimes fall) of their billion-dollar creations.


3. Abstract: The Art of Design


Abstract%3A%20The%20Art%20of%20DesignFirst Aired: 21 January, 2017

Abstract: The Art of Design is a TV series starring Platon, Cas Holman, and Ian Spalter. A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes…


2. Blue Planet II


Blue%20Planet%20IIFirst Aired: 29 October, 2017

Blue Planet II is a TV mini-series starring David Attenborough, Peter Drost, and Roger Horrocks. David Attenborough returns to the world’s oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the…


1. The Vietnam War


The%20Vietnam%20WarFirst Aired: 17 September, 2017

The Vietnam War is a TV mini-series starring Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, and James Willbanks. A comprehensive history of the United States’ involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.