The Walrus and the Whistleblower

The Walrus and the Whistleblower

A whistleblower is sued for $1.5 million for plotting to steal a walrus and falls down the rabbit hole of a personal quest while calling for an end to marine mammal captivity.

Thursday May 28 at 8 pm on CBC, repeating at 9 pm ET/PT
Play Your Gender

Play Your Gender

Sunday May 31 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
What does it take for a woman to make it in music? Juno award-winning producer Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why this disparity exists.
Toxic Beauty

Toxic Beauty

Thursday June 4 at 8 pm on CBC
A whistle blower, her lawyer, world class scientists, cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives, strip a dominant pharmaceutical company of all credibility in this powerful documentary film, while exposing the hard truths about dangerous, unregulated chemicals and toxins in cosmetics and care products.
Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song

Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song

Sat June 6 at 9pm ET/PT on ALL DAY MUSIC DOCS on NEW YEARS DAY on documentary Channel
From Rocket Man to I'm Still Standing, Your Song to Candle In The Wind, alongside Bernie's own stories, Elton reveals how his classic songs came about in a top 20 countdown
The River of My Dreams

The River of My Dreams

Tues June 9 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Multi-award-winning actor Gordon Pinsent is one of Canada’s most beloved performers, directors and writers, and after an illustrious six decade career, he shows no signs of slowing down.
The Accountant of Auschwitz

The Accountant of Auschwitz

Thursday June 11 at 8 pm on CBC
Oskar Gröning goes on trial in Germany as prosecutors race against time to bring aging Nazi guards to justice.
Grand Cru

Grand Cru

Fri June 12 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Burgundy winemaking legend Pascal Marchand faces his greatest challenges during the catastrophic 2016 season.
City Dreamers

City Dreamers

Sunday June 14 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Four trailblazing women architects who have been working, observing and thinking about the transformations shaping the cities of today and tomorrow for over 70 years.
Reported MIssing

Reported MIssing

3-part series starting Monday June 15 at 10 pm ET/PT
Every two minutes someone in Britain goes missing. Multiple cameras follow the hunt for missing people, from the police tasked with finding them, to loved ones left at home.
Genius Factory

Genius Factory

Wed June 17 at 7pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
In 1980, Robert Graham, a 73 year-old eccentric millionaire got the idea to create a Nobel Prize winning sperm bank.
Reboot

Reboot

Wed June 17 at 10pm ET/PT
A sudden closure due to mold forces a national museum to reinvent itself in, and for, the digital age.
Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road

4-part Series Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT starting June 18 on documentary Channel
Joanna Lumley embarks on a grand and challenging journey into the heart of the Silk Road.
I Am Steve McQueen

I Am Steve McQueen

Wed June 24 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
The enthralling story of one of the biggest stars Hollywood has ever seen, and one of the most enduring tough guys to ever grace the silver scene.
Transformer

Transformer

Thursday June 25 at 8 pm on CBC
From white trash kid to world record power lifter, Matt Kroczaleski faces his most challenging feat of strength yet: becoming a woman.
ABU

ABU

Sat June 27 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Gay muslim filmmaker, Arshad Khan, explores his complicated relationship with his father — a universal story of family, love, migration and self-identity.
Who Farted?

Who Farted?

Sunday June 28 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Featuring an intercontinental cast of best-selling authors, climate scientists and master flatualists, Who Farted? suggests that understanding our place in nature is essential to our continued existence as a species.
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Tues June 30 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
With unprecedented access explore the career of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star.
Bachman

Bachman

Thursday July 2 at 8 pm on CBC
A profile of one of the most prolific and legendary artists in the history of Canadian music.
The Operatives

The Operatives

Thursdays at 11pm starting July 2 on documentary Channel
Eco warriors on a mission. Ex-military commandos bringing environmental criminals to justice.
Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion

Tues July 7 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
A feature length documentary about preachers who are not believers, and what atheists do when they miss church.
Cool Daddy

Cool Daddy

Wed July 8 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Chase, son of jazz singer Kenny Colman, tries his hand at singing in an attempt to reconcile with his ailing father.
Rise of the Nazis

Rise of the Nazis

3-part Series Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT starting July 8 on documentary Channel
This is the inside story of Hitler’s journey to power. How did a bombastic and ‘bohemian corporal’ travel from the fringes of German politics to become the all powerful Führer of Germany?
Rebels on Pointe

Rebels on Pointe

Thursday July 9 at 8 pm on CBC
Filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart reveals the history of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York's Stonewall riots.
Murder in Amish Country

Murder in Amish Country

6-part series debuting Monday July 13 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
With unparalleled access, gripping interviews and evocative re-enactments, Murder in Amish Country takes viewers into a hidden world as detectives uncover secrets, passions and rivalries that lie beneath the surface in each community.
Cheer Up

Cheer Up

Tues July 14 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Cheer Up takes us into the teenage lives of a team of losing cheerleader who try their best to get better and look perfect doing it.
I Am JFK jr

I Am JFK jr

Wed July 15 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
The story of John F. Kennedy Jr, a young man destined for greatness, but determined to be good in a world filled with high expectations.
Shiners

Shiners

Thursday July 16 at 8 pm on CBC
From the street shiners of New York City, to the masked ‘lustras’ of La Paz, Shiners travels the world to show you what it means to be a shoe shiner.
Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers

Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers

Thurs July 16 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Absolutely Fabulous stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley share 25 years of friendship and comedy history. Now these two funny ladies are reuniting on screen to take a trip that would make their alter egos Eddie and Patsy green with envy. The two head to the Champagne region of France to find out how their favourite glass of fizz is made. Cheers sweetie!
Wheeler’s Everest

Wheeler’s Everest

Sunday July 19 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The unforgettable story of Canadian Oliver Wheeler who was the first to map Mount Everest in 1921, paving the way for future expeditions.
The Tea Explorer

The Tea Explorer

Thurs July 23 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Canadian tea junkie Jeff Fuchs travels China's ancient Tea Horse Road in search of the perfect cup.
The Guardians

The Guardians

Thursday July 23 at 8 pm on CBC
A cautionary tale examining systemic abuse of elderly people in Las Vegas revealing the consequences of unchecked power.
The Devil’s Trap

The Devil’s Trap

Sat July 25 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
He was 18 years-old when he was excommunicated from a fundamentalist Protestant cult. At 24, a young ex-cult member takes a three week leave from the Navy to embark on a cross-Country journey to re-unite with his estranged family.
After Munich

After Munich

Sun July 26 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Four women revisit the Munich Massacre, the moment that changed their lives forever.
Sweet Daddy Siki

Sweet Daddy Siki

Tues July 28 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Reginald "Sweet Daddy" Siki is a professional wrestling icon, successful country music singer, and household name.
Assholes: A Theory

Assholes: A Theory

Thursday July 30 at 8 pm on CBC
Ever get the impression that assholes are taking over? Assholes: A Theory, a timely new doc from John Walker, investigates the breeding grounds of contemporary asshole culture and searches for signs of civility in a rude-n-nasty universe.
That Never Happened

That Never Happened

Friday July 31 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Between 1914 and 1920 over 8500 people were wrongfully imprisoned in Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from.
A Kandahar Away

A Kandahar Away

Thursday August 6 at 8 pm on CBC
When a father of five buys land in Kandahar, Saskatchewan, his kids are surprised at their unusual inheritance. His dream to find “a piece of Afghanistan in the Prairies” reveals deep generational differences and differing conceptions of what it means to be Canadian.
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Thursday August 13 at 8 pm on CBC
Nuclear fusion is known as the holy grail of energy but years of setbacks have not stopped people from trying to build an artificial star on Earth.
Conviction

Conviction

Thursday August 20 at 8 pm on CBC
Conviction envisions alternatives to prison through the eyes of women behind bars and those fighting on the front lines of the decarceration movement.
League of Exotique Dancers

League of Exotique Dancers

Thursday August 27 at midnight on CBC
Get an eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter.
A Place of Tide and Time

A Place of Tide and Time

Thursday August 27 at 8 pm on CBC
In remote eastern Quebec, some fight to keep their small village alive while teenagers see exile as their only option.
After Circus

After Circus

Thursday September 3 at 8 pm on CBC
Few of us have ever given a second thought as to what happens to circus artists 'off the wire' after they've spent their lives entertaining and inspiring us.
The Oslo Diaries

The Oslo Diaries

Thursday September 10 at 8 pm on CBC
A small group of Israelis and Palestinians meet secretly to negotiate an end to the bloodshed in 1992.
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